Private Hue: Village Discovery

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Hue, Vietnam
  • Ends Hue, Vietnam
  • Explore a traditional 200yearold house and privately owned gardens belonging to ancestors of the royal court
  • Bike through Thuy Bieu village and take in the scenic surroundings as you ride
  • Sample sugary local candies before having a go at making your own
  • Learn how to make Hue cake for lunch in a handson cooking experience
The Private Hue: Village Discovery tour starts and ends in Hue. The Private Hue: Village Discovery is a local culture tour that takes 4 hours.

Spend a relaxing morning exploring the delightful garden villages of Hue which are known for their serenity, immense grapefruit gardens, and centuries-old homes. You'll meet a friendly local family, learn about their daily life and history, enjoy a leisurely bike ride around a peaceful village, and try your hand at making Banh Hue (Hue cake) for lunch.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
  • Mr. Rajesh
  • On Aug 19 2016
5 - Excellent
Mr. Rajesh's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“This experience was out of this world. I have Eric, the guide to thank for this. I enjoyed the hike, the sloths, the frog, the ants, the iguana, the birds, the bats, the rain, the bridge, the monkeys, the flowers, the food, the shops, etc. And yes, the chocolate. How could anyone ever forget the chocolate. My fellow travelers also made this trip complete. We all enjoyed the trip. It was a "perfect" day.”
  • Mr. ED
  • On Dec 22 2015
4.5 - Excellent
Mr. ED's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“This tour was very good overall. I had done a previous tour in Hoian with a tour operator recommended by our intrepid tour guide for a 15 day tour which I thought compared very favourably with this one. However the site was outstanding even though i had been to Han lon bay. The guide was excellent but I thought she might have given us a little more of a heads up on the scams being conducted by the rower for our boat. The rower had a scam with one of the other boats selling food and drinks at the far end of the boat ride where we were sort of forced to buy a drink and food for our rower even though we ourselves did not want any. As always this sort of scamming detracts from the experience but I still enjoyed the row. Also on this trip we paid the tip for the rower ($5) which on our other intrepid 15 day tour would have been covered. So I was a little surprised by that. The information we got from our tour guide was excellent and I was happy to give her a tip however I must say that for both trips the (15 day tour and this one) I think it is a little sad that as an Australian company where we generally expect that people get paid enough so that tipping is not required in our country Intrepid/peregrine depend on the traveler to provide a tip to the guide to give them enough to provide reasonable remuneration. Having said that I though both of the tour guides were of exceptional ability overall though I heard of some gides who were not so good.”
  • Ms. Melinda
  • On Feb 16 2016
4.5 - Excellent
Ms. Melinda's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“The itinerary every day was different than advertised. Still fun!”

Our tour will explore the ancient village of Thuy Bieu on the banks of the Perfume River, some eight kilometers from the city center (about a 20-minute drive). Here, we will take a peek inside a famous pomelo garden house that was once a regular haunt for the royal family, before taking a relaxing stroll through its delightful fruit garden.

We will then hop on our bikes for a jaunt around the scenic village, stopping off to visit a local family making votive papers and/or a village community temple. If you are uncomfortable riding a bike, you can skip this part and instead soak your feet in an herbal tub in the family's soothing, shaded fruit garden.

In need of some delicious treats to refuel, we'll go back to the local family's home and make our own sesame candy— a sugary delight with a Vietnamese twist, as well as some Hue cakes. You can, of course, sample the sweets of your labour, alongside a cup of fresh green tea (sometimes with seasonal garden fruits) and a bit of ginger candy.

Hue cake (Banh Hue) is a term for cakes in general, but these share the common base ingredients of rice flour and shrimp. However, it is the difference in recipes coupled with the skills of the Hue people that gives each kind of cake a distinctive taste. Try your hand at creating some typical cakes like Banh Nam, Banh Loc, Banh Xeo! After all the dishes have been made, sit down to lunch and taste your handiwork.

Our tour comes to an end at noon, when we will head back to the city centre.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

  • Green tea and Hue cakes for lunch.
  • Return transportation
  • Local English-speaking guide
  •  local family visit
  • 1-hour bike rental
  • Local snacks
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • tips/gratuities for your driver and guide.  
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Cancellation for this Private Hue: Village Discovery tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 12 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 June 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private Hue: Village Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private Hue: Village Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pick-up at centrally located hotels in Hue.

Meeting end point :

Drop-off at centrally located hotels in Hue.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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