Sharon Reid

 

If you prefer high octane adventure holidays with a side of culture, then a visit to Vietnam’s Anantara Hoi An Resort should definitely be considered. Located in the historic port town of Hoi An, Anantara Hoi is conveniently close to some of Vietnam’s most iconic heritage sites and natural wonders.

Adventurous travellers are encouraged to venture off the beaten track via an exhilarating range of open jeep countryside tours courtesy of Active Adventure Tours. In addition, knowledgeable local guides are always on the lookout for fresh routes and secret finds, therefore, each tour is constantly evolving, and typically no two trips are the same such as a Hai Van Pass Adventure by Jeep:

This full-day adventure packs in diverse highlights, in a way few travellers are privileged to witness. The first stop is Thap Bang An – home to a 1,000-year-old Cham tower. Zooming up Bo Bo Hill, passengers discover its historical importance during the American war. After coffee with the locals, the jeep ascends the famous Hai Van Pass – renowned for its hauntingly beautiful mists and magnificent viewpoints. An equally scenic descent arrives at a pristine stretch of coastline near the village of Lang Co. After a picnic lunch and a paddle in the sea, the return journey offers a different perspective, delving into traditional fishing village life.hi_ahar_56175719_lanterns_riverside_dining

While an early morning trip to My Son is also a popular excursion:

Setting off at dawn, this trip beats the heat and avoids the crowds. Whisking travellers off the usual route to My Son, this half day tour starts at sunrise, passing through lush rice paddies and the Thu Bon River delta region. A stop at a rural market introduces the bustling morning rituals of country life. Upon reaching the ancient Champa Kingdom capital of My Son, guests enjoy a continental breakfast and take a silent stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site at a time when few others visit. In this celebrated historic vestige, the story of impressive ruins is brought to life by a well-informed guide. In the background, Champa music plays as a traditional dance performance begins. The return journey is equally insightful, traversing small country lanes and pretty hamlets.

Go beyond the confines of a conventional guidebook and discover the real Vietnam in the form of remote terrain and hidden havens, by booking Anantara Hoi An Resort’s Open Jeep Countryside Tours. For further  information  please contact Tel: +84 510 391 4555 or visit: hoi-an.anantara.com