DAY 1: EXPLORE HUE CITY
We pick you up at Hue Airport upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel.
In the afternoon, Start the day with a 40 minute boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Enjoy a walk within the walls of the Citadel and explore the ruins of the home of the royal family. After the visit to this impressive monument, continue to the extravagant mausoleum of Khai Dinh south of Hue. The tomb of Khai Dinh boasts a traditional Vietnamese design with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Back in Hue, you’ll also have time to experience daily life of Hue’s locals with a visit to the Dong Ba market before returning to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
Thien Mu Pagoda Visiting Site/Activity
Thien Mu pagoda is one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
Tomb of Khai Dinh Visiting Site/Activity
Khai Dinh tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. cludes many European architectural details, likely inspired by the Emperor's visit to France in 1922 where he viewed the Marseilles Colonial Exhibition.
Romance Hotel Accommodation
Located in the heart of Hue City – a UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Romance Hotel has an ideal location, just steps away from the Perfume River on a street with several tourist information spots.
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DAY 2: COOKING CLASS AT THUY BIEU VILLAGE – HOI AN
Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 am. Embark on a boat at Toa Kham (around 08:30 am).
Stop at Dong Ba Market and buy necessary food for cooking class with our chief.
Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of Hue city.
Back to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu village – famous for Thanh Tra fruit.
Arrival to Thuy Bieu, a nice walk or biking around the village.
- Visit local garden, old ancestral temple
- Visit incense making family to discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm.
- Visit family of joss paper making to know more about a traditional custom of Vietnamese people and know why they use joss paper, also known as ghost money, for the died people.
- Visit paper painting family to see the countryside painting art of the young local artists.
- Come back to Thuy Bieu restaurant for cooking class (you will prepare lunch by yourself with our chief’s instruction)
Lunch with Hue traditional dishes you have just cooked.
Relax by soaking your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice. Excellent massage by blind people.
After that, heading to Hoi An and stay overnight there.
Cooking class Visiting Site/Activity
The cooking class is hosted by a local family. Each cooking lesson starts with a short introduction, explanations and demonstration of starters, accompaniments, main courses and dessert.
Vinh Hung 2 hotel Accommodation
Vinh Hung 2 Hotel is just 500 meters from Hoi An Ancient Town and a 10-minute walk from Hoi An Market. Its rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and a private balcony offering pool or street views.
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DAY 3: HOI AN – BOAT TRIP ON THU BON RIVER
We will discover the old town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 15th to 18th centuries, by foot. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Visit the assembly hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation, the Museum of Folk Culture, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Tan Ky House. Finish this trip back in time with a visit to a handicraft workshop, where you learn about the history and art of lantern making. Make your own lantern with the guidance of a local craftsman and take home a handmade souvenir!
After that, board a local boat and cruise down the THU BON RIVER, enjoying the unspoiled countryside and stopping to visit a POTTERY VILLAGE and a WOODCARVING VILLAGE before returning to Hoi An harbor.
Return our car to return the hotel to Hoi An.
Thu Bon River Visiting Site/Activity
Thu Bon River is one of the nicest waterways in Vietnam. The river begins at the Ngoc Linh Mountain. The river in Hoi An plays an important role in the geography, culture and history of Hoi An.
Hoi An ancient town Visiting Site/Activity
Hoi An was once the principal port of Vietnam , the foreign traders came from all over the world, but mostly from China and Japan from 16th to 18th century. The town features the mix of cultures and traditions of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and European who came and settled in Hoi An as a part of trading business.
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