Nice experience, very customer-oriented company fast and easy booking, very fast reaction. Mr. Bien a well-prepared guide and enthusiastic. You should try this experience.
Hue City Tour and River Cruise
UNESCO Heritage Site
The national capital until 1945, Hue still retains its imperial charm and many of its buildings are a testament to this era. Explore the city’s most significant sites with the help of your English speaking guide such as the Citadel, Tiger Arena, the tomb of King Tu Duc, and experience traditional conical hat making!
Visit a local market and countryside
Explore the Imperial Citadel, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the Tomb of King Tu Duc & Tiger Arena
Enjoy panoramic views on Bunker Hill
Witness incense and conical hat making!
Experience a vegetarian lunch at the nunnery pagoda
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From $50 per person.
- 1 person $155
- 2 people $95 per person
- 3 people $85 per person
- 4 people $75 per person
- 5 people $65 per person
- 6-9 people $55 per person
- 10 + people $50 per person
Please note – Children up to 3 years old are free of charge, while children 3-11 years old will be required to pay 75% of the adult rate. Please see our FAQs page for further pricing details.
We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from January 20th-24th, 2023
The tour is recommended to start at 7:30 am. However, this is a private tour so we can be flexible to meet your interests.
Pick-up & drop-off
We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Hue City Centre. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.
- All Entrance Fees
- All Taxes
- Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Two Bottles of Water
- English Speaking Guide
- Full Lunch – please note we can cater to any dietary requirements just be sure to get in touch beforehand
- Booking fees
What to bring
- Insect Repellent
- Light Jacket
What to wear
Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.
Visit A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Your private, English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel. Once you’ve exchanged greetings, you’ll transfer to a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for your exploration of this culturally rich region. The 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 on 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. Tiger Arena is 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 hotel.
See What Our Guests are Saying
I now refer my friends, family and colleagues, as well as book all of my tours, accommodation and flights with Maika because I feel very lucky to have finally found an organisation in Asia that gives me the confidence to do so.
The tour was very well organized, and the guide spoke very good English. We got to see and experience so many things: Besides visiting a pagoda and Buddha statue, we also went on a boat ride (with a stop to enjoy a coconut drink) and visited local businesses producing rice paper, conical hats and mats. We had fresh fruit and tea for a snack and Pho soup for lunch which was delicious! We had such a good day and would highly recommend this tour!
We went on this tour, two families of four, with children aged 9-12 years old. We were really happy with it and highly recommend. Lin was our guide and she was fantastic, would really do a trip with her again. It was nice to do this privately and easy to adjust with Lin if needed. Maika helped us book the accommodation in Can Tho which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend and for sure do again.
You did a great job looking after all of our family of 7. The kids enjoyed all the tours and especially the Mekong cruise …as did we……because the kids were so happy we got to enjoy some time to ourselves too. I would recommend Maika Tours if your thinking of visiting Vietnam!