ONE DAY HOI AN MOTORCYCLE TOUR TO HAI VAN PASS
We take this one day motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hai Van Pass, which ranks among the top rides in Vietnam. The pass is renowned for its scenic beauty. Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC motoring programme Top Gear, featured the pass during the show’s 2008 Vietnam Special, calling the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.
Destination: Hoi An Bang An Cham Tower Hai Van Pass Marble Mountains
Duration: 01 Day
Total approx: km.
Price: Contact Us
Departure: Upon request
The Hai Van Pass crosses over a spur of the Truong Son (Annamite) Range that emerges from the west and juts into the East Sea, forming the Hai Van Peninsula and the adjoining Son Tra Island. The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Đại Việt and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Da Nang from the “Chinese winds” that blow in from the northwest. During the winter months (November–March), for instance, weather on the north side of the pass might be wet and cold, while the south side might be warm and dry.
Hai Van Pass has been of major strategic importance in this history of Vietnam, and for a long time represented a major barrier to any land army that attempted to move between the northern and central regions of the country.
During the 1st century A.D., the Chinese general Ma Yuan, after pacifying northern Vietnam, advanced south and established the southern border of the Han empire by setting up columns of bronze, possibly at Hải Vân. Ma Yuan also left behind some Chinese military families to hold the frontier. When the Han empire collapsed at the end of the 2nd century, the local kingdom of Linyi, the predecessor to the medieval polity of Champa, was created by a petty frontier bureaucrat of the Han administration, probably in the area of modern Hue somewhat to the north.
We start our ride from your hotel in Hoi An. We are stopping at the Bang An Cham tower a 11th century building as well as visiting historic American war sites on Bo Ho Hill aka Hilltop 55. Then off over Hai Van Pass which means “Sea of Clouds” via the local hinterland through the green rice fields, you will be literally surrounded by clouds with stunning ocean views. Then head down for lunch on a floating local restaurant, or you can chose a picnic at the waterfall with a relaxing swim. Then back to Hoi An via Sand-dune as well to see the Ocean without tourist, then ride onto Marble mountain where you can view some amazing caves.
– Experienced English-speaking guide
– Motorbike or semi-automatic scooter
– International safety standard helmet
– Drinking water and soft drinks
– Personal & motorbike insurance (for motorcycle accident)
– Personal expenses/tips
– Damages to motorcycle