Customize your tours through Hue and Vietnam.
Hue is located in central Vietnam, 540 km from the capital Hanoi in the north and 644 km from Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Hue is the ancient capital of three dynasties in Vietnam and is known for its historical monuments.
Best months to visit: January, February, March, November, December
Hue is located in the north of Vietnam and has a cooler climate than South Vietnam, with average temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius in winter and 32 degrees Celsius in summer. The best time to travel to Hue is from November to March each year.
Vietnam Airlines has a booking office at the Thuan Hoa Hostel offering ticketing services for flights from Hue to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Hue Phu Bai Airport is 13 km south of the city centre and is a 25-minute drive. Some hostels offer a carpool service for around US$2 per person.
In Hue, budget homestays are mostly concentrated in the alleys east of Le Loi Road and west of D Hung Vuong Street. Most hotels in Hue do not have a price list, so you must negotiate a price in advance.
Rice and rice noodles are the staple food of the Vietnamese people. Vietnamese food is very similar to that of other South East Asian countries, with a preference for spicy and sour dishes, meat dishes with a touch of lemon juice and fish sauce being the most common accompaniment. The Vietnamese like to eat deep-fried food such as fried shrimp cakes and also like to eat raw lettuce leaves wrapped around the dish and eaten with their hands.
Must-try food in Hue: 1、Hue hot-roasted beef 2、Vietnamese beef steak 3、Sour soup hotpot
The Dong Ba Market in the south-east of Hue, right next to the pier, is the main shopping destination in Hue and is rich in local specialities such as dried and fresh seafood and the famous Hue bucket hats. It is also famous for its glutinous rice paper and silk paintings. Prices are high and you can usually get them for a quarter of the price. The Dong Ba market opens at 6.30am and closes at 8pm.
Option 1: Hue - Hue Imperial City - Perfume River
In the morning visit the Imperial City of Hue, the largest and more complete surviving group of ancient buildings in Hue, Vietnam. In the afternoon take a boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the magnificent imperial tombs along the river.
Option 2: Quang Binh Dark Cave - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
1. Go on an adventure to the popular Quang Binh Dark Cave in Quang Binh province
2. Explore the amazingly diverse stalagmites in the cave
3. immerse yourself in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
4. experience the ropeway at the entrance to the caves, enjoy natural mud baths, swimming and kayaking
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