Hue Historical Charms

Discover Hue, Vietnam’s cherished ancient city and former imperial capital. Uncover hidden gems beyond citadels and tombs on a unique tour blending city charm with the tranquility of rural life. Indulge in cyclo culinary adventures, explore Kim Long’s royal elegance, and witness traditional craftsmanship. An enriching exploration of history, culture, and natural beauty.


  • Meander through the streets of Hue in style on a nocturnal cyclo tour of the city’s favourite food spots and the authentic fare that keeps visitors coming back.
  • Take a walk through the verdant village of Kim Long and its intricate gardens which interweave with the masonry like fine filigree.
  • Discover the traditional craftsmanship of the villages of Bao Vinh and Sinh, which preserve the local traditions of paper flower making and xylographic printing.
  • Cycle through the lands that house the tombs of the emperors, lounging the banks of the Perfume River as you can take in the scenery.
  • Visit the waterside tomb of the legendary warrior-emperor Gia Long and the nearby village of Duong Hoa, a centre for the distillation of essential oils.
  • Day 1: Hue | Exploring Hue's Cuisine with a Cyclo in the Dark

    The first experience in the ancient city of Hue is a spellbinding adventure through its enchanting nightlife, courtesy of a cyclo evening food tour. Begin at a lively bar with welcome drinks and amuse-bouche, followed by a culinary journey exploring Hue’s cuisine with a range of delights from light finger foods to savoring vegetarian dishes influenced by the city’s rich Buddhist traditions. Escape from tourist spots to discover the true essence of Hue’s serene night, relishing crispy pancakes, lemongrass skewers, and concluding with sweet soups in a delightful array of colors and flavors. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors and vibrant atmosphere of Hue’s culinary scene.

  • Day 2: Hue | A Cycling Tour of Hue's Craft Villages

    Start a captivating bicycle journey through the enchanting Kim Long village, where you’ll unravel the secrets of Hue’s unique landscape architecture and lush gardens. Immerse yourself in the rich culture by visiting mandarin and village temples, and savor the warmth of a three-generation family’s homemade feast and relax with a herbal foot bath. In the afternoon, wander through the lively market of Bao Vinh, hop on a ferry to artisanal villages, and pedal through vibrant flower fields. Engage in crafting traditional Thanh Tien paper flowers, explore a xylographic printing artisan’s workshop, and culminate your journey at a centuries-old village pagoda. Finally, unwind with a serene dragon boat ride, seamlessly transitioning from the past to modern life.

  • Day 3: Hue | A harmony of man and nature

    Embark on a captivating journey through Hue’s soul, uncovering its nature, history, and vibrant community. Cycle along the Perfume River, witnessing lush gardens and a floating bridge, before visiting the royal mausoleum of Gia Long, the unifier of Vietnam in 1802. Explore the villages near Duong Hoa, a significant site from the First Indochina War, then enjoy a peaceful tea break at a local farm. Indulge in a nutritious lunch at a herbal farm, discovering Vietnamese herbs and their medicinal uses, before a leisurely cycle back to your hotel.

  • Day 4: Hue | Sunrise on Tam Giang Lagoon

    In the early morning, embark on a brief drive to a fishing village near Tam Giang Lagoon, situated approximately 10 km east of Hue. Once arrived, enjoy a leisurely sampan ride around the lagoon, immersing yourself in the mosaic of life on the waters. Join a local fisherman to learn age-old fishing techniques, casting nets to catch crabs, fish, shrimp, and more. After you return to shore, you’ll have the chance to take a leisurely stroll through the rustic countryside en route to an ancient temple, where you can lend a helping hand to a farmer in the fields. Explore the rural market, savour local delicacies, or purchase some snacks for the ride home, as the mood strikes you.

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