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Address: Hue, Vietnam
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$74*
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Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including Imperial City...
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$71*
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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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10 minutes would have been enough.

We took a Dragon Boat from the pagoda back to Hue. A lunch of rice and vegetables was served as part of our tour, but beverages cost extra. The food was okay if you don't think... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
ShelleyG33
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We took a Dragon Boat from the pagoda back to Hue. A lunch of rice and vegetables was served as part of our tour, but beverages cost extra. The food was okay if you don't think about how long it was stored in big metal cans before it was slopped on your plate, still warm but not hot. After a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This was the best river cruise we took in Vietnam. We took a 1.5 hour trip in the morning starting at 8am up to the Ming Mang Tomb. The light was beautiful for photos of river, other boats, farmers and the lush jungle on both sides. The ride was so peaceful. It was a highlight of our visit to Hue... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The operators will sell you an hour's trip for 5 USD pp. As soon as you board you are pestered, as a captive consumer, to buy the usual tourist tat. Our one hour trip lasted 45 minutes: no great loss as the Perfume River as it runs through the centre of Hue is dull and sluggish with no great views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

relaxed way to get to Pagoda, gently drifting along the river seeing other ships navigating this big river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We had a short private boat trip up the perfume river, bout 30 mins each way to the Pagoda, which we booked it as part of a tour, but if you're in Hue just head for the river and you can do it for as little as 15000dong. Our Captian was a Vietnamese grandma, who was a real character, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Go to Truong Tien bridge and take plenty of pictures during the day! You will see Huong river and the mountains resting from afar :) In the evening, the illuminated reflection of the bridge brightens the beautiful river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent way to get an idea of the expanse of the City of Hue.Great photo oppurtunities that many people dont see.Boat was comfortable and the same high standard as local restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Hue is famous for this river and It felt so calm to see the river when our sleeping bus reached the city. You can enjoy your night by grabbing some tickets for the folk music (called Nha Nhac Cung Dinh Hue or Vietnamese court music, which means elegant and ceremonial music) shows on boat; or just strolling along the river... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

By the time we took this boat ride, we had been on several others in Laos and Vietnam. But our two-headed "dragon boat" offered a colorful and fun way to get to a local pagoda. From what I read, the name Perfume River started when all the blossoms from the trees lining the river's edge fell into the water and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took a Dragon Boat at dusk on the river, very nice and relaxing. Stopped at a historical tomb for a visit, the lights of the city and bridge was well worth the time. The street merchants at the dock are a lot of fun to deal with.

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