Cuc Phuong National Park is the first recognized and most well protected nature reserve in Vietnam. The Park’s primary tropical rainforest is home to an amazing variety of wildlife and in recent years several species have been discovered here.
There are almost 2000 species of trees and amongst them lives some amazing and rare animals including the clouded leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet, Otters and Asian Black Bears…
Day 1: Hanoi – Xuan Thuy ( Lunch, Dinner )
8.00am: Transfer in 3 hours to Xuan Thuy by car, check in local hotel which located in National Park area then have a short break for recuperation then have lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a walk around the village where you can experience villagers relationship with the mangrove forest and learn the livelihood of these local. Following some dirty trail to shrimp farm, we learn how the local could have intensive aquaculture as the first way to do business in their home land Garden – Pond – Domestic Animal (named in Vietnamese is V.A.C).
Overnight stay at hotel of Xuan Thuy National Park.
Day 2: Xuan Thuy – Cuc Phuong ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Check out in the morning, having breakfast and be already 7.00am to depart by canoe to the mangrove forest for bird-watching tour. From the pier of national Park center, boat along Vop River through Con Lu Island, Con Ngan Island. In the morning only, we have more opportunity to see the some of nine species of birds designated as endangered by the International Red Book have been sighted in Xuan Thuy: Western Curlew, Black-faced Spoonbill, Norman's Greenshank, and Chinese Egret. On the way back you will have a glimpse to livelihood of local in some huts on stilt from the water. Picnic Lunch some where in the Park.
02h00pm: get back in bus for 2 hour drive to Cuc Phuong National Park. Check in Bungalows and have dinner at the restaurant in the National park center.
Evening: In the evening you, the national park’s guide will enter the pitch dark forest and using a spotting lamp, go and search of the forest numerous nocturnal creatures, which include civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats and cats.
Day 3: Cuc Phuong – Hanoi ( Breakfast, Lunch )
After the sounds of the jungle have lulled you to sleep, you will awake refreshed and go for a morning walk before breakfast to the botanical garden, listen to the gibbons and bird singing. After your breakfast, you will check-out and drive in to the second center of the Park Cuc Phuong you will have a trek into the thick forest passing limestone slopes and. You will have opportunity to see Tro Chi tree – over a millennium old, which is biggest in Viet Nam and may be lucky to see some animal on trail. Then you will be back to the car for a drive back to your bungalows, via Ancient People cave to study how Vietnamese ancient man lived since 7500(+ 100) thousand years ago. Have lunch in the first center of the park. After lunch, we will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Turtle Conversation Centre and learn a little about the conversation works that are being done at this well protected National Park.
Then, you will take car back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6.00pm. End of tour.
- Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
- Hotel and bungalow
- English speaking guide
- Local guide in the National Park Xuan Thuy
- Local guide for night spot tour in Cuc Phuong National Park.
- All entrance fees and permits
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Water during trip
- Personal expenses
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