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Perfume Pagoda Festival 1 day

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    What to Expect
    Perfume Pagoda (-/L/-) : Car

    08.00 a.m: Depart for the 2-hour journey to the Perfume Pagoda. Enjoy the scenic drive through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta, to one of northern Vietnam’s holiest of sites.

    10.00 a.m: On arrival board a private rowing boat for the relaxing hours’ cruise down the Yen River, along the way stop at Den Trinh (Presentation shrine), also known as Den Quan Lon (Shrine of High-ranking Mandarin), built to worship one of the generals of a Hung King.

    11.00 a.m: Disembark and follow a stone flagged path to Thien Tru.

    11.30 a.m: Continue the walk uphill around 45 minutes to Huong Tich Chu, “Pagoda of the Perfumed Vestige”. The pagoda is one of the most important to the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam.

    At the top you will be rewarded with a fine view, after visiting pagoda, start the journey back down the mountain.

    Note: As an option there is a cable car which can be taken instead of walking (not included).

    14.00 p.m: Have lunch at local restaurant.

    15.00 p.m: Visit Thien Tru, which is located on Mount Lao is built shelves in 1467, King Le Thanh Tong Quang Thuan dating to the 8th.

    15.30 p.m: Return by rowing boat to the vehicle for transfer back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.

    19.00: Tour finish.
    * Proper walking shoes must be worn for this tour. The trek can be strenuous for some as the path is fairly steep (As an option there is a cable car which can be taken instead of walking). 
    * During Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and the three months preceding, the Perfume Pagoda is crowded with pilgrims and travel during this time is not recommended, check with your travel consultant for further details.

    Tour Notes:

    Beware of your luggage and money

    Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.

    All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hanoi Old Quarter
    Departure Time
    07:45am every day
    Return Details
    Drop off at your hotel
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Boat
    • Tours and activities as stated above
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Cable Car
    • Travel insurance
    • Extra food and beverages
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Dress code is formal
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I had a couple of emails from the guide before I arrived which was reassuring. I was picked up at the designated time of 0745 and taken to a Toyota Land Cruiser in very good condition. The trip turned out just to be got two but that was fine. Travel took 2.5 hours with the
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    Response from odctravel1, Tour Operator at Perfume Pagoda Festival 1 day
    Responded 12 Jun 2019
    Dear Tracy, We are happy when you are happy. I would like to give you apologize when sampan man requested tip, it has being long time ago and keep until now. The government try to control it but impossible. Hopefully you have a good time in Vietnam. See you in the near future.
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    Nothing to complain about re ODC; our guide met us as expected and took our mini-bus to the River (via an unnecessary shop stop?) where he found us our boat, our Restaurant (for an average lunch), bought our cable cars tickets, then took us to the cave entrance and met us again
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