1. Overview

Hue is a city located in Central Vietnam, 120 km north of Hoi An, about 3–4 hours by car. Hue is famous for its poetic, peaceful, and gentle beauty. Coming to the ancient capital, visitors can admire the golden palaces, majestic mausoleums, and historical landscapes, all of which create a unique beauty for the land of Hue. Therefore, you should visit this land on the Hoi An To Hue Day Tour. This tour usually starts in Hoi An in the morning and ends in the evening of the same day.

Hoi An To Hue Day Tour is the best Hue city tour from Hoi An. This is a day tour where you will explore and experience the most famous attractions in Hue, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the Nguyen Dynasty. In addition, you also have a great opportunity to admire the most beautiful scenery along the way from Hoi An to Hue and enjoy Hue’s unique cuisine.

2. Suggested itinerary for Hoi An to Hue day tour

7:30 a.m: Car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel in Hoi An. If you are in Da Nang city, we will pick you up at 8:00 – 8:30.

9:30 a.m: Cross Hai Van Pass to experience the breathtaking panorama of Lang Co Bay and view Lap An lagoon.

11:30 a.m: Arrive in Hue city and start visiting Khai Dinh Tomb.

12:30 p.m: Rest and enjoy delicious local food.

13:30 p.m: Visit the ancient capital complex of Hue, the last capital city in Vietnam.

15:00 p.m: Explore Hue National School and Xuan Thuy incense village.

16:00 p.m: Explore Thien Mu Pagoda and Dragon Boat Cruise along Perfume River Enjoy the peaceful scenery as you return to Hue city center.

Arrive Hoi An around 7:00 p.m. We will take you back to the hotel where your tour will end your Hoi An to Hue day tour.

3. The Top 10 Best Experiences On The Hoi An To Hue Day Tour

3.1. Admire all the beautiful scenery from Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is also known as Ai Van Pass or May Pass. The pass is located at an altitude of 500 m above sea level and stretches 20km, cutting across the Bach Ma mountain range. Hai Van Pass is considered one of the 10 most beautiful coastal passes in the world and the most beautiful coastal pass in Vietnam. This world-famous place offers you an exciting ride along its dramatic landscapes that range from mountains to blue seas, often engulfed in mist. You’ll stop for stunning panoramic views and a peak where 19th-century gates and war bunkers are located. Traveling from Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass is an unforgettable experience.

3.2. Admire the enchanting beauty of Lang Co Bay

Lang Co Bay has been dubbed the “Beautiful Bay in the World” since 2009, with a length of 20 km from Da Nang and 60 km from Hue. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the wild beauty and charm of the bay. This beautiful beach is famous for its unique geographical location, fine sand, natural landscape, clear water, and diverse ecosystem. Lang Co bay is located very close to Hai Van Pass. There are many attractions and resources to serve the entertainment needs of tourists. You can find many resorts, restaurants, and dining options in the area. Lang Co Bay has many water sports, diverse activities, and many interesting things.

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3.3. Explore Lap An lagoon

Lap An Lagoon, also known as An Cu Lagoon, is famous for its rich history, wonderful nature, ancient tombs, Imperial Citadel, and splendid beauty. Lap An Lagoon is located on the banks of Lang Co Bay and Bach Ma National Park, the lagoon looks like a giant mirror reflecting the sky. There is a local fishing village near Lap An Lagoon, so you will see many fishermen with small boats bobbing on the water. The giant fishing nets of fishermen on the lagoon further enhance the homeland’s identity and charming beauty. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local life of fishermen in Lap An Lagoon with us.

3.4. Visit Khai Dinh Tomb

Hue is home to many ancient religious and historical relics. Khai Dinh Tomb is the ancient tomb of the last emperor of Vietnam. This is a beautiful work of art and architecture built with ceramic, glass, metal, and wood. Khai Dinh Tomb was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 1993 because it is one of the most famous ancient royal tombs in the world. You will be amazed when witnessing the splendor of the monument because this is the longest and most expensively built mausoleum of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its unique combination of Western and Eastern cultures has inspired many artists and architects.

3.5. Explore the majestic ancient capital of Hue

The ancient capital of Hue is a UNESCO world heritage site, a must-see tourist destination that we cover in our Hoi An to Hue day tour. It was the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, located on the north bank of the Perfume River. There are ten gates of the Imperial Citadel and different areas containing houses, villas, and a complex system of canals.

This work has a wall-in-wall structure with an area of 500 hectares and a system of three citadel rings from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh, Hoang Thanh, and Tu Cam Thanh. Visitors can admire the most splendid architectural works here, including palaces, mansions, temples, theaters, communal houses, landscaped gardens, red corridors, the majestic Ngo Mon Gate, etc. During the clockwise tour, the tour guide will explain everything there with his in-depth knowledge.

3.6. Learn the legend of Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is located on the banks of the famous Perfume River on Ha Khe Hill. This is considered one of the most ancient and beautiful temples in the city. There is a very special legend associated with the pagoda. Once upon a time, there was an old woman who went up to the hill where the temple was. She told everyone that God would build a Buddhist temple for the prosperity of the country in this area. Then Lord Nguyen Hoang built the pagoda and named it “Thien Tien Nu,” which translates to Thien Mu.

The mysterious connection to this temple has caused many people to visit this historical place. Phuoc Duyen Tower, or Tu Nhan Tower, is the main feature of the pagoda. This is a 2-meter-high octagonal stupa with 7 floors, the tallest iconic stupa in Vietnam. A giant bronze bell is located on the left side of the tower, called Dai Hong Chung. You can read more about Discovering the Top 7 Hue Pagodas: A Journey Through Time and Culture.

3.7. Take a boat trip to admire the poetic beauty of the Perfume River

The poetic and enchanting banks of the Perfume River are home to some typical traditional pagodas in Hue. The best way to enjoy the Perfume River is by taking a boat ride that you cannot miss when exploring Hue. From the dragon boat, you will admire the scenery on both sides of the river and listen to Hue songs. This experience will allow visitors to touch the poetic beauty of the Perfume River and the cultural beauties imbued with the spirit of the ancient capital. And you will see many different villages on the banks of the river where fishermen and local people are still busy with their daily work.

3.8. Admire the beauty of Hue National School

Hue National School is also one of the famous check-in points in the ancient capital of Hue. This school is up to 120 years old, one of the three oldest schools in Vietnam. The school has a very large campus for you to walk around and see every corner of the school. Surrounding the school, the front and walls are built of dark red bricks.

Previously, Hue Quoc Hoc School was built in the old style, but later, when remodeling, people chose contemporary French architecture in the early 20th century. Therefore, this school possesses ancient beauty with a very typical European feel. The combination of European architecture and decorative lines of Asian beauty helps the school become a beautiful photography location in Hue that is very popular with tourists.

3.9. Explore Thuy Xuan incense village

During the Hoi An to Hue day tour, you will have another exciting experience: exploring Huong Thuy Xuan Village, a village with a long-standing traditional incense-making profession in Hue, about 700 years old. Tourists come to Thuy Xuan incense village not only to learn about the age-old traditional craft of making incense but also to check in with the eye-catching scenery here. Under the gentle sunlight, each bouquet of incense spreads out like brightly colored flowers. All create a photogenic background, so you can freely pose and take the most sparkling photos.

3.10. Enjoy Hue cuisine

Hue cuisine always makes people remember it forever thanks to its unique flavor and preparation, imbued with the quintessence of national culture. Unlike other regions, Hue specialties have the rich, spicy taste of the Central people but have a strange appeal. Some attractive dishes in Hue include: Hue beef noodle soup, Mussel rice, Banh Canh Nam Pho, Banh khoai, Nem lui, Banh nam, banh beo, banh bot loc, Am Phu rice, va tron, Hue sweet soup, etc. You can learn more about the Top 10 Most Famous Hue Restaurants in Hue

4. Some notes when participating on the Hoi An to Hue day tour

  • Choose a travel time that suits your needs.
  • You should book the tour in advance to get a good price.
  • Bring shoes, comfortable clothes, hats, sunscreen,etc, to suit the weather and terrain.
  • Wear polite clothes when visiting religious sites.
  • Follow the tour guide’s instructions to ensure safety and the best experience.

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5. Conclusion

Above are the Top 10 Best Experiences on the Hoi An to Hue Day Tour that Metta Voyage shares, hoping you will have an interesting trip. Don’t forget to visit our blog to discover many other interesting travel experiences.

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