Hundreds of tourists a day pass over Hai Van Pass but few ever make it to Son Tra, an area of infinite beauty and blissfully-free of souvenir vendors.
This day trip takes you from the lowlands to the mountains, stopping at several other viewpoints along the way that few tourists will ever get to see. Have your cameras ready- this is one spectacular day out!
Your first stop is at Thap Bang An where we will visit a 900-year old Cham tower. Then zoom up Bo Bo Hill, also known as Hilltop 55, a site of historical importance during the American war before breaking for a coffee at a local shop. From here we begin the climb up to Son Tra reveling in the lush tropical vistas of the peninsula and the awesome riding. Rising 642 metres above the coast line, we snake around the mountain through dense foliage. Keep your eye out for monkeys, especially in the cooler months as there are plenty on the mountain. Then we descend along the other side of the mountain to see Vietnam’s biggest Buddha statue and down toward the fishing villages where the colorful wooden boats are moored along the coast. Making our way back to Hoi An there is time for one final stop at Marble Mountain before returning to Hoi An.