The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year. The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat and on foot, as there are no roads into this area. 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.
Tour code: BB 82E
Departure date: Everyday
Destination: Hanoi, Vietnam.
Duration: 1 day
You will be collected between 08:00 and 08:30 for a two-hour drive before transferring to small wooden boats. You will be paddled along the romantic river which is surrounded by forested peaks to Thien Tru Harbour. From here, you will climb the mountain path to visit Huong Tich Cave and admire the amazing views of the mountains echoing across the sprawling countryside.
After lunchtime, you will visit Heaven's Kitchen Pagoda where you can learn more about the ancient beliefs and rituals of Buddhism ancient and view the beautiful architecture of the Le Dynasty. You will then paddle back down the river before making the two-hour drive back to Hanoi, arriving at around 18:00.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- No breakfast
- 1 lunch
- No dinner
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
Tour price includes
+ A/C transfers
+ Entrance fee
+ Local English speaking guide
+ Boat trip
Tour price excludes
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a good journey!