Hoi An to hue Adventure

TRIP TYPE
active
PRICE
From – VNĐ
DURATION
6 DAYS

Trip Overview

Get off-the-beaten track in Central Vietnam with this 6-day adventure of classic favorites Hoi An and Hue. Cycle through Hoi An’s quiet farming villages, learning about the local way of life before hopping into a jeep for a sunrise tour through the ancient My Son Cham ruins. Then, tackle the winding passes of the Hai Van Ocean Cloud road by mountain bike before exploring the ancient tombs and citadels of Hue.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exploring My Son Sanctuary at sunrise by Jeep
  • Discovering villages in Hoi An’s countryside 
  • Investigating ancient tombs in Hue 
  • Cycling the incredible Hai Van Ocean-Cloud Road Pass

THIS TOUR IS PERFECT FOR

  • Culture aficionados, nature lovers, and beach bums
  • Families of all ages
  • Active travel without being strenuous
  • Extending for a few days to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Topas Travel creates tailor-made tours for our guests according to their specific requests. This itinerary has been designed to show you just one of many options.

Day 1: Da Nang – Hoi An Arrival

Day 2: Hoi An – Tra Que – Cam Thanh

Day 3: Hoi An – My Son

Day 4: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hai Van Pass – Lang Co – Hue

Day 5: Hue

Day 6: Hue Departure

Xin Chao and welcome to Central Vietnam! Upon arrival to Da Nang’s International Airport, a Topas representative will welcome you before heading south to your charming accommodation for the next few days in Hoi An.

Enjoy the day at leisure until a welcome dinner at The Field, a bamboo-house turned contemporary Vietnamese restaurant. Soak up the atmosphere while dining amongst candlelight and the rice paddies alongside the Coco River.

Included meals: Dinner

Distance and Activities: 30’ drive – 2h dinner experience

After breakfast, pedal your bike to Tra Que Herb Village – a small village situated on the edge of Hoi An famous for its vegetables and herbs. Cycle through rice paddies, nipa palm forests, shrimp lakes, and crab farms before learning about the everyday life of rice farmers in the area.

Get firsthand experience by plowing, planting, and watering the seedlings in the traditional way. Enjoy the delicious lunch prepared for you and then continue on to Cam Thanh village, an area of 7 hectares once used as shelter for local people and soldiers during the Second Indochinese War.

Spend some time on the beach nearby and take a ride in a fisherman’s basket boat if you’re feeling brave enough. Then, head back to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance and Activities: 20km cycling

Wake up early and jump into a refurbished retro-styled Jeep for a half-day adventure to the UNESCO My Son Cham temples. Feel the sun chase you as you race through the beautiful Thu Bon Delta region, getting insight into rural Vietnamese life and incredible countryside views.

Devour a typical Vietnamese breakfast before exploring the silent ruins of this ancient city. After viewing a traditional Apsara dance, return to Hoi An for an afternoon free at leisure.

Included meals: Breakfast

Distance and Activities: 5h sightseeing tour 

Join the cycling adventure of a lifetime today along one of Vietnam’s most stunning areas, starting in Hoi An and heading up the coast, past Da Nang to the base of the Hai Van Ocean Cloud pass. From there, it’s an 11 km incline at 7% along the Truong Son Mountain Range, where you will cross the divider between North and South Vietnam. At the top of the Hai Van Pass, admire Da Nang to the south, the East Sea to the east, and Lang Co to the west, before tackling the second part of the pass, downhill for another 11 km.

Once you reach the base of the pass, stop in Lang Co for lunch and then transfer by van to the ancient imperial capital of Hue. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the evening free at leisure.

 Note: For those who want to cycle the Hai Van Pass without the 50 km coastal ride beforehand, it’s possible to join the tour at the base of the mountain, and begin cycling 5 km beforehand to warm-up your muscles, making for a total of 22 km instead of 65km.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance and Activities: 65 km cycling – 1.5h drive

Explore the Hue of old today via the iconic Perfume River. Board your colorful dragon boat, and head down the river, first stop at Tu Duc Tomb, a spacious countryside expanse filled with lotus ponds and ancient shrines. Continue on, arriving to the elaborate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, known as the Nguyen Dynasty’s staunchest Confucian. Wander through the immaculate gardens and temples before continuing to Kim Long, Hue’s garden neighborhood, for lunch.

Return to the city in the early afternoon, stopping at the ancient Citadel, a palace constructed by the great kings of old, showcasing a proud flag tower, ornate gates, the forbidden purple city, and various royal chambers.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance and Activities: 3h sightseeing tour – 2h dragon boat ride

Spend the day at leisure until your transfer to Phu Bai Airport for onward booked travel.

 Included meals: Breakfast

Distance and Activities: 25’ transfer

Tour Price

From: - VNĐ

(equivalent of - USD)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 2-way private A/C airport transfer
  • All accommodation indicated as twin-shared room
  • All meals as indicated in the program
  • All entrance tickets to villages, ruins, and My Son Sanctuary
  • Refillable water in vans (Please check with your guide or driver)
  • 1 x English speaking local tour guide on days with activities
  • 1 x cycling tour from Hoi An to Lang Co
  • 1-way transfer Lang Co – Hue
  • Government VAT

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Drinks and alcohol
  • Vietnam visa (On request with additional charge)
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory with Topas Travel programs)
  • Upgrades to higher standard rooms or single supplements
  • Personal travel items (Please visit our Vietnam weather page for more information)

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Prices are quoted in Vietnamese Dong and valid until 31st October 2020
  • Exchange rate applied at VND 23,200. to USD 1
  • Prices calculated with Value Added Tax
  • Surcharge may be applicable during peak season and public holidays

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

This program utilizes comfortable accommodation in the form of carefully curated hotels, lodges, and homestays. Hotels and lodges have been selected with the active traveler in mind, offering standard services and located as close to nature and local engagement as possible. Homestays are simple and equipped with western toilets and amenities such as fans and mattresses. If you have a specific property in mind you wish to stay at, please let your travel designer know so they can work it into your program.

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“I love the simple things when I travel, like sitting outside a local coffee shop soaking up an amazing sunset over the Thu Bon River in Hoi An, or a steaming bowl of Hu Tieu with all the toppings on a Saigon sidewalk. I can’t wait to share with you our beautiful landscapes, friendly people, stunning cuisine and more in Vietnam.”
 – Phuong Phung, Trip Designer

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