Day tour in Hue Vietnam
Tour the Imperial Citadel
Take a ‘cyclo’ ride through the old quarter
Visit the Celestial Lady Pagoda and Khai Dinh’s Tomb
Explore Dong Ba Market
This private day tour in Hue Vietnam reveals the fascinating history and spectacular beauty of this royal town on the Perfume River. Visit the ancient citadel which reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers, take a cyclo ride through Hue's backstreets as well as discovering the eclectic and mesmerizing tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang.
Explore the imperial heritage of Hue, its temples and markets on this private day tour
Meet your guide, car and driver at your hotel in Hue. Start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. The ancient citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today. From here take a cyclo through dai noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax; full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Continue to visit Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River; constructed in 1601 the 21-meter tall tower is the centerpiece of the pagoda and represents seven reincarnations of Buddha. For lunch try some renowned Hue cuisine.
In the afternoon see the tomb of the former emperor Minh Mang which is located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. Journey on to Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide. The market is another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life.
- Private guide, car and driver
- Entrance fees as listed above
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to driver/guide