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Private Tour: Day Trip to Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Private Tour: Day Trip to Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel by private vehicle from Hanoi to the Yen River for a journey by boat to the Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong). The Buddhist complex, situated against a stunning backdrop of limestone mountains, is reached via winding streams dotted by mysterious caves. Let your own personal guide reveal its legend as you climb up to Huong Tich Cave. After lunch, visit Thien Tru (Heaven Kitchen) Pagoda.
  • Private tour of Perfume Pagoda, round-trip from Hanoi
  • Float along a scenic waterway to reach the Buddhist temple complex
  • Climb the steps to Huong Tich Cave
  • Enjoy a restaurant lunch and visit Thien Tru Cave
  • Round-trip private transport included
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Private transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
English Speaking Guide
Vietnamese Lunch
Boat trip on Yen Stream rowing by local people.
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Please arrive 5 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We will pick up at your hotels in Hanoi
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • To enjoy the most Perfume Pagoda Tour, you should take along with you these things: Long sleeve clothes, hat or umbrella, sun cream, sunglasses, Vietnam dongs.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Crossing Vietnam Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This tour was bad. The guide did not...
Mason N
, Jan 2018
This tour was bad. The guide did not care about our experience. The cave and temple are very peaceful, beautiful, and interesting. However the food options are limited and we spent the majority of time in a car, at a humanity center, or in a very small boat with an unpleasant guide.
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First off, there was no pagoda, so...
Timothy T
, Dec 2017
First off, there was no pagoda, so you might consider striking that from the title of the trip. It was a grotto, a cave, deep in the mountainous jungles outside of Hanoi. It's where Vietnamese go to pray for babies. What the description of this trip does not tell you are the following: - a two hour ride on a large one-lane road where you see instant death and then, big swerve, it's been avoided again. As chaotic a ride as I have ever taken. 4 hours of that 2 there, 2 back does something to you. The one hour ride on a sampan was great, as tranquil as the car ride was hectic. Also not stated in the description is that even the cable car ride is still a good 15-20 minute walk up a very steep hill. One of my family had gotten hurt the week before the trip and she had great difficulty navigating even this. So beware. The grotto itself dates back to the 5th century is pretty darn cool, but was it worth the 6 hours of traveling to get there and back? We're still debating. By far the best thing about this trip, and which actually saved it for us, was our guide, Anna. she was bright, cheery and a fountain of information about ancient and modern Vietnamese history, pop culture, Hanoi eateries, and just about everything in between. She was just so pleasant to be around, and my 19 year old daughter and her seemed to have a really good time together. Good on you, Anna! Well done!
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Our tour guide Anna was amazing. She...
Jerome_C
, Apr 2017
Our tour guide Anna was amazing. She was our guide the day before for the1/2 Day Hanoi tour so we were fortunate that coincidentally she was our guide for the Perfume Pagoda She is knowledgeable about the destinations and easy to understand and passionate about her job.
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Great day. The Perfume Pagoda was...
Cheryl S
, Mar 2016
Great day. The Perfume Pagoda was very impressive. Since we went during Tet Festival time, when many Vietnamese make a pilgrimage here, it was very crowded. We were about the only non Asians so were quite the celebrities, but everyone was nice and yelling hello to us. Our guide, Frank, was very knowledgable, not only about what we were seeing, but about Vietnam, Vietnamese culture, and even world politics and economics as they relatd to and impacted Vietnam.
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This was an awesome tour and a great...
Marla C
, Jan 2016
This was an awesome tour and a great company to work with. Rose picked us up at the hotel bright and early. She made sure we had everything we needed and took us in a lovely air con van to where we needed to pick up the boat. The ride is about 2.5 hours and it goes very fast learning about her country and the places you drive thru. Once we arrived our row boat picked us up and took us on a 45 minute ride up the river to the Pagoda's . The water is like glass and the scenery is breathtaking . It was raining a bit so our guide made sure we had a covered boat to make our trip extremely pleasant. Once we arrive Rose took us thru each step giving amazing historical information and sharing old tales and myths aside of explaining the religion. We had a wonderful lunch between pagodas and honestly there was too much food you didnt know what to try first. Our guide really made the tour very special for us and I would highly recommend anyone going to the Perfume Pagoda to book with Rose if you want a real once in a life time experience.

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