In our opinion, the best ways to get here or away from here
Southwards, to Hue, Danang/Hoi An and Saigon.
We feel that for those guests who have the time to experience Central Vietnam properly, the best way to or from Da Nang would be by motorbike tour. Either by Pillion Passenger(On the back of a licensed professional), or if experienced with the 2 wheeled machines, by riding, yourself. Big Bags can be transferred separately with little expense.
We can arrange one way tours riding and pillion, to or from Danang/Hoi An or Hue. These trips are both the most scenic and the most informative way to see central Vietnam.
For those guests that cannot afford to take the time to do a 3-4 day motorbike tour to or from Da Nang/Hoi An, but still want to do something they will never forget, we highly recommend the new scenic flight. Flying over the DMZ and through Central Vietnam quiet low is an amazing experience. I recommend down loading some 60’s and 70’s rock and roll and putting in the earphones for an unforgettable experience.
Skip the 6-hour train ride or 8-hour bus or car ride between Danang and Dong Hoi and travel in comfort and style instead aboard a 12-seater Cessna Grand Caravan. In addition to saving time, enjoy stunning views of the Central Vietnamese coast, including the famed Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass which zigzags its way through the forested Truong Son mountain range, the “fish mazes” of the 24km-long Tam Giang Lagoon where three rivers empty out into the sea, and Hue’s UNESCO-inscribed Citadel and Imperial Enclosure. History buffs will also enjoy flying over the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) just north of Hue, the Quang Tri Citadel, and the famous sand dunes and beaches of Quang Binh. This flight is currently available in both directions on Thursdays and Sundays, so to use this service, you may have to plan your itinerary around it.
Ifyou feel that the Motorbikes are out of the question, and the plane is not fitting your schedule due to it’s limited days of availability, you can see the following methods of transportation between Da Nang/Hoi An and Hue and up to or away from us at Phong Nha.
Interested in history and the demilitarized zone (DMZ) we can provide a packaged 1/2 day transit trip to Hue through the DMZ on your way down to Hue or Hoi An which can includes stopping at Ninh Mac Tunnels and the Ben Hai River Museum. This leaves Farmstay at 7.25am daily and costs 500,000VND. Arrives in Hue in time for you to have a late lunch and go see the citadel. Book when you are at Farmstay. Sadly it only operates in a southerly direction and isn’t available heading from Hue to Phong Nha.
Interested in history and the demilitarized zone (DMZ), but don’t want the 7.15am bus heading south, or are heading north from Hue? We can provide a packaged trip through the DMZ on your way down to or from your hotel in Hue or Hoi An which can include:
2) MAG/Renew UXO (Unexploded Ordinance) information centre in Dong Ha City
3) The ruins of Quang Tri Citadel
5) The Hai Van Pass (to and from Da Nang only)
I love motorbikes.
You can rent 150cc motorbikes and we have some great itineraries.
It’s a cracking way to see any part of the world. Be Careful to avoid accidents and be licensed in order to make the most out of your travel insurance should you have an accident.
The run between Khe Sanh and Phong Nha is quite simply epic. Riding in Vietnam gives the rider a freedom not experienced by other guests. It’s so much fun.
6 hrs to/from Da Nang – 3 Hours to/from Hue.
Our Train Station is in Dong Hoi City, about 40 mins drive away. The train is scenic and more comfortable and relaxing than buses. Best trains leave Danang at lunch time and Hue in the afternoon arriving at Dong Hoi around 6pm and leave Dong Hoi to the south in the early morning.
Buses are the least of the ways we’d recommend traveling to or from Phong Nha. The buses suck. They are cramped, dirty uncomfortable and most of the drivers are on drugs. The only people who catch the buses are locals that cannot afford better and ill informed tourists. Yes it is cheap, but it cheap for a reason. We can help arrange Bus tickets, but it’s not a good recommendation.