Perfume Pagoda (1 day)
In Ha Tay province, about 100 km outside of Hanoi, lays one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda actually consists of series of pagodas built inside grottoes. The sacred shrines are typical of Buddhist shrines found all over the world, but their unique context and importance to Vietnamese Buddhists who show up in the springtime in large numbers – make the Perfume Pagoda an obligatory stop in Vietnam’s north.
||We pick you up at the hotel and depart for the Perfume Pagoda
||Arrival at the Perfume Pagoda. After a scenic hour and a half boat ride along the Yen stream and a 2 hour trek, you reach the Huong Tich Cave which houses the Pagoda of the Perfume Vestige. Next, you’ll visit the Thien Tru Pagoda or Pagoda leading to Heaven before stopping at a restaurant for lunch.
||After the boat trip back to Ben Duc, we depart for Hanoi and arrival in the city around 19.00
|Included: Transportation in private van with A/C, English speaking guide, meals mentioned and entrance fees.
Not included: Drinks, insurance, visas, personal expense, tips & gratuities.
|What to bring:
- Appropriate clothing for the season
- Hat and sunscreen
- Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking
- Sense of fun and adventure
Deluxe: 39USD/Pax (cable car 2 ways)