Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi
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An excursion to the Perfume Pagoda is a combination of religious pilgrimage, a slow boat trip between stunning mountains and streams, and light hiking to the top of the Perfume mountain.
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In Brief

Location:
Hanoi, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Overview
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You will be picked-up at your hotel in the morning and transported on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus for approximately 45-miles (70km). As the city traffic diminishes, you will pass tranquil rural villages and paddy fields with friendly people before reaching the Yen Vi Wharf. You will then travel downstream by boat to Duc Wharf and start your light hike up to Huong Tich Grotto, a sacred place for every Northern Vietnamese. Lunch will be eaten at a local restaurant en route. You will be returned to your hotel in Hanoi at the end of your excursion.

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned bus
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Boat trip on Yen Vi river
  • Cable car (One way return)
  • Entry/Admission - Perfume Pagoda

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Departure Time

8am

Departure Point

Your centrally-located hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.44 out of 5 based on the last 9 recent reviews

My best tour in Hanoi Very nice and unique locations The tour schedule was properly organized in order to have enough time in all attractions Our guide was polite fun and provided us with useful information I would recommend this tour
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Great tour . Many steps to the temples but well worth it. I particularly enjoyed the boat ride down the Perfume River,
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Well organised tour, spending just the right amount of time in each place, tour guide was informative and welcoming :
• Submitted 22 Apr 2017
The trip to Perfume Pagoda was very good value for money, covered all the main areas around the locality with excellent knowledge and information provided by the tour guide... Nice river ride for approx. 1 hour followed by the cable car up the mountain to view the cave pagodas. The one negative aspect was the lunch provided and the fact that if you walk up or down rather than use the cable cars, you get inundated with constant cheap and tacky stalls crammed all the way to the top. Don't be fooled by the thought of wonderful views by walking it!! . Use the cable cars or you may regret what you see. .On the return down the mountain by cable car , you have more time to enjoy the areas on the lower sectors .
• Submitted 19 Apr 2018
Long was the name of our guide. He was friendly, accommodating and had a very strong command of the english language. I also like the fact that we were only 12 in the mini bus. That made the tour more engaging. I definitely recommend Long and his company.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
It was a great tour and an interesting day out, even though when we were picked we found we out were booked on different tour. A phone call and another company picked us up for a Perfume Pagoda tour.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2017
I think another reviewer said that they do not adequately describe the amount of activity this tour has and they where correct! We also had the issue that another review had in that the Viator description says two way cable car ride and we where only booked for a one way return and had to pay for the way up which you definitely want otherwise you have to hike for about 45 minutes You get picked up from your hotel and take a 1 hour and 45 minutes car ride then you get on a metal row boat that fits 6 and spend 1 hr going up river then you get off and walk about a half mile up hill and stairs visit the pagoda for about 40 mins eat lunch walk about 1/4 mile uphill and stairs to get to the cable car or hike up hill and stairs for 45 minutes to the cave entrance if you take the cable car you get off and walk about another 1/4 mile uphill and stairs to the cave entrance to get to the cave walk down 120 stairs, walk around the cave and then got back up said 120 stairs walk back to the cable car and ride down or hike back down to the boats take boat back 1 hr downstream 1hr 45 minute ride back to Hanoi The activity would have not been so bad if it wasn't so hot. So it could be dangerous for some people with health issues or unsteady legs. There is a lot of walking uphill and lots of stairs. Boats where not the great either. Our tour guide instructed us that we had to tip the boat driver once we where done. The tour guide was ok, more of a facilitator than tour guide as he didn't give us much background on the pagoda. He just kinda lead us around and left us to our own devices as he socialized with the locals. Overall not a great experience and not a must see
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
When we were going to the mountain with a boat at the river we were split into 2 random groups - we were asked who wants to go with a covered boat and who wants to go with an open boat. We told the guide we want the open boat while the other group wanted a covered boat. In the end it didn't matter and he gave us the covered boat while he gave the other group an open boat. So on the way there we couldn't see anything for 1 hour or more. On the way back I have specifically asked the guide again to put us on an open boat. He said the other group doesn't want to change - even though they have already been on an open boat on the way there! How unfair is that? We even told him that's unfair since they already been on the open boat before but he just didn't care. So we had to go AGAIN in the covered boat and not be able to see anything. Wonderful experience indeed! That wouldn't be a big problem but since the most interesting part of this trip is the view on the way.. I have to say I would never go with this company againI don't know the name of the guide but it was at 24 November Saturday.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2018
This tour was quite a disaster. We did not get an English speaking guide we got an admin person from the office, we were raced through beautiful Vietnamese countryside with no explanation about it or an opportunity to take photos and we had to pay the local tour operator additional money for a cable car ticket as their understanding of 'return trip' was different from Viators. More importantly there was no indication in the tour description on Viator regarding the degree of walking difficulty on this tour. This tour is NOT suitable for anyone with even basic mobility problems. My wife and I are both reasonably active and are regular walkers but we both fell on the treacherous underfoot conditions on the steps down to and around the pagoda. I contacted Viator customer services and did get a refund of the additional money I paid locally but no compensation for not getting an English speaking guide or the tour as described.
• Submitted 22 May 2017

In Brief

Location:
Hanoi, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience