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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

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  • 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 and ancient architecture

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

Things to note

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 a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, and comfortable walking shoes


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