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Address: Huong Son | My Duc, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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USD 110.00*
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi
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USD 38.00*
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour
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USD 38.00*
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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

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Lovely trip but terrible management there

The pagoda itseft is beautiful but i think the goverment should try to manage this place better. The lady who sailed our boat kept asking for tips and when we gave her the tips... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a good day trip. I recommend taking cable car both ways. However I think there are too many souvenir and other shops on the way up which sort of spoils the environment of the Pagoda.

Thank philipwebb2017
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We paddles down the Perfume River, not much to see except for lots of other canoes paddling down the River. P.S. It is not perfume

Thank Raquela525
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two hours trip via bus from Hanoi to a province. Then boat paddle for an hour going to the Pagoda. walking around 100 steps up going to the pagoda. Get the cable car way up and down. Or else you'll get tire walking on a steep road up then another hundred steps down the cave. But it was all worth... More 

Thank MariangLakwatsera
Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour, but it can be done by public transportation too. Landscape reminds land Halong, with all the pinacles. It's a huge center for devouts, so there are 7000 boats waiting for the pilgrims to take them to the mountain. We chose to walk up the mountain to see the sacred cave, but were disappointed by the number... More 

Thank ailenroc13
Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pagoda itseft is beautiful but i think the goverment should try to manage this place better. The lady who sailed our boat kept asking for tips and when we gave her the tips - as she said " too little" she got angry and yelled at us, luckily i had my tour guide to handle everything. This weak management... More 

Thank bhavik1803
Da Nang, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took 1 hour to drive from Hanoi center to the spot, then another 1 hour for sailing boat from the deck to the mountain foot - the Perfume Mountain. Half of the beauty is in the journey to the mountain by boat, it was beautiful with all the mountain scene, the trees and the stream. the you reach the... More 

Thank minh tuan p
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really far. From Hanoi 1 hour to a rest spot and 1 more hour to the rowing boat spot. Enjoy 1 hour nice rowing boat trip, a local people help row the boat, to arrive the Perfume Pagoda. In front of the first pagoda there is a shopping street for you to enjoy some traditional goods. After the first... More 

Thank Smallandy
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a one day trip to Perfume Pagoda from ATP travel. The pickup was at 7.30 am by a mini van which came on time at our hotel at Hanoi. The van went round to another 3 hotels to pick up people who have signed up for this trip. After going around the hotels plus waiting, we finally left... More 

Thank Simon N
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only accessible by motorless boats, the hour on the river was relaxing and enjoyable. Do not go there if you don't like to climb stairs - so many! The temples are beautiful, and the cave is magnificent. This out-of-shape fifty+ lady survived to tell the tale. Traveled with Khansinh Tours, arranged by our hotel. The included lunch was less than... More 

1 Thank Liz F
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a full day private tour through the Essence Hotel in the old quarter. This was a wonderful experience with private drive, english speaking guide, private guide and 2 way cable car ride up to the Perfume Pagoda. It was so peaceful getting rowed up the river for an hr or so both ways after an hr car ride... More 

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