Perfume Pagoda is 60 km south from Ha Noi. This is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam, hosting the Perfume Festival (a Buddhist event that lasts from the first to the third month of the lunar calendar). All year round, you can enjoy marvelous scenery along the Yen River as well as the historical grandeur of the pagoda complex. On the way, if you fancy an invigorating work-out, you can row the boat yourself.
Around 8h30am, you will meet our tour guide and start your trip from our hotel lobby, take a relaxing 2-hour road trip to the Perfume Pagoda, a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountain.
Around 10h30am, you arrive at Ben Duc boat harbor, then you take one hour trip on a small boat-rowed by local people on the stream named Yen. You can deeply enjoy the attractive mountain views mirror-image in the crystal water mirror of the stream en route.
Getting out of the boat, reward yourself with a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant at the foot of the mountain.
After lunch and rest for a bit, you will spend about 1 hour to trek up to the main Pagoda - Cave on the top of the highest mountain in the range – which is considered as the most beautiful Cave under South Asia sky! Taking photo & learn about Vietnam history, Buddhism religion then trekking down by the same route. On the way down, you will visit Thien Tru Pagoda then spending one more hour on the boat back to the harbor, say good bye to local people and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive back to our hotel at around 5.00pm.
Private full-day guided tour
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Hanoi hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Children 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Hanoi hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.