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Private Hue Experience City Tour via Hai Van Passs & Lap An Lagoon provided by Tommy Dao Tours

Private Hue Experience City Tour via Hai Van Passs & Lap An Lagoon

Private Hue Experience City Tour via Hai Van Passs & Lap An Lagoon
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• Enjoy the most dramatic panoramic views of Hai Van Pass with 500 meter high with sea level. • Discover the war bunkers on the top of the pass and take nice photos of Lang Co beach & Da Nang city • Enjoy the stunning view of Lap An Lagoon and stop for coffee • Visit the former royal capital of Hue from 1802 to 1945 ( the last feudal system of Viet Nam with Nguyen Dynasty) • Visit the most majestic Khai Dinh Tomb & Thien Mu Heavenly Lady Pagoda • Enjoy the best local authetic food in Hue • Refresh yourself in the dragon boat on perfume river with overlooking the countryside of Hue
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • HUE was considered the capital of Vietnam during the years 1802 until 1945 and was considered to be the political and cultural capital under the Nguyen Dynasty during that time.  The beautiful Perfume River winds its way through the City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City thereby giving Hue the feeling of serene great beauty. Hue was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural Heritage Site in 1993. Tour itinerary: 7:30 or 8:00. Our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We begin this tour with a drive to the Hai Van Pass.  This is one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam and as our vehicle steadily climbs the steep winding roads of the mountain pass, you will have a chance to see the most dramatic panoramic views. Passing the end of Hai Van Pass and stop at Lap An Lagoon. It is a brackish water area with surface of over 800ha in the west of Lang Co Bay, stretching from the foot of Phu Gia Pass to Hai Van Estuary. Surrounding the lagoon is the winding small road and in the distance, there is the majestic mountain of Bach Ma. Arriving to Hue and visit the Citadel which is Hue’s prime attraction, and contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Time for a break and you will enjoy lunch in the garden restaurant and relax for a short while. Taking the Dragon Boat on perfume river and visit Thien Mu Pagoda which is considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk who in 1963 drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers. We will continue to visit the most majestic Khai Dinh Tomb. There are seven significant imperial tombs along the Perfume River and surrounding countryside but this tomb is unique as it is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. About 16:00.  We will say farewell the romantic city of Hue and return  to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • HUE was considered the capital of Vietnam during the years 1802 until 1945 and was considered to be the political and cultural capital under the Nguyen Dynasty during that time.  The beautiful Perfume River winds its way through the City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City thereby giving Hue the feeling of serene great beauty. Hue was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural Heritage Site in 1993. Tour itinerary: 7:30 or 8:00. Our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We begin this tour with a drive to the Hai Van Pass.  This is one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam and as our vehicle steadily climbs the steep winding roads of the mountain pass, you will have a chance to see the most dramatic panoramic views. Passing the end of Hai Van Pass and stop at Lap An Lagoon. It is a brackish water area with surface of over 800ha in the west of Lang Co Bay, stretching from the foot of Phu Gia Pass to Hai Van Estuary. Surrounding the lagoon is the winding small road and in the distance, there is the majestic mountain of Bach Ma. Arriving to Hue and visit the Citadel which is Hue’s prime attraction, and contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Time for a break and you will enjoy lunch in the garden restaurant and relax for a short while. Taking the Dragon Boat on perfume river and visit Thien Mu Pagoda which is considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk who in 1963 drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers. We will continue to visit the most majestic Khai Dinh Tomb. There are seven significant imperial tombs along the Perfume River and surrounding countryside but this tomb is unique as it is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. About 16:00.  We will say farewell the romantic city of Hue and return  to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69784P4
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop off at hotels & resorts in Hoi An or Da Nang
  • Licenced informative English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip fee
  • Toll & parking fees
  • Best local set menu lunch at a nice restaurant
  • Cold mineral bottled of water & cold tissue
  • Wifi
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuity – Optional
  • Your own expenses
Duration
9–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels or resorts in Hoi An or Da Nang city
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sun-protection creams
  • Long pants & shirts or T – shirt with sleeves in need
  • Fully charged cameras
  • Caps/hat
  • Proper shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop off at hotels & resorts in Hoi An or Da Nang
  • Licenced informative English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip fee
  • Toll & parking fees
  • Best local set menu lunch at a nice restaurant
  • Cold mineral bottled of water & cold tissue
  • Wifi
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuity – Optional
  • Your own expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels or resorts in Hoi An or Da Nang city
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sun-protection creams
  • Long pants & shirts or T – shirt with sleeves in need
  • Fully charged cameras
  • Caps/hat
  • Proper shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Bridget J
13 contributions
An amazing way to see Hai Van Pass and Hue with tour guide Hien.
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a great day with Tommy Đào’s team. Tommy was so easy to work with prior to the tour and was very responsive. Our driver Gon arrived early to greet us at our hotel in Da Nang and joked and talked with us on our way to Hue. In Hue we met our tour guide Hien, who was wonderful in every way! It was a very hot and humid day and she was so careful to make sure we spent as much time in the shade as possible. She did a great job explaining each landmark. Additionally, she took us to a hidden gem of a bakery for a quick on the go lunch when we needed something to eat. I would recommend Tommy’s tours to anyone going to central Vietnam! In fact, we ended up booking a tour with Tommy at the last minute since we was so accommodating and easy to work with.
Thank you Tommy, Hien and Gon!!
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Bridget, From all of us here at Tommy Dao, I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for your excellent rating. It is much appreciated. We try to be as responsive and cater to the needs of our wonderful guests as much as we can and we love spending time showing our guests our Vietnam. We hope to see you again, and thank you. Kind regards, Tommy Dao CEO and Tour Manager Hotline/WhatsApp: +84 905044564 Wechat:tommydaotour Kakaotalk: tommydaotours Email: tommydaotours@gmail.com
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maz1
Melbourne, Australia7,109 contributions
Brilliant
Once again we chose Tommy Dao to transfer us from Hue to HoiAn today with the very nice Mr Phe as our driver in a very big and spacious van.
First stop for both delicious lunch and photo op was at Lap An Lagoon.
Next was Hai Van Pass which we enjoyed much more than our last trip which was by the train.
Lastly Tommy suggested we stop at Lady Buddha statue in Danang to pray for lots of rain to fall over our beautiful Australia.

All in all such an easy carefree and enjoyable day and as usual Mr Tommy Dao excelled in his communication and highly professional service.
We would never use anyone else for all our tours or transfers when in HoiAn~Danang or Hue
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Maz, We are very happy that you chose to use our services again and we welcome you back to our part of Vietnam. Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation. This is one of our favourite trips and we love showing people different things on the way, like the cemetery etc. We like our guests to make amazing memories of their time in Vietnam. Kind regards, Tommy Dao CEO and Tour Manager Hotline/WhatsApp: +84 905044564 Wechat:tommydaotour Kakaotalk: tommydaotours Email: tommydaotours@gmail.com
Written 9 January 2020
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Jan van Velde
2 contributions
Fantastic tour with excellent tourguide
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our trip to Hue was perfectly organized. A skilled driver and a very friendly and knowledgeable tourguide Sang. We saw and learned a lot that day.
Highly recommended!
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mr Van Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. We really appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to write this. I will pass your words onto Sang. We thank you for choosing Tommy Dao Tours for your trip to Hue. Kind regards, Tommy Dao CEO and Tour Manager Hotline/WhatsApp: +84 905044564 Wechat:tommydaotour Kakaotalk: tommydaotours Email: tommydaotours@gmail.com
Written 9 January 2020
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Anna
15 contributions
Wonderful full day tour to Hue
Aug 2019
We were taken around by Lam and Hung. Hung drove really carefully and Lam was so good at explaining the history of the sights we saw. He clearly has a passion for it and the stories and insight he shared was fascinating.

They took care of us and went at our pace.

Really rewarding full day tour. Highly recommend!

Was very easy to organise with Tommy.

Thanks all!
Written 19 August 2019
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Dear Anna T Thank you for selecting us for your day tour to Hue, and for writing such a lovely review. Hue is a great place and is very significant in the history of our area, and our guides and drivers love making sure that our guests thoroughly enjoy their day with us. We certainly do not “rush” anybody on our tours, as that is not enjoyable and our aim is to make each tour enjoyable and memorable. Tommy Dao Owner and Tour Manager WhatsApp: +84 905044564 Email: tommydaotours@gmail.com
Written 28 August 2019
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Shawn358
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Hue, Ba Na hill & Marble mountain
Aug 2019 • Family
Booked 2 private tours with Tommy. Super responsive with replies and questions. Our guide Lam was knowledgeable and attentive while driver Lu was careful and considerate with his driving.
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Shawn, Thank you for booking 2 tours through us, we really appreciate the great feedback. Our aim is to make our guests comfortable and hope they feel like they are travelling with friends, and for them to have a great time on their holidays, without any stress. Again thanks for the review. Kind regards, Tommy Dao Owner and Tour Manager WhatsApp: +84 905044564 Email: tommydaotours@gmail.com
Written 29 August 2019
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C S
5 contributions
Fantastic experience, reccomended to all.
Jul 2019 • Couples
The private tour was great and definitely exceeded my expectations considering that it was so much cheaper than other options.

We got picked up from our Hoi An hotel by the driver Hung and tour guide Duy. On our first we spent the day visiting the Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass, and Khai Dihn Tomb; with lunch and photo stops along the way. Ending the day with drop off to our Hue hotel

On the second day we got picked up from the Hue hotel and toured the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and Tu Duc Tomb. Again, with lunch and drop off at the hotel in Hoi An.

We later had a traditional dinner with Tommy and his family and Duy. I enjoyed the local food and (multiple) beers. Tommy even picked up the bill for us.

Everything was organised though Facebook messenger which was really easy.

I would recommend Tommy for any tour you are contemplating and cannot praise both Duy and Hung enough.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear CS, Glad to have met you. I am pleased to have had you as a guest. Duy and Hung had a great time touring with you and your partner. Indeed planning over Facebook messenger was easy and convenient. My family, Duy and I enjoy enjoyed the company of you both at dinner. We were impressed that you enjoyed the local cuisine and the beers. We had a great time and we were so happy to have made new friends. We would like to see you again so do please contact us on Facebook Messenger to plan on your next adventure with us. Regards, Tommy
Written 12 August 2019
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Teina T
7 contributions
Amazing experience!
Jul 2019 • Couples
I booked our tour with Tommy through Facebook messenger whilst still in New Zealand. It was very straight forward and Tommy was quick to reply. He set up an outline of the plan but gave me the opportunity to add any extras.

The trip that I booked was a private tour for my partner and I which stretched over two days. On day one Hung (driver) and Duy (tour guide) picked us up at our Hoi An hotel. We visited the Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass and Khai Dihn Tomb. We were also given the freedom to stop at any time to take photos before being dropped off at our Hotel in Hue.

The next morning Hung and Duy picked us up from our Hue hotel and we did a tour of the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and Tu Duc Tomb.

On arrival back to our Hoi An hotel Tommy messaged me and my partner and invited us out to dinner later that night. We had the most delicious traditional Hoi An food with lovely company (Tommy and his wife and gorgeous son, and Duy our great guide).

Further to this, Tommy also organised our airport shuttle for flight back home. Truly amazing service.

From the knowledge of Duy, the smooth driving of Hung, and the extra care from Tommy this private tour exceeded our expectations.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Teina T, By your letter, I am flattered and very glad that you had chosen Tommy Dao Tours. I know that we have yet to be perfect but you loved our service and exceeded your expectations. Thank you. My family, Duy and I enjoyed your company for the traditional Hoi An dinner too. We hope that we will be able to dine again in the future soon. Please keep in touch, we look forward to plan another trip with you and your partner. Regards, Tommy
Written 12 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Justin
8 contributions
Good way to see Hue
Jul 2019 • Family
We stayed in Hoi An and decided to do a day trip to Hue. Organising the trip through Tommy was easy through Facebook and WhatsApp. Our guide on the day was great and very knowledgeable. A little bit more expensive than other tour operators but the professionalism was worth it. A great way to see Hue in a day.
Written 7 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jma101010, Thank you for finding value for your money in the day tour from Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass & Lao An Lagoon. You had travelled by a very scenic and historic route to our ancient capital. We are glad that you had appreciated and enjoyed it and found our guides dialogue informative. We hope to meet you again soon for us to show more of our country. Regards, Tommy
Written 31 July 2019
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Stephystephy
Hong Kong, China113 contributions
Tailor made your personal trip to Hue
Dec 2018 • Couples
We booked Danang Airport taxi on the web prior to arriving Danang for a day trip to Hue.

The driver Ching is courteous, on time and his car is clean and comfortable. We were picked up at our hotel and brought to various sight seeing places and a decent lunch. Time was managed well and we appreciate his safe and professional driving.

The Hue citadel and Khai Dihn tomb are must see attractions. We were also amazed by the beautiful and tranquility of the Lap An lagoon and would recommend you to stop by on your way.

Price is reasonable for a 10 hour trip. I would recommend to hire private car to travel to make your trip personal.
Written 21 December 2018
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Dear Stephystephy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our services. It is much appreciated. I will pass your kind words onto your driver Ching. Our aim is to provide the highest level of customer service and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour, and we look forward to showing you around our lovely area on your other tours. Welcome to the Tommy Dao Tour family. Kind regards, Tommy
Written 5 January 2019
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Melanie
3 contributions
The best tour provider in central Vietnam!
Fantastic trip with Tommy Dao Tours! He was very accommodating to our needs and requests, super prompt in replying to us before and during the trip (which helped a lot as we kept changing plans!!)and his guides Anthony and Ken were extremely friendly and knowledgeable as well. We loved especially the off beat recommendations on his own favourite food joints! Great trip with Tommy - a Super trustworthy, honest and reliable guide. We’ll be back!
Written 21 December 2018
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Dear Melanie & family, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We at Tommy Dao tours are very appreciative of great comments such as yours. I will pass your comments onto the two people you mentioned and they will be very happy to hear you had a great time with them on your tours. We try and be as flexible and accommodating as we can, and customer service is our number 1 priority. We hope to see you back one day so we can show you more of our lovely country. Kind regards, Tommy
Written 22 December 2018
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