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Hue - Hoian heritage trail


 This four day tour is ideal for those who wish to capture the soul of the two most beautiful old towns in Vietnam - Hue and Hoian: from its rich architectural heritage to its sensational cuisines. This is a feast for your eyes and tastes.




Day 1: Hue arrival (L)

Arrival in Hue. We will pick you and transfer to the hotel. We start with the visit of Tu Duc tomb.

Next place is the former imperial capital of Vietnam - The Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Ovenight at the hotel.

Day 2: Hue – Emotion Sampan Cruise (B, L)

Pick up at your hotel then embark on boat at Thien Mu Pagoda wharf, check in and visit Thien Mu pagoda.

- Visit Bao Vinh and Thanh Ha Old Town – the bustling commercial trading port in the past.
- Visit Sinh village where people make folk painting for worshiping, then walking or cycling through colorful flower gardens and green rice fields.
- Visit Thanh Tien village - where paper flowers are made to worship Kitchen God on 23th Dec of lunar month every year.

Back to the boat for lunch while cruising to enjoy Hue’s scenery on river bank, pass by Van Mieu temple
Arrive a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.

- Visit an old communal house, pass by several old ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
- Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.

Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in herbal water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.

In the evening, join our cooking class and prepare dinner by yourself with our chief’s instruction. Have dinner with dishes you have just cooked. Sweet overnight on boat.

Day 3: Hue – Hoian (B, L)

Breakfast on boat while enjoy the magnificent sunrise on Perfume river. Disembark and we drive on one of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam, the Mandarin Road, to Hoi An. We pass the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass), a mountainous highway offering splendid views over the South China Sea.

Arrival in Hoi An. Visit Hoi An town on foot. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some madeto- order clothes if you like.


Day 4: Hoian – My Son – Da Nang departure (B, L)

Geting start from your hotel in the morning for My Son located 75km from Hoian, this site is a must-see for those who interested in oriental architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled their kingdom in Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism.

Return to Hoian.  Free time for your relax before transfering to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.


Tour price with cabin boat for the cruise part

Price/ person Number of people in group
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
436 330 283 251 229 215 222

Single supplement: 50 USD/ person


Tour price with bed boat for the cruise part

 Price/ person     Number of people in group
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
411 314 271 241 221 207 216 207 198 192 187

  Single supplement: 50 USD/ person


  All rates are in USD and valid from 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013


List of hotels for the tour


Name of hotel
Number of night
Perfume River Emotion Cruise Private boat
Hoi An
Thuy Duong 3 Superior


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