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Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue

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Thành phố Huế, Vietnam
Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Vietnam’s street food is famous around the world, but it can be intimidating for first-time visitors to know what, where and how to eat it. This 3-hour guided tour offers an ideal introduction to Hue’s delicious street food, as you glide around the imperial capital on a cyclo and hop off to tuck into an array of local delicacies.
  • 3-hour street food tasting tour of Hue by cyclo
  • Explore Vietnam’s imperial capital aboard a traditional cyclo
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue’s Royal Citadel
  • Sample Vietnamese dishes like ‘banh beo’, ‘banh khoai’ and ‘bun bo Hue’
  • Get the inside scoop on Hue’s street food scene from a local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Local English-speaking guide
Cyclo ride
5 sample dishes as per itinerary
One local beer
One coffee or tea
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

09 Đ. Ngô Quyền, Vĩnh Ninh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Hotel lobby at Park View Hotel in Hue, 09 Ngô Quyền, Vĩnh Ninh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Centrally located hotels in Hue

After meeting your guide hop aboard a traditional cyclo (three-wheeled bicycle taxi) to begin your evening street food tour. Accompanied by your guide and a small group of no more than 12 people, set out around the streets of historic Hue to discover the city’s most popular street food haunts.

Jump off along the way to sample delicious Banh Beo (steamed rice discs topped with shrimp) and ram it (sticky rice dumplings), and listen as your guide explains some of the traditional ingredients and dishes of Vietnamese cuisine. After that, we'll head on foot to another stop to try a tasty Hue pancake.

Back on the cyclo, admire views along the Perfume River as you cross the Phu Xuan or Trang Tien Bridge, then glide past the UNESCO-listed monuments of Hue’s Royal Citadel. Your guide will tell tales of Hue’s imperial history and fascinating heritage.

At the entrance of Dong Ba gate, dig into a steaming bowl of bun bo Hue, a beef vermicelli soup that is a street food staple for locals. Then, cool down with a cold beer from a vendor nearby. Cap it off with another delicacy – egg rice crackers with beef or pâté on charcoal – served at a small snack shop nearby.

With your appetite sated, head into the pavilion of the Royal Citadel for a post-dinner cup of herbal tea or Vietnamese coffee, while enjoying views over the Imperial City. Finally, jump back on your cyclo for the return trip and end your tour back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
ParkView Hotel
We will pick you up at the lobby of the Park View Hotel.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bánh Bèo Bà Cư
We'll head out on a relaxing cyclo ride to our first stop, where a tasty banh beo (steamed rice discs topped with shrimp) and ram it (sticky rice dumplings) await. Both of these great flavours will wake up your taste buds in a traditional way as you snack alongside local people. We’ll then move on to try banh khot (Hue pancake).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Imperial City
You'll have a chance to try the third dish on this Hue food tour. Bun bo Hue is a typical Hue beef vermicelli soup. Then cool down with a refreshing beer from a nearby vendor. We hope you're still hungry as we'll then head to a small local snack shop where you'll have the opportunity to prepare for yourself a typical egg rice cracker with beef or pâté on charcoal. Your Hue street food tour ends at a local coffee house, where you will be immersed in the atmosphere while sipping a lovely tea or Vietnamese salty coffee.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Local restaurants can sometimes close without notice. Should this happen, a substitute option will be offered with the same food quality and experience.
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; however, they must share the cyclo and food with their parents. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven to be highly transmissible and poses significant increased safety risk, effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Indochina

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Royal City Street Eats by Cyclo​ tour in Historic Hue .

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Great Food Adventure
dreissavz
, Dec 2019
Great insights into the Hue street food scene. Informative and delicious. I didn't want it to end. I only wish I could find these places again. Guess I'll sign up for a second act next time I come to Hue.
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The guide was wonderful. He taught...
Mark L
, Apr 2017
The guide was wonderful. He taught us things about Hue that our guide from our trip never said. The food was amazing not like the food at the hotel which was made for westerners ie: bland. We really tasted Vietnam. Excellent., Viator thanks for a great time.
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Van was an excellent tour guide and...
Maxwell K
, Feb 2017
Van was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable about Hue and Hue cuisine. The tour allows one to get a true taste of Hue cuisine. I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone in Hue.

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