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Hue Private Full Day Shore Excursion from Chan May Port

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US$ 155.00
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What to Expect
Visit A UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Your private, English speaking guide will be waiting for you at your port of choice with a smile and welcome sign! Once you´ve exchanged greetings, you´ll transfer to a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for your exploration of this culturally rich region. Former seat of the Nguyen Dynasty and Vietnam’s capital city up until 1945,  Hue is a fascinating city with much to explore! Our first stop is, of course, the Citadel where the last king of Vietnam, Bao Dai, stepped down in August 30th, 1945. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is guarded by an ancient moat and thick stone walls. The vast Citadel encompasses the Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City and the Royal Theatre, so stretch those legs and get ready for a morning of exploration! 

Visit A Local!

Making our way  well off the tourist track, we’ll visit some locals including the inspiring Ms. Thuy who specialises in making Vietnam’s world famous conical hats. Situated in a quiet area, visiting Ms. Thuy’s house is a true exploration of rural Vietnam and a fascinating insight into the skill of conical hat making, as well as the interesting life of this friendly and open woman.

Next up is the tomb of King Tu Duc, the most popular and impressive of all the royal mausoleums. It houses courtyards, pavilions, temples and chambers. Your tour guide will tell you all about its fascinating history and the king’s life of imperial luxury, from his 104 wives to the unfortunate ending for the 200 burial servants!

Cruise Down Perfume River!

Just before lunch we’ll visit Bunker Hill which overlooks the Perfume River and boasts amazing panoramic views. The area served as a great military vantage point by providing secret observation posts for the surrounding territory. Many bunkers still remain so you’ll have the chance to get up close and investigate them.

We’ll have lunch and recharge our batteries at a serene nunnery pagoda and then head off for our next destination: Tiger Arena, an ancient colosseum where tigers and elephants would fight to the death all in the name of royal entertainment.

The final leg of our tour today takes us to the iconic seven story Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of Hue city. From here we’ll board a classic dragon boat and cruise down the Perfume River back towards the city, where your guide will take you back to your port in plenty of time!
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Important Information
Departure Point
We will pick you up from Chan May Port, Hue City
Departure Time
7:00am - 8:00am, as soon as we can pick you up!
Return Details
We will return you to Chan May Port, Hue City
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Unlimited Bottles of Water
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Vegetarian lunch at the Buddhist Nunnery Pagoda
  • Port Permit Service: For a fee of 25USD/person, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop off. This requires passport details such as full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well a reliable transport service.
  • Gratuities for your guide & drivers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: We operate all year round.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Maika Tours
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Key Details
  • Maika Tours
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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