- Cyclo ride in the streets of Hue
- Sample the local street food, from pancakes to sticky rice dumplings
- Strike a conversation while feasting on popular snacks with locals
- Understand the rich history of Vietnamese dishes
Hue, with its mix of history and modern life, is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past. But we’re not taking you on a stuffy history tour. Instead, we’re getting under the city’s skin (and into its stomach) aboard local cyclos with plenty of stops for local food (and a bit of history) along the way!
After you’ve been picked up at your hotel, we’ll head out on a relaxing cyclo ride to our first stop, where a tasty banh beo (steamed rice discs topped with shrimp) and ram it (sticky rice dumplings) await. Both of these great flavours will wake up your taste buds in a traditional way as you snack alongside local people.
Your Hue tour will continue with a beautiful ride across the elegant Perfume River via either Phu Xuan or Trang Tien bridge, to reach the Royal Citadel, where you’ll have a chance to try the tastiest crispy Hue pancake ever! In business for more than 20 years, the owner Hong Mai is well-known among locals for serving up the most delicious banh khoai, with a unique soybean dipping sauce and fresh herbs.
We hope you’re still hungry, because then we’re going to stop for our third dish on this Hue food tour. Bun bo Hue is a typical Hue beef vermicelli soup. Located by the entrance of Dong Ba gate, this place is only open at 6:30pm but with over 100 kilos of vermicelli and five big broth pots per day, it serves up a lot of bowls while it’s open! You’ll taste just how great this bun bo is.
We’ll then head to a small local snack shop where you’ll have the opportunity to prepare for yourself a typical egg rice cracker with beef or pâté on charcoal. This treat is a favourite dessert after a main meal for many locals, and this is a great place for you to indulge in a local experience and interact with the people of Hue.
Your Hue street food tour ends at a historical pavilion of the Royal Citadel, where you will be immersed in the royal atmosphere and get to enjoy an amazing view of the Imperial city while sipping a lovely royal herbal tea or Vietnamese coffee.
- Local english-speaking guide
- Cyclo ride
- All food items as per itinerary
- One bottle of water
- One coffee or herbal tea.
- Items of a personal nature
- Additional food and drinks
- Tips/gratuities for your guide and cyclo driver.
Closure: Local street restaurants can sometimes close without notice. Should this happen, a substitute option will be offered with the same food quality and experience.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.