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Hanoi: Full-Day Pilgrimage to Perfume Pagoda

1. Hanoi: Full-Day Pilgrimage to Perfume Pagoda

Your shared or private tour begins when you depart from your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00AM, at which point you will drive for 2 hours through the picturesque countryside. You’ll then enjoy a 1.5-hour boat trip along the scenic Yen Stream to Perfume Pagoda, a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the Limestone Mountains. It’s the site of a religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam. The many pagodas that make up the Perfume Pagoda are spread out among the limestone hills and tropical forests in the area of Huong Mountain. Following this fascinating experience, you’ll board another boat for an approximately 1 hour on a journey to Thien Tru Harbor. From there, you’ll take a cable car up to the spectacular Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. At Huong Tich, you’ll admire statues of deities and learn how many pilgrims travel there to receive blessings from the stalactites and stalagmites, many of which have special purposes. The "Golden Tree" and the "Silver Tree" stalactites are considered especially lucky. Upon your return journey, you’ll visit the Giai Oan Spring and Tuyet Son Pagoda, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant before finally heading back to your hotel in Hanoi.

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

2. Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Private or Small-Group Tour

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.

From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Tour

3. From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Tour

Start your tour at 8:00 AM as your guide and driver pick you up from your hotel, a begin your 2-hour road trip. Hop onto a row-boat for a trip to visit the land on the Yen stream, and take some time to explore Thien Tru harbor. Make the most of the time available to you for trekking, and make your way through the landscape to arrive at Huong Tich cave on the top of the mountain. Take in all the sights offered by your magnificent surroundings, before you make the 1-hour trek down. Have lunch at bottom of the mountain in a local restaurant. After lunch, move on to see the Heaven Kitchen Pagoda, and get to know about Buddhism's ancient architecture at Le Dynasty. Head back to the starting point with a rowboat trip and make the 2-hour road trip to return to Hanoi at around 5:00 PM.


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What people are saying about Perfume Pagoda

Great trip

Very nice landscape, very good tour guide. Warning: there will be some steps to climb on this tour. So light, short pants are more popular than long jeans. It is also better for the boat tour. Otherwise everything went great.

Fantastic experience

Hui our guide was a machine, he told us many interesting things and was aware of us at all times. Few people in the group and comfortable bus. Take a lot of mosquito repellent, bite even under long pants.

We were twenty people can we compare this to a small group? But everyone was charming and chatting with everyone. The boat ride to the temple 1 hour on the way and 1 hour on the return is a bit boring.

Great guide and a good day

The Perfume Pagoda in the off season is great. Very few people and the weather was comfortable.

tour guide knowledgeable, explained perfectly what the day entails. Overall a great tour