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The Perfume Pagoda – Tour from Hanoi

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the Perfume Pagoda – a Buddhist Pilgrimage site
  • Your scenic journey includes a cruise on the Yen Vy Stream and Cable Car Ride
  • Lunch in a local restaurant is included
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8 Hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 8 Hours

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. (Please state your hotel details at the time of booking).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit the Perfume Pagoda – a sacred site for Buddhists on this extremely popular day tour from Hanoi.

    A scenic journey, will take you west of Hanoi, through a landscape scattered with rural villages, paddy fields and welcoming locals. The last part of your journey is conducted by boat.

    The Perfume Pagoda (Vietnamese Chùa Hương) is a complex of Buddhist Temples built into the side of the Huong Tich Mountains. Highlights are the Thien Tru Pagoda (The Heaven Kitchen Pagoda) and the Huong Tich Grotto, the centre of the complex located in a cave.

    You will explore the site and learn about its Buddhist significance with an expert guide. This all-inclusive tour includes transport, admission fees and lunch in a local restaurant.


    To start you will be picked up at your centrally located hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

    The first part of the journey is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle. The driver will take approximately 70km west of Hanoi to meet the guide who will accompany you on your cruise on the Yen Vy Stream.

    On arrival at the Perfume Pagoda your guide will lead you on a light climb to Huong Tich Grotto. This is the religious heart of the complex and one of the highlights of the Perfume Pagoda complex.

    You will also visit the Thien Tru Pagoda (The Heaven Kitchen Pagoda), this is where the creator of the complex is buried and provides a fascinating insight into Buddhist architecture.

    After your visit to the Perfume Pagoda take a cable car back to the bottom. When you are done with your trip a driver will pick you up in another air-conditioned vehicle and drive you back to your centrally located hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • Pick up and drop off at hotel location
    • Lunch at local restaurant
    • Admission Free
    • Boat Trip Yen Vy stream
    • Cable Car way back
    • English Speaking Tour Guide


    • Personal Expenses, drinks
    • Tips
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Pick up at centrally located Hotel (in Old quarter only)

    Children from 12 years of age and older are considered adults

    Tour will not operate from 04–12 February 2016, due to the Vietnamese New Year.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are traveling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.