Perfume Pagoda, southwest of Hanoi the Red River Delta ends abruptly where steep-sided limestone hills rise from the paddy fields. The most easterly of these forested spurs shelters north Vietnam’s most famous pilgrimage site, the Perfume Pagoda, Chua Huong, hidden in the folds of Ha Tay Province’s Mountain of the Perfumed Traces, and said to be named after spring blossoms that scent the air.
The Perfume Pagoda, one of more than thirty peppering these hills, occupies a spectacular grotto over 50m high. The start of the journey is an hour’s ride by row-boat up a silent, flooded valley among karst hills where fishermen and farmers work their inundated fields. From where the boat drops you (memorize your boat’s number as there are hundreds of identical craft here), a stone-flagged path shaded by gnarled frangipani trees brings you to the seventeenth-century Chua Thien Chu.
Kim Boi Hot Spring, Kim Boi hot spring belongs to Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh Province. It is a natural mineral hot spring and good for human health. Kim Boi mineral water is eligible for drinking, bathing, and soaking and it can treat stomachache, blood pressure… With an area of 7 hectares, this is a rustic resort that is peaceful and exciting. Kim Boi mineral spring flows deep underground so that the mineral water has a temperature of 340C-360C. Coming to the hot spring, you can register your reservation at the resort or Resort. The resort is built in this place next to the largest mineral water circuit.
Day 1: Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda ( L, D ) – Cycling 50 km
8:00 pick up at your hotel and transfer to Truc Son – Ha Tay, starting pedal to Perfume pagoda, Today we will cycle through the Red River delta to see rice fields, and local markets and visit villages, Cycle along the way to Ba Tha and reach to Te Tieu around noon, stop for lunch, after lunch continue cycling to Ben Duc at the late afternoon. Check-in local guest house. Walking to visit a local market and Trinh pagoda. Dinner at the local restaurant. O/ N in Ben Duc Guest House.
Day 2: Perfume Pagoda – Kim Boi Hot Spring ( B, L, D ) – Cycling 55 km
Breakfast and starting check in on the boat ( Samban boat ) for one hour to Perfume pagoda, Walking to the top of Huong mountain about one hour more to visit the Perfume pagoda inside the cave .walking down to visit Thien Tru pagoda and take one hour on boat back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch cycle to Cho Ben 20 Km from Pagoda and pedal to Kim Boi hot spring for check-in in the late afternoon. Swimming and relaxing in the hotel. O/ N in Kim Boi.
Day 3: Kim Boi – Hanoi ( B, L ) – Cycling 65 km
After swimming and breakfast, check out of the hotel and continue cycling on the beautiful local road to Bai Chao, on the way you can see sugar-cane fields, rice fields, and Muong people and we will visit Muong villages on the way, Reach Bai Chao and turn right to Luong Son and stop for lunch near the V-resort, after lunch continue cycling to Luong Son, meet highway 6, we will transfer by Van back to your hotel in Hanoi around 5 PM. End The Tour.
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Departure dates: Based on your inquiry
Group size: 2 – 16 travelers.
Tour Inclusive :
* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group
* Trek MTB & helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
* Boat in Perfume Pagoda
* Entrance fees
* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary
* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels
*Accommodation in tour - 2 nights
* Experienced English-speaking bike guides
Tour Exclusive :
* Travel insurance
* Other personal expenses
* Tips for guides and drivers
* Drinks at restaurants
* Accommodation in Hanoi