Perfume Pagoda (1 Day)

(1 day)

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 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.

Perfume Pagoda 3Huong Tich Cave 3

You will be met by Hanoi Tourism’s car and guide at your hotel, and we will leave Hanoi at 8.00 am. It takes 2 hours to reach Perfume Pagoda, located at about 70km to the southwest of center Hanoi. This is one of the most popular religious attractions in Vietnam, famous for the annual pilgrim site of Buddhists. Although there is a road from the pier to the base of pagoda complex, using row boats on Yen Vi river which is the more romantic and scenic alternative to reach Perfume Pagoda. Upon arriving in the Thien Tru Dock, you will follow the very scenic path leading to Huong Tich Grotto with an endless number of steps, along narrow and bumpy stairs. According to a legend, the Huong Tich grotto was discovered 2000 years ago. The grotto, which serves also religious events, has several colorful stalagmites and stalactites.

After lunch at a restaurant resided at the mountain foot, we will visit Thien Tru Temple (Heaven Kitchen Temple). Thien Tru temple is embedded within hills and mountains. The rock formations in this area is also called “heavenly kitchen” as they – with some imagination – look like cooks working.

We will come back to Hanoi in the afternoon at around 6.00 pm for dinner, free discovery time and overnight stay.



Standard (without cable hanger)


Deluxe (included cable hanger)


Private tour






16 pax (1 FOC)










  • Car/Van in tour.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Mineral water on the car
  • Meal at restaurant as mention.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Boat on trip


  • All airfares, transfers & visa arrangements.
  • All services not clearly included.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tip for driver and guide.
  • 10% VAT tax. 


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