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1. Hue: Historical Tour from Hoi An
After being collected from Hoi An express office at 7:00 AM, embark to spend a day exploring Vietnam's former imperial capital, Hue, with its fascinating historical sights. Your tour will begin with stops to admire the area's natural beauty at Hai Van Pass, where you can view in particular the Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co beach, the most beautiful beach in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hue, you will start your visit at the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction. Here you will find the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Emperor's Private Residence. After that, the tour continues to Thien Mu Pagoda. Considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese r...
2. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An
Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.
3. Hue: Private Customizable Sightseeing Full Day Tour
Get picked up from any city hotel by your private English-speaking guide and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. With the help of your guide, create your very own full-day itinerary according to the attractions and places in or around Hue that you would like to visit. Design your itinerary for full 8-hours and follow your guide to explore places around the old capital of the Lam Ap Kingdom located in central Vietnam. Choose from some of the most popular sites listed below to start your itinerary or suggest something new. - Hue Imperial City - Local People's Committee building - Pagoda of the Celestial Lady - Hue Railway Station - Tomb of Emperor Khải Định - Trường Tiền Bridge
4. Hue: Private Motorbike Tour
After being picked you up at a hotel located in the city center, you will be briefed with the important information for your motorbike safety and be demonstrated how to best sit on the motorbikes. You will then enjoy delicious, local coffee before jumping on your bike to see the many beautiful sites. After embarking on the motorbike tour, you will visit Citadel, which includes both the 'Imperial city' and 'Forbidden City', where the Nguyen Kings used to work and live from 1802-1945. You will then spend one hour here on a walking tour. Your motorbike tour will continue with a second stop that offers plenty of great picture opportunities, including: farmers in the rice field, big rice stacks at the local houses, family temples, and wild buffalo. We will then visit a disabled conical hat maker named Ms. Thuy, who was born during the Vietnam War. Here, you will learn how to...
5. Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car
Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Some of the highlights you may visit include: Thanh Toan Bridge: a rare arched wooden bridge that is comparable with the famous Japanese bridge in Hoi An. The bridge is situated right next to the local market, where you can experience a little of local life. Tu Duc Tomb: the tomb was built between 1864 and 1867 while the Emperor was still alive. It’s a sprawling complex set around a lake where the Emperor spent much of the summer. Minh Mang Tomb: this is the tomb of the most beloved emperor and is also widely considered to be the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. It is renowned for its architecture that harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings. Khai Dinh Tomb: this royal tomb displays a perfect fusion of Western and Eastern architecture. Emperor Khai Dinh was as controversial ...
6. Hue: Vegetarian Food and Nightlife Tour by Motorbike
Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hue. From there, you will hop on the motorbike and drive to an authentic Vietnamese restaurant, where you will try the following vegetarian dishes: 1. Nem rán chay (Hue-fried vegetable spring rolls) 2. Gỏi ngủ sắc (Five colors salad) 3. Đậu hủ cà chua (Tofu with tomato sauce) 4. Bánh Huế (Steamed rice cakes with green beans) 5. Cà tím rim gừng (Eggplant cooked with ginger) 6. Lẩu thập cẩm (Combination hotpot) Throughout the tour, the guide will also share stories about the local culture of Buddhism. They will explain how this religion has had a heavy influence on the daily lifestyle of the region, including how they cook their food. After the feast, get back on the motorbikes to head off to explore the nightlife of Hue. After discovering some off-the-beaten-path local hotspots, you will be dropped off back at your accommodatio...
7. Hue Countryside Cooking Class Tour by Motorbike
The Hue cooking class tour introduces you to cooking and tasting Vietnamese food – in particular Hue specialties. Take a trip to the countryside on the back of a motorbike. Imagine getting out of the hustle bustle of the city to get to the fresh and cool countryside with its endless paddy fields, bamboo forests and green gardens. You will be amazed by the life here, as you can also learn some of the local customs and culture while exploring the village’s market. Moreover, you will learn to cook with a friendly chef at a countryside restaurant and learn to make Vietnamese coffee with your female motorbike rider. Head to Thuy Chanh village, which is famous for Thanh Toan Bridge, the oldest bridge in Hue. The local market will be your first stop. There you will buy the necessary ingredients for your cooking class. Then, explore the vegetable garden of a local restaurant while enjoying Viet...
8. Hue Buddhist Tour by Motorbike
Hue is a special city for Buddhists in Vietnam and there are hundred of pagodas with different beautiful architecture styles. Exploring the Buddhist culture in Hue is the best way to learn how the Vietnamese people love this religion, especially in Hue city. With the Buddhist Tour in Hue, you will have an amazing time to relax and explore the peace of mind of the Buddhist culture. You are going to explore not only every corner of Hue pagodas but also the Hue vegan cuisine, the way of meditation and the zen tea. The Buddhism world is a whole different world, they have a special perspective which can always surprise people who first encounter. it Try this Hue Buddhist Tour and get to know the real Vietnamese Buddhism.
9. Hue: 5-Hour Street Food Tour by Motorbike
Hue Street Food Tour by night is a food tour for tourists who would like to try Hue street food in small, local places. Hue is the best city for local food with many royal dishes from the past. In Vietnam, each dish features a specific region. However, for tourist, especially foreigners, finding the best street food restaurants is quite challenging. Many expensive restaurants in tourist areas do not really serve good food. Therefore, by taking this tour, you will easily get to see the best street food as the lady bikers are the local people here. You will also have a chance to explore every hidden corner in Hue, in places that you may never expect. Moreover, lady bikers will be great company with many interesting stories and urban legends related to Hue cuisine. You will be introduced to some of Hue’s well-known specialties such as Vietnamese tea, Hue royal cakes, Hue khot cake, Vietna...
My driver was great, very friendly and personable. We joined another group since I was solo and met very nice people.
10. Da Nang Airport: Private Transfer to/from Hue City
Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Da Nang Airport (DAD) and your accommodation in Hue City. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a short flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards with complimentary wifi and bottled water onboard.
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What people are saying about Hue, Vietnam
Really good day exploring all the main things in Hue. Our guide was brilliant, told us lots of information and was really funny and personable. There was loads of food for lunch and the tour day was a good pace. Overall, fantastic tour and would recommend
A lovely way to transfer - you did it at your own pace and got to spend your own amount of time at the stops (within reason)
Very efficient. Booked on line . Ready and waiting when we arrived
Very informative and interesting tour. Very well organized.
Very nice trip with a a very serviceminded driver Mr. Kin.