Essentials of Hue

khai dinh tombMinh Mang tombthanh tien paper flower making village
A day of exploring Hue’s essentials with royal tombs, pagodas, serenity of villages and the illustrious examples of grand dynasties past, the garden houses. This day tour is made for travelers who want to explore the authentic local life and serenity.

Tour Itinerary

What to expect

  • Scenic boat trip on Perfume River
  • Taste Hue local vegetarian food at special place
  • Enjoy beautiful sightseeing of Hue royal tombs and pagodas
  • Explore the traditional 19th century Hue residence, the Garden Houses
In details

A day of exploring Hue’s famous royal tombs and the illustrious examples of grand dynasties past, the garden houses.

Begin your day by floating down the peaceful Perfume River by boat, taking in the endless surrounding greenery. At the end of your hour-long boat trip, hop off at the pier and transfer to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. Admire the unusual combination of architecture that blends a traditional Chinese past with a modern Western future. Then, continue to Minh Mang Tomb to explore the opulent and exotic resting place laid out in formal Chinese style.

For lunch, feast on a vegetarian meal prepared by nuns at Dong Thuyen Pagoda, a temple located on the top of a hill with a fantastic view. Visit the kitchen to see how your meal is prepared in a wood burning stove, then dig into your food in the company of the nuns who made it. Take the opportunity to learn about Buddhism or just get to know your friendly hosts.

Next, make your way to Thanh Tien Village, well-known for over 300 years of crafting paper flowers. Meet one of the local villagers and learn how to make your own ornate paper flower. You can be sure that your visit is backing a good cause, providing struggling artists, craftsmen and home-based workers with additional income and recognition.

Finally, visit Tha Om Garden House and its owner, Mr Vinh. Explore the traditional 19th century Hue residence and listen to Mr Vinh’s stories of his royal heritage before returning to your hotel.

tha om garden house

Typical Garden House of Hue

boat trip on perfume river

Scenic Boat trip on Perfume River, Hue

Tour price


Available: Daily
Departure & return: Pickup/drop of at hotel
Time: Flexible

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Price in USD/person $74 $63 $50 $43

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Private car transportation, hotel pick-up/drop off, boat and bike riding
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Vietnamese set lunch
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Other meals and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses & Tips

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