Danang and Hue have long been iconic destinations along Vietnam’s South-Central Coast. Separated by the Truong Son Mountain Range, Danang is known more for its relatively recent past, first as a 19th century port city and then a 20th century rest and relaxation destination made popular by American troops. Hue enjoys a long and royal history, once the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam and home to fabulous temples and tombs.

30 minutes instead of 2 hours

The two-hour land journey between Danang and Hue is usually undertaken by bus, car, motorbike or train, highlighted by the Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass, called “a deserted ribbon of perfection, one of the best coast roads in the world” in the 2008 television program “Top Gear: Vietnam Special”.

However, if you think the Hai Van Pass is incredible by road, bounded on one side by forested mountains while plunging cliffs lead down to the blue East Sea on the other, you need to see it from above to truly appreciate its sharp switchbacks, thick forests, and untouched shoreline.

The Hai Van Pass is just one of many stunning landscapes you’ll experience from the unique vantage point of our seaplanes flying between Hue’s Phu Bai International Airport and the Danang International Airport.

Vietnam’s one and only seaplane experience

Hai Au Aviation provides Vietnam’s only seaplane experience aboard our fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX, one of the industry’s safest, most powerful single-engine airplanes.

Light, fast, and comfortable, our Cessnas have been fitted for a maximum of just 12 passengers, ensuring everyone enjoys superb views in roomy comfort.

Seaplane flights between Danang and Hue will be commenced from 25th of April. For any booking enquiry, kindly contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Seaplane Flights Between Danang And Hue (from 25th April, 2019)

Seaplane Flights Between Danang And Hue
(from 25th April, 2019)



• Phu Bai International Airport, just 25 minutes south of downtown Hue

• Danang International Airport, located right in the city of Danang


In Danang:

  • The graceful Golden Bridge seemingly held up by giant god-like hands in the Ba Na Hills was an immediate worldwide sensation when it opened in 2018 for its mythical, otherworldly appeal.
  • The Danang Beach boasts 30kms of white sand coastline from Danang’s Monkey Mountain down to Hoi An, with its beautiful Cham Islands, part of the UNESCO-recognized Cu Lao Cham Marine Park.
  • The lush Son Tra Peninsula is home to Monkey Mountain along with a colossal 67m-high Lady Buddha statue, Vietnam’s tallest.
  • There are no less than 10 bridges that span Danang’s Han River including the sail-like Han River Bridge, the fire-breathing Dragon Bridge, and the impressive, almost 2km-long cable-stayed Thuan Phuoc Bridge.

In Hue:

  • Hue’s UNESCO-listed Citadel and Imperial Enclosure are a collection of colorful buildings, walls and gardens built in the early 1800s, once home to the emperor’s residence, temples and palaces.
  • The 24km-long Tam Giang Lagoon is where the Perfume, Bo and O Lau Rivers meet before flowing out to the sea. See the geometric bamboo “fish mazes” from above, designed to herd fish into waiting nets.

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