Views from Monkey Mountain

Higher than High Van Pass

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Key Details
Duration
1 day
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the 1,000 year old Cham Towers
  • See an old US War facility from the Vietnam War
  • Look out for wild primates on Monkey Mountain
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Truong Son mountain range
  • Abseil into Hell's Cave
  • Discover Vietnam's largest Buddha statue
Overview
Cruise up in to the mountains of Hai Van on a full-day motorbike tour out of the ancient port city of Hoi An. See Vietnam’s largest Buddha statue and explore the sacred Marble Mountains for an abseil into the Hell’s Cave Temple.
What to Expect
If you wanted to paint a picture postcard portrait of Vietnam at its most unspoiled you couldn’t do much better than the historic port city of Hoi An. Here the streets are closed to motorized traffic and fill with bicycles. Silk lanterns hang from the trees and the harbor and estuary of the Thu Bon River is awash with colorful fishing boats.

Looming over the city are the steep slopes of the Son Tra peninsula, and that is where you are headed on this full day excursion by motorbike. It is a lovely way to get out of the city’s humidity and feel the breeze in your face.

Leaving town at around 08:00 you will head for the hills, stopping at a temple of the Cham people, the former kingdom that came to control the spice trade. You will also visit a former US war base. Follow small country lanes around Da Nang before heading up the steep slopes of the Son Tra peninsula, otherwise known as Monkey Mountain.

Ride the narrow road that snakes around the mountain, offering grand vistas of the South China Sea and China Beach – site of the first American landing in 1965. Enjoy views of Da Nang, the Hai Van Pass and the Truong Son mountain range, part of the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Look out for the wild primates that give the mountain its name.

You will pause for a picnic lunch at the highest point, an approximate 696 meters (2, 280 feet) above sea level. Looping around to the other side of the mountain, you will visit a pagoda featuring the country’s largest Buddha statue, before cruising down to the shoreline and past the brightly painted fishing boats dotted along the South Central Coast.

Before your return to Hoi An, you will stop at the sacred Marble Mountains, a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains named after the 5 elements. Notable for its network of caves and tunnels, you will have time to explore, or alternatively take an adrenaline-rush abseil down into the temple of Hell's Cave.
What's Included
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Minsk motorbike or semi-automatic scooter
  • Tour Mechanic
  • Fuel
  • 3rd party insurance for motorbikes
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry fees and ferry crossings
  • International safety standard helmet
  • Drinking water and soft drinks
  • Saddle bags & rain ponchos if needed
What's Not Included
  • Alcohol
  • Personal & motorbike insurance (for motorcycle accident)
  • Damages to motorcycle
Meeting Point

Hoi An Motorbike Adventures office 111 Ba Trieu Street Hoi An Quang Nam, Vietnam

Know Before You Go
You can either ride yourself, if you are licensed to ride in your home country, or have an experienced motorbike driver to take you. Alternatively, you can ride on the back of a friend’s bike for a small additional fee.

Tour departs with minimum of 2 people.

Please note: there is no pillion discount for tours departing with only 2 people.
The pillion discount only applies when you share a bike with a friend or partner.

Inexperienced riders should sit on the back

Moderately experienced riders should drive themselves

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