Perfume Pagoda Full day Private tour

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Departs: vietnam, vietnam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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- Driving deeply into Red River Delta
- Private rowing Sampan along Yen Stream
- Hiking to Thien Tru (Heaven's kitchen) Pagoda
- Hiking/cable car to Huong Tich cave within the main pagoda of Perfume pagoda
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- A quick visit to Van Phuc Silk Village

What's Included

Bottled water

Cable 2 ways


Professional English speaking guide

Rowing sampan

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Drinks during meal

Gratuities for Tour guide and Driver (recommended)

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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

Arrive at the harbor; you will get on a small boat rowing on Yen Vi River to a mountain.
Perfume pagoda is a folk name people used to call the area. There are more than ten Buddhist pagodas and some Temples in here. Thien Tru and Huong Tich are the main ones. Festival of this complex takes part in from 1st lunar month to 3rd lunar month. During this period, many Vietnamese pilgrimage to the area. It will be very crowded. Perfume pagoda pilgrimage is considered the biggest festival in Red River Delta.

It will take 30 minutes for rowing a sampan from harbor to the main pagoda area. Along the river, it is very quite. You can hear the sound water crush into the boat. Somewhere, you see the local people plant vegetable, rice or collecting the snail, crap or mussels… One part of the river, water is very clear; you can the water plants as if there is a lush garden under the water.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Thien Tru Pagoda
You take a hiking to the main Pagoda, Huong Tich cave. It will take you about more than 1 hour for hiking up to the mountain; with the length of the path is 2.5km. Long time ago, it was said to be the most beautiful cave in Vietnam. If you afraid of getting tired, you can choose going by cable. The best way is going up by your foot and going by cable. Fee for cable is not included. Hiking along the way, you can see a lot of tree, listen to the bird’s song and breathe the fresh air.

Lunch is followed by visiting to Thien Tru pagoda. The pagoda is considered the oldest one in Vietnam. Its name means the kitchen in the Heaven. In a patrolling to the south of a King under Le Dynasty, the King stop there and found that the pagoda is in the location of Thien Tru star group, then he named the pagoda the name of the star.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Van Phuc Silk Village
a Silk village in the suburban of Hanoi.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Fantastic day Highly recommend for off the beaten path glimpse of countryside
Robin_M, 11-01-2020
Our guide Huy was terrific perfume pagoda is an authentic less touristy destination. We had a private tour with a comfy van, AC, water provided. It is a long day but highly recommend for the adventurous. A 2 hr drive to the “stream” where we had a gorgeous and peaceful boat trip to the pagoda area. The scenery is magnificent with verdant green jagged limestone mountains on either side. In the early morning the water lilies were open with deep purple burgundy colored blossoms. The boats are not luxurious with seats are very low to the bottom of the boat making it less than comfortable and are rowed by a Vietnamese woman a heroic task. Despite the uncomfortable boat the trip is well worth it. The Vetnamese New Year is only 2 weeks away when this area will be packed. We had very few other boats except those bringing supplies to get ready for the annual festivities. Once you arrive you climb uphill over many steps that are interrupted by walkways, not very difficult to the cable car and up up and away to the area with the cave pagoda. Again a bit of climbing up and downstairs but manageable even for me who is not in the best shape.The perfume pagoda is unique and well worth the trip into the cave. Huy was very educational explaining the meaning of all. After the cable car return trip had a typical Vietnamese lunch, way too much food and visited the more traditional pagoda right next door, a magnificent and the most picturesque pagoda we have so far visited. Return trip was uneventful. Plans originally were to visit a silk factory but we asked them to modify the plans to take us to Bhat Tring the pottery village outside Hanoi proper and Huy and the tour company agreed. We only had a short time there and could have spent hours and many more $ but enjoyed a brief visit and bought 2 exquisite ceramic pieces. I highly recommend this tour off the beaten path.

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