The imperial city, the imperial mausoleums, the old houses, the temples of different religions, the charming city of Hoi An, all these moments contribute to an inescapable historical and cultural richness of the center of Vietnam.

This small 6-day tour will allow you to explore historic towns and heritage monuments as well as the picturesque countryside of the center.

You will discover the daily life of the local inhabitants and participate with them in the discovery of their crafts (making mattresses, painting on wood, making paper flowers and processing fish). You can attend a cooking class so that you can wow your friends when you return by making them a specialty of the center. Finally you will have the opportunity to visit Hoi An and Hue which are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.



Highlights :

- Visit of several historical monuments of Hue

- Bike ride through the countryside, outside the tourist circuits

- Visit of Hoi An


Itinerary :

Day 1: Hanoi or Saigon flight to Hue

Day 2: Hue - Visits

Day 3: Hue - Hoi An

Day 4: Hoi An - Visits

Day 5: Hoi An - free

Day 6: Hoi An - Flight to Hanoi or Saigon



- Depending on your desires and your budget, this tour can be adapted and modified in terms of duration, content, as well as the date of departure.
- The price of this trip varies according to the number of participants, the services chosen (accommodation category, activities and board during the trip, ...) as well as the tourist period of the year.
- Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We are always ready to listen to you.

Day 1: Ha Noi or Saigon by flight to Hue
(Car, hotel)

Hue, former capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945, a charming city which has a great cultural richness with its history, its historical monuments, its imperial city, its mausoleums, its Perfume river ..., which seduced the soul generations of Vietnamese poets as well as visitors. Despite damage due to the two wars, the renovation projects are gradually giving it back its original charm.

Arrival in Hue. Welcome by the guide and the driver. Transfer to the city center.

Free dinner. Night at the hotel.

Day 2: Hue - Visits
(guide, private car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)


Breakfast at the hotel.

The morning begins with a visit to the Thanh Toan Bridge, a cute little Japanese-style bridge, located in a small village not far from the city center. Visit of the very authentic daily market where the villagers come to shop every day. A market that stands out from the rest.

Then you will visit the most important monument in Hue, the Imperial City. Built for 29 years from 1804 to 1833, the imperial city was the political, economic, cultural center of the country and the home of 13 Nguyen emperors and their families. The construction of the imperial city was a typical example of oriental architecture, harmoniously applying Confucianist philosophies, fengshui and also the use of local and exotic materials.

Time for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the mausoleum of Khai Dinh, an architectural exception of Hue. Its architecture is really an original invention of this emperor and under the hands of the artists of the time, a splendid building, mixed of several styles: Catholic, Buddhist, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, and one of the most beautiful mosaic work in Vietnam. 

The discovery continues with a visit to the pagoda of the Heavenly Lady, the most important pagoda in Hue. Built in 1601, the Heavenly Lady Pagoda is not only a Buddhist temple but also an important ceremonial place for members of the royal family. A little discovery on local religious life. After visiting the pagoda, you will descend on the Perfume River by a boat ride to look at the landscapes on its two banks to the Dong Ba market, the largest covered market in the city. Here you find everything the locals need. A beautiful market to see.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Night at the hotel.

Day 3: Hue - Cloud Pass - Hoi An
(guide, car, lunch, dinner, visits, accommodation)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure around 8:30 am towards Hue via the Col des Nuages. A photo stop on the pass is highly recommended.

Arrival in Da Nang. Visit of the Cham sculptures museum.

Arrival in Hoi An, nicknamed the Little Venice of Vietnam. Hoi An was a former silk trading port since the 14th and 15th centuries, a city which is very very well preserved, with its ancient temples, ancient houses in various styles, from the west with French houses to the Orient with Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese houses. A city of heart for most of the people who have visited it. Town tour.

Dinner at the restaurant in the city center.

Night at the hotel.

Day 4: Hoi An - Visits
(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, you will start with a bike ride to Tra Que village, a village renowned for its cultivation of aromatic vegetables, salads, onions ... in an organic way. Over here, you will dress up as a peasant, participate, learn and work the land with the people of the village.

After the time to learn the profession of peasant, it will be a small cooking class with the family to make some typical dishes of the region.

Lunch in the village.

In the afternoon, continue the bike ride, through villages surrounded by rice fields, to the sea. Then, you will start another boat trip towards the old town of Hoi An. Visit of the city with some temples and typical houses, the Japanese bridge and also time for your shopping.

Dinner at the restaurant in the center of the old town. This outing will allow you to see the city again but under the magnificent light of the lanterns.

Night at the hotel.

Day 5: Hoi An free

Breakfast at the hotel.
Completely free day for your activities.

Day 6: Hoi an - Flight to Saigon or Ha Noi
(guide, car)

Breakfast at the hotel.
At 8:00 am, departure for the flight to Saigon or Ha Noi.

End of the trip!

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Rosaleen Hotel
Scarlett Hotel
Eldora Hotel
Saigon Morin Hotel
La Résidence Hotel
Imperial Hotel
Hoi An
Venus Hotel
Vi Khoa Hotel
Le Pavillion Boutique Hotel
Vinh Hung Riverside Resort
Royal Hoi An Hotel
Paml Garden Resort
Note: These are simply hotels that Zen Vietnam Travel often works with but depending on your desire, budget or the availability of these hotels, we can find other equivalent hotels for you.



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