Discovering the Perfume Pagoda

Hanoi - Perfume Pagoda - Hanoi

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the most sacred places in northern Vietnam. Take in the spectacular scenery as you travel through the countryside before paddling through lush rice fields along the Yen Creek.


1 day


Parfume Pagoda

Average budget

From 39$

Whether you land at the airport, enter the city by train or bus, you will be picked up at any time and accompanied to our hotel by private vehicle or cab.

We individually adapt your program to your mode and time of arrival in Hanoi.

Thus, we can, in consultation with you, shift the beginning of your program according to your arrival time, to give you time to acclimatize!

On this Perfume Pagoda Discovery excursion you will enjoy

Contemplate various landscapes

  • Buddhist pagodas and temples in Perfume Mountain
  • The gentle and peaceful beauty of the Yen River
  • The rocky landscapes and flooded rice fields

Experience special moments

  • The authentic atmosphere of a popular district of Hanoi
  • The colorful markets of ethnic minorities
  • Activities with the locals

The PLUS of the Pilgrim

  • Exclusive hikes on secret paths
  • Visit of villages unknown to mass tourism
  • Nights in the homes of local people in comfort mode
  • Accompaniment by experienced guides

Make the experience last

  • A longer stay in one or more villages mentioned in the program
  • An extension to the North East of Vietnam
  • An extension to the region of Bac Ha and Sapa

Full day excursion

  • Excursion idea to personalize: The whole day

An excursion according to your desires

This excursion proposal is 100% customizable according to your desires.

You will be able to modify your trip (duration, accommodations, activities and services) during our exchanges.

Jour 1 Pilgrimage to the Perfume Pagoda

About two hours drive through the countryside to Duc village, where we board a small boat for a one-hour trip up the Yen River to Thien Tru pagoda.


You can walk up (or take the cable car) to Huong Tich Cave, the Perfume Pagoda (at the top of the mountain), soak up the place, enjoy the spectacular scenery and have an authentic experience of the Vietnamese Buddhist religion.


Descend and have lunch at the restaurant. Then return to Thien Tru pier to admire beautiful sculptures, take pictures and relax… Get back in the boat to return to the main pier and then to the bus. Return to your hotel in Hanoi around 6:30 pm.


Travel by minibus : 1-2h.
Included meal : Lunch.

Steps :
Hanoï, Perfume Pagoda
Perfume Pagoda
Perfume Pagoda
  • Price estimate: The whole day

An excursion according to your desires

Our tours are tailor-made (with private guides and drivers), so the price is never fixed for each Pilgrim traveler.

This price varies according to the number of travelers, the level of services, the seasonality and the booking delays.

Count on this excursion starting at $60 per person*. The only exact price will be the one that appears on your personalized and finalized quote.

* International flights are not included in this estimate.

This price includes :

  • All travel on site
  • Lodging in hotels or at local people’s homes
  • Breakfasts and meals during the excursions
  • Bilingual English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to the sites to visit and activities
  • Application fees and taxes
  • All logistic services necessary for the organization of the program

This price does not include :

  • Domestic and international flights and airport taxes to/from Hanoi
  • Entry visa fees
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Water bottle (can be purchased on site)
  • Telephone, personal expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned in the “Price includes” section.

This excursion is included in our tour:


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