What you’ll get

  • Duration : 1 day

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Friends, Family, All of people

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T88HEP04

Overview

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 situated in a huge cave built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat as there are no roads. You glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths, visiting the pagodas and temples built in this area over the centuries.

Highlights

    • Enjoying a local lunch near Thien Tru pagoda
    • A scenic boat trip down the Yen river between dramatic limestone cliffs
    • Visiting the beautiful Pagoda and Cave and learning more about religion and society in Vietnam
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  • Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Transportation
    A/C shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    N/A
  • Price Includes
    • Lunch
    • English speaking guide
    • Drinking water during the trip
    • All transportation and transfers
    • Admission fees and permits where applicable
    Price Excludes
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Pre & Post trip accommodation in Hanoi
    • Food & drink not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Hanoi centre - Duc village - Yen river - Thien Tru Pagoda - Giai Oan Pagoda - Tuyet Son Pagoda - Thien Tru pagoda - Hanoi centre

Departing Hanoi we have a two hour drive through the picturesque countryside and back roads to the village of Duc for some refreshments before boarding our boats for a 1.5 hour ride along the scenic Yen river, surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs.

After this we walk to the Thien Tru Pagoda (Heaven’s Kitchen) and the Perfume cave and pagoda - an hours walk in total.

On our way back we visit Giai Oan and Tuyet Son pagodas.

Lunch will be at one of the little food stalls near Thien Tru pagoda.

After lunch the boat will take us back to our bus for the drive back to Hanoi.  

We arrive in Hanoi around 18.30.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.4

Based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.5
  • Organization
    9.2
  • Value for money
    9.4
  • Safety
    9.4
9.5

Neil

United State
one minute ago
A must do part of Vietnam Ok, you get rowed by a woman through fields and local flora and fauna, not comfortable but very relaxing, one was to get close to nature
9.3

Yan Yan

China
03 Jun 2019
Great day out It was was a nice day out. Our tour guide Quang was great. He was energetic and fun. He also played traditional Vietnamese music for us, added a surprise culture experience. The places visited are ... See more

It was was a nice day out. Our tour guide Quang was great. He was energetic and fun. He also played traditional Vietnamese music for us, added a surprise culture experience. The places visited are beautiful, activities are fun.

9.3

Richard

United Kingdom
24 May 2019
Wonderful views! The tour was very well-run, on-time, and a lot of fun! They took us to one of the ancient imperial capitals, a river that runs through limestone mountains and rice paddies, and on a nice bike ride.... See more

The tour was very well-run, on-time, and a lot of fun! They took us to one of the ancient imperial capitals, a river that runs through limestone mountains and rice paddies, and on a nice bike ride. Hannah was a great tour guide and everyone else on the trip was nice to meet!

9.8

Guru

United Kingdom
15 May 2019
Private Tour - was well worth it My husband and I booked this tour on a private basis so that it would be just the two us in a car and not on a bus with lots of other people. We thought we'd be more comfortable this way and would ... See more

My husband and I booked this tour on a private basis so that it would be just the two us in a car and not on a bus with lots of other people. We thought we'd be more comfortable this way and would be able to have adjustments made to the schedule if necessary. Our tour guide was really great. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and made the day interesting and fun. But he also understood and respected our limitations (we didn't want to climb the mountain or do the bike ride) so he came up with alternatives and was very patient and understanding. We had a great day. It was hot but our guide had water for us and the car was nice and comfortable. The boat ride on the river was the highlight, it was such good fun. Highly recommend this if you have time for a day trip. It was very good value for money, even as a private tour.

9.5

Wu Yan

Hong Kong
23 Apr 2019
Highly recommended We went on the Hoa Tu-Tam Coc tour and it was really good. Very well organized and the guide Toan had great English. He made everything interesting with his stories. The food was better than expect... See more

We went on the Hoa Tu-Tam Coc tour and it was really good. Very well organized and the guide Toan had great English. He made everything interesting with his stories. The food was better than expected with lots of choices. The only thing I didn't like was that there were lots of mosquitoes on the bus!