Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour | 1 Day | from HOI AN + HUE, VIETNAM

(21 customer reviews)

  • Ride the Hai Van Pass in an open-top jeep and make new friends as you cruise!
  • Travel from Hue to Hoi An or vice versa stopping at points of beauty along the way.
  • Includes: an entertaining and knowledgeable guide, a delicious lunch, beach stop, water + breathtaking views!
  • Price is per person, not per jeep

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This Hai Van Pass Tour Departs 7 days a week. Leaves 9am. Arrives 4pm.

There are 3 ways to do this trip:

Hai Van Pass Tour – Itinerary

The itinerary below is based on Hoi An to Hue direction. The Hue to Hoi An direction is the below in reverse. The itinerary can be subject to change due to weather/traffic.

  • DEPART 9am from your hostel in Hoi An – Get picked up in old school open-top jeeps and start to make your way north to the Hai Van Pass.
  • MARBLE MOUNTAIN – Before you get to the Hai Van Pass, you will pass the magnificent Marble Mountain Pagoda Complex. We give every group the option to stop and visit Marble Mountain. It is a group decision on the day and we stop there if the majority wants to stop. (There is no entry fee included in the tour price.)
  • COASTAL SCENERY – The jeeps then take the coastal route round Da Nang to make your way up to the first part of the Hai Van Pass.
  • DANANG BAY – Whilst making your way up the Pass, your driver will stop and allow you to take some amazing pictures of Da Nang and the lush environment around Da Nang Bay. These are postcard-worthy views!
  • ABANDONED FRENCH FORT – The next stop on the list is an old abandoned fort, which was built by the French and later used by US and South Vietnamese troops during the Vietnam War. Here you get to explore the old fort and take some more Instagram-worthy pictures of the Pass, as well as grabbing a quick bite to eat and something to drink.
  • HAI VAN PASS BENDS – After the fort, you make your way down the windy roads of the Pass towards Hue taking the coastal scenic route… But strap in! The ride gets bumpy! Light relief comes in the form of a quick bridge stop, where you’ll take in the seafront views.
  • LUNCH + SWIM AT LANG CO/CANH DUONG BEACH – The next stop is Lang Co Beach, where you are warmly welcomed by the hosts and served a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch (included in the cost). You can also take a refreshing dip in the sea, so make sure you pack your swimmers in your day bag!
  • FISHING VILLAGES + CITY OF GHOSTS – The final part of your jeep journey takes you through lush Vietnamese countryside, passing the unusual City of Ghosts.
  • ARRIVE IN HUE at your chosen hostel around 4pm.

What’s included in the Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour?

  • An open-top jeep ride from Hoi An to Hue or Hue to Hoi An
  • Pick up and drop off at your hostel.
  • A traditional Vietnamese lunch at the beach.
  • Many breathtaking stops at beautiful mountain views
  • A knowledgeable English speaking guide to give you fun facts about the areas you drive through
  • Bottled water (other drinks available for sale)

5 Reasons to Travel the Hai Van Pass by Jeep!

  1. You won’t arrive at your destination a nervous wreck. The roads are windy, steep and busy. These really aren’t roads for novice moped riders or inexperienced drivers!
  2. You’ll arrive in one piece. The amount of backpackers who arrive in Hue with exhaust burns, scraped knees, and an insurance bill to boot says it all…
  3. A chance to sit back and relax. If you’re constantly watching out for hazards, it’s hard to sit back and enjoy the ride (or the views). Riding jeep-style allows you to do both!
  4. Be entertained along the way. The Road Trippers guides are entertaining and hilarious. Your guide will undoubtedly make your cheeks ache!
  5. Pick up some new backpacker friends. It’s hard to make friends when you’re driving a motorbike! The open top jeep is the perfect place to bond and share a beer with new pals.

FAQs

Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour FAQs:

What should I pack in my day bag?

  • A fully-charged camera / mobile phone would be the most important thing to pack as this tour is all about the amazing views!
  • If you fancy a swim at lunch, then pack swim wear too.
  • You’ll also need some money to buy drinks. (Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are on ice in the Jeep and available for sale.)
  • Drinks and snacks can also be purchased at our stops – lunch is included.
  • As this jeep is open top, waterproofs (or a poncho) wouldn’t go amiss too!
  • If you’ve got them, travel speakers so you can blast out a few backpacker tunes.

How many people are in each jeep?

There are around 4-5 people in each jeep depending on luggage. The maximum is 5 people per jeep. If more people book the tour that day, we will travel with a convoy of jeeps.

Can I bring my luggage with me?

Yes! You can bring your backpack or suitcase with you along the way. Included in the price is one piece of luggage per person (up to 30kg), as well as a small rucksack or handbag. If you have more luggage there might be an extra charge of 15 USD per bag. (This is in the case that we can’t fit it all in the Jeep and need to get an extra Jeep or transfer organised.)

Where is the pick up/drop off?

We will pick you up at the door of your hostel and drop you off at the door of your next hostel in Hue/Hoi An.

Can I do the trip in reverse?

Road Trippers offer the tour in both directions (Hoi An to Hue, or Hue to Hoi An). Just select the option that you want when you book!

Does the trip include alcohol?

The Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour includes lunch and bottled water, but no alcohol. Drinking on board is allowed and there are cold drinks available for sale in each jeep.

Will I get travel sick?

The route is windy and the road can get bumpy. If you’re prone to getting travel sick, then visit a local pharmacy before you travel and they’ll be able to offer some solutions. Or, pack a plastic bag and some mints!

Do the jeeps have covers in case of rain?

The jeep has a roof cover which can be used when it rains so no need to worry too much about the weather. Of course, if the weather is extremely bad that day, the trip will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Road Trippers

A sister company of the well-respected Hoi An Motorbike Adventures, Road Trippers offer Hai Van Pass Jeep Tours from Hue to Hoi An or vice versa. A unique, safe and fun way to travel. Tried, tested and recommended by the South East Asia Backpacker Team.

21 reviews for Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour | 1 Day | from HOI AN + HUE, VIETNAM

  1. Morven

    Great! Guide was full of information about all the stops and the country in general. The driver was very good also.

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