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Hue: Full-Day City Tour with Dragon Boat Cruise

1. Hue: Full-Day City Tour with Dragon Boat Cruise

After meeting your guide in the city center, head out on a river cruise along the Perfume River in a traditional Dragon Boat to reach Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest Pagoda temple in Hua. Next, visit the Citadel and learn more about the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last dynasty. See stunning artefacts in the Royal Antiques Museum, marvel at the architecture of the Noon Gate, and wander through the Ancestral Temple and Thai Hoa Palace. Then, experience the hustle and bustle of the Dong Ba Market and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Later, head to the Minh Mang tomb and experience the fusion of traditional Vietnamese and modern European architecture at the Khai Dinh tomb. Next, visit a conical hat village, where you can see local artisans creating these traditional hats and maybe even pick up a unique souvenir. Your final stop will be at an incense stick village where you will see incense being created.  Get dropped off in Hue city center in the evening.

Hue City Tour and River Cruise

2. Hue City Tour and River Cruise

Your private, English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel. Once you’ve exchanged greetings, you will get into your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to begin your exploration of this culturally rich region. Your first stop is, of course, the Citadel where the last king of Vietnam, Bao Dai, stepped down in August 30th, 1945. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is guarded by an ancient moat and thick stone walls. The vast Citadel encompasses the Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, and the Royal Theatre, so stretch those legs and get ready for a morning of exploration! Making your way well off the tourist track, you will visit some locals including the inspiring Ms. Thuy who specialises in making Vietnam’s world famous conical hats. Situated in a quiet area, visiting Ms. Thuy’s house is a true exploration of rural Vietnam and a fascinating insight into the skill of conical hat making, as well as the interesting life of this friendly and open woman. Next up is the tomb of King Tu Duc, the most popular and impressive of all the royal mausoleums. It houses courtyards, pavilions, temples and chambers. Your tour guide will tell you all about its fascinating history and the king’s life of imperial luxury, from his 104 wives to the unfortunate ending for the 200 burial servants!  Just before lunch, you will visit Bunker Hill which overlooks the Perfume River and boasts amazing panoramic views. The area served as a great military vantage point by providing secret observation posts for the surrounding territory. Many bunkers still remain so you’ll have the chance to get up close and investigate them. Then you will have lunch and recharge your batteries at a serene nunnery pagoda and then head off for to your next destination: Tiger Arena, an ancient colosseum where tigers and elephants would fight to the death all in the name of royal entertainment. The final leg of your tour today takes us to the iconic seven story Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of Hue city. From here you will board a classic dragon boat and cruise down the Perfume River back towards the city, where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Hue Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Sightseeing

3. Hue Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Sightseeing

Explore the city of Hue on a half-day tour. Visit various local sights and attractions as you learn about the former imperial capital of Vietnam and see how people live there today. In the morning, begin with a trip to Dong Ba Market, where you can watch locals buying and selling goods. Then board a dragon boat made of teak wood and ride down the Perfume River. Upon arriving at the Thien Mu pagoda, get out and explore the historic tower. Next you will enter the Imperial Citadel, the home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments from that time.

Hue: Sunset Cruise along Perfume River

4. Hue: Sunset Cruise along Perfume River

Start your tour at your own hotel lobby or accommodation in the Hue city center, where your guide will be meet you. From there, walk with your guide to the city boat station to board the famous sunset dragon river cruise. Explore all the beautiful areas along the river banks and glide past the authentic old local houses, villages, churches, pagodas, and green fields. Sit back and relax while you enjoying the breathtaking romantic sunset view over the Perfume River, which flows through the heart of Hue City. Stop and go to the top of Ha Khe Hill of Thien Mu Pagoda to enjoy more great views of the sunset from a different angle. Finish your tour in the evening and let your tour guide walk you back to your accommodation in Hue City.

From Hue: Private Guided Tour to Phong Nha Cave with Lunch

5. From Hue: Private Guided Tour to Phong Nha Cave with Lunch

Your private tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hue. You will then set off to Phong Nha. On the way, you will make a rest stop at the famous Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River, where the border between South & North Vietnam was located during the war. Next, you will stop by a local restaurant where you will tuck into authentic Vietnamese dishes. After lunch, sail along a river by boat to reach the iconic Phong Nha Cave. This cave is truly a marvel of nature and is hidden away in the dense jungle of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Central Vietnam. Admire the dramatic rock cliffs and wealth of flora and fauna in the area. After visiting the cave, you will start the return journey back to your hotel in Hue, where you will arrive at around 7.30 PM.

Hue: Thuy Bieu Village Bike Tour with Lunch

6. Hue: Thuy Bieu Village Bike Tour with Lunch

Feel like a local and explore Thuy Bieu village’s top highlights, its revered centuries-old architecture, and hidden spots on a 5-hour guided bike tour. Start your adventure with a 40-minute dragon boat ride as you make your way upstream along the Huong River, admiring local homesteads dotted along the riverbanks. Next, hop on your bike and cycle through shady pomelo gardens, meandering your way by ancient garden houses. Stop to learn about local crafts, such as incense- and pomelo skin jam-making, silk painting, and enjoy your very own homemade jam. Visit many famous sights like the Luong Quan Temple, the annual gathering place of worship for locals during the Tet holidays, and discover architectural marvels that aren't on the front pages of tourist magazines. Finish your visit with a fresh and flavorful local lunch, followed by a relaxing herbal foot bath to soothe your feet.

Hue: Half-Day Yellow Tam Giang Lagoon Sunset Tour

7. Hue: Half-Day Yellow Tam Giang Lagoon Sunset Tour

After an afternoon pickup from your hotel in Hue, the driver takes you to Tam Giang, one of the largest lagoons of the the center of Vietnam. On the way, visit Uncle Ho's Memorial House in the village of Duong No. Learn about the history of the house where President Ho Chi Minh resided with his father and elder brother from 1898 to 1900. Then, journey out and pass by the Thuan An Beach as you head in the direction to the Tam Giang Bridge where you'll reach the Ru Cha Mangroves. Marvel at the primeval forest with an area of about 4 hectares and has existed for more than 100 years. At 3 PM, aboard a sampan, a traditional boat, and cruise to Sam Chuon area to start your trip on the Tam Giang Lagoon. Experience the largest brackish water lagoon and take pictures of this wonderful journey. Witness the local life of the small fishing villages as you float on the water. At around 4:30 PM, savor a traditional seafood dinner at Chuon Lagoon including local specialties such as seafood pancake. After lunch, head out to catch the beautiful scenery at sunset. At around 5:30 PM, return to Hue where your driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Hue: Perfume River Sunset Cruise with a Storyteller and Tea

8. Hue: Perfume River Sunset Cruise with a Storyteller and Tea

Itinerary 15h20: You will be at the No.5 Le Loi Boat Pier for ready to begin the service. 15h30-17h00: Sun Set on Perfume River with Tea-break on Board (No.5 Le Loi Boat Pier - Da Vien Bridge – Thien Mu Temple - comes back to the pier at 17h00) Sun Set on Perfume River with Tea-break on Board is an interesting and unforgettable experience for visitors to discover and feel the beauty of Hue's lyrical and poetic. Weather in Hue is probably most beautiful in autumn and spring, but with Hue people, four seasons of Hue are all memorable and beloved. Every season has the different colour from the others when the Sun shines down Perfume River. Our Hue storyteller will tell you some valuable information about Hue Ancient Capital, the life of local people in Hue and Nguyen Dynasty - the last dynasty in Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 for exploring more about Hue. During the luxury afternoon tea-break with delicious pastries, fruits and Hue Royal Tea, you will have the opportunity to indulge yourself in the twilight of the sunset moment in Hue Ancient Capital by the romantic and charming river. Our luxury wooden cruise with luxurious design and comfort will take you upstream of the Huong Giang River across Da Vien Bridge, Thien Mu Pagoda to see an ancient and misty Hue .Suddenly, you even listen to the temple bells in the quiet sound of heaven and earth also makes people's hearts more relaxed and peaceful. At 17h00: The boat comes back to the pier. End of services.

Hue: Guided City Tour and River Cruise from Chan May Port

9. Hue: Guided City Tour and River Cruise from Chan May Port

Start your day in the culturally rich former capital city of Vietnam, Hue. Your first stop is the Citadel, where the last king of Vietnam, Bar Day, stepped down in 1945. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is guarded by an ancient moat and thick stone walls, it encompasses the Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, and the Royal Theatre. Venture off the beaten track and visit the locals, including the inspiring Ms. Thuy who specialises in making Vietnam’s world-famous conical hats. Ms. Thuy’s house is a true exploration of rural Vietnam and a fascinating insight into the skill of this tradition. Next up is the tomb of King Tu Duc, the most popular and impressive of all the royal mausoleums. Learn about the fascinating history and about the king’s life of imperial luxury, from his 104 wives to the unfortunate ending for the 200 burial servants. Visit Bunker Hill, which overlooks the Perfume River and boasts the most amazing panoramic views which were once used as a military vantage point. Recharge your batteries at a serene nunnery pagoda and enjoy the scenery while you eat lunch. Then head to Tiger Arena, an ancient Colosseum where tigers and elephants would fight to the death for royal entertainment. End the tour with a visit to the iconic seven story Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of Hue city. From there, board a classic dragon boat and cruise down the Perfume River beach towards the city.

Hue: Thuy Bieu Village Bike Tour with Cooking Class

10. Hue: Thuy Bieu Village Bike Tour with Cooking Class

08h30: Departure at Hue city center by boat. Coming to Thuy Bieu Village, you cycle under the shade of the pomelo trees. Visit the communal house of Luong Quan village. The place to worship the village god and the place where villagers gather every year on holidays. In Thuy Bieu, tourists visit ancient garden houses bearing the characteristics of Hue and garden houses with hundreds of years old age, typical for the architectural style of the ancient capital. Continue to join in daily life with the profession of making incense, painting in the countryside, etc., which are additional jobs from the field work. 11h00: Enjoy a local lunch in the garden house: Green salad, fried spring rolls, mixed figs… The dishes are made from clean local ingredients by skillful hands of Hue women. You take part in learning how to make stick tea jams and herbal foot baths. You'll be able to enjoy the work you've made yourself and receive a small packet of jam as a gift to take home. 12h00: Return to Toa Kham Prier by boat. End tour.

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Personal and authentic tour where nature and culture were the focus. The highlight was the visit to the fishing community in the lagoon with boating and dining, which the young men conducted. The trip is also a contribution to their schooling

My wife and I had a very enjoyable day on this tour. A very beautiful Pegoda to begin with followed by a boat ride and some Village cycling. Saw a very local crafts with a lovely lunch. Very good funny guide. Hannah.

It was a private tour from Hue in a sedan car just the two of us. It was a very homely atmosphere, and I was taught about the city of Vietnam. Driver Vu and guide Thach were very kind.

The day tour was well-paced and well-organised. The curated activities were interesting and we enjoyed the sumptuous lunch. Our guide Ms Hong Ngoc was knowledgeable and very engaging.

The guide was incredible, really great experience!