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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Water activity

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
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From US$ 55 per person

Likely to sell out

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.
Small group available


  • 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

Embark on a full-day tour to visit Perfume Pagoda – a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. Glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths as you encounter the area's centuries-old pagodas and temples. 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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Important information

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

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 115 reviews

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Andy was a great tour guide. He knew a lot about the history of the Pagoda, a lot about the Buddhist beliefs and Daoism. He did a great job explaining the plan for the trip and everything. The Pagoda itself was amazing. There were a lot of steps to get there but it was worth the hike to meet the people on the way and Andy was great at divulging information about the people that live there and the pagoda itself! The information and the history that Andy gave us was the best part. For example, when we went to the outer Pagoda, we saw a wooden fish hanging from one of the entryway rooftops. It had a mallet with it like it was a gong. Andy did not know what it was but he was kind enough to research it after the tour and he sent us some information on it through whatsapp.

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March 27, 2023

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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March 27, 2023

Tour exactly as described on website however perhaps it needs to be clearer the walking/steps involved as some members of the group seemed surprised. Took the option of purchasing a cable car ticket on the day. The guide was very friendly and welcoming with good English.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 126872