Begin your day with an early morning pickup from your central Hanoi hotel and set out on the around 1-hour journey by bus. After a 20-minute break en-route, stop on the banks of the Yen River and set sail for a 50-minute boat cruise to the Perfume Pagoda, one of Vietnam's most important temple complexes.
Soak up the scenery you cruise to the temples, passing a stunning panorama of lush rice paddies, riverside villages, and serene waterways. On arrival, hop out and either embark on a 1.25-mile (2km) hike to the mountaintop Huong Tich cave or ride the cable car (extra cost). At the top, take time to explore the sacred Buddhist temple, situated in a dramatic cave filled with shrines, and marvel at the views over the surrounding countryside.
Around 12.30pm, head back down the mountain to enjoy lunch (included) at a local restaurant. After lunch, there's time to admire the Thien Tru Pagoda and take plenty of photos, before returning to Hanoi by boat and bus.
Your tour ends back at your Hanoi hotel around 6.30pm.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.