About 100 km outside of Hanoi, Perfume Pagoda lies one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam. The Pagoda actually consists of a series of pagodas built inside grottoes. The sacred shrines are typical of Buddhist shrines found all over the world, but their unique context and importance to Vietnamese Buddhists – who show up in the springtime in large numbers – make the Perfume Pagoda an obligatory stop in Vietnam’s north.
07:30: We pick you up at your hotel and depart for the Perfume Pagoda.
10:00: Arrival at the Perfume Pagoda. After a scenic hour and a half boat ride along the Yen stream and a 2 hour trek, you reach the Huong Tich Cave, which houses the Pagoda of the Perfume Vestige. Next, you’ll visit the Thien Tru Pagoda – or Pagoda leading to Heaven – before stopping at a restaurant for lunch.
16:30: After, the boat trip back to Ben Duc, we depart for Hanoi, arriving in the city around 19:00.
Inclusive: Transportation in private van with A/C, English speaking guide, boat travel, meals, entrance fees,
Exclusive: Drinks, insurance, visas, personal expenses, tips & gratuities
What to bring:
- Appropriate clothing for the season
- A hat and sunscreen
- Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking.