Most of people once come to Hue think about Perfume River and wish to see why it is the inspiration of many poetry and song. Today, sampan’s excursion for more than one hour upstream the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, Ming Mang and Tu Duc emperors’ Tombs become a must for all travelers to Hue. Perfume River is worth to discover more, its beauty and the life of local people living on are a true charm for those who wish to visit it off the beaten track. Think differently and do differently, we make a CRUISE SAMPAN called Perfume River Emotion, its outlay is inspired from the traditional sampan of local fishers, inside is set for overnight on board and dining. The daily cruise includes many activities as: shopping in Dong Ba market then cooking class, embarking and visit to the classical sites along the river, biking and walking to the paths still unknown of mass
Day 1: Hue – Perfume River – Emotion Cruise – Thuy Bieu Eco Village (L/D)
Embark on boat at Thien Mu Pagoda wharf, check in and visit Thien Mu pagoda.
Visit fishing village, Bao Vinh and Thanh Ha Old Town – the bustling commercial trading port in the past.
Visit Sinh village where people make folk painting for worshiping, then walking or cycling through colorful flower gardens and green rice fields.
Visit Thanh Tien Village – where paper flowers are made to worship Kitchen God on 23th Dec of lunar month every year. Back to the boat for lunch while cruising to enjoy Hue’s scenery on river bank.
Visit Van Mieu temple.
Arrive a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.
Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.
Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.
In the evening, join our cooking class and prepare dinner by yourself with our chief’s instruction. Have dinner with dishes you have just cooked. Sweet overnight on boat.
Day 2: Emotion Cruise – Hue (B)
Breakfast on boat while enjoying the magnificent sunrise on Perfume River.
Disembark at Thien Mu Pagoda wharf, end of tour.