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Hue Tours | Top 10+ Hue Day Trips & Excursions

Hue, the city in the center part was Vietnam capital during the 1802 – 1945, has so much to offer to tourists. All of our Hue tours are specially designed to introduce you to the history & the culture of Hue's fascinating place. Our Hue tours including Tours in Hue city & Tours from Hue to former DMZ, Hue to Vinh Moc Tunnel… For the Hue tours, we arrange the visit to the incredible Imperial City is truly a highlight of Vietnam, Boat trip on the River of Perfume to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Majestic Royal Tombs. This layback city retains its citadel walls and gates, symbols of its old glory will highlight your Vietnam vacation.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy traditional dishes and flavors of Hue cuisine.
  • Learn about the cuisine and the essence of Hue cuisine.
  • Admire the beautiful scenery of the city at night by cyclo.

Tour Route: Hue - Vinh Quoc Cong Palace - Luc Bo Cultural Space - Thuy Xuan incense village - Vong Canh Hill

Tour Highlights

  • Delve into the rich tapestry of heritage, culture, and history, amidst the timeless beauty of Hue's ancient sites.
  • Immerse yourself in the mastery of skilled artisans, crafting treasures steeped in tradition and national pride.

Tour Route: Hue - Bach Ma National Park - Do Quyen Waterfall - Lap An Lagoon

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the poetic beauty likened to "the intersection of mountains and sea.
  • Discover the charming beauty of "wonderland", a hidden gem in Hue's natural heritage.

Tour Route: Hue – A  Luoi - A Roang - Anor Waterfall

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the culture of the Pa Co - Ta Oi ethnic group.
  • Relax in natural hot mineral springs.
  • Immerse yourself in the cool, fresh water amidst the dense Truong Son forest at Anor waterfall.
  • Enjoy the forest specialties of highland people in A Luoi.

Tour Route: Hue - Hai Van Pass - Lap An Lagoon - Vom Don Ca Bridge - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the panoramic beauty of Hai Van Pass, known as one of the most spectacular coastal passes in the world.
  • Explore the dreamy beauty of Lap An Lagoon, famous as "The Enchanted Land of Hue".
  • Admire the classic beauty of Vom Don Ca Bridge at the foot of Hai Van mountain range.

Tour Route: Hue - Sinh Village - Thanh Tien Paper Flower Village - Bao Vinh Old Town - Dia Linh Village - Ong Tao statues  - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Sinh village - Hue traditional craft village.
  • Experience making Thanh Tien paper flowers under the meticulous guidance of the artist.
  • The craft village of "making Ong Tao statues" has existed for a long time and is still preserved and passed down by local people.

Tour Route: Hue – An Dinh Palace - Hue Citadel - Tomb of King Khai Dinh - Thien An Hill - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Hue Citadel - An Dinh Palace is part of the Complex of Hue Monuments recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Tomb of Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue is one of the most beautiful tombs in the Ancient Capital region.
  • Thien An Hill presents a picturesque beauty with its lush pine forest and cool climate.

Tour Route: Hue - Bao La Village - Co Phuoc Tich Village - Tam Giang Lagoon - Ban Chua Trees - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Explore traditional craft villages in Bao La village and Phuoc Tich Ancient village.
  • Experience activities at Ngu My Thanh Village such as mini BBQ parties, swimming in the pond to watch the sunset and many other activities.

Tour Route: Hue - Ho Quyen Arena - Thuy Bieu Village - Ru Cha Mangrove Forest - Dam Chuon Tam Giang Lagoon - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Ho Quyen Arena has historical, architectural, and cultural significance and is recognized as a National Heritage.
  • Thuy Bieu village still retains its rustic features, preserving familiar images of ancient Vietnamese village life.
  • Tam Giang Lagoon has perfect beauty between the sky, rivers, mountains and vegetation.

Tour Route: Hue - An Dinh Palace - Worshipping House Ngoc Tuyen Tu - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Experience Hue Ancient Capital's culinary delights
  • Learn to make and enjoy traditional Hue dishes
  • Blend the meticulousness of royal cuisine with street food flair
  • Create memorable culinary experiences firsthand

Tour Route: Hue - Perfume River - Thuy Bieu village - Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Take a dragon boat cruise and meditate in a quiet space on the Perfume River.
  • Visit Thuy Bieu village - a peaceful ancient village in Hue, you can cycle through the tree-lined streets, feel the green beauty of the fruit gardens.
  • Experience activities in Thuy Bieu village such as learning to make Thanh Tra jam, visiting an ancient garden house over 100 years old, a painting house of a country artist,...

Tour Route: Hue - Floating Market - Tam Giang Lagoon - Phuoc Tich Ancient Village - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the wild beauty of Tam Giang Lagoon - the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia
  • Experience the unique beauty of Ngu My Thanh Floating Market at dawn in the early morning
  • Visit Phuoc Tich ancient village with a history of nearly 500 years old

Tour Route: Hue - Perfume River - Thien Mu Pagoda - Vinh Quoc Cong Palace - Thuy Xuan incense village - Vong Canh Hill - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Cycling along the Perfume River to enjoy the fresh air in the early morning, witness the sunrise.
  • Experience making paper flowers and learning sign language from deaf friends at the Flower House.

Tour Route: Hue - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park - La Vang holy land - Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River - Paradise Cave - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the historic landmarks at Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge.
  • Stop to visit the La Vang Holy Site in Quang Tri.
  • Discover the magnificent natural beauty of Thien Duong Cave.

Tour Route: Hue - Phong Nha Cave - Vinh Moc Tunnels - Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River - Con Tien - Doc Mieu Combat - Hue

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the World Heritage - Phong Nha Cave.
  • Explore the impressive complex of Vinh Moc Tunnel.
  • Go deep into Vietnam history when visiting the former DMZ on the way back to Hue.

Tour Route: Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River - Khe Sanh Base - Vinh Moc tunnel

Tour Highlights

  • Give a local perspective on Vietnam War and its historical values when visiting top historical sites of the former DMZ.
  • Feast on delicious lunch with authentic Vietnamese food.
  • Discovery the diversity of Vietnamese culture by meeting the ethnic minority people.
  • Explore the amazing tunnels of Vinh Moc.

Tour Route:Dragon boat on Perfume River -Heavenly Lady pagoda -King's tomb - Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - Dong Ba market

Tour Highlights

  • Boat trip along romantic Perfume River.
  • Take a trip travel back in time when immersing yourself in impressive tombs of Vietnamses Kings.
  • Pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage - Imperial Citadel.
  • Savor the delights of Hue.
  • Stroll through a colorful local market: Dong Ba Market.

Tour Route: Cyclo to Dong Ba market – Dragon boat on Perfume River – Cooking class while cruising

Tour Highlights

  • Hop on a cyclo to discover an authentic local market in Hue City: Dong Ba Market
  • Meet the locals and learn about their daily life as well as the way to bargain in a Vietnamese market
  • Embark on a boat to appreciate the beautiful landscape along Perfume River
  • Discover the truly delights of Hue cuisine with our expert chef

Top 8 Things To Do & See in Hue Tours

Hue Imperial City

Located on the northern shore of the Huong River, the Forbidden City was the home and working place of Kings and the royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). The citadel is surrounded by high walls buried deep underground so that no one from outside can intrude on the Imperial City. The construction proved the skillfulness and talent of the Vietnamese which can be equally compared to the Chinese. Hue Imperial City used to have more than a hundred palaces but the wars destroyed most of them. However, the left ones such as Ngo Mon (the south gate), Flag tower, and Long An palace are well-preserved and open for visitors to explore the architecture and history of Vietnam. Embark on an enchanting journey with Hue tours, you can unlock the secrets of this historic treasure trove, experiencing firsthand the grandeur and majesty of Hue's Imperial City.

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Hue Citadel- Hue tours

Tombs of Nguyen Kings

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Tomb of King Tu Duc 

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Tomb of King Khai Dinh 

Tomb of King Minh Mang- Hue tours

Tomb of King Minh Mang

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Tomb of King Thieu Tri

The Tombs of the Nguyen Kings stand as majestic testaments to Vietnam's imperial past, nestled amidst lush landscapes and serene surroundings. Each tomb, meticulously crafted and adorned with intricate architectural details, offers a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the Nguyen Dynasty. From the serene tranquility of Minh Mang's tomb to the majestic splendor of Khai Dinh's mausoleum, these sacred sites pay homage to the legacy of Vietnam's former rulers. Experience the beauty and reverence of these historic landmarks as part of your unforgettable Hue tours excursion.

Thien Mu Pagoda

The pagoda is on Ha Khe Hill near Huong River, 5km to the West of Hue. It was built in 1603 in the period of Lord Nguyen Hoang (1525-1613). After completion, the Thien Mu pagoda became the symbol of the prosperity of Buddhism in Vietnam at that time. Up to now, it has still maintained the ancient construction such as the Phuoc Duyen (1844) tower or 2-ton bronze bell from the period of Lord Quoc (1691-1725).

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hue tours to visit thien mu pagoda

Jungle at Bach Ma National Park

Venture into the wilderness with Hue tours and discover the captivating wonders of Bach Ma National Park. Bach Ma National Park is well-known for its biodiversity with over 140 species of plants, including orchids and ferns as well as more than a hundred decaying French villas. Bach Ma guarantees you an exciting experience with a lot of fun activities such as camping, rappelling, trekking, or wandering through that jungle in order to explore the beauty of the flora and fauna of Bach Ma. The best time to head to Bach Ma National Park is in February when the famous Rhododendron simsii blossom vividly along the winding streams and at the bottom of the Rhododendron waterfall. Visiting there from June to August if you want to escape from the heat of summer. 

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Hue tours - Bach Ma National Park

Activities for Hue Tours

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Relax at My An Hot Springs

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Shop at Dong Ba Market

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Explore Hue By Bicycle

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Swim at Thuan An Beach

An enriching adventure with Hue tours, where every moment is a treasure waiting to be unearthed. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Thuan An Beach, where the gentle waves invite you for a rejuvenating swim amidst stunning coastal landscapes. Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Dong Ba Market, where the aromas of spices and the hustle of trade create an unforgettable sensory experience. Explore the hidden gems of Hue by bike, pedaling through quaint streets and historic sites, soaking in the city's rich culture and heritage. Let us guide you through an unforgettable journey, where each activity promises to create lasting memories.

Top 5 Mouthwatering Dishes You Must Try In Hue Tours

Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue)

Bun Bo Hue is the most famous delicacy which you can taste in any sideroad restaurants in this elegant city. The ingredients to make this special dish include pork bones, noodles, lemongrass, red annatto-see-colored oil, shrimp paste, chili, and different spices. A bowl of Bun Bo Hue is a harmonious combination of pork knuckle, soft white noodles, fresh beef slices, a vibrant spicy broth, veggies, and the texture of the blood of duck. As with many Vietnamese noodle dishes, Bun Bo Hue is also served with a mountain of herbs, bean sprouts, shredded banana flowers, shredded cabbage, and shredded lettuce. With Hue tours, you can immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of Vietnam, discovering the harmony of flavors that define Bun Bo Hue, accompanied by a generous serving of fresh herbs, bean sprouts, and crisp vegetables.

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Bun Bo Hue - Hue tours

Rice with Clams (Com Hen)

Experience the culinary delights of Hue with Hue tours, where you simply can't miss the opportunity to taste the local specialty: rice with clams.You absolutely must taste rice with clams if you are in Hue. This dish is a mild combination of pork fat, onion, chili pepper, star fruit, Vietnamese coriander, mint, rice, and taro stems. Stop at a sideroad restaurant to enjoy a bowl of “ com hen ” - the balance of saltiness, sweetness, sourness, and spiciness.

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Com Hen Hue - Hue tours

Hue Style Sweet Soup (Che Hue)

Che Hue is the perfect combination of condensed milk, mung bean, and jelly. Actually, there are various versions of Che which are made from different ingredients such as black-eyed peas, tapioca, red kidney beans, lotus seeds, aloe vera, sesame seeds, jelly, taro, and fruits like longan, jackfruit, mango durian, and lychee. If you have a chance to visit Hue City, make sure you will not miss four famous and unique versions of Che Hue including Che with lotus seed tastefully wrapped within longan, Che with purple sweet potatoes, Che with floating sticky rice cakes plus with shrimp, and Che with rice pastry and bean.

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Cakes in Hue

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Wet Cakes Grilled Meat (Banh Uot Thit Nuong)

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Bloating Duckweed-Shaped Cake (Banh Beo)

Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings (Banh Ram It)

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Hue crispy pancake (Banh Khoai Hue)

Best Time to Visit Hue

Hue’s weather is intermediate between Northern and Southern Vietnam. The average temperature is about 25oC. The city has two distinct seasons: the dry season (from December to May) and the wet season (from June to November). Whether you prefer the sun-kissed days of dry season adventures or the verdant charm of the wet season, Hue tours ensures an unforgettable journey through every season's unique allure.

January to May: Perfect Time for a Hue Tour

At that time, Hue is in the dry season when rains rarely happen and the weather is temperate in the daytime and cool at night. Most well-known festivals in Hue are organized during this time such as Tet Holiday (in February) or Hue Festival (in April). You will have a chance to enjoy cultural performances, traditional music shows, royal arts, and delicious local dishes. Besides, comfortable weather makes the sightseeing on your Hue tour at destinations in the city more interesting.

May to July: Exploring the Dreaming Hue

The wet season begins in Hue during these months. However, visiting Hue on this occasion is still possible. The sunlight together cool breeze fills the atmosphere of Hue. Colorful flowers blossoming in the summer contribute to the brilliance of the city. A peaceful and lovely Hue is waiting for your exploration.

August to December: Experiencing a Different Hue

Rains may interrupt your Hue tour but it also brings a lot of emotions to tourists. There is a ton of indoor activities are recommended in downpours in Hue. You can discover the history of Hue in historical and cultural museums or see Hue's ancient streets without the appearance of people in the coffee shops. When it stops raining, you can go out for outdoor activities.

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Hue Weather - Hue tours

Hue General Information

Location: Central Vietnam, Thua Thien Hue Province
Population: Over 450,000 (2018)
Language: Vietnamese
Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)
Natural Condition: Mostly delta
The mountainous area in the West and North

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