Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang
- Duration: 10 hours
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The tour is perfectly organized, but I was not satisfied due to personal expectations, perhaps too high. That is, perhaps they are too few 4 hours à Hue (we leave at 8, we arrive at 11, we go to eat, at 12 we leave for the first site of interest, so until 16.30 when we return to Da Nang). Do say, ok I was there, Hue done. But that's not what interests me. Instead there are people for whom this tour is perfect and satisfying, especially if you have little time to devote to Hue. It also made me think "thank goodness I didn't waste a night sleeping there". The majesty of the monuments is surprising, but among all the Mausoleums that are there, why just that? I didn't understand it because Vietnamese English is really incomprehensible, even though the guide was very kind and smiling. Then pagoda and imperial palace, both beautiful. If you have to choose between Hoi An (Folklore) and Hue (history), go to Hoi An, easy even without a guide.
About going and returning buses. In addition to the participants in the one-day sightseeing tour from Da Nang to Hue, there were customers who only picked up the hotel between Da Nang and Hue. On the way back, there seemed to be many customers heading from Hue to Da Nang, so there was no seat. Even though the tour gathered early, a plastic bottle of water that says it would be available was after lunch, so I decided to buy it at a break shop on the way. It seems that there were passengers with only the above buses and they could only be distributed after they completely separated from them. However, the temperature was high and the sun was strong, so I wanted them to pass water early. I think the trip to Kaydin and the Royal Palace was good. I don't know much English, but it seems that the guide explained in detail. It was a bit disappointing that I couldn't take pictures slowly because I went around the building quickly.
We booked this tour with the hope of knowing more about the history and culture of Hué, but we were quite disappointed by the English skills of the guide. Even though he was really trying, we had difficulties in understanding what he said. Moreover, they picked us up 30 minutes later than expected because the car broke on the way.
We had a knowledgeable guide but English difficult to understand especially for those whom English is not their first language. Magnificent historical site.
The tour was very good. The guide had sense of humor. The lunch was delicious.