Building on the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the ninth edition of Hue Festival will assemble the ancient capital cities of Vietnam and other countries of the world. Hue Festival 2016 continues to be the special cultural exchange within the framework of the Forum for East Asia and Latin America Cooperation that was initiated by Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Personal attention to detail by all HGH from the time of your initial enquiry through to the end of your tour
- 24 hour support available during the tour
- Enjoy the degree of historical and cultural information throughout your tour from our local and knowledgeable tour hosts to the degree that you and your group are interested
- We focus on sustainable tourism by creating the very best experience for you as the tourist while supporting our local environment and local people
On your arrival at the Phu Bai Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver who will bring you to Hue City. Hue served as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from the 17th to the 19th century. With splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, the city retains its royal charm. Start from your hotel with a 10 minute cyclo ride from your hotel to the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO listed site. Enter through the towering main gate and you will appreciate the magnificent architecture and gardens while your guide explains about the events and the intrigue of the former royal court. Despite being bombed heavily, there are some incredibly well preserved sections still intact and others which are being lovingly restored. From there, the driver will take you to a pier where you will embark on a half-hour boat trip on the picturesque Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument. Standing on the riverbank with its seven-storey tower, the pagoda is a sight to behold.
Evening, you can participate in the “Imperial Night” spectacles at 18h00 of May 1st and 3rd, 2016 (with royal banquet) inside Hue Citadel, the entrance ticket is sold at our office 18 Duong Van An Street, Hue city. Overnight in Hue.
Note: The price of ticket for the “Imperial Night” is NOT INCLUDED in the package tour and there is no car and guide will be used in the evening.
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel, driving to visit Thanh Toan Village where you experiences the agricultural life and rural market - the festivity Rural Market on Festive Days will be held from April 13th to 16th, 2014. The locals welcome tourists to the village during the Festival. You enjoy by mixing with rural market-days which offer a variety of rural products for sale. Visit a museum displays the agricultural tools such as ploughs, sickles, hoes, rice-hulling mills etc.
In the afternoon, we will start our journey by heading to the outskirts of Hue to explore the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. Its architecture showcases elements of eastern art and western design and the Tu Duc Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. On the way back to Hue, you will get to see a traditional village where they make conical hats and incense.
Free at your own leisure and overnight in Hue.
Our guide meets you at your hotel. Car will pick up and transfer to a boat landing. Get on the boat and cruise downstream to visit handcraft villages in which we have supports to help villagers develop their traditional painting handcraft as well as keep it alive under the weight of industrialization. During the Festival, installation art with the theme “Colours of Thanh Tien’s paper flowers" will be open to the public. After our trek through the countryside, we will continue riding to Sinh village by bicycle to visit Ky Huu Phuoc’s, the most skillful artisan in the village. Here you will have a chance to witness him as he draws paintings by folk brush and materials. You can even try some lines of drawing. Purchasing traditional handicrafts is a valued and great contribution to the economy of these communities and is greatly appreciated. Afterwards, you will be brought back to Hue city by car. Rest the free time at leisure.
Evening, you can participate in the “Ao dai” Grand Shows in April 30th 2016 at the Monument aux Morts (Bia Quoc Hoc) and the entrance ticket is sold at our office 18 Duong Van An Street, Hue city.
Overnight in Hue.
Note: The price of ticket for the “Ao dai” Grand Shows is NOT INCLUDED in the package tour and there is no car and guide will be used in the evening.
Out of ancient Hue and into a more modern setting of Da Nang then onto the exotic Hoi An. You will depart from Hue and travel to the rapidly growing city of Da Nang. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to stop en route to take pictures at the summit of Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass and visit the Cham Museum located in Danang City. The museum offers the most extensive collection of Cham art sculptures throughout the world. The sculptures date from the 7th to the 15th century. The artifacts here date from the 2nd to 15th centuries. Finally, head a few miles south to the Marble Mountains – a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, which rise dramatically from the flat land along the coast of beach. The mountains contain numerous caves and tunnels and it is possible to reach one of the summits. Finally, you will head to Hoi An, another UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Today we enjoy a walking tour through the narrow and ancient streets of this charming town. Perhaps more than any other places in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of centuries past. Once known as Faifo, Hoi An was an influential port along the Silk Road. For over 500 years, merchants from China, Japan, France and Portugal settled in the prosperous town resulting in a distinctive blend of culture, cuisine, religions and architecture. In 1999, the town was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site listed for having the most unique architecture in Southeast Asia. It has been restored and protected by both the UNESCO funding and proud locals ever since.
The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.