Top 7 Excellent Hue Budget Tours for Travelers to Hue, Vietnam

Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, is a famous destination for many budget travelers. Many of you prefer to book a tour with local agency not only to gain better understanding about the place but also to support local community. This article helps you to consider some Hue budget tours for travelers with excellent price and quality.

1. Hue Imperial City Walking Tour: Top 1 travelers’ choice budget tour in Hue, Vietnam

Many of you automatically think of a walking tour as a first option when land in a new city. Walking tour is great to learn the city in details while interacting deeper with local host. There are a few walking tours of history of Hue and food tour that we recommend you below.

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Hue Imperial City Walking Tour: Top one Hue Tour for budget travelers.

What is Hue Imperial City Walking Tour?

Hue Imperial City is the most-visited attraction in Hue. This walk in the Imperial City is the best Hue budget tour for people who loves explore the old castle of Nguyen with a local guide.

It promises to you many great stories of Nguyen Dynasty starting and ending, eunuchs and concubines. Further more, you learn so much about the battle of Hue. If you love history of Vietnam, this is the tour for you!

When it happens?

The walking tour in Hue Imperial City has two time frames to choose from, 8:30 and 14:00 in winter time. It has an incredible price of $15/ person, no entrance fee. It’s operated by a trustworthy partner at Bee Bee Travel.

Pros and cons

  • Cheap price tour $15/ person
  • Suitable time frame for your travel from Hanoi and Hoi An.
  • More time to visit Hue Museum of Antiquities, most tour companies skip this.
  • Might be number one option thing to do in rainy season in Hue.
  • Entrance fee excluded.
  • Pick up excluded in the price.

2. Hué Walk of Revolution: Brand new walking tour about Hue modern history

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Hue Walk of Revolution: Vietnam during French and American War.

What is Hue Walk of Revolution?

Many visitors wonder what happen during Vietnam war. Hue has suffered a lot from many battles with French, Japanese and severe bombings during the American War. We highly recommend the Hué Walk of Revolution as an great budget tour in Hue to satisfy your curiosity about Vietnam War.

Hue Walk of Revolution will start at Tipsy Pub in Hue Walking Street.  The tour guide will explain to you the progress of Vietnam revolutions under French War and American War. They will take you to visit unnoticeable monuments in Hue center: the Annam Headquarter, the 1908 tax monuments, the 1963 Buddhist protest monument. It also brings you to Dong Ba Market and two most beautiful museums in Hue.

When it starts?

The tour has 2 time frame to choose 08:30 and 14:00. With 3-hour walking in Hue, you guarantee to learn so many things about Hue modern history.

Pros and cons

  • Unique tour lesson.
  • Cheap price tour only $15/person
  • Departure daily at  8:30 and 15:00
  • Free snack, chè, conical hat and raincoat given in the tour.
  • Entrance fee paid by tourists.
  • Bad weather might hold you from doing this option.

3. Hue Bus Tour One Day: super good deal Hue group tour to save money in Hue

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You will travel with this bus to visit Hue sightseeing.

What is it?

Hue Bus Tour One Day is designed for tourists who just stay in Hue for one day only. You might want to squeeze all things to do in Hue in this tour, including the visit to Hue Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc Mausoleum. This budget tour by bus also includes a dragon boat trip on Perfumer River in the evening.

A perfect combo with a price of $17/ person, no entrance fee included. A buffet lunch with more than 30 Hue dishes will be served for you during this tour as well.

Hue Bus Tour lasts for 9 hours from 7:30 to 17:30.

Pros and cons

  • Cheap price only $17/person
  • High-quality forty-five-seat bus.
  • Five Hue Attractions included a boat trip on Perfume River
  • Hue lunch included.
  • Operated in any weather
  • Children discount available.
  • Hue Entrance Fees excluded ( Total is 14$)
  • Long pick up hour
  • Tour guide speaks in two languages: Vietnamese and English.
  • Might be rush for family with kids

4. Bus tour Hue to DMZ

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Hien Luong – Ben Hai symbol of old DMZ, Vietnam.

What is it?

Bus tour Hue to DMZ helps visitors to visit Old border of Vietnam from 1955-1975 and return to Hue in one day. As an iconic symbol for the resilience of North Vietnamese spirit against bombardment from the American, Vinh Moc tunnel, Highway of Horror, Hien Luong and Ben Hai are undoubtedly important landmarks you will visit during this tour.

In the afternoon you go further up to Laos border to hear story of how American stationed and controlled Laos border in order to stop North Vietnamese transporting goods over the Ho Chi Minh trail. The Khe Sanh combat base nowadays is a quiet museum, however, it speaks a lot of how much weapons American had had here to hold this important spot.

How much for this Hue budget tour to DMZ?

You will surely have an unforgettable experience in one of the oldest border between Communist and Capitalist in Vietnam. To go on this budget tour from Hue, it only costs $18/ person. Entrance fee does not include in here but you have great modern bus, tour guide, lunch.

Pros and cons

  • Cheap price only $18/person
  • High-quality forty-five-seat bus.
  • Visit all the highlights of DMZ, Vietnam
  • Good lunch included
  • Operated in any weather
  • Vinh Moc Entrance Fees excluded ( Total is $2)
  • Long pick up hour
  • Exhausted day
  • Not suitable for family with kids or elderly people.

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5. Bus tour Hue to Bach Ma

Enjoy this natural swimming pool in Bach Ma with this stunning view in the background.

Want to escape the heat of summer with fun group of people in Bach Ma National Park, a ideal Hue Attraction for people who love nature?

Bus Tour Hue to Bach Ma will help you with that with only $27/ person. This day trip from Hue will take you to enjoy the most spectacular scenery in Bach Ma mountain and swim in the most awesome natural lakes: The Five Lakes and Do Quyen Summit.

A small picnic lunch will be prepared for you by your tour operator. Our partner TNT Travel is a trustworthy supplier to book this tour.

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6. Backroad Hue Motorbike Tour

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Backroad Hue Motorbike Tour

What is it?

There are many unpopular beautiful roads in Hue that you and your friends want to explore? Walking and travelling by bus tours are great, however, that is impossible to explore the diverse sub urbans of the city. A Hue Motorbike Tour may suit your expectation more!  

Scooters are convenient for people who want to travel all around the hidden gorgeous landscapes far from the city. To name a few: The Ho Quyen Voi Re, Doi Vong Canh and The infamous Ho Thuy Tien abandoned Water Park. Beside, our Western guide will take you to  have a local Vietnamese BBQ lunch and there are free beers  for all of you as rewards for you courage today.

How much for this Hue group tour?

Backroad Hue Motorbike Tour lasts for 6 hours from 11:30 to 18:00. You might have chance to drive your own scooter or our tour guide will drive you. Its price is only $18/person for an exciting trip Backroad trip in Hue.

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7. Hue Bicycle Tour by Adventure Journey

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Cruising by bikes to Thanh Toan village

What is it?

This tour will be a great active tour for tourists who love sports and the beautiful countryside in the outskirt of Hue. You will have an opportunity to figure out the role of agriculture and how farmers work together in creating a very unique village. For lunch of Hue cycling tour, you can try on the traditional Hue food like Banh Beo (Hue Fern-Shape Cake), Banh Khoai (Hue Fried Pancake) and Nem Lui (Grilled Minced Pork on Lemongrass Skewer) at Hanh Restaurant.

If you love exploring Hue food, you should not miss out these 6 local Hue Food you need to try in Hue as well.

When it starts and how much?

The duration of the tour is around 3 hours from 9:00 to 15:00.

Cycling tour at our partner at Adventure Journey only costs 23$/person included the entrance fee to Thanh Toan Agricultural Museum and Hue local lunch.

These are the best budget tours in Hue for group travelers. I hope this article is a good reference for you to choose the suitable tours when travelling to Hue. There are an article of how to save more money when traveling to Hue as well. 

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