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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: vietnam, vietnam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Enjoy a full-day tour from Ha Noi to the Perfume Pagoda, one of the most sacred places in Northern Vietnam. Admire the spectacular scenery as you drive through the countryside, then paddle through lush paddy fields along the Yen Stream.

- Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside in Northern Vietnam
- Meander by paddle boat down the Yen Stream, past picturesque paddy fields to reach the sacred Perfume Pagoda
- Ride a cable car up to captivating Huong Tich Cave with its stunning stalactites and stalagmites

What's Included

Boat, cable car, lunch

Bottled drinking water

English speaking guides (other languages available upon request with surcharge)

Transfer and transportation as per itinerary

Travel insurance

What's Not Included

Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Tips and gratuities

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Free for children 0-5 years old ; 50% off for children 6-10 years old
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Maximum 1 child accompanied 1 adult, the 2nd child will pay the adult price.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Perfume Pagoda
This pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the Limestone Mountains. The many Pagodas that make up Perfume Pagoda are spread out among the limestone hills and tropical forests in the area of Huong Mountain.
We will depart from Ha Noi at 8:00 am for 2-hour drive through the picturesque countryside followed by a 1.5-hour boat trip along the scenic Yen Stream to Perfume Pagoda. Another boat will take us about an hour from Thien Tru Harbor. From there, we will take a cable car to the spectacular Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. At Huong Tich there are statues of Deities, but many pilgrims travel there to receive blessings from the stalactites and stalagmites, many of which are named and have special purposes. The “golden tree” and the “silver tree” stalactites are considered to be especially lucky. On the way back, visit Giai Oan Spring and Tuyet Son Pagoda. We will have lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Ha Noi.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A very full but fascinating day tour...
Katrina A, 16-05-2018

A very full but fascinating day tour from Hanoi. Yes there were some discomforts about the tour but for us the whole day was entirely worthwhile and no hesitation to give 5 star rating. Out tour guide Xiang and driver picked us up on time at our Hanoi hotel. Xiang made the day entirely enjoyable with his constant smiles and laughter. His English was very good and we rarely had issues communicating. Xiang gave us loads of interesting details about all our sights, Vietnam, the economy, politics, culture and daily lives. The drive to and from was long, about 2 hours each way but there is so much to see along the way from the car window. We stopped for morning vietnameses coffee and toilet stop about half way. The sampan boat ride was quite uncomfortable but all the tours use the same type of boats. We bought small towels to sit on the hard metal seats. We found our long legs didn't quite fit the space. We were offered one umbrella between us but I think one umbrella per person is better as the boat ride is one hour in the hot sun. Take some extra water to drink and hand fans as the air was still and very humid. Beware of all the opportunities to get sold souvenirs, the main drawback of going to popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. There are many stone stairs to climb so very good walking shoes are essential. Broad brim hats, light cotton long sleeve clothing, a camera, small backpack, small towel, hand sanitiser, an open mind and cash for drinks and tips are essential too. The cable car was a great relief from the walking and gave us a good birds eye view of the area. The cave in which the shrine is situated is down many old stone stairs as well. We stayed for quite a while as many locals were visiting to offer altar gifts and pay homage, a number of nuns were also doing chanting and mantras. The cave is spectacular and so full of history. We found it mesmerising. Overall this trip was worth it and Xiang was an absolute gem of a guide.

Picked up on time from our hotel for...
Campbell E, 23-11-2017

Picked up on time from our hotel for trip to the river. Guide Ms Dung Nguyen was very pleasant and informative. Boat ride up the river to the Pagoda was very relaxing. Cable car ride was best way to get to the top but there was still a bit of walking around the site.

Worth doing if you have the time.

This trip was a wonderful way to...
JAMES_S, 17-10-2017

This trip was a wonderful way to close out our visit to Hanoi. Our guide was helpful, patient and very informative. Be prepared for lots of walking and steps, even with the cable car the path to Perfume Pagoda was challenging but definitely worth it. We visited in the off season so did not have crowds, some renovation underway but all we met were enthusiastic and made us feel welcome.

What an amazing day we had on our...
Sharon_L, 06-05-2017

What an amazing day we had on our Perfume Pagoda tour with guide Ms Dung Nguyen. We were met at our hotel and drove in comfort to the drop off point to begin the river cruise. Along the way Dung told us much about Vietnamese life and shared much detail about Buddhism and many other aspects of her own life also. We loved the gentle paddle along the river taking in the beautiful scenery and by mid morning arrived at the base of the mountain ready to explore. We walked up to the temple and Dung explained all the local traditions and customs before enjoying a very large lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we walked up quite a number of stairs to reach the cable car. The journey to the top is quite quick by cable car but would be a fairly challenging walk in the heat so for the elderly or less fit I highly recommend this option. The Perfume Pagoda itself is very beautiful and unique and well worth a visit. It was a long but extremely enjoyable day and our guide was truly exceptional and made the tour even more rewarding

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