See the undiscovered beauty of Hue by riding its streets and past its main attractions on a traditional cyclo. Enjoy this truly authentic way to explore the city. A cyclo is a three-wheeled bicycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period and has since become a popular way to get around. Hop on and ride through the streets of Hue past the Perfume River. Ride across the Truong Tien Bridge and discover Old Hue City. You will pass lots of must see Hue attractions on the way: the Imperial Citadel, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City and more.
Hue is not only famous for its well-preserved history and cultural sites but also for its tasty traditional dishes and local snacks! In this extensive, 3-hour street food tour around the city, get to experience the complete authentic taste of Vietnam’s former imperial city. Enjoy your foodie adventure by walking or riding a Vietnamese cyclo, a three-wheel bicycle taxi, driven by locals. Hue is popularly known for its royal cuisines and this tour gives you the chance to taste food formerly served to the royal family! Discover local favorites such as water fern cakes (bahn beo), steamed rice pancake with shrimp (bahn nam), Hue beef noodle soup (bun bo hue), Hue pancake (banh khoai), and many more! Savor aromatic, sweet, salty, and sour flavors as you try out various delicacies along the streets of Hue. In the midst of your food binge, you can also hunt for souvenirs and trinkets at the famous Dong Ba Market and Night Market. Fill your appetite in this immersive journey to the belly of Hue culture.
Cross rivers and step into the lovely quaint village of Thanh Toan! Highly historical and significantly cultural, Thanh Toan is the place to be for adventurous travelers who crave a countryside escape. Your getaway begins with a convenient pick up at your hotel in Hue City or meet up location. Upon arriving in the village, have a refreshing welcome drink and experience warm Vietnamese hospitality. Be a local for a day and enjoy cooking traditional dishes, farming, fishing, and biking around the peaceful setting of Thanh Toan. Row along the Nhu Y river commonly frequented by local fishermen and observe how they get their catch for the day. The ancient Thanh Toan bridge is also open for exploring! This so-called 'Japanese bridge' was created upon the orders of a noble in the mid-18th century to bridge better transactions and communications in the village. You can also visit the Vietnamese Agriculture Museum which showcases interesting antique pieces from the village's main source of livelihood. After that, join a cooking class to recreate Hue specialties with the assistance of a local chef and get to feast on what you made! By 2:00pm, picturesque views of green rice fields and stunning temples await you on your bike trip back to the city.
fantastic tour, run by the lovely Hong (Rose). even though I was the only participant on the day, Hong went out of her way to make me feel welcome and explained lots about the area and culture to me. As I was the only one, she contacted my Homestay to check that going with her on her scooter, and not bicycles would be okay. The cooking class with her husband was very good - we made some dishes I had not tried before in Vietnam and there was SO much food for lunch! If you have some spare time in Hue, I highly recommend this tour 😊