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Highlights of Hue with Perfume River Cruise

Highlights of Hue with Perfume River Cruise

Perfume River boat cruise – Thien Mu Pagoda – The Imperial Citadel – Tu Duc’s Mausoleum


Start by taking a leisurely boat trip, upstream the fable Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Constructed in 1601, the 21-meter tall Phuoc Duyen tower is the center piece of the pagoda and represents seven reincarnations of Buddha. From here transfer by car to The Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. The ancient citadel reflects the pomp and the golden age of the Nguyen dynasty as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and recent (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today. After exploring this wonderful monument, continue to the Mausoleum of Tu Duc. Built decades before its occupant’s death, the mausoleum was used as Tu Duc’s retreat venue before becoming the emperors final resting place. Finish the half day tour, back to the hotel for a leisure lunch.


  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles and by private boat depending on the option chosen.
  • English or French speaking local guide.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.


  • Personal expenses (telephone, drinks, tips, etc…).
  • Any service not mentioned above.

Cancellation policy: 50% charge for cancellation between 8 – 24 hours before departure time, 100% charge for cancellation after 8 hours before departure time