Scenic boat trip, visit to ancient architecture
8.00: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and we’ll start a scenic 1.5-hour road trip (approx 75km) to reach the pagoda.
9.00: We arrive Ben Duc Wharf – the boat station. Take a boat trip on the waterway and enjoy the picturesque landscape alongside. The first stop will be at Trinh Temple (Ngu Nhac Temple), which means “Registration Shrine”, where people introduce themselves to Buddha. After that, we will continue upstream to the grand mountain and stop here to take a 45-minute trek to reach the top. Here we can enjoy the gorgeous view of Huong Tich Main Cave and the complex of pagodas and temples.
12.00: Relax and enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant on the mountain.
13.30: Start a short walk downhill to Thien Tru Pagoda (Heaven Kitchen) – also known as Outer Pagoda to admire the giant statue of Quan Am Nam Hai and the ancient architectures dated back to the 15th century.
14.30: Return to your boat and go downstream to Ben Duc Wharf and take the road trip back to Hanoi.
17.30: Our bus will take you back to your hotel. End of services.
- Transportation by A/C vehicle
- Boat trip
- English speaking guide
- Vietnamese lunch at local restaurant
- Entrance fees
- 1 small bottle of water
- Optional service: Cable car service
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Other services not mentioned above