Private Day Trip: Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi
Private Day Trips
Explore the magic of Perfume Pagoda while on this private full-day tour from Hanoi. Take a boat trip upstream and cable car up the mountain to reach the pagoda. Listen as your private guide tells you about the history of this mystical area. Have lunch before boarding the boat once more to return to Hanoi.
Start your day with a pickup from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00am. The professional tour guide will assist you into the vehicle so you can begin your 2-hour drive to the district of My Duc. Once you reach My Duc, board the awaiting sampan, and set sail. As you cruise the Suoi Yen Stream, observe the beautiful landscape including rice farms and graceful locals rowing boats. Meet numerous residents as they fish along the slow current and watch the water lilies as they float by.
Upon your arrival, take time to walk up one of the hills to get to the cable car station. From there, ride it up to the top of Huong Tich Pagoda Cave. Inside of the cave, lies a pagoda where people believe magical stones and stalagmites lay. At the rice pile stalagmite, people come to pray for food along with a wealthy life and happiness. It is full of perfume, hence it’s moniker, Perfume Pagoda. Afterwards, walk down the thousand step hill, before stopping at a typical restaurant for a light lunch. Once you have finished your meal, take the boat back to the pier and travel to your Hanoi hotel.