Jeep tour

Hue to Hoi An 3 days

There are three tours available from Hue to Hoi An. Below are descriptions of each.

HUE TO HOI AN IN A DAY (OR HOI AN TO HUE)
If you only have a day, the best way to get to Hoi An from Hue is NOT on a crowded bus, but on the back of a motorcycle with Mr. Tai and his team of professional guides. The scenery along the coastal road of highway 1 is truly spectacular and you will have the chance to stop at sights you would never see from the bus. On our way we pass villages and rice paddies and stop for a swim at Elephant Falls. Continuing south the road will take you over the famous Hai Van Pass, or the “Sea of Clouds” where at the top you’ll have a panoramic view of the bowl-shaped bay of Da Nang. We then travel through the city of Da Nang to the white sands of China Beach, where on March 8, 1965 3500 Marines landed to defend the American airbase in Da Nang. From China Beach we make a final stop at Marble Mountain, five marble outcrops with a system of caves and Buddhist pagodas. Then on to Hoi An!

Start time: 9am
Finish time: approx 4pm

* Prices for 2011 touring season (From January 1st to December 31st 2011) in United States Dollars

 

If you need a place to stay in Hoi An we recommend the Hue Riverside Villa.


Transport

US Jeep (max. 3 people per Jeep)

 

Prices Include
Driver, English speaking local guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Bottles of water, coffee and soft drinks
Entrance fees
Snacks

 

Not Included
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
Travel insurance
High season surcharge if any
All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
 

Please contact us to have the best price

 

HUE TO HOI AN FOR 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT VIA THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL (OR HOI AN TO HUE)
The best way to get to or from Hue to Hoi An is on the back of a motorcycle with a safe, experienced, English speaking guide. Enjoy the stunning scenery, learn about the culture of the many ethnic hill tribes that live in the area, swim in a waterfall and enjoy the views from the tops of the mountain passes.

Day 1: From Hue to Aluoi to Prao on Ho chi Minh trail
Leaving Hue we take highway 49 to the small town of Aluoi and then over the beautiful Ma Oi pass, where we stop for swim at the Mau waterfall and see the handicraft needlework of the Van Kieu ethnic minority.

After lunch in Aluoi we spend the whole afternoon on the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to the mountain town of Prao where we stop for dinner and the night.

Day 2: From Prao to Hoi An
On the second day you have two options for getting to Hoi An.

Option 1: After breakfast in Prao we continue 52 km along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the village of Thanh My where we will cross the river on a small local boat and drive along a country road to My Son, the ancient Champa Kingdom of the Cham people and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We stop at My Son where you are free to explore the ruins at your own pace. Then we continue on to Hoi An where we finish the tour.

Option 2: After breakfast in Prao we drive down the *** mountain pass to the city of Da Nang. On the way we visit the many Ethnic minority villages and tea fields dotted along the road. We continue down the pass to historic China Beach, the perfect place for a swim with its pristine water and unspoiled white sand beach and then on to the Marble Mountains where you can climb to the summit for stunning views. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination. From Marble Mountain we continue to Hoi An where we finish the tour.

* Prices for 2011 touring season (From January 1st to December 31st 2011) in United States Dollars

If you need a place to stay in Hoi An we recommend the Hue Riverside Villa.

Transport

US Jeep (max. 3 people per Jeep)

 

Prices Include
Driver, English speaking local guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Bottles of water, coffee and soft drinks
Entrance fees
Snacks

 

Not Included
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
Travel insurance
High season surcharge if any
All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
 

Please contact us to have the best price


HUE TO HOI AN FOR 3 DAYS AND 2 NIGHTS (OR HOI AN TO HUE)

Day 1: Hue to the DMZ to Khe Sanh
This trip takes you from Hue along highway 1 to the town of Quang Tri where we visit the historic Long Hung Church. Now just a pockmarked shell the church has been preserved as a memorial to the countless victims of the fierce battles fought in the area in 1972. Leaving the church, our next stop is the Quang Tri Citadel, a military bastion and an administrative head office of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1809 to 1945. The 81 days and nights of battle between American forces and the South Vietnamese army in 1972 during the American War has made this citadel well-known all over the world.

Next we visit the Vinh Moc tunnels, a tunnel complex which was built to shelter people from the intense war time bombing. We continue to explore the Demilitarised Zone stopping for lunch at the Doc Mieu Firebase, where you will see the remains of an American tank.

After lunch we stop at the Truong Son cemetery, Vietnam’s largest military cemetery for soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War.
The rest of the trip to Khe Sanh will take you through stunning mountain scenery and hill tribe minority villages.

Around 5pm we arrive in Khe Sanh, a former combat base for American troops. After checking into your hotel you will be free to explore the area.

Day 2: Khe Sanh to Aluoi to Prao
After breakfast at a local restaurant we visit the Khe Sanh combat base and the Ta Con Airbase. Then we head out across the famous Dakrong Bridge, which is considered the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail network, and during the years of conflict with the United States, this access point was hotly contested and the Bridge fell many times. In its new carnation it\'s now a lovely suspension bridge. Continuing along the Ho Chi Minh Trail we will stop to visit a village of the Pa Co minority.

Then we ride about 110 km to the town of Aluoi, on the way we cross one of the longest and most stunning mountain passes in Vietnam and then continue along the Truong Son mountain range. We stop for lunch in Aluoi before continuing on to Prao through jungles with cascading waterfalls and towering mountains. We stop for the night in Prao.

Day 3: Prao to Hoi An
There are 2 options from Prao to Hoi An:

Option 1: After breakfast in Prao we continue 52 km along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the village of Thanh My where we will cross the river on a small local boat and drive along a country road to My Son, the ancient Champa Kingdom of the Cham people and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We stop at My Son where you are free to explore the ruins at your own pace. Then we continue on to Hoi An where we finish the tour.

Option 2: After breakfast in Prao we drive down the mountain pass to the city of Da Nang. On the way we visit the many Ethnic minority villages and tea fields dotted along the road. We continue down the pass to historic China Beach, the perfect place for a swim with its pristine water and unspoiled white sand beach and then on to the Marble Mountains where you can climb to the summit for stunning views. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination. From Marble Mountain we continue to Hoi An where we finish the tour.

* Prices for 2011 touring season (From January 1st to December 31st 2011) in United States Dollars

If you need a place to stay in Hoi An we recommend the Hue Riverside Villa.

Transport

US Jeep (max. 3 people per Jeep)

 

Prices Include
Driver, English speaking local guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Bottles of water, coffee and soft drinks
Entrance fees
Snacks

 

Not Included
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
Travel insurance
High season surcharge if any
All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
 

Please contact us to have the best price

HUE TO HOI AN FOR 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS (OR HOI AN TO HUE)

*Day 1: Hue- DMZ- Phong Nha_Ke Bang National Park
- Heading up Quang Tri province to visit the former battle in summer 1972 with some historical relics: Long Hung Church, Quang Tri ancient citadel. Then we take small country road down the beautiful coast foad to Vinh Moc tunnel. After exploring the Vinh Moc tunnels,we will stop at Ben Hai river and Hien Luong beidgewhere VietNam was devided North and South by Geneve convention in 1954-DMZ. Having lunch before we head up the eastern branch of Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.
Tonight’s accommodation is hotel or homestay.

*Day 2: Exploring Phong Nha_ Ke Bang national park and Paradise Cave
Being awaked by the sounds of Nature.
After having a Vietnamese Coffee and breakfast we take a boat ride into the manificent Phong Nha Limestone cave, the second-longest water caves in the world. In the afternoon we will drive through the National Park to explore the latest cave explored in 2007 by a hunter-one of the biggest ones in the world : Paradise Cave.

*Day 3: Phong Nha tour to Ke Sanh
-Today’s ride is once-in-a lifetime opportunity.
We will start at the begining of the western branch of Ho Chi Minh trail through majestic limestone Karst and spectacular old grouth jungle. Stopping to see and visit some villages of Pako peoples, waterfall, being amazed at the tenacity of the Vietnamese during the us war, as this road follows the original Ho Chi Minh trail. Stay overnight in Khe sanh.

*Day 4: Khe Sanh- A Luoi- Prao
-After visiting the site of the former  marine combat base, Ta Con airbase we keep riding on the western Ho Chi Minh trail where the stilt houses of hill tribes Paco and Van Kieu still line the road. Before arriving ALuoi town where The Hamberger Hill belonged to have lunch we drive up to Ashau valley where Colin Powell was injured by a punji stick during the war. Then we continue along one of the more remote stretches of Ho Chi Minh trail, before staying overnight in Prao we will visit Atep village of Katu people

*Day 5: Prao- Hoi An
we have 2 option at this day:
+ The 1st one: Keep driving on the western Ho Chi Minh trail then cross Bon river to explore My Son- Champa temples. Then we will stop at Tra Kieu village where is famous for the rice paper making to experience how to do that and finish in Hoi An ancient town.
+ The 2nd one: we take a small road out of Prao passing ethnic tribes then driving down Danang city: stop to swim at the famous China beach then walk up to explore the marble mountains and marble village. The tour is finished in Hoi An.

* Prices for 2011 touring season (From January 1st to December 31st 2011) in United States Dollars

If you need a place to stay in Hoi An we recommend the Hue Riverside Villa.

Transport

US Jeep (max. 3 people per Jeep)

 

Prices Include
Driver, English speaking local guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Bottles of water, coffee and soft drinks
Entrance fees
Snacks

 

Not Included
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
Travel insurance
High season surcharge if any
All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
 

Please contact us to have the best price