In our opinion, the best ways to get here or away from here

Southwards, to Hue, Danang/Hoi An and Saigon.

 

By Ben Mitchell. 13 years experience in Central Vietnam.

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.

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.

DMZ transfer tour to Hue

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.

DMZ Private transfer to Hue

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:

1) The Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Ben Hai River Museum.

2) MAG/Renew UXO (Unexploded Ordinance) information centre in Dong Ha City

3) The ruins of Quang Tri Citadel

4) La Vang and Long Hung Churches on the DMZ

5) The Hai Van Pass (to and from Da Nang only)

Rent a motorbike in Danang or Hue or Phong Nha and ride the central bit

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.

Train to or from Hue or Hoi An/Da Nang

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.

Bus to/From Hue and Hoi An

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.

Aviation related to HCM City/Saigon and Phong Nha

If you want too get here quick from Saigon or out of here with a minimum of fuss to the fine city of Ho Chi Minh, daily flights are available with Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet.
We arrange daily pick up and drop off private transfers to and from Dong Hoi airport, Phong Nha’s aviation gateway, located 40mins away, by request.