Hue Day Trip From Hoi An with Hai Van Pass, River Cruise & Lunch
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This Hue day trip from Hoi An allows travelers to explorethe most iconic historical buildings in Vietnam’s former capital city. In themorning, there are spectacular Hai Van Pass and turquoise Lang Co Lagoon on theway to Hue, and the Imperial City (Hoang Cung). This comprises numerousroyal palaces, resiliences, ancestor temples, theatre, landscaped gardens, andpavilions that was a seat of power for Vietnamese kings from 1802 to 1945. Itsmain gate – Ngo Mon (or the Noon Gate) is the emblem of the city. In the restof the day, travelers will sightsee other Unesco-listed places, including ThienMu Pagoda with its iconic tower by the river and Tomb of Khai Dinh King withstunning architecture and decorative styles. The tour also covers a rivercruise along Perfume River downstream from the oldest Buddhist temple to thecity, and lunch with local dishes in a garden restaurant.
*This tour departs Hoi An
- Tour around the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City in Hue to learn about the history of the Nguyen Dynasty and its emperors, with a knowledgeable guide. The site was inscribed by Unesco as a world heritage site in 1993.
- Visit the oldest Buddhist site sitting atop the hill and the imperial mausoleum of 12nd king with a unique architectural style, and enjoy scenic sceneries with cool breezes in a cruise along Vietnam’s most poetic river.
- Ride up to the top of famous Hai Van Pass – the most beautiful coastal road in the country and stop to see fantastic outlooks. At its foot, Lang Co Lagoon provides mesmerizing scenery that is loved by millions of visitors.
- Have lunch in a locally-run restaurant that partially express the values of reputable Hue cuisine.
- Plenty of shopping and photo opportunities.
- Air-conditioning car
- Licenced and experienced driver
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- Set-menu lunch, vegetarian option available upon request
- 2 bottles of water per person
- Roundtrip transfer with hotel pick up and drop off in Da Nang center, other areas with an extra fee
- All entrance tickets & Perfume river cruise
Departure & Return
Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 7:30 a.m in Hoi An. Then, the driver transfers to Hue via Hai Van Pass, Vietnam’s best coast road. After touring the heritage city to sightsee its highlights, he rides back to Da Nang but via Hai Van tunnel. Travelers can tell him to drop off any place in the downtown (except Son Tra peninsula).
See details in Hai Van Pass Travel Guide
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- This experience is run with 2 travelers minimum but private one is still available. Chat with us via whatsapp number +84968009827 for the best price.
- Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
- If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
- Free for childrens under 5 years old and 50% off for childrens from 5 to 10 years old, full fee for older ages.
- A small extra fee will be surcharged to pick up in the Son Tra peninsula (Da Nang) and South Hoi An area (Hoi An)
- Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
- No wheelchair accessible.
- This experience requires good weather. In case it’s canceled, an annoucement will be made in advance. The Hai Van Pass may be skipped if heavy rain or stormy weather occurs, to ensure visitor’s safety (decided by tour guide).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Imperial City, the Buddist temple and the emperor tomb require a dress code. In particular, travelers need to wear respectively and asked to cover armpits, navel and knees. See-through garments are not thought to be not proper to get on worshipping places. Many people choose a shirt and an above-the-know pant, and put a long piece of cloth to use later. There are no sarong or other coverings available inside the attractions, so need to buy if don’t have. On the outside of their walls, it’s possible to seek.
In the dry season (from March to August), visitors should bring sun cream, sunglasses, lightweight and cool fabric clothings. In the rest of the year, known as the wet season, rain coats/umbrellas, waterproof shoes, and more layers are necessary to prepare once hitting the road.