Hue Boat Tour On Perfume River is a must-do experience for anyone visiting the ancient city of Hue in Vietnam. The Perfume River, named for the fragrant flowers that fall into it during autumn, flows through the city and is lined with beautiful scenery and historical landmarks.
During the boat tour, visitors can sit back and relax as they glide along the gentle currents of the river, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. The tour offers a unique perspective of the city, with panoramic views of the Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, and other landmarks that line the riverbank.
Visitors can also witness the daily life of local fishermen and farmers as they go about their work on the river. Along the way, the boat will stop at some of the notable landmarks, allowing visitors to explore and learn about the history and culture of the area.
The boat tour is particularly stunning during sunset, when the sky is filled with hues of orange and pink, casting a warm glow over the river and the surrounding landscape. It is a truly unforgettable experience that will leave visitors with memories to last a lifetime.
With this Hue boat trip on the Perfume River, we offers you a great time to get immersed into its pure nature on a dragon boat. You are not only enjoy the history and the beauty of this capital city but also learn about the daily life of local people both side along Huong’s river….
The Perfume River spans approximately 80 kilometers in length. It not only plays a vital role in shaping the Ancient City from its dawn, but also has been a source of life for Hue people for centuries. Most of Hue’s iconic attractions, tombs, temples, and local villages,… are set along this river.
- Perfume River
- Thien Mu Pagoda
- An Hien House Garden
- Minh Mang Tomb
- Khai Dinh Tomb
- Incense conical hat village
Itinerary Hue Boat Tour On Perfume River
In the Morning
08:00 AM We will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city center and transfer to the boat station then get on a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River.
We will go upstream of Perfume River and stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady pagoda – symbol of Hue). Admire Phuoc Duyen Tower (at 7 stories high) is a famous symbolic link with Thien Mu Pagoda. Besides that, there are several popular works of art inside the pagoda such as Dai Hong Chung Bell, Dai Hung shrine, the main-hall, the car left in 1963 by the Superior Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, the Tower of the Superior Buddhist monk Thich Don Hau,…
You will move to a tourist car to continue your journey to discover Hue.
An Hien Garden House: has outstanding architectural, historic and cultural values and is well worth a visit.
Hue Imperial Citadel: The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945. The grandeur architecture was planned to be built in 1803 by Gia Long – an emperor who founded the Nguyen Dynasty. During 27 years from 1805 to 1832, the Imperial City of Hue was finally completed under the reign of Minh Mang, making it the most massive structure being built in the history of modern Vietnam involving thousands of workers, millions cubic meters of rock and huge volume of burden workload.
Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant with Hue specialty cakes.
In the Afternoon
The Tomb of Minh Mang: Despite the change of time and history, the Tomb of Minh Mang still remains intact. Minh Mang Tomb is one of the most worthy destinations for a visit of tourists in Hue City. The whole construction is the combination of human and nature, preserving all the values and meanings of a period in Vietnamese history. If you have a chance to visit Hue City, don’t forget to include the Tomb of Minh Mang in your itinerary.
The Tomb of Khai Dinh is the last emperor mausoleum built in Hue and Vietnam. It’s famous for one-of-the-kind architecture and art that was never seen in the country at that time. There, concrete cement, ceramic, glass and metal replaced timbers, and gardens, trees and lakes disappeared. Local people say that these express the different personality of the owner, the Khai Dinh king who was close to French. Ever thought to be a waste of money and weird-style building, today the tomb attracts lots of visitors coming to admire a special heritage.
Thuy Xuan incense-making village:On the way to Tu Duc tomb and Vong Canh hill, visitors may drop by Thuy Xuan and discover the local famous craft. In the village, tourists have a chance not only to make sticks of incense themselves, but also to understand more about local life.
Thuy Xuan incense has its distinctive fragrance and high quality. Incense-making is considered as local main means of livelihood. It is said that generations of villagers have lived and breathed in it. Although hand-made incense requires hard work, it seems to be sold at a disproportionate price. No matter how hard their life is, locals still welcome visitors with big bright smiles.
Then drop you off at your hotel in Hue City center. See you again and end of the tour!
- Hue Dragon Boat.
- Bottle of water.
- English speaking Guide
- Entrance fee
Tour not included
- Tips & VAT