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OVERVIEW

Hue was Vietnam's capital (under the Nguyen imperial dynasty) between 1802 and 1945. The port is located on Perfume River, some 700 km (430 ml) south of Hanoi and 1100 km (680 ml) north of the capital Ho Chí Minh City. Hue Imperial City is an UNESCO site (since 1993) and consists of a walled fortress and a royal palace (with outer and inner courts, gardens and temples).

Highlights
  • Boating on the Perfume river
  • Visiting the finest pagoda in Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, Hue Imperial Citadel
  • Traditional food tasting
  • Experience Vietnamese cycle ride (local rickshaw)
 
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Itinerary Details

08h00-08h30: Pick up by driver and tour guide at Chan May dock (at cruise terminal), the guide will be holding the welcome board with your name on it. 
Tranfer to Hue, then the morning starts with a motorized sampan ride down the Perfume River to the towering yet delightful Thien Mu Pagoda, considered to be the finest pagoda in Hue, and an icon throughout Vietnam. 
After that, transfer to the mausoleum of the former emperor Minh Mang which is located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. 
After a tasty lunch to sample classic Hue cuisine, we’ll tour the Imperial Citadel. This site enclosed the land of eight villages and covers 6km2 - sufficient area to house the Emperor and his family, courtiers, officials, concubines, bodyguards, and servants. There are ten gates through the four massive walls of the citadel, and although many are in poor condition, the city overall remains undamaged by war or natural disasters. The complex has been recognized as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. 
From the Citadel, take a cyclo/trishaw ride through Dai Noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax; full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. This tour allows you to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Hue without the barrier of a car window or the sound of an engine, very environmentally friendly) 
 
If time permits 
Before returning to dock, stroll around the Dong Ba market with your guide. The market is actually another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life. 
Return to cruise. Trip ends at the cruise 17h30.
 
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IMPORTANT NOTES

Van & Group size:

  • 1 pax: Private 4 or 7 seat van
  • 2 – 3 pax: Private 7 seat van
  • 4 – 8 pax: Private 16 seat van
  • 9 – 15 pax: private 29 seat van
  • 16 – 20 pax: Private 35 seat van
  • 20 – 25 pax: Private 45 seat van

Packing lists: Comfortable shoes or sandal, camera, sunglasses, sunscreenWarm clothes, camera

Travel Insurance: Local travel insurance included on the entrance ticket.

Payment methods: Need a refundable deposit (30%) by either Pay Pal or Credit card, to process your booking. - Balance can be paid in USD cash on arrival to our guide. If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group

If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group
 
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PRICE & AVAILABILITIES

PRICING IN US DOLLAR PER PERSON

Rates applied from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2020

Number of Persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 14 15 - 16
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Port fee
  • Private van transfer with aircondition
  • Excursion as mentioned with all entrance fee included
  • Lunch with a soft drink
  • English Speaking guide through the trip
  • Mineral water (01 bottle/person) & tissue on coach

Exclusion

  • Requested drinking
  • Tip for guide and driver
  • Any other services not mentioned at inclusions portion
 

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