Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Just to mix things up a little, we strongly urge you to consider taking a Vespa Tour around Hoi An. There are many kinds of tours available; short around town and local village tours, evening restaurant hopping or longer tours of 2-3 day tours. Its crazy to say but once you get the bug, you will find it hard to want to go to places any other way!
The riders are all well-trained, experienced, friendly and safety conscious, so don't worry, it’s just as important to them to make sure your journey is hazard-free. Its so worth checking out the website for all the options: http://vespaadventures.com/hoi-an-tours/
However, hellohoianvietnam has selected this tour as their favourite because it takes you to Hue via the Hai Van Pass and Langco Beach. So many great vantage points to shooting amazing vistas and steeped in history. But we don't want to give it all away…. You have to see it for yourself.
You begin your Vespa Adventure as your experienced drivers bring you out of Hoi An & along the coastal road stopping at the North end of the world renowned Da Nang Beach. Then after a quick break on the suspension bridge overlooking Da Nang City & the fishing port, you head along Da Nang Bay and stop for a local-style coffee. Heading up the famous Hai Van Pass by motorbike, you’ll take in the amazing views over the bays before stopping at the top to see the old war battlements and bunkers & learn about the fascinating history and strategic importance of the pass. Then it’s back down the Hai Van Pass for fun hairpin bends and windy hill roads, before taking a brief stop to take in the amazing view of Lang Co Beach & Lagoon from near the level crossing. It’s back on the Vespas and after riding around a lagoon adorned with stilted houses & oyster farms, you’ll have a well-deserved Vietnamese lunch in a delightful local setting.
The fascinating ride continues as we head north on to the quieter coastal road, passing through the magnificent rural countryside. You ride past many ancestral houses & tombs which play an important part in Vietnamese culture, known as the ‘City Of Ghosts’. You’ll then jump off the bikes and head up to a hilltop Buddhist pagoda with stunning views of the huge lagoon. After a break in a local cafe, you visit & learn about the history of a thousand-year-old Cham Temple and the Champa Kingdom. The final stretch takes us through yet more beautiful rural landscapes and local villages; you visit a local family making fish sauce, pass by many ornate tombs and ancestral houses and check out a local boat building yard before arriving in Hue city. The day and Hai Van Pass tour will conclude in Hue with drop off at the hotel.
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*Highlights* – Da Nang Beach, Hai Van Pass by Vespa motorbike (like Top Gear!), old war bunkers, hilltop Pagoda, ‘City of Ghosts’, Cham Temple, classic Vietnamese lunch, local fish sauce making family, boat building yard, conclude in Hue.
If you would like to know more about the tours and book through us as an add on to another experience of your choice, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work it into your stay.
*Please note that your travel insurance may not cover if you have an accident so be aware that while this company is highly reputable, accidents do happen.
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