If you wish to try something different from the usual Hue shore excursion, join us for a fun and informative Hue cooking class. You will be introduced to the world of Vietnamese culinary flavors. No prior cooking skill is required to attend the class - just a love for Vietnamese food is enough!


Tour Code: VSC02
Duration: 1 day
Start/End: Chan May Port/Chan May Port
Highlights: Cyclo tour, Dong Ba Market, boat trip on Perfume River, cooking lesson, Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, unique garden house in Hue
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Hue shore excursions from cruise ship

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

You will be welcomed and transported to Hue’s city center by your knowledgeable private tour guide and driver from Chan May Port. Start your Hue shore excursion with a cyclo ride to the bustling Dong Ba Market to purchase fresh meat, fish, and vegetables for your cooking class afterward.

Dong Ba Market - Hue shore excursionsBack to your cyclo and continue on to Toa Kham Wharf where you will board the King Dragon boat along the Perfume River en route to Hen Islet. During the two-hour cooking class, your professional chef will show you how to prepare the dishes before you get to cook yourself. Sample your own creations afterward and get ready for your drop-off at Toa Kham wharf.

King Dragon boat cooking classContinue on to visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, built in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Complete the tour with a visit to a unique garden house where you can strike up a conversation with the owner over a cup of Hue Imperial Tea. Head back to Chan May port in good time for departure in the afternoon. Trip ends.

Imperial Citadel Forbidden City Hue

What’s included? 

  • Round trip transfer from the port in Chan May to Hue in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded? 

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses