INTRODUCTION:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cuc Phuong National Park is located 100km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. The park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning “silver cloud,” with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna.


7h15 – 7h30: Pick up at your hotel then depart to Ninh Binh on the way you can see the picture of rural in VietNam with fertilizer green fields, buffalos are eating grass, ducks are swimming… 10h15 arrive at Hoa Lu Temple – the fist capital of Vietnam was buit from 10 century. You will visit Dinh King and Le King’s Temple.

11h30: Arrive Mua cave which is constructed following the moded of “MINIATURE GREAT WALL” in China. You must climb up nearly 500 steps to reach the top of the Cave.Where you have great chance to over view the majestic beauty of Tam Coc rice field, Trang An complex, Ninh Binh city, Ngo Giang river, otherwise you can check in with so many great photos.

13h00: Get on bus to Tam Coc,then have luch with special Vietnamese foods.

14h00: Get on small boat for visiting Tam Coc about two hours and haft.The local people will take you to discover beauty of landscape where is called”Ha Long Bay On Land” and sightseeing two green rice fields with great lime stones and wonderful caves. Finish visting by small boat you have about 30 minutes for visiting the countryside or shopping at  some embroidery shop where they sell handcraft goods.

16h00 – 16h30 check in hotel. Free time for relaxing. Have diner at hotel in Tam Coc.

Day 2: Tam Coc – Cuc Phuong National Park – Ha Noi (B,L)

Have breakfast at hotel then get on bus transfer to visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Your visit begins at the Endangered Primate rescue Center – The Center currently houses about 160 individuals of 15 species and sub-species in which 6 species nowhere else in captivity.Then have lunch at local restaurant.

PM:After lunch, depart to the Park Centre, on the way visit the Cave of Early Man ( had over 7000 year), then you’ll start on a long trek through the forest to learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the park. You’ll also make stops at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, a number of picturesque streams and waterfalls.

16h00 – 16h15: Get on bus transfer back to Ha Noi.19h00 – 19h30 arrive the end of great tour.

Included: A/C bus , entrance fee, lunch, English speaking guide, 1 bottle of water,hotel.

Excluded: drinks, travel insurance, tips, personal expenses.

Ulrike Streicher
Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Vietnam


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