Drive on back-roads through vast expanses of rice fields in an American open-air, fully renovated jeep. Raise a few eyebrows from the curious locals as you stop as often as you like for photos. My Son is the must-see architectural treasure of the region and home to the grand Champa Kingdom, dozens of red brick towers date back to the 7th – 13th centuries. Thanks to 4 wheel-drive, the jeep is able to leave the main road behind and follow quiet rural laneways out of Hoi An and into the heart of the Vietnam countryside. Pass through farms, villages and ‘middle of nowhere’ places all the while enjoying the fresh air and spectacular views that only come from traveling in a Jeep.
Reach My Son in the late morning hours; stop to have lunch in a local restaurant before setting off on foot to the ruins of My Son. Venture around the paths, visiting the numerous ruins and soaking in the atmosphere of this historic site. Mid afternoon begin the drive back to Hoi An along different back roads that run parallel to the Thu Bon River. The afternoon light casts a different hue on the farms, water and roads, great for photos or as a scenic backdrop for the jeep ride. All good things must come to an end however, and reach Hoi An just in time for a sunset.