After pickup at hotels in Hanoi, we will head to one of Vietnam's most impressive centers of Buddhism: the Perfume Pagoda! When we arrive in the area, we will take a boat ride along the river. Then, we will climb to a small pagoda built into a mountain cave. Heading back down the mountain, we will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Perfume Pagoda. After admiring this beautiful temple, we will board the boat and begin our return to Hanoi.
Start time: Approx. 7:45am - 8:45pm
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and second largest city by population. The city mostly lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is about 1,720 km (1,070 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and 105 km (65 mi) west of Haiphong.
This incredible temple outside of Hanoi is one of Vietnam's main centers of Buddhism. Pilgrims come up the Yen River and follow a path that winds past a few smaller pagodas before coming to this beautiful site.
Ending time: Approx. 6:30pm
Lunch: Included (Vietnamese Lunch)