Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11.5 hours
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We had a very nice and interesting tour. Pick-up was on time, and the bus was OK. We visited important historical places in and near Hue, saw some excellent architecture. Our tour guide was a very kind, caring and knowledgeable guy, who smiled a lot, and told us a lot of information about Vietnamese history. Sometimes it was a bit difficult to understand his English, but he repeated the important details several times, and with paying attention we got to know a lot about Vietnam. Lunch was also great in a restaurant. So we absolutely got what we paid for. An interesting detail that on our way back other travelers came with us on the bus from Hue to Hoi An, it seems that tourist buses also work as coaches.
We were picked up at our hotel and traveled to Hue with our guide and driver. The drive was calm and the driver didn't use the horn once which for Vietnam was a pleasant surprise. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very talkative with excellent english. We stopped at the boarder between North and South as well as a few photo spots before arriving at the temple then the city. Was a great day.
Pros: Loc was lively, dynamic, very knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions. We enjoyed the historical sites, the market and the souvenirs factory (ensen & conic hats making). Cons: We did not like the ride on the perfume river because the sales lady inside the boat was too insisting for selling her stuff so we missed 3/4 of the ride view.
If you are in Hue then this is a must tour. Starting in the Emperors Citadel and ending at the tombs. It's a lot to see in a day, but a good lunch was served, after a quick tour around the enormous Hue market. All done in some pretty heavy rain storms, which added to the character. The guide was great and some good company made for a great day.
Really good day exploring all the main things in Hue. Our guide was brilliant, told us lots of information and was really funny and personable. There was loads of food for lunch and the tour day was a good pace. Overall, fantastic tour and would recommend