- The Intrepid Experience
- About Intrepid
- Booking Intrepid
›You are hereHome›Hue Discovery
- 7-8 hours
Total price tool tip
- *Approx package price
With a visit to a produce market, lunch at a monastery, a jaunt to an incense making factory, time at a historic pagoda and a chilled river cruise, this Hue tour fits the greatest hits of Hue into one remarkable day. <strong><strong><strong>If you are on the road and want to book a trip for today or <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">tomorrow</span></span> - call Hue Urban Adventures on +84 (0) 904 193 308 to check availability and book straight away. Late bookings made online may not be confirmed without a confirmation call to the number above.</strong></strong></strong>
* Experience Hue and its surroundings as locals do
* Shop for local ingredients at the colourful Dong Ba market
* Take a walking tour of the Citadel
* Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda/monastery
* Visit an incense making village and explore the seven-tiered Thien Mu Pagoda
* Learn about the brutality of the Tiger Arena and then juxtapose it with a relaxing cruise along the Perfume River
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Hue Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Please dress to local standards with shoulders and knees covered.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Packed with temples, tombs, palaces, and pagodas, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and a must-stop on any itinerary. This full day Hue city tour will take in the best of the city, from the art and architecture to the celebrated food and culture.
Start your Hue city tour with a visit to the colourful Dong Ba market, which will energise the senses with its sights, sounds, and smells. This is the ideal place to soak up everyday Vietnamese life, and your local guide will show you to some of the traditional foods and introduce you to the local vendors. Afterward, head out into the streets and wander over to the Citadel. It’s within these 2m-thick and 10km-long walls that you’ll find several of the city’s best sights, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City.
Explore the best of it all before stopping for a vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda/monastery. Enjoy a traditional meal and grab the chance to chat with the nuns to learn more about Buddhism and gain an insight into their daily lives.
After lunch, our Hue tour continues with a short bus ride through the stunning surrounds, passing rice paddies and small towns, before arriving at a village that specialises in making incense. Learn all about this ancient art before continuing on to one of the impressive emperor’s tombs.
Pay a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a sprawling temple complex that is perched on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. After admiring its seven tiers, head to Tiger Arena, where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperor right up until 1904.
After a day taking in the many sights, end it with a relaxing afternoon cruise along the Perfume River. Take in the magic of this meandering river before ending our Hue tour back in the centre of the city.
Intrepid Express newsletter features stories from our travellers and staff, special offers and the chance to win a free trip every fortnight.Subscribe to Express today
Order a 2014 brochure
Africa to Antarctica, Trekking to Sailing, Food to Family trips - your next adventure starts with an Intrepid Travel brochure.Order a brochure