Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

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  • 10 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • 1-25 Travelers Per Group
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
  • Explore one of the most famous and venerated Buddhist temples in Vietnam
  • Glide along the waters of the Yen Stream on a rowboat to reach the Thien Tru Harbor
  • Go on a trekking adventure and make your way to Huong Tich cave
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour that expands knowledge on Vietnamese culture & ancient architecture
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  • WING IN 11 Apr 2019
    a very wonderful experience. recommend~

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  • Perfume Pagoda Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Round trip hotel transfers (Old Quarter area only)
    • Rowboat round trip
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Cable car (VND100,000 per person per way, VND160,000 per person for round trip)
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Round trip hotel transfers (Old Quarter area only)
    • Rowboat round trip
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Cable car (VND100,000 per person per way, VND160,000 per person for round trip)
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
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What To Expect

Make your way to one of Vietnam's most significant Buddhist sites on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Start your morning with a convenient pick up at your hotel located within the Old Quarters, or meet up with your guide at the designated point before you're whisked off to the Huong Son District, where you'll officially begin the day's activities. Board a row boat and take a relaxing ride along the Yen Stream, where you'll pass scenic landscapes and enjoy the natural poetic beauty of the surroundings. You'll then arrive at the Thien Tru Harbor, where you'll begin your trek up to the Huong Tich cave and finally arrive at the famed Perfume Pagoda, one of the largest and most unique religious sites in Northern Vietnam. The area is comprised of a complex of pagodas where huge numbers of pilgrims flock to to pray for happiness and prosperity in the coming year. Take in the intricate and natural designs within the caves and snap a few photos to take home before heading back to enjoy a delicious local lunch. As the sun sets, you'll be transported safely back to your hotel.

Trinh Temple
Learn about Vietnamese culture and Buddhist architecture on a guided day tour
entrance to Huong Tich cave
Enter the Huong Tich cave and begin your trek to the Perfume Pagoda
islet caves
Discover hidden gems and intricate natural formations within the caves of Huong Tich
Perfume pagoda
Visit the cluster of temples and shrines within the complex
Activity Information


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  • 7:45am-8:15am hotel pick up if hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter or meet up at location
  • Transfer to Huong Son District (1 hour and 30 minutes)
  • Rowboat along Yen Stream (50 minutes to 1 hour)
  • Trinh Temple (15 minutes)
  • Cable car transfer to Huong Tich Cave - Perfume Pagoda (optional)
  • Trekking up to Huong Tich Cave - Perfume Pagoda (1 hour)
  • Trekking down from Huong Tich Cave - Perfume Pagoda (1 hour)
  • Lunch at Mai Lam local restaurant (45 minutes to 1 hour)
  • Thien Tru Harbor (30 minutes)
  • Rowboat along Yen Stream (50 minutes to 1 hour)
  • 6:00pm end of tour, drop off at your hotel or meet up location
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please carry your own bottle of water for the climb up to Sinharaja as it may not be readily available during the trek
  • Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, and comfortable walking shoes
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 5-8
  • Children aged 0-4 are free to participate
  • The cable car service to Huong Tich cave (VND160,000/person/round trip, VND100,000/person/one way) is payable directly in cash to the guide
  • Kindly indicate any dietary requirements (e.g vegetarian, allegies, etc.) at check out
  • The itinerary is for reference only and is subject to traffic conditions on the day
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is valid for date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Pick up services are only available for hotels located in the Old Quarter
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be patient in case of unforseen delays along the pick up route

Meet Up Information:

  • If your hotel is located outside of the Old Quarter area, please head to 24 Au Trieu street
  • How to get there: Customer can take a taxi, Grab, or Uber to the meet up location
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (42) 4.0
  • Mary Joy 24 Nov 2018
    Amazed by the women rowing the boat. So strong women. We tried walking up to Perfume Pagoda. Quite tiring but we are proud of ourselves that we reached the top. Perfume Pagoda inside the cave was a great citing. We go done by the cable car. Thank you Klook for thr great experience.
  • Waltson 15 Nov 2018
    The tour was awesome! We went with APT tour company. The tour guide Theng was fluent in english and was very informative! The 726steps to the pagoda is no joke! The steps are not even and the road all the way is rocky as well, so prepare yourself! I went during non peak season,so it was nice as it was not crowded. Apparently on peak season(feb-apr),it can hit up to 60k visitors per day! So plan your trip wel! No regrets taking this tour! Awesome stuff! Thank you APT tour and Klook!
  • Kristine Mae 5 Oct 2018
    Fun and informative tour! The tour bus/car picked all the passengers one by one for every hotel/hostel and the tour guide did their 30 minute spiel. We were also given one bottle of water each. After this, we had a boat ride to a pagoda, and then we had lunch. After this, they asked us if we wanted to ride the cable car. I bought the two-way ticket for VND 160,000 because it was very hot but some people in our group only bought one way. They arrived just a few minutes after we did on the way down so it's not that much of a hike. We then went into the cave and explored for a bit before going back to the restaurant and back to the bus on the rowboat. Hero was an excellent tour guide! Very funny and kind.
  • Christy 4 Apr 2019
    This is the kind if tour if you want to see more Vietnamese religion culture, it was a bit more expensive than other tour as the cable car is not included that cost 180k dong each. Over all I can say the tour was just okay not much things to see compare from the other tour from hanoi.
  • Lavinia Alice Jayne 29 Nov 2018
    Good tour! A bit different to what I was expecting. Lunch and the pagoda is on the other side of the yen stream. The lunch was okay - different dishes of fish, rice, goat and tofu. Not a buffet- but they do bring dishes that you take a portion from on your table. A bit annoying that the cable car wasn't included. If you hate sweating or ate unfit (like me) I definitely suggest taking full advantage of the cable car. The walk on the way down was pleasant but a lot of steep steps. If you do chose this tour I hope you enjoy:)
  • DONNA CLARISSE 15 Jan 2019
    It was a very good trip! Tour guide was very friendly and accommodating.
  • Cheaeun 2 Dec 2018
    - Harmonious view of mountains, river and pagoda - Delicate and kind tour guide - Not a bad quality of meal - Generally very peaceful tour.
  • Mark Kevin 8 Dec 2018
    After Ha long Bay and Trang An tour, this pales in comparison. They were 9 of us in the tour. Basically, some boat rides, temple tour and a cave tour. The Cave was the highlight, but our tour guide who is an obnoxious kid named Kiem, kept rushing us, only to rest for like 10 mins. You have pay for the tram which I would rate a lil higher if it was included. The tram takes 10 mins, but they say the hike will take 30-40 mins, which I cannot fathom how it would be possible to be on time if you go that route. But for us, we like to take a lot of pictures. The lunch is shared per table. This is a fairly ok tour, not good but not bad. There were a lot of construction going on. You buy some animals to set them free only for them to get caught. They picked us up on time and we were back in our hotel at a little over 6pm without a stop over at the end.
  • Leng Zheng 25 Nov 2018
    Good service and good tour to a very beautiful place. This place is still under renovation and expansion. I believe in 2-3 years time. It would be a must visit spot since the unique way to get into this temple is by boat. The only way. The boat is included but not the cable car. You can have the option to hike it which will takes way longer to arrive. Pros: 1) Good service and explanation by the tour guide Cons: 1) I would give a 5 stars if they include cable car fee in the package. I have seen many trip in Hanoi that provide much cheaper trip than this. 2) Not really a con but at least it is a good heads up for you who is going to travel here. The boat ride is not really enjoying because the seating is very uncomfortable especially you will need to sit for 1 hour back and fro.
  • Joy 30 Jun 2018
    We went there on a very hot day, at first we rented a boat without the umbrella so we asked our guide if we can rent a boat which has a cover over our heads which is possible for paying an extra 200k vnd roundtrip for the whole boat. The cable car is 160k vnd roundtrip. The food is ok. The drinks are not included so you have to pay for it. Softdrinks costs 20k vnd.
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