|Age:||50 - 54|
|I’ve traveled to:||All over Vietnam|
|My motto:||I will strive to help you increase your knowledge and admiration of Vietnamese culture|
|About me:||I was born in central Vietnam, and have been here all my life. I enjoy sharing my culture with people from other places. I am also a veteran of the American / Vietnam war, and am very knowledgeable about this subject.|
|Location:||Hue, Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam|
Activities I can help with:
My main services are: -Tours of the Demilitarized Zone by private car or minivan. -Tours of Hue City and surrounding country-side by car, minivan or motorbike. -Custom tours to Hoi An, Hai Van Pass, Ho Chi Minh Trail, multi-day tours by private car or minivan to Kon Tum, Pleiku and other sites. -and more! Just ask! New in 2009: Bicycle tours of Hue City and surrounding areas. I am also happy to arrange for you to rent bicycles or motorbikes, for you to do your own tours etc. Suggestions for restaurants, hotels, places to see etc, and all other information, are free, with pleasure.
Sightseeing in Hue, Vietnam
So much to see, so little time. Let me help you decide which sights to visit, in order to make the most of your time here.
PHOTO: Brick-making village in the countryside near Hue
Please note the price is for a tour by motor-bike. If you go by car, it will be $60. for 2 people.
Thuan An Beach + Ghost Village
Combine a visit to Thuan An Beach, just 15km from Central Hue, with a side-trip to Thanh Pho Ma, or Ghost Village, where you will see some truly spectacular grave sites.
Cave Tours in Central Vietnam
PHONG NHA CAVE(photo) MARBLE MOUNTAIN near Hoi An
$110 includes guide, boat and entrance fee.
$100 with no guide, but includes boat and entrance fee.
Motorbike, Car or Minivan Tours in and around Hue, Vietnam
I can arrange tours for large and small groups, as well as for individuals. Choose your method of conveyance...motorbike, private car, minivan, or small bus.
Photo: Traditional Lanterns of Hoi An
Price is for a motorbike tour of Hue and countryside. for other tours, please ask.
Visits local handicraft villages, etc. around Hue, Vietnam
Boat Fishing Village on the Perfume River (photo), Incense Village, Conical Hat Village, Brick Making Village, Noodle Making Village...All in the countryside around Hue City, Vietnam.
Price quoted is per person, for motor-bike tours. Price for 2 people by car is $60.
War History in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Vietnam
Photo: Hien Luong Bridge, crossing the Ben Hai River, which lies along the 17th parallel. This river was the dividing line between South and North Vietnam from 1954 until 1975.
Price is for 1 or 2 people by private car. Larger car, Minivan or bus prices: please ask
Health Spas in Hue, Vietnam
Need info on where to go for your health? Let me bring you to the My An sulfur springs, or the Thanh Toan hot springs, by motorbike, or private car.
Price depends on number of people and type of vehicle required. Photo is of My An Springs
Do a tour in and around Hue City by bicycle, or rent the bikes and wander off on your own...
price depends on what you want to see, and if you need to rent a bike.
Honeymooning in the Ancient Capital
Let me help arrange a romantic honeymoon in beautiful Hue City. Our ancient and picturesque city offers the perfect opportunity for a photographic diary of your honeymoon, so don't forget your camera.
Snake wine, anyone?
Have you tried some of the more unusual local wines? In Vietnam, the word "wine" is used to describe almost any alcohol other than beer. in Vietnamese, we call it "ruou". I can bring you to try:
-Rice wine...we have many kinds
-Dalat red or white wine (the climate in Dalat is perfect for grape growing, and they produce soem very good wines.)
Let me suggest where to try coffee, local style, in a garden house, by the river at sunset, or, truly local side-walk coffee. Suggestions are free, of course!
Boating on the Perfume River
Take a tour by dragon boat on the Perfume River. You can stop off at various tombs of the Nguyen emperors, the Hon Chen Temple and the Heavenly Lady Pagoda.
Or, you may prefer to spend an hour on the boat and then continue by motorbike, to get the best of both the river and the countryside.
Photo is Perfume River as seen from Vong Canh Hill, which offers a most spectacular view.
The Breathtaking Beaches of Central Vietnam
THUAN AN BEACH near Hue City, LANG CO BEACH on the road to the fabulous Hai Van Pass, CUA TUNG BEACH in the Demilitarized zone, CUA DAI BEACH in Hoi An, CHINA BEACH in Da Nang.....
Rural Tours in Hue, Vietnam
See how the local people live, and enjoy the brilliant shades of green in the rice paddies.
Art and culture in Hue
Hue City has many museums and art and cultural galleries - please ask for free suggestions.
Visit Ghost Village near Thuan An Beach
You have to see this to believe it!
Fishing in Hue, Vietnam
Feel free to ask for suggestions about where to fish. We can also bring you to see how local fishing is done, at Thuan An beach, or on the Perfume River.
Information free - if you need a guide, or driving service, please inquire about the fees.
Hue City at night
go to the local disco club, a traditional tea room, and more
Suggestions are free. Private car service available; ask for info
Airport & Ground Transportation in Hue, Vietnam
Price depends on number of people and type of vehicle required. We can pick you up and bring you to your hotel, or embark directly on a tour, from the airport, and leave you at your hotel, or place of your choice afterwards. The possibilities are numerous...
Dining in Hue, Vietnam
Tell me what you want to try, and I can make suggestions for where to find it. My suggestions are free. Hue is the old Imperial Capital, and we are famous for imperial cuisine. We also have many local specialties, and are known for our penchant for spicy food. However, don't fear, as most dishes come with the option of not being too "hot".
Private car or minivan service
Price depends on number of people, and your specific needs.
Private & Custom Services in Hue, Vietnam
I can arrange for transport between the airport or train station and your hotel in Hue City.
Can also arrange private transport to Da Nang, Hoi An and other places.
For help in other matters while you are staying in Hue, just ask; I may be able to help.
PHOTO: Hai Van Pass
Cultural Experiences in Hue, Vietnam
Hue is the old capital of Vietnam, and is rich in cultural heritage. You can visit the old Citadel, the fabulous tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, famous pagodas...
Photo is of one of the 11 gates into the Outer Citadel.
Hiking & Walking in Hue, Vietnam
What would you like to see? Ask me to help you arrange it.
Entertainment in Hue, Vietnam
enjoy traditional Hue singing ensembles as you take a cruise on the Perfume River.
Forest & Rainforest Tours in Hue, Vietnam
Bach Ma National Park
City Walking Tours in Hue, Vietnam
Take a cultural walking tour of Hue, and learn about our local artists, try some iced coffee in the shade of fragrant camelia trees, in the garden of a local artist. Watch girls learn to do embroidery. Learn about some of our local landmarks...
Lodging in Hue, Vietnam
I can arrange lodging ahead of time or at short notice. From 5 star hotels to simple guest houses, Hue City has it all.
Sand Dune Tours in Hue, Vietnam
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