Located 70 km from Hanoi capital, Perfume Pagoda is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam and the very place for travelers who would like to discover Vietnamese Buddhism and enjoy the rural landscape in one day. This is a unique system of pagodas and temples scattering on Perfume Mountain. The main pagoda is located uniquely in a cave at the top of the mountain. The pagoda is regarded as one of the holiest in Northern Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda 1 day tour is one of the highlights when you visit Hanoi and Northern Vietnam.
Our Perfume Pagoda 1 day tour will not only let you learn about the story of the region and Vietnamese Buddhism but enjoy the breath-taking landscape as well. It will also be a fantastic experience when you go waterways along Yen river to get to the pagoda. The picturesque surroundings with mountains, rivers, ricefields and waterlily flowers are such a reward in your trip.
Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 8 AM. Now start a 2-hour drive to Perfume Pagoda. Arrive at Ben Duc wharf where you begin your boat trip along the Yen River to get to the main pagoda.
On the waterway, good time for you to enjoy the picturesque landscape with multi-shaped mountains, the rice paddies on the sides, and the local people going about their daily lives on small boats. You will then reach the wharf from which you have to walk or go by cable cab to the top where the Perfume Pagoda is located.
Once you have reached the pagoda, time for you to discover the unique pagoda inside the beautiful limestone cave with lots of stalactites and stalagmites.
Get downhill for lunch after that before a visit to the Thien Tru Pagoda (means Heaven Kitchen) to explore the ancient architecture of Vietnamese temples and pagoda. Finish your Perfume Pagoda 1 day tour with a boat trip back to Ben Duc wharf where you say goodbye and come back to Hanoi.
This rate is based on double/twin occupancy. Valid from 01 Jan 2021 - 30 December 2021. If you have any special requests, please contact us to customize your trip.
Please take a strong note that the quotation below is for reference only in normal time. During the Covid-19 time, we offer such a great discount for people who are living and working in Vietnam, who book the trip with us.
You shouldn’t visit the Perfume Pagoda in the first three months of the Lunar Calendar because there is a local festival and it will be very crowded.
Good day trip
Our trip to the Perfume Pagoda was so great. The destination is not too far from Hanoi and within one day we could explore it to the best. The scenery was amazing especially when we were on the boat and climbing up the mountain. Our guide Jack was knowledgeable, humorous, and caring. Such a highlighted day in Hanoi.
Nice day trip
Nice day trip to see the Perfume Pagoda with beautiful rural landscape. Love it.
Good day with a good guide and breath-taking landscape. Unbelievable!!!
Not to be missed when in Hanoi
Such a worthy day out from Hanoi. Very less touristy and beautiful. It is recommended that you should book only one-day cab down and climb up the mountain to see the panoramic view of the whole area.
Interesting destination for family tour
Just a two-hour drive from Hanoi but our family of 4 had a chance to enjoy the rural atmosphere of Vietnam. The boat trip was fun and we had a lot of photos of the beautiful landscape. The Pagoda is uniquely located inside a cave and our tour guide told us a great story about it. We highly appreciate the trip overall.