You can choose to do this option either from Hue to Hoi An or from Hoi An to Hue via Elephant Springs.
The Elephant Springs Vietnam is easily one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of Vietnam. This natural spring that cascades into fresh water pools from a water fall is located 53 kilometers outside of Hue, roughly a 1 hour drive. It is also located just 20 kilometers from the infamous Hai Van Pass, a road deemed by Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson as “a deserted ribbon of perfection – one of the best coastal roads in the world”. Over recent years, it has become incredibly popular with tourists and locals as a place to come and relax especially on hot days and enjoy some beer, food and fresh water. However, it still has the feeling of being untouched and not completely overrun like many other popular destinations.
What makes the Elephant springs Vietnam unique is that it is located off the beaten track, giving visitors the sensation of a secluded paradise. It also has a unique multi-layered layout, with different levels of bamboo huts where you can put your belongings under cover, as well as a place to relax alone or in groups outside the water. Surrounding the springs are thick forest and jungle, adding to the beautiful scenery. It has become a must-do for those travelling between Hue and Da Nang/Hoi An. Normally, as it is not along the direct route, tourists will have to organize a private car or take a specific group bus that is visiting the Elephant Springs Vietnam.
At the Elephant Springs you will find large elephant shaped boulders, hence the name. These boulders are quite large in stature and impressive to the eye. The best time of year to travel to the Elephant Springs Vietnam is typically between January and September, with the short rainy season being less quiet due to the water at the springs being less cool and the paths slippery – perhaps not suitable for older individuals or families with young children.
Sedan (1-4 persons)
SUV/MPV (1-7 persons)
VAN (1-16 persons)