NB 12: Perfume Pagoda/ one day tour

Perfume pagoda (Chua Huong) is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi/ just far from Ninh Binh 65km. Chua Huong is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong son. The pagoda(s) are located in My Duc hamlet in Ha Tay province which boasts the highest section of limestone mountains in Vietnam.

Perfume pagoda is also the one of the most important religious sites of Buddhism in Vietnam.The pagoda itself was built into limestone cliffs and only can be reached by boat or on foot, as there are no roads in the area. This one day trip include gliding along lovely stream, walking up hill, discovering the Vietnamese Buddhism, visiting the pagodas and temples built in this area over the centuries and enjoy the fresh air of countryside.

Perfume pagoda from Ninh Binh or Hanoi
Daily departure/ one day tour



Depart 2-hour countryside-road with a lot of the green fields and idyllic villages


with picturesque scenery to Perfume Pagoda. On arrival “Ben Duc” wharf, getting a


Vietnamese conical hat, gliding along scenic waterway. On the way we visit Den


Trinh Ngu Nhac temple, after that continue to get on a boat trip to the big


mountain. Walk up mountain paths, visit Huong Tich main cave and complex of


pagoda & temple.


Having lunch in Restaurant on the mountain



Cable car




After lunch we walk downhill, visit Thien Tru pagoda which architectures dated


back to 15th century. Returning to “Ben Duc” wharf. Comeback Ninh Binh at


round 17h00. The trip ends.




Note: If you want to go to Hanoi after the trip, we also offer you transfer service


and the payment Should be US$17 extra/ per person. / Single  occupancy subject


to surcharge : US$30.



The facts...


Physical activities: Hiking and boating


a 2-hour boat trip & a 4-km hike


From Feb to April is high season, so it is so crowded


Especially on Thursday, Friday, Sunday


Huong Tich Cave

Huong Tich Cave


What to bring:
Camera, Raincoat, Insect Repellent, Sunblock, Hat or Conical, Comfortable shoes.


Included in price :

+ E.S.guide (local)

+ Other languages on request

+ Private transfer/ car 4 seater, 7 seater or Mini Van with A/C

+ Boat trip on Yen Stream rowing by local people.

+ Cable car

+ All entrance and sightseeing fees

+ Lunch (we carter vegetarians),

+ Hotel pickup/ drop off at your hotel upon your request.

+ All taxes & services charge.


Not included in price :

+ Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.

+ Travel insurance

+ Drinks and other personal expenses. 

+ Tips/ Gratuities
+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.


Important notes :
+ Child 1-4 years old: F.O.C (Free of charge)
+ Child 5-10 years old, 75% adult price
+ Peak season surcharge 35% during VIETNAMESE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS following info below 
  -  Lunar New Year  (Late January to Mid-February) 
  -  April 30th  (Re-unification Day) 
  -  May 01st   (International Workers` Day)
  -  September 02nd  (National Day).





Price per person in US$ in party of

Number in Group

1 Pax

2 - 3 Pax

4 - 6 Pax

7 - 10 Pax

11 - 15 Pax










Price per person in US$ in party of

Number in Group

1 Pax

2 - 3 Pax

4 - 6 Pax

7 - 10 Pax

11 - 15 Pax