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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

  • 8-hour tour to Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi
  • Travel by boat and see the landscape from the water
  • Cable car ride to a mountain shrine
Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi
From US$38.00
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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi
From US$38.00
Visit the Perfume Pagoda on a full-day trip from Hanoi that includes round-trip hotel transport, a scenic boat trip, lunch, admission, and a cable car ride to the mountain top pilgrimage site. Follow a short trail into a cave shrine, experience Vietnam's Buddhist heritage, and explore a scenic landscape of karst cliffs and rice paddies.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at your hotel in Hanoi, and travel into the countryside by air-conditioned bus. Enjoy views of rural communities as the city traffic gives way to fields and villages, then disembark at Yen Vi Wharf, where you’ll board a boat on the Yen Vi River.
Navigate downstream past rolling green hills and limestone mountains, then return to shore at Duc Wharf. This tour includes round-trip access to the Perfume Pagoda cable car, so you can reach the mountain shrine without climbing the steep, slippery footpath up the mountain. Get high above the river as the cable car approaches the summit, and continue by foot on the light hike to Huong Tich Grotto.
Enter the grotto to see Buddhist shrines sheltered by limestone walls, then tour the rest of the Perfume Pagoda, a series of important pilgrimage sites for Vietnamese Buddhists. Pause at a local restaurant for lunch before descending by cable car for the return trip to Hanoi. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
A lot of travel for the reward

Went with children aged 9 and 10. It was a 40 degree day so review is tempered by this. We had expectations of seeing local scenery, a nice boat ride and high quality attractions. Air conditioned bus ride was satisfactory, and the guide had good...More

1  Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 9 May 2018
A Long Day

This was a full day trip, but we found it a long day and not really enough of interest to make us go wow, yes the Temples were interesting but you don't spend much time there (nor is there enough to do if you wanted...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 8 May 2018
day trip

The boat trip was an enjoyable and pleasant trip up river to the small village affording excellent views of the mountains. The actual trip up to the pagoda and the mountain top views via cable car are spoilt by the hideous shops/stalls with vendors selling...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 967SteveC68
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
Perfume Pagoda Visit

This was a busy trip with lots to see and do. A two hour bus journey took us to our destination with the previous booked stop for coffee (gift buying). On arrival we got into a rowing boat with 6 of us plus the guide...More

3  Thank MoiraRathbone
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Interesting tour

I was the only English speaking person on my particular trip. The guide worked hard to ensure that I was ok, although understandably he spoke predominantly in Vietnamese for those customers. Unfortunately this meant that at times I was unsure what was going on and...More

3  Thank jesspV6728QM
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