Historical & modern highlights of Hue in 1 day of adventure
Splendid architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty in the Citadel
Tu Duc Tomb, an intricate & beautiful mausoleum in the city
Chance to create your own incense at the incense village
Quiet & scenic journey up the Perfume River in a dragon boat
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Hue
Lunch and bottled water
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Hue hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meal and beverages not listed as Inclusions
Know Before You Book
Children 6 and younger are complimentary.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Hue hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Spend a full day of unraveling the majesty of Hue, Vietnam's last Imperial capital, on this private guided tour. Get insights into the city's history at spots like the Thien Mu Pagoda and Imperial City, and take a look at everyday local life at the Dong Ba Market and a traditional incense village.
After getting picked up at your hotel, begin your day at Dong Ba Market, where you can spend time perusing a variety of goods and soaking up the bustling atmosphere of the place. Next step aboard a colorful dragon boat and head up the Perfume River to the Thein Mu Pagoda, a 7-story structure completed in 1601. Enjoy a moment of quiet as you look out over the river and its nature-laden shores. A trip to Hue's Citadel is next—spend ample time roaming the royal complex, which includes gardens, temples, and museums.
Located in the center of the citadel is the Imperial City, which is separated from the rest of the complex by thick, 20-foot (6-m) tall walls. Inside, explore the emperor's residence while taking note of its architecture and intricate details. After a break for lunch, visit the Tu Duc Tomb, which is lauded as the most impressive royal mausoleum of the Nguyen Dynasty and covers 30 acres (12 hectares) of land. For another look into Hue's modern culture, visit the incense village, where you can try your hand at making the colorful scented sticks. Return to your hotel at the end of the day with new knowledge of Hue's complex culture.