Explore the former capital of Vietnam on a 9-hour tour of Huế and discover how it rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyễn Lords from the 17th-19th centuries. Visit the mausoleums of notable emperors, discover how to make incense, and more.
What to Expect
Discover the imperial monuments of Huế, former capital of Vietnam, and delight along with the loyal locals at a host of UNESCO World Heritage attractions. Located on the banks of the Perfume River, Huế boats amazing citadels, fabulous palaces, and royal tombs. Many of the sites can be reached by river, and a boat cruise is part of your adventure.
Start by visiting the ornate mausoleums of Emperor Minh Mang, Emperor Khai Dinh, and Emperor Tu Duc on Vong Canh Hill. Learn about the philosophy of geomancy, and how this affected royal life. En route, you will stop to learn how the iconic conical hats of Vietnam are made, as well as discover how to produce incense sticks.
After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Imperial Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty at sites such as the 7-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, set on the banks of the river. The sprawling complex of moats and palaces offers a respite from the noise of the city.
Return to central Huế by boat, cruising along the gentle Perfume River for another perspective of the proud and noble city.
- Land transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Children aged 2-11 years old only pay 75% of the adult price (children under 2 years old travel free). Children 12 years old and older are considered adults for this tour
• Private Tours are available upon request and subject to special discounts