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“Unforgettable”

02Dec
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked into Villa Louise late enough that we couldn’t see the view, but we could hear the surf and nothing else. Peaceful, lush grounds, gorgeous decor, soaker jacuzzi tub and hammock chairs on the covered verandah.

Our room was excellently equipped with wifi, wonderful beds, international/adaptable electrical receptacles, air conditioning, fans, a private outdoor shower and even a television that held no interest for us in paradise. We woke to sunrise over the beach with fishermen casting nets, waves breaking and a walk along the beach to a fabulous breakfast at the attached Bear Bar Hue.

The staff were friendly and attentive, helping us arrange a driver to whisk us around the tombs and the Citadel and organising a romantic massage for two poolside to help work out the kinks after a long day of sightseeing. The only drawback came in the form of 100 mosquito bites which was how I learned that the mosquito net was not decorative, but functional. USE IT! Oh well, the staff had ointment to help me out with that, too. Would I go back? You bet. I am already dreaming of when I can return.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view – some villas have more privacy, but obscured ocean views.
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Villa Louise Hue Beach & Spa- Place to chill out & explore

19Nov

Ø FULL DAY HUE CITY TOUR

Spend your day exploring the rich history and culture of Hue city on this full-day shore excursion from Villa Louise Hue/Beach Bar Hue.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly driver speaking English to guide you
  • Small-group tour
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Our driver will welcome you and transfer you to Hue city. Upon arrival you will make a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. The scenery along the river gives you a comfortable feeling among nature. Visit Thien Mu pagoda and learn more of Buddhism at the most ancient one in Hue city. Next is visiting the iconic Citadel where many constructions of Royal Palace still remain including the Five Phoenix Towers, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties, Royal Theater, etc.

Enjoy lunch at restaurant to taste Hue special foods (depending on Guest’s request)

In the afternoon you continue your journey and visit the Khai Dinh Mausoleum. In fact there are 6 tombs in Hue, you can choose one of six tombs which remain original architecture and worth to visit of Minh Mang or Khai Dinh or Tu Duc. Here is the chance to see more of handicraft villages of hat-making, incense making to learn more of Hue city before heading back to Villa Louise Hue/Beach Bar Hue.

Ø COUNTRYSIDE BY MOTORBIKE

Encounter authentic Vietnam while bicycling through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes! This relaxed bike tour through Hue’s countryside brings you face to face with friendly locals on a visit to Thanh Toan, a rural village known for its crafts and food market. Ride past rice paddies, duck farms and favorite fishing spots, and gain insight into local Vietnamese life by visiting a local school, a museum and a farmer’s home. This tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your guide.

Another way, you will follow our guide by motorbike to pass countryside files, An Bang ghost city with many beautiful tombs, paper garden, learn how to make local pancakes, honey,,, be fresh in Mo Waterfall, visit Thanh Toan bridge, see the village of mushroom, enjoy sunset on the lake. The local guide will take you back to the hotel.

 

Ø FULL DAY DMZ TOUR

This full day tour of DMZ will give you a historical study about the war between Vietnam and USA in the years from 1954 to 1975. You will also explore this charming area with a rich forest and beautiful mountain range. The Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954, recognized the 17th parallel as a “provisional military demarcation line” and temporarily divided the country into two states; Communist North Vietnam and “Free” South Vietnam. Find out more on this fascinating trip.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide or driver
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

The tour begins at 8am with pick up from your hotel in Hue. Our bus will take you to the Quang Tri province where you will visit several sites including; the Frame of a church and La Vang Holy Land. Our tour continues and you will visit the following famous sites;
Dong Ha Town, a strategically important U.S. Marine Combat Base, an outpost to provide surveillance of troops movements across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Doc Mieu base, part of an elaborate electronic system (McNamara’s wall) intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ.
Hien Luong Bridge was known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950.
Ben Hai River, an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954.
Vinh Moc tunnels, a complex of tunnel system located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, it grew to include wells, kitchens, and rooms for each family and space for healthcare.

We will stop for lunch close to the Vinh Moc tunnels and enjoy a local Vietnamese meal.

In the afternoon our tour continues with a visit to a Ethnic minority village where we understand more of their culture.
We are then back on the DNZ history trail with a visit to Dakrong bridge and the Dakrong river. Ho Chi Minh trail follows the river here and we learn more about this amazing logistical supply route through the war which ran from South to North Vietnam.
We then visit Rockpile a solitary karst rock outcrop, this was also known as Elliot Combat base which was an American long–range artillery area.
Our last visit of the day takes us to Khe Sanh combat base, a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest; these was where one of the most controversial battles took place.We then head back to Hue in the late afternoon and drop you off at Villa Louise Hue/ Beach Bar Hue.

Ø CULINARY TOUR

If you are a foodie, this tour is not to be missed. You will get the feel for the lovely city of Hue while meeting its street vendors, restaurant owners and other characters to make this tour a truly unique experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Dinner included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Excellent value for money

What You Can Expect

Bún Bo Hue (Hue Noodle with beef)

Walk along Hue’s Streets to see the city night’s life. Visit sites like Trang Tien Bridge and Ho Chi Minh Memorial House while sampling street food such as:

  • Banh Khoai – Hue fried pancake with shrimps, pork, eggs and bean sprouts
  • Bun Bo Hue – Hue Beef vermicelli
  • Beo cake (literally water fern cake), Nam cake (steamed shrimp rice cake), Loc cake (steamed clear tapioca cake)
  • The tour ends at Truong Tien Bridge and you are welcome to check out the night markets before making your own way back to your hotel.

Ø PHONG NHA TOUR (225 km far from Villa Louise Hue)

Duration: 13 hours full day.
Departure: 6:30 am for group tour – Finish: 7:30pm
Departure: 7:30am for private tour

  Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is noted for its cave and grotto systems as it is composed of 300 caves and grottos with a total length of about 70 km, of which only 20 have been surveyed by Vietnamese and British scientists; 17 of these are in located in the Phong Nha area and three in the Kẻ Bàng area. The park derives it name from Phong Nha Cave, containing many fascinating rock formations, and Kẻ Bàng forest. The plateau on which the park is situated is probably one of the finest and most distinctive examples of a complex karstlandform in Southeast Asia. This national park was listed in UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites in 2003 for its geological values as defined in its criteria viii.

Program :

Car or bus and a tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start to Phong Nha Cave in 4 hours. On the way, tourist will visit the famous DMZ with Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River where was DMZ the boder between the South and the North of Vietnam during the war ( 1954 to 1973). Coming to a local restaurant to have lunch and relax before having aboat trip (40 minutes) on Son River to Phong Nha most impressive Caves as Bi Ki, Tien Co, Cung Dinh. After visiting Phong Nha cave Tour Hue, we comeback Hue city on Ho Chi Minh Legendary Road, tour ends about 7pm.

Ø PARADISE CAVE TOUR (255 km far from Villa Louise Hue)

Duration : 13 hours  full day.
Departure : 6:30 am for group tour – Finish : 7:30pm
Departure: 7:30am for private tour.

Introduction about Paradise Cave

Thiên Đường “Paradise” Cave is a newly found cave in this area. Prior to the discovery of Sơn Đoòng cave, it was regarded as the largest and longest cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng. Some of the most beautiful and spectacular stalactites and stalagmites in the park are found within Thiên Đường. The cave was discovered by a local man in 2005. The first 5 km of this cave was explored by explorers from the British Cave Research Association in 2005; later they in 2010 the whole 31 km was explored and announced by the association.

Program:

06.30am start from Hue : Car or  bus and a guide will pick you up at your hotel, take you to go to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park to visit The Paradise Cave in 5 hours . On the way,  you will visit the famous DMZ with Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River where was DMZ the boder between the South and the North of Vietnam during the  war ( 1954 to 1973). Coming to a local  restaurant to have lunch then stop at Thien Duong parking area, golf car will take you to the cave (located in the park’s core zone) with naturally primitive features Thien Duong Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors. We go back Hue city on Ho Chi Minh Legendary Road, tour ends about 7pm.

Ø BACH MA NATIONAL PARK TOUR (55 km far from Hue)

Duration:   8 hours  full day.
Departure: 8 am – Finish: 4 pm

With beautiful natural scenery plus the fresh and cool climate, Bach Ma national park can be regarded as the most precious ecological tourism center in the region. Tourists visiting Bach Ma will have chance to explore the mysterious tourist paths such as the Tri Sao (Star marisca) path, Do quyen path, Ngu Ho (Five-lakes) path, Hai Vong Dai path. The national park is characterised by mountainous topography and supports a range of habitat types, including lowland and lower montane evergreen forest. At lower elevations, the natural forest has been extensively cleared and replaced by scrub and grassland.

Program:

8am we pick you up at your hotel, buy fast foods to take away , then  take you to Bach Ma National Park ( 1 hour) ,stop at Visitor Center to have look the detail map of famous places in the Park, The Guide will recommend about Bach Ma to you , then keep going to the top ( 45 minutes ride),it is about 16km far from the foot , arrive on the top have a rest and have walk on the trails in the jungles to visit the most attractive places as : Bach Ma summit, Ngu Ho Lakes, Do Quyen Waterfall (a steep path with 689 concrete steps leads to the bottom of the cliff, 300 m below)…3:30pm return to the parking and go back to Hue, arrival in Hue about 5pm .

 

For more information, please contact us at the desk or leave your inquiry via email: villalouisehue@gmail.com

or reach us via tel no. +84 (0) 917673656 / +84 (0) 2343867867

 

 

 

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PRIVATE CAR TOUR

11Nov

1. HUE – HOIAN OLD TOWN or HOIAN – HUE CITY – 1 DAY TOUR: $80/way
* OPTION 1:
• Fishing village: Visit a lot of fishing boat on the lagoon where local live and move around for fishing
• Lang Co beach – a famous beach of Vietnam next to Haivan pass, it is a popular stop for tourists on the Hue-Danang route.
• Hai Van Pass –the most beautiful road pass – the stunning view from the top; enjoy the best coffee in Vietnam with great view
• My Khe beach or R&R beach – where the US marines landing firstly 1965 and stay until 1973.
• Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village – located at the foot of Marble Mountains – visit local village to learn how to make statues
• Marble Mountain (Ngu Hanh Son) – have a hiking tour on the moutains – visit some caves and Buddihist temples.
* OPTION 2: + $15/way
• Fishing village: Visit a lot of fishing boat on the lagoon where local live and move around for fishing
• Elephant Spring – Enjoying the mountain road and have a chance to swim at very nice crytal swiming pool at the moutain.
• Lang Co beach – a famous beach of Vietnam next to Haivan pass, it is a popular stop for tourists on the Hue-Danang route.
• Hai Van Pass –the most beautiful road pass – the stunning view from the top; enjoy the best coffee in Vietnam with great view
• My Khe beach or R&R beach – where the US marines landing firstly 1965 and stay until 1973.
• Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village – located at the foot of Marble Mountains – visit local village to learn how to make statues
• Marble Mountain (Ngu Hanh Son) – have a hiking tour on the moutains – visit some caves and Buddihist temples.

2. HUE – DANANG CITY or DANANG – HUE CITY: $75/way
3. HUE – PHONG NHA CAVE THROUGH DMZ & VINH MOC TUNNEL: $135/way
=> Please feel free to contact us via cell phone to get more information
Mobile (hotline): +84 917673656 (International call)

Email                      : villalouisehue@gmail.com