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Hue, Vietnam

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Our most recommended Hue, Vietnam Private Experiences

From Hue: Private DMZ Tour

1. From Hue: Private DMZ Tour

Start with pickup in the morning from your accommodation in Hue. From there, head to Dong Ha town where the local guide will board the vehicle to begin the tour. The first stop is Doc Mieu Base, one of the front lines. Learn how the Americans set up a group of firebases on a ridge of hills looking across the DMZ and the Ben Hai River. Gain a deeper knowledge of the history and listen to meaningful stories from your English-speaking guide. Continue to the next stop, Hien Luong Bridge. This bridge is located in the 17th Parallel and during the Vietnam war, it was bisected between South and North Vietnam. Go to the last stop and one of the main highlights, the Vinh Moc underground tunnels. Hear how they were used as a refuge to survive from all the bomb attacks during the war. Before heading back to Hue City, stop by a local restaurant to have an authentic Vietnamese lunch ( you pay for yourselfs). The tour ends with a drop-off service back to your accommodation.

Hue & Hoi An Transfer: Private Car Sightseeing Trip

2. Hue & Hoi An Transfer: Private Car Sightseeing Trip

This 7-hour tour begins with hotel pickup. Along the way to Hoi An there will be stops for sightseeing at An Bang Cemetery, home to more than a thousand tombs and stretching from the 8-meter gates down to the sea. Continuing on, enjoy the verdant trees, crystal waters, and cloud-covered mountains of Lap An Lagoon. Nestled between Phu Gia Pass to the North and Hai Van Pass to the South, this oyster-farming village should not be missed. Just 60 KM on from Hue is the serene fishing township of Lang Co, whose beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world, with a sloping beach and fine, clean sand.    The car winds its way through Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. The American and French bunkers along the pass provide panoramic views of the city, the perfect spot for a much-welcomed break with the locals. Last but not least, marvel at the rock peaks of the Marble Mountains and follow the curvy road upwards, past large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. Here you can learn about Buddhism and witness the harmony of nature and religion.   After a full day of touring, drop-off will be provided in Hue or Hoi An.

Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

3. Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

Take a drive from Hoi An to Hue by private car, stopping at scenic views and important landmarks along the way on an 8- to 9-hour excursion.   After pickup from your hotel in the Hoi An city center, start your trip with the highlight: a visit to My Son Sanctuary, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries. Even partially ravaged by time and war, these gorgeous ruins are still worth a trip.   Next, stop at the Marble Mountains, famous for their image of rocky peaks rising above homes and resorts. Here, you’ll learn about Buddhism and see religious architecture that exists in harmony with nature. Continue on to Hai Van Pass, where there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, you’ll stop at the serene fishing township of Lang Co, whose beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Sample some local seafood before continuing on to Lap An Lagoon, surrounded by Bach Ma Mountain Range, an incredibly popular tourist destination.   Your last stop will be Hue Fishing Village, located on a bio-diverse lagoon full of rare and valuable marine products. Locals here survive by catching fish and shrimp and selling them to local markets.   Finally, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Hue.

Hoi An/Da Nang: Hue City Private Tour

4. Hoi An/Da Nang: Hue City Private Tour

At 8 AM, get picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi. Meet your private driver and climb into a comfortable modern vehicle. Set off for Hue City making a couple of stops for sightseeing and incredible natural scenery along the way. Drive through the Hai Van Pass where you will immerse yourself in a sea of clouds. Also, pass by the stunning Lang Co Bay, and Lap An Lagoon to take in the magnificent views. Arrive in Hue and meet your private English-speaking tour guide who will join you for the entire city tour. First, visit Khai Dinh Tomb - built for the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty and blending Western and Eastern architecture. Then, head over to Minh Mang Tomb, built on the west bank of the Perfume River and dedicated to Minh Mang and his empress. After this, stop for lunch in Hue at a local restaurant. Once you have refueled, continue the tour with a visit to the Citadel, also known as The Imperial City. Explore this Unesco World Heritage Site, a walled enclosure and the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Next, see the Thien Mu Pagoda - an impressive 7-story pagoda which is regarded as an iconic symbol of the city. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi An, returning by around 7:30 PM.

Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

5. Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

Be collected from your accommodation in Hue and travel in a private car to the pretty village of Lang Co, famous for its golden sand beach. Get breathtaking views of the landscape as you drive to a eucalyptus oil village, and then cross the Hai Van Pass in the Annamite Mountains. Be rewarded with one of the finest views in Vietnam. Continue to the Cham Museum in Da Nang, and learn all about the ancient culture of the ethnic Cham people of Vietnam and Cambodia. See the beautiful beach of My Khe where US marines stayed from 1965 to 1973. Visit the stone carving village of Non Nuoc, and end with a nature walk on Marble Mountains south of Da Nang city. Discover the mysterious caves and Buddhist temples scattered across the limestone hills. End the trip in Hoi An.

Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

6. Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hue and head to the first stop of the tour, Minh Mang Tomb. The site is considered one of the best examples of Nguyen Dynasty architecture and artwork, and is set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Next, proceed to Khai Dinh Tomb. This tomb is situated in the Chau Mountains, in between scenic pine, cassava, and sugar cane farms. The tomb's architecture is a blend of East and West. It took eleven years to build and was completed in 1931. Then, continue to Tu Duc Tomb, located in an area of rolling hills and pine trees 7km outside Hue. The tranquil grounds are filled with trees, ponds, and pavilions where Tu Duc used to write poetry. Emperor Tu Duc had his tomb built 16 years prior to his death and actually wrote his own biography prior to his death. The last stop of the trip will be the Thien Mu Pagoda. It is the oldest religious structure in Hue and is also one of the most impressive. It was constructed during the 17th century to worship the legend of a local woman with spiritual connections. The tour ends with drop-off back at your accommodation in Hue city.

Hue City by Cycle Rickshaw: Half-Day Private Tour

7. Hue City by Cycle Rickshaw: Half-Day Private Tour

Climb aboard a cycle rickshaw in Hue City and experience the former imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty via an iconic Vietnamese mode of transport. Vietnam’s version of the trishaw or cycle rickshaw, the 3-wheeled cycles are pedaled by a driver, with you in front! Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and whisk you around the city’s most impressive sights, starting with Tinh Tam Lake (Lake of the Serene Heart), one of the most famous beauty spots of Hue and a former tributary of the Perfume River. Explore the Imperial Citadel, a sprawling complex of pavilions, moats, temples, and museums. Check out the central Flag Tower, built during the reign of Emperor Gia Long. Then see the entrance gate of Ngo Mon, where the Emperor would address his officials. Discover the Nine Dynastic Urns in front of the Mieu Temple, and Nine Holy Cannons of the Nhan and Quang Duc Miradors. Get panoramic views of the Citadel and city from your unique mode of transport, providing a different view of Hue life.

Tam Giang Lagoon Full-Day Tour from Hue

8. Tam Giang Lagoon Full-Day Tour from Hue

Get off the usual tourist trail on a full-day tour of the Tam Giang Lagoon along the coast of the Thua Thien Hue plain. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Hue, drive to Tam Giang to see one of the largest lagoons of the region. Break for morning tea at a homestay on My Thanh Wharf, and interact with the locals to learn about life on the water. Then, cycle to an exhibition of the traditional fishing tools to learn more about this less explored region of Vietnam. Dismount your bike for a boat ride across the lagoon to experience the aquaculture activities up close. Try your luck at catching a fish with the help of a local fisherman. Back on dry land, cycle around the village, and on through the vegetable farms and paddy fields. Next go to the craft village of Thuy Lap to watch the locals weaving. Break for lunch at a homestay, or the house of the Ngu My Thanh community. Watch local artisans skillfully weaving bamboo in Bao La village, before your return transfer to Hue. En route, you will stop at the Thu Le Temple, the central meeting house for the local communities.

From Hue: 5-Hour Sightseeing Drive to Hoi An by Private Car

9. From Hue: 5-Hour Sightseeing Drive to Hoi An by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 5-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Hue Fishing Village. Tam Giang Lagoon supports all life in this village, where locals survive by catching shrimp and fish. Every day, large volumes of this marine life is sold in local markets or to wholesale traders. See the local people as they work by hand or by fishing with rudimentary tools. Next, you’ll head to a second lagoon: Lap An Lagoon. Surrounded by verdant trees and full of crystal-clear water, see the locals living their daily lives in harmony with the nature around them.   Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Sample the local seafood at a restaurant at the end of a walkway, hovering over the water. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.   Finally, visit Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. Learn about Buddhism, and see religious architecture in harmony with nature. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

Private Excursion of Hue from Hoi An or Danang City

10. Private Excursion of Hue from Hoi An or Danang City

Hue (pronounced ‘hway’) was the capital city of Vietnam where the Nguyen dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945. Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River. This location is also the destination of palaces, pagodas, tombs, temples, culture, and cuisine, as well as history and heartbreak — as such, the city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This private excursion gives you an opportunity to explore not only the Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Perfume River but also a chance to meet local people in a rural village. Your tour guide will pick up you at your hotel and upon arrival in Hue, you will visit locations and sites such as Haivan Pass, Langco Bay, the Khai Dinh Tomb, the Minh Mang Tomb and the Conical Hat Making Making Village. After having lunch, you will visit the Royal Citadel, the Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum, and the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. After your visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, you'll board a dragon boat for sight-seeing along the Perfume River. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at the hotel you were picked up from.

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What people are saying about Hue, Vietnam

We only booked the evening before at 6 p.m. and had a nice confirmation directly via the whatts app. The trip with Mr. thý was an incredibly impressive experience. We were picked up right on time at the hotel in the old town, and received totally nice. We got an incredible amount of information about Vietnam, the DMZ, people's attitudes and contexts in mega good English. The lunch was simply an incredibly great and delicious experience. the car and driver were well looked after, safe and very careful .... would book it again !! We were back at the hotel at 6.30pm.

My driver was great, very friendly and personable. We joined another group since I was solo and met very nice people.

Interesting and educational transfer from Hue to HoiAn, with very beautiful different landscapes.

Very informative and interesting tour. Very well organized.

Very nice trip with a a very serviceminded driver Mr. Kin.