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Hue Imperial Citadel, Forbidden City, Royal Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda & Hue Drop Off

Private tour from Hoi An


+ Hotel pickup 7.30 AM from Hoi An.

+ Tour with air conditioned car.

+ Drop off 3.30 PM hotel in Hue.


+ Hai Van Pass and Blue Lagoon

+ Hue Imperial City and the Citadel

+ Perfume River, Thien Mu pagoda

+ Tomb of Khai Dinh emperor


This private tour starts when our tour guide and driver pick you up from you hotel with air conditioned vehicle, we enjoy the nice coastal drive from Hoi An to Da Nang bay and then onto the scenic Hai Van Pass, featured in BBC’s Top Gear Show as a must-see when visiting Da Nang. This winding mountain road offers breathtaking views of mountain ranges, white sand beaches, the beautiful Lang Co bay and Lap An lagoon underneath.

We then drive to the Citadel of Hue and take a nice walk to learn about its important role in Vietnam’s history. Constructed from 1804 and recognized UNESCO Heritage Site in 1993, it encompasses the Imperial City (with royal palaces and shrines), the Forbidden Purple City (once was Nguyen emperors’ residence). The local guide will tell you interesting lifestyle of Nguyen emperors and their secrets. You will admire fine-looking architectures and discover Vietnam’s history when France, Japan and America marked their footprints.

Continue our trip, we enjoy the nice drive to the very special Thien Mu pagoda. Its remarkable construction started in 1601  on the bank of Perfume River and regarded as the symbol of Hue city. One of its heart-touching displays is the car belonging to Thich Quang Duc monk who drove to Saigon in 1963 and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnam regime and its cruelty to Buddhist followers.

Hue is also known for its amazing food, we will have delicious lunch in a nice restaurant. After being freshened up with tasty food, we continue our journey to the majestic tomb of Khai Dinh emperor. Among all Imperial tombs of Nguyen kings, this mausoleum is unique and reflects the dynasty’s difference in mindset, lifestyle and art. After this awesome day, we drive to your hotel.


+ Hotel pick up from Hoi An

+ Hotel drop off in Hue

+ Air-conditioned car & driver

+ Local English speaking guide

+ All entry tickets

+ Five-course lunch

+ Cold bottled water


+ Let us know your food restrictions / allergies.

+ Bring with you proper shoes, sun protection.

+ Wear comfy clothes in summer days, warm clothes in winter days.

+ Your clothes should cover shoulders and knees when visiting sacred temples.


This was our first trip in Vietnam and we contacted Local Buddy Tours via whatsapp one week before travelling. Immediately we felt that we were discussing with a buddy who was eager to meet us in Vietnam. Well our expectations arched the reality…Thanh is not the typical tour guide but is a real buddy who is knowledgeable and wants to share amazing details of his beloved Vietnam. There was no rush during the private tour, we had a rainy day but an excellent lunch, a passionate photographer who took lots of pictures for us, a very comfortable SUV, a safe driver and most importantly an unforgettable experience in Central Vietnam. You can go with Local Buddy without any hesitation. Thanks Thanh.

Nahir, Maritius, Demcember 2017


I thoroughly enjoyed our historically rich day to Hue with our awesome Local Buddy guide Ben. My friend and I experienced the steep history of this Unesco listed city and also beautiful scenery along the Hai Van range , the sweetest coffee stop with magnificent views , a relaxing ride on a dragon boat on the Perfume River . Ben is a wonderful guide with so much knowledge and a great sense of humour and fun .He’s only too happy to answer any questions you may have . I can highly recommend this professional tour company.

Kelly, Australian, April 2018


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beautiful shot at the Blue Lagoon



Please contact WhatsApp / Viber:

Mr Ben Nguyen   +84  399161416

Mr Thanh Tran   +84  973943196

Email: localbuddytours@gmail.com

Office: 58A Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, Hoi An


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