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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

From £64.02 per person

Perfume Pagoda is famous for scenic landscape and sacredness in the religious culture of Vietnamese people. It possesses a good combination of temples, pagodas, moutains and forest.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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  • Enjoy a Perfume Pagoda day trip from Hanoi, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Travel on a scenic stream to the Buddhist temple complex
  • Climb the steps to Huong Tich Cave or opt to ride the cable car (optional)
Full description
This full-day tour takes you to visit Perfume Pagoda – a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. You will glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the last centuries. Around 8:30 AM, the guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. After pickup, enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive to Perfume Pagoda. Upon arrival, hop aboard your 1-hour row boat trip on the Yen stream to Thien Tru harbor. Once you have arrived in Thien Tru, you will enjoy time for some trekking, visit the main cave where you’ll arrive at Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. Then enjoy a 1-hour trekking back down or take optional cable car instead of trekking (optional). Next, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant at the bottom of the mountain. After lunchtime, you will see the Heaven Kitchen pagoda and learn about Buddhism ancient architectural at Le Dynasty. Re-board your boat and sit back and relax as you head back to the pier, enjoy 2-hour road trip back to Hanoi. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel around 6:00 PM.
  • Entrance fee
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel in Old Quarter
  • Round-trip coach transport (with A/C)
  • Row boat trip
  • Local lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Cable car (optional)
  • Pickup outside Old Quarter
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Things you should take: hiking boots, a hat or an umbrella, sunscreen, sunglasses, cash
  • Long clothes are required when you visit temple or pagoda
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 106 reviews

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Nice activity. You cross the river in a rowboat. I recommend hat and sunscreen as the sun hits. First we stop at the pagoda, I recommend having pants below the knee or in any case a covering shawl that you can use. Lunch with good food. After that the cave, we took the funicular exclusively to go up to the summit and then we went down on foot, the cave is beautiful. They were punctual on the pick-up time from the hotel. Respect the times throughout the day. Recommended excursion.

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18 August 2019

Good , but could be better

My guide picked me up ,on time where we proceed to the boat which was about a 2 hour bus journey We then got on a small rowing boat which was roses by a small Vietnamese woman !! During the 1 hour boat ride you get to pass Loads of great scenery and a lot of good photo opportunities The major downside is the seats in the boat are really small , and there isn’t much room to move about When we reached are destination we were first shown a citified small pagodas Then we wet given a choice either a cable car or hike , myself and a father and daughter decided to hike up ( and I on my one decided. to hike back down ) On the way up there are loads of Great photo opportunities ( again ) But the pagoda wasn’t really worth all the effort and time we for spent Be careful about how much you give the boat guide for a tip , someone one are group tried to give her 1000 VDN , but she wouldn’t take it !!! Are guide was very good by the way

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24 January 2019

A day of peace.

The day was well organized, good food, magical places. However during the boat trip I would have preferred that the two ladies who rowed had not started screaming from one boat to another ruining the atmosphere. The guide was prepared, ready to answer questions about local culture which, in my opinion, should have been done on his own during the two hour bus ride. Westerners should not be told too openly that dogs are eaten here. Some were shocked. Other than that I recommend the excursion.

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30 December 2017

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