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EXCURSIONS & TOURS

21/11/2015

EXCURSIONS & TOURS

Villa Louise Hue Beach & Spa – Place to chill out & explore

A LOOK BACK TO IMPERIAL TIME

AND AUTHENTIC WONDERFUL NATURE

HUE IMPERIAL CITY – A FULL DAY TOUR

Spend your day exploring the rich history and culture of Hue city on this full-day shore excursion from Villa Louise Hue/Beach Bar Hue.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Our driver will welcome you and transfer you to Hue city. Upon arrival you will make a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. The scenery along the river gives you a comfortable feeling among nature. Visit Thien Mu pagoda and learn more of Buddhism at the most ancient one in Hue city. Next is visiting the iconic Citadel where many constructions of Royal Palace still remain including the Five Phoenix Towers, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties, Royal Theater, etc.

Enjoy lunch at restaurant to taste Hue special foods.

In the afternoon you continue your journey and visit the Khai Dinh Mausoleum. In fact there are 6 King tombs in Hue, you can choose one of these six tombs which remain original architecture and worth to visit: Minh Mang or Khai Dinh or Tu Duc. Here is also the chance to see more of handicraft villages of hat-making, incense making to learn more of Hue city before heading back to Villa Louise Hue/Beach Bar Hue.

AMAZING HUE COUNTRYSIDE – TOUR BY BICYCLE OR MOTORBIKE

Encounter authentic Vietnam while bicycling through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes! This relaxed bike tour through Hue’s countryside brings you face to face with friendly locals on a visit to Thanh Toan, a rural village known for its crafts and food market. Ride past rice paddies, duck farms and favorite fishing spots, and gain insight into local Vietnamese life by visiting a local school, a museum and a farmer’s home. This tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your guide.

HISTORICAL DMZ – A FULL DAY TOUR

 This full day tour of DMZ will give you a historical study about the war between Vietnam and USA in the years from 1954 to 1975. You will also explore this charming area with a rich forest and beautiful mountain range.The Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954, recognized the 17th parallel as a “provisional military demarcation line” and temporarily divided the country into two states; Communist North Vietnam and “ Free” South Vietnam. Find out more on this fascinating trip.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

The tour begins at 8am with pick up from your hotel in Hue. Our bus will take you to the Quang Tri province where you will visit several sites including; the Frame of a church and La Vang Holy Land. Our tour continues and you will visit the following famous sites;

Dong Ha Town, a strategically important U.S. Marine Combat Base, an outpost to provide surveillance of troops movements across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Doc Mieu base, part of an elaborate electronic system (McNamara’s wall) intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ.
Hien Luong Bridge was known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950.
Ben Hai River, an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954.
Vinh Moc tunnels, a complex of tunnel system located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, it grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and space for healthcare.

We will stop for lunch close to the Vinh Moc tunnels and enjoy a local Vietnamese meal.
In the afternoon our tour continues with a visit to an Ethnic minority village where we can understand more of their culture.
We are then back on the DMZ history trail with a visit to Dakrong bridge and the Dakrong river. Ho Chi Minh trail follows the river here and we learn more about this amazing logistical supply route through the war which ran from South to North Vietnam.
We then visit Rockpile a solitary karst rock outcrop, this was also known as Elliot Combat base which was an American long–range artillery area.
Our last visit of the day takes us to Khe Sanh combat base, a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest, this was where one of the most controversial battles took place.We then head back to Hue in the late afternoon and drop you off at Villa Louise Hue/ Beach Bar Hue.

WONDERFUL PHONG NHA CAVE & PARADISE CAVE – FULL DAY TOUR

 Phong Nha Caves are a complex of 14 grottoes situated in a region of Limestone Mountains in Ke Bang National Park. The caves were listed as a World Natural Heritage Site in July of 2003 by Unesco. On the way we visit some of the most famous battlefields in the Vietnam War; Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, all lie in the Demilitarized Zone of the Vietnam war.

 Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available

What You Can Expect

After our 3 hour drive having seen the Vietnam War battlefields and some beautiful scenery on the way we stop for lunch in a local restaurant. We then board a local boat and cruise along the river to Phong Nha Cave. The Cham People had once used Phong Nha Cave as Buddhist sanctuaries in the 9th and 10th centuries.

When you get there you will have the chance to explore remains of Cham altars and inscriptions inside the cave. The caves are a total length of 7,279 meters and the deeper cave highlights the magic and natural aspects of this cave system.
We return to Hue in the evening around 7pm.

ENJOY HEALTHY VIETNAMESE FOOD – CULINARY TOUR

 If you are a foodie, this tour is not to be missed. You will get the feel for the lovely city of Hue while meeting its street vendors, restaurant owners and other characters to make this tour a truly unique experience.

 Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Dinner included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Excellent value for money

What You Can Expect

Walk along Hue’s Streets to see the city night’s life. Visit sites like Trang Tien Bridge and Ho Chi Minh Memorial House while sampling street food such as:

  • Beo cake (literally water fern cake), Nam cake (steamed shrimp rice cake), Loc cake (steamed clear tapioca cake)
  • Bun Bo Hue – Hue Beef vermicelli
  • Banh Khoai – Hue fried pancake with shrimps, pork, eggs and bean sprouts

The tour ends at Truong Tien Bridge and you are welcome to check out the night markets before making your own way back to your hotel.

 BACK TO COLONIAL TIME IN BACH MA NATIONAL PARK

Bach Ma National Park is an old French Hill station stretching out over some 40,000 unspoilt hectares and offering great hiking trails, waterfalls, slightly odd and very basic lodgings, a camp site and plenty of wildlife (keep that tent zipped up). It’s home to one of the most stunning stretches of jungle walk and mountain ranges we’ve explored in central Vietnam and it’s easily accessible, being midway between Da Nang and Hue and well serviced by cheap tourist buses.

 Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional driver

What You Can Expect

 

8am: We’ll depart from Hue via private vehicle and drive 60kms to Bach Ma National Park. After a 90 minute drive we’ll reach the top of Bach Ma National Park, where you will see the mighty and astounding Do Quyen Waterfall. It is more than 300m high and 20-30m wide. It is amazing to watch the silver water running into the bright red of water-rail flowers. After exploring some walking trails we head to a local restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon, we’ll walk to Hai Vong Dai, a Sea Observation Post, where you will have a panoramic view of the immense sea and surrounding scenery. Spend the afternoon walking and discovering the local nature in this beautiful national park. Your tour ends around 5.30pm back at your hotel.

 

For more information, please contact us at the desk or leave your inquiry via email: [email protected] or reach us via tel no. +84 (0) 917673656 / +84 (0) 543867867