Indochina Map
Perfume River Cruise
HUE | Perfume River Cruise
Overview Programme Inclusion Gallery Request
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, boat’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. But 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. Embarking a traditional dragon boat, it is a good chance for you to see the daily life of local people living along the river
Name Perfume River Cruise
Duration Full Day
Price from 70 USD / pax (based on 2 pax)
Pick-up point Hotel in Hue
Drop-off point Hotel in Hue


At 08h00, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and lead you to the pier for boat embarkment. We start the cruise down Perfume River, around 30km in length and owes its name to its path through aromatic forests. Along the way, we visit several famous sites. First, we visit Thien Mu pagoda, often the subject of folk songs and regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital.

Next we visit Tu Duc’s tomb nestled in a vast pine forest, around 7km from Hue’s centre. It covers an extensive area of 12 hectares with nearly 50 constructions, including lakes, mounts, palaces, pavilions, temples, altars, etc. Different from other somber tombs, Tomb of Tu Duc offers a romantic and relaxing ambiance as it also incorporates some buildings for the king’s residency.

The last stop of the morning is at Minh Mang’s tomb. The construction was started in 1840 by King Minh Mang but completed three years later by his successor, King Thieu Tri as the father king passed away while everything was going on. The whole premises consists of 40 structures, including gates, palaces, temples, pavilions, altars, yards, statues, etc. The tomb’s magnificent architecture represents nothing more than the majesty of the emperor.

After lunch on board, we start the cruise back to Hue centre. On the way, we stop at Thuy Bieu village.
Seen on the map, Thuy Bieu Village, surrounded by the Perfume River, resembles the water gourd from which the area derived its name. Thuy Bieu is featured by its rustic settings, typical of Hue countryside. The whole village is hidden in luxuriant gardens of citruit and bamboo. Local peole live in small blue cottages, built in traditional architecture with small chambers, titled roof and long gate. All houses have a small altar on one side of the gate dedicated to ancestor worshipping. You may also find many temples and communal houses in the village, a feature of Hue culture. See more /p>

Our boat reaches the pier in Hue centre around 16h00.



This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel. Please send us your enquiry for availabilities & the most up dated price.

• Transportation by private air-con vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
• All  sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary
• English- speaking guide
• Boat trip along the Perfume River
• Lunch on board
• ½  bottle mineral water per person
• Fresh napkins
• 24/24h assistance from our company
• Service charges and government tax

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Drink and beverage
• Personal expenses
• Camera fees (if any)
• Tips for guide & driver
• Other items than mentioned in the program
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.



Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
Perfume River Cruise
* Title:
* Full name:
* Nationality:
* Email:
* Date of travel:
* Number of participants: > 12 years old
  < 12 years old
  < 2 years old
If you have a set budget
Please enter the code below. This helps us prevent spam.
  Send Clear up
Send Enquiry
Tour name
Tour code
Hotel category
Room preference
  Single     Double  
Arrival date
Number of pax
adults     childrens < 12     infants < 2  
Special request
Copyright © 2010 TTB Travel&Tour