Option 1: Hue City Tour (L)
Spend a full day discovering Hue City, the ancient capital of the southern part of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty. In the morning take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Perfume River. Visit a conical hat and an incense stick-making village, Dong Ba market and then continue to Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of Perfume River. After lunch in a local restaurant, where you will taste specialties of Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh’s mausoleum.
Option 2: Bach Ma National Park Tour
Depart at 8:00 Am from your hotel, one and half hour you will arrive at Bach Ma National Park. After that, drive up to the top of Bach Ma Mountain. You will visit Do Quyen Waterfall - which is astounding and huge in the wooded mountain. It is more than 300m high and 20-30m wide. Lunch time at the local restaurant.
After lunch, we will walk to Hai Vong Dai – Sea Observation Post. Where people can have a panoramic view of immense sea and surrounding scenery. Walking around and discover the nature. Tour ends at your hotel late afternoon.
Option 3: DMZ Tour
During Vietnam-American War, the Ben Hai River was demarcation line between North and South Vietnam. This makes a Demilitarized Zone of five km each from the river. However during the war, the Southern area of DMZ was one of the bloodiest battlefields. This tour to DMZ will take you back to the war sites, including: Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnels, Khe Sanh Combat, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Dong Ha Town, and Rock Pile. Last but not least, you will have a chance to visit Van Kieu ethnic minorities’ people in the Central of Vietnam. Return back to your hotel late afternoon.
Option 4: Hue’s Life Tour
This tour is arranged to let you explore more of Vietnam life with the effects of Royal life. You will visit the traditional handicraft village: Thuy Xuan - Incense making village, see how to make Hue Hat (non Hue) - a symbol of the beauty of Hue ladies. Have a lunch at Tinh Gia Vien. After lunch, you will enjoy the Cooking Class at this restaurant - here you can attend a hands-on cooking class, preparation a classic meal of Hue. Ms. Ton Nu Ha – Golden Hands will demonstrate you.
- 1:30 to 3:30 Visit local market in Hue, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local seller and purchase some of ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
- 4:00 to 6:30 Starting cooking at Tinh Gia Vien House - Restaurant. Ms. Ton Nu Ha will teach you how cook the Royal Dishes.
- 6:30 onward: We sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked. Tour ends.
Option 5: Half day Cruising Huong River
Start from your hotel at 13.00 p.m. Short excursion to boat port. Then the Dragon boat will take you along the peaceful Huong River to Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb. Admire the beautiful landscapes and the sunset on the way back. Dinner and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat on Perfume River. Tour end at your hotel around 20.00 pm.