8:00 AM Your guide and car pick you up at your hotel in Hue for a morning walking tour of the Hue Citadel. Explore the tomb of Khai Dinh, before taking in the impressive Citadel. Visit the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns and the Nine Holy Can-nons, finally stopping off at Thai Hoa Palace – The emperor’s coronation hall and the surrounding ruins of the Forbidden Purple City.
Hue Imperial city
Leave for Thanh Toan Village, from where your cycling tour of Hue countryside begins. Your guide will lead you through the rural surroundings of the city, stopping at villages and rice fields where you get a close insight into the lives of the locals. Stop to visit a rice cultivation house and the historical Thanh Toan Bridge.
Thanh Toan Covered Bridge
After lunch at local restaurant, we continue drive to the Tomb of Tu Duc. A vast, sprawling complex set around a lake, with wooden pavilions, tombs and temples dedicated to wives and favored courte-sans (Tu Duc had 104 to choose from). The courtesans’ quarters are in ruins, with only outlines and crumbling walls left amid waves of overgrown grass and silence, but other areas are stunningly well-preserved.
Thuy Xuan Village
Visit Thuy Xuan village where locals make a living by crafting conical hats and colourful incense. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. Trip ends.