Immerse in Hue’s rich and colorful past while breezing through both the lively streets and the quieter pathways on our classic Vespas. And while treading the royal grounds of the Citadel is a must, we’ll take you beyond the usual, where herds of tourists are nowhere in sight and you can enjoy a quiet and more introspective walk through Vietnamese history.
Get your morning fix of coffee or juice at a local cafe and prepare yourself for a day of exploring the historic passages of Hue. From here, we’ll hop on our bikes and make our way to Hue’s most striking destination, the Imperial Citadel, declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1993.
Walk along the paths only reserved to Kings and royal families in the past and discover tales of the yesteryears kept alive within the walls of the massive fortress. Take your time to listen to memorable stories of the past and the figures that helped shaped what Vietnam is today.
After the visit to the Citadel, we’ll zip off to a less famous, but nonetheless fascinating site, the Tiger Arena. A visit to this old, Colosseum-like arena, transports you back to the glorious days of the Nguyen dynasty, when elephants were put up against tigers in a gladiator-like combat as ritual offerings for the gods and for the amusement of the royal family.
From the arena, we’ll visit a temple built to worship those elephants, the symbol for the King’s power. Then, we’ll hop back on the scooters and rev the engines for a scenic ride through rolling hills and verdant forests surrounding Hue.
Ready for our last stop? We’ll head further away from the noise of the city and towards the peaceful Gia Long Royal Tomb. Here, you can learn about the life of the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty and his important contributions to Vietnam.
Lastly, we’ll find ourselves a quiet spot and have some snacks while admiring the lovely hillsides and pond filled with lotus plants, before we head back to your hotel.