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.
From the former imperial city of Hue, venture into the historical past and natural wonders of Da Nang or Hoi An! Explore top attractions in two of the most popular Vietnamese tourist destinations in a sightseeing day tour aboard a luxurious bus. Choose your own adventure and select which city you’ll wander into. By visiting the coastal city of Da Nang, discover the beautiful Thanh Toan Bridge built during the Nguyen Dynasty. Immerse yourself in the rural landscape surrounding the 200-year old bridge and learn more about its history with the help of an English speaking guide. Travel next to what is said to be the most beautiful beach in Vietnam: Lang Co Beach. Laze around the long stretch of beach with white sand and turquoise waters beneath the dazzling sun. Beyond the beach, see a distant view of mountain peaks and green forests creating a picturesque view that continues to astound tourists and locals alike. On your way to the drop off location, drive through the Hai Van Pass––the highest pass in Vietnam––to catch stunning ocean vistas on one side and lush mountains on the other under clear, blue skies. If you choose to visit Hoi An, continue your journey to the Museum of Cham Sculpture. See ornate art and artifacts from the ancient kingdom of Champa dating back as early as the 10th century! From man-made wonders to natural ones, explore the magnificent Marble Mountains where you can find age-old pagodas, caves, and temples surrounded by green forests. Conquer your fear of heights and take the lift to the peak to access breathtaking countryside and beach views. You last stop will bring you to the Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its well-preserved monuments, architecture, and history as an old trading port in the 15th to 19th century. Your tours will end with a safe drop off at either Da Nang or Hoi An. Traveling from Hoi An to Hue? You can also take a one way trip to the formal imperial city and pass through scenic routes along the way.
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 😊