“Brilliant overnight trip to Prao”
Reviewed December 11, 2016
We went on an overnight trip from Hoi An through the mountains to Prao, followed by Danang, the Hai Van Pass and back to Hoi An.
After an awful initial experience on bikes in the North which led to a crash and too many hours spent on high way one we arranged this trip to be able to experience Vietnam authentically on two wheels and see some of the legendary scenery from the Ho Chi Minh road, which we'd somehow managed to miss up to this point. Our guide, Giang, was excellent. I travelled on the back of his bike, with my boyfriend riding independently. He was exceptionally reassuring and I felt completely safe at all times (so much so I found myself almost falling asleep at one point)! Off the bike, he was happy to share his knowledge of Vietnamese culture and give us an insight into the life's of the local people we met along the way. The route we followed took us from the city, through the highlands and mountain passes, through small villages and back via the coast. The sense of freedom biking through the zig zagging roads with the cooling misting air resting on your skin is a tantalising experience, and what we were striving for from the start of our trip.
I would highly recommend seeing Vietnam on a motorbike, however definitely with a guide. Giang's expertise allowed us to relax and truly enjoy the experience. We are already planning our trip back to Vietnam to see more of the country with his guidance.