We were picked up in a mini-bus outside of the port. We drove to Hue and visited the mausoleum of the 12th king, incredibly ornate and in a beautiful setting. We also visited Thien Mu pagoda which has a beautiful garden with bonsai, and is also the home of the car that the monk Quang Duc traveled to Saigon before his self-emolation. We visited a local market and also the Imperial City. We had lunch at a restaurant that was originally an old house that has a beautiful garden. If we had not been traveling with some picky eaters, we would have opted for eating at the small road side restaurant or in the market. I’m not saying that the food was bad, just “made for tourists” with all of the tables filled with tour groups. This is no reflection at all on the tour guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Given a choice though, I would suggest either of the other two options for lunch.
When we are in the area again, we will definitely use this company to tour Hoi An as well!
Traveller: tatugrl from Tripadvisor