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Hai Van Pass (Deo Hai Van) Tours

Hai Van Pass (Deo Hai Van)
Winding over a mountainous stretch of highway just north of Da Nang, the Hai Van Pass (Đèo Hải Vân—literally “Sea Cloud Pass”) is one of Vietnam’s most scenic coast roads. It twists and turns over a spur of the Truong Son mountain range, delivering epic sea views from as high as 1,627 feet (495 meters).

The Basics
During medieval times the Hai Van Pass was the boundary between the states of Champa and Vietnam, and even today there’s a sense of transition between south and north as you cross. Since the carving of a tunnel through the mountains, the pass is no longer an essential part of the journey from Da Nang or Hoi An north to Hue, and most trucks and buses now take the speedier underground route.

Many tourist-focused transfer services between Hoi An or Da Nang and Hue opt to take the Hai Van Pass, with plenty of stops for selfies, and Marble Mountains tours often include a trip over the pass as well. To make the most of the views in summer, opt for an open-top 4-wheel drive tour or even a motorbike tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Hai Van Pass offers scenic stops for photographers, Instagrammers, and independent drivers.
  • Not all transfer services to or from Hue will use the Hai Van Pass. Check the itinerary before you book.
  • Travelers who use wheelchairs can request a vehicle with a ramp, which may be more readily available through private drivers.

How to Get There
The Hai Van Pass starts about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of downtown Da Nang and generally takes about an hour to cross, excluding stops. Drive it independently, assuming you have the right license and are comfortable in Vietnam’s challenging traffic, or take an organized tour. Public buses usually take the tunnel.

When to Get There
Spring, summer, and fall are the best times to enjoy the Hai Van Pass. From December to March, cold winds can sweep in from the north, and mist is an issue. Your best chances for dry weather are April, May, September, and October. The rainy season usually peaks in June, July, and August.

Vietnam’s Best Mountain Road Trips
The Hai Van Pass is one of Vietnam’s signature road trips with good reason: It’s short, accessible, and the views are spectacular. Other road trip options include the Ha Giang Loop, a 4-day adventure through the mountains and karst landscapes near the Chinese border, and the O Quy Ho Pass through the Hoang Lien Son range near Sapa.
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16 Tours and Activities to Experience Hai Van Pass (Deo Hai Van)

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Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach Day Trip from Da Nang

Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach Day Trip from Da Nang

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The Hai Van Pass is one of Vietnam’s most spectacular mountain roads, affording views over Da Nang and the Son Tra Peninsula. On this full-day tour, enjoy a thrilling road trip around Da Nang, including the Marble Mountain, Linh Ung Pagoda, and Lang Co Beach. After lunch at a local restaurant, climb high into the mountains along the Hai Van Pass and enjoy more incredible views along the coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach Half-Day Tour from Da Nang

Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach Half-Day Tour from Da Nang

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Take a scenic drive along coastal roads and crest Hai Van Pass, famed for its hairpin curves and bird’s-eye views. This day trip to Da Nang Bay finishes on the white sands of Lang Co Beach with lunch or dinner at a floating restaurant. En route, enjoy plenty of photo ops of the Thuan Phuoc Bridge and Red Beach, a tranquil haven once used by American marines during the Vietnam War.
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  • 6 hours
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$51.66
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Jeep Tour to Marble Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula and Hai Van Pass

Jeep Tour to Marble Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula and Hai Van Pass

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Venture off-road along the Son Tra Peninsula on this full-day Jeep tour from Da Nang. Take in the views from the Marble Mountains; enjoy a picnic lunch on Monkey Mountain; visit landmarks such as the ancient Banyan Tree and Linh Ung pagoda on the Son Tra Peninsula; and drive the thrilling Hai Van mountain pass. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00

Hai Van Pass & Monkey Mountain

Hai Van Pass & Monkey Mountain

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A day of riding the two most famous mountains around Da Nang. We’ll follow the Cam Le river out of the City into open countryside and pass by huge, colourful cemeteries and temples. From there, we’ll visit Hill 55 Sniper Training School from the wartime. Next, we’ll ride over the Hai Van Pass, with plenty of photo stops as we go. After that is a ride around the beautiful Lang Co Lagoon before heading back over Hai Van Pass. We’ll enjoy a local lunch in Danang before making our way to Monkey Mountain. On Monkey Mountain we’ll find amazing roads with spectacular views at up to 700 m. Here there’s a good chance to see the rare breeds of langur monkeys if we’re lucky. After that, it’s back to base for a cold beer!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.93
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Hue Imperial City & Hai Van Pass Small Group Tour from Da Nang – Full Day

Hue Imperial City & Hai Van Pass Small Group Tour from Da Nang – Full Day

● Enjoy a Hoi An to Hue day trip travelling along the spectacular Hai Van Pass ● Explore over a thousand years of history during a visit to Hue Imperial City, along the Perfume River ● Visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and Khai Dinh Tomb ● Learn fun facts about Vietnam & the Imperial Dynasty from our friendly guide
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Bach Ma National Park one day tour

Bach Ma National Park one day tour

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Escape the bustle of Hue for true wilderness on this guided day trip to Bach Ma National Park. Savor bird’s-eye views of mountains, lakes, lagoons, villages, and beaches from the summit of Bach Ma. Explore the scenic Five Lakes, view the towering Do Quyen Waterfall, and keep an eye out for the park’s many rare animals. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.98
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Private Hue Imperial City Tour From Hoi An

Private Hue Imperial City Tour From Hoi An

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Travelers planning a whirlwind trip to Vietnam often feel pressed to choose between visiting Hue and Hoi An. Resolve that dilemma and avoid feeling like you're missing out with this day-long journey to Hue from Hoi An or Da Nang. Visit the Hue Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda and Khai Dinh Tom imperial burial site, and enjoy scenic views through the Hai Van Pass (named by Jeremy Clarkson as one of the best coastal routes in the world).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.89
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$107.89
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Panoramic Da Nang Tour by Jeep

Full-Day Panoramic Da Nang Tour by Jeep

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Discover the historic gems and natural wonders of the Son Tra Peninsula on this full-day private Jeep tour from Da Nang. Escape the city for a scenic drive along the Hai Van Pass; visit Non Nuoc Village and learn why the Marble Mountains are known locally as the ‘Five Elements Mountains’. After a typical Vietnamese lunch at Lang Co beach, take a peek at a former US Army heliport, tour the historic Linh Ung Pagoda and zigzag your way up the Monkey Mountain for an unbeatable ocean view.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.00
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$156.00

Shore Excursion: Full-Day Hue City Tour from Tien Sa Port

Shore Excursion: Full-Day Hue City Tour from Tien Sa Port

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Take in the historic sights of Hue without worrying about making it back to Tien Sa in time for your ship’s departure. Tailor your shore excursion around your arrival and departure times and maximize your time exploring the ancient Imperial City. Walk around the courtyards and buildings of the citadel and along the banks of the Perfume River with your group’s private guide, learning about the kings and emperors who once lived here as you walk.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

Private Full-Day Tour of Hue from Danang

Private Full-Day Tour of Hue from Danang

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Travel to Hue from Danang for a full-day tour of the ancient city's UNESCO World Heritage sites and other monuments. Visit the royal mausoleum known as Tu Duc tomb, the Imperial City, the Perfume River, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Learn about Vietnam's history and culture from your private guide on a tour that includes lunch at a local restaurant, private guide and vehicle, snacks, and round-trip transportation from Danang.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Hidden Gem Da Nang Hue and Hoi An 4 days 3 nights package

Hidden Gem Da Nang Hue and Hoi An 4 days 3 nights package

This combo will give you a deep insight visit of three famous destinations in the center of Vietnam including Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An. Starting from Hoi An ancient town with the highlights: the Japanese – covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation; and an excursion to visit Marble Mountains; stop by Lang Co beach and full day Hue city tour.
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  • 4 days
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$346.16
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Hue City 1 Day From Da Nang

Hue City 1 Day From Da Nang

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Take a break from the tourist crowds on the beaches and sidewalks and step back into Vietnam’s past on this day trip to Hue. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments and ruins that tell the story of Hue and of Vietnam as a whole, including the Imperial City, the Thien Mu Pagoda and the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. Learn about life in this 19th-century capital from your guide as you walk around these remarkable buildings.
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  • 11 hours
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$60.26
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Ho Chi Minh Trail to Phong Nha-Cave

Ho Chi Minh Trail to Phong Nha-Cave

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If you are short of time, you don’t want to miss out on some awe ‘inspiring sights, even if you can’t ride, our fully qualified, professional riders will safely take you to hidden places that can’t be accessed on foot or by car. The back roads of Vietnam where you truly experience Vietnam history and culture
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  • 3 days
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$556.93
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Private Fullday Tour to Hue City from Hoi An or Da Nang City

Private Fullday Tour to Hue City from Hoi An or Da Nang City

PROGRAM : 7:30a.m : Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hoi An or Da Nang City. Our route is over the Hai Van Pass and depending on time, we will have a brief stop there for you to take photos from this great vantage point. On arrival in Hue, we will take you to visit the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Hue has been known as the Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors rising to glory during their reign from 1803 – 1945. Next, we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601.a former monk who drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime. Lunch at Local Restaurant. then we will visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. Send you back Hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Da Nang to Hue round-trip Private Day Tour with Local Toursit Guide

Da Nang to Hue round-trip Private Day Tour with Local Toursit Guide

Though Hue city is a neighbor of Da Nang city, these 2 cities are different in many ways. If Da Nang is modern, beautiful and busy with amusement parks, tall buildings and impressive bridges, Hue is ancient, peaceful and charming with the Perfume River and the Kings’ tombs. If you are in Da Nang and want to visit Hue city, you can totally do it with our tour Hue One Day Tour from Da Nang. Only one day with Da Nang – Hue – Da Nang tour, not only can you see the Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach, two beautiful natural landscapes between Da Nang and Hue, but you also have a chance to visit many famous places in Hue city including The Citadel, Khai Dinh tomb, and the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda and learn about the culture and daily life of Hue people.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$164.27
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$164.27
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Danang-Hoi An Village-Hoi An-Hue from Da Nang

Danang-Hoi An Village-Hoi An-Hue from Da Nang

Highlight summary:  Hoi An, HoiAn's Village, Making Mi Quang, Cham, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co, Fishing Village, Hue city, Tinh Tam Lake, Imperial, Khai Dinh Tomb, Thien Mu pagoda Vehicle: car, boat , cyclo
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  • 5 days
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$378.85
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