3 days Cuc Phuong National Park
Hanoi, Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong, Kenh Ga, Ninh Xuan, Trang An, Hanoi.
Explore Cuc Phuong National Park and the Red River delta by bicycle and at a pace and in a manner that brings us close to the people and the way they live.
Experience the beauty and complexity of the park that interlace the scenic landscape and the human activities of the delta.
Day 1 Hanoi / Van Long Nature Reserve / Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh province and covers over 200 sq km. This is Vietnam’s most famous park. We depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh.
On arrival at Van Long Nature Reserve we enjoy a delightful boat ride past tiny villages and a unique area known for its magnificent limestone peaks.
Following that we take a hike in Cuc Phuong National Park, which offers some wildlife viewing.
The night is spent at a comfortable guest house in the park’s headquarters surrounded by spectacular mountains and rainforest. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Cuc Phuong / Kenh Ga Floating Village / Ninh Xuan
In the morning we visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in the park to witness the conservation efforts being made to save the endangered Langur, a primate species.
If we haven’t exhausted your appetite for nature, check out the park’s Botanic Garden. After this we relax on a leisurely boat ride across the Hoang Long river.
In the afternoon we discover the floating village of Kenh Ga, we stroll along the riverfront and cycle through stunning limestone scenery and a network of peaceful waterways.
We stay overnight in a local family to experience their way of life. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
Day 3 Ninh Xuan / Trang An / Hanoi
We take a stroll around open rice fields and around the village of Ninh Xuan leaves us time for learning about agriculture and its rice cultivation. This is followed by a scenic boat ride through Trang An.
Afternoon finds us cycling through idyllic villages sprinkled along the way. We absorb the daily life and appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the local people.
Walking around open rice fields leaves us time for learning about agriculture and its rice cultivation.
This is followed by our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 5pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Easy hiking and cycling with:
- a 5-8 km walk on Day 1.
- a 12-15 km bicycle ride on Day 2.
- a 9-10 km bicycle ride on Day 3.
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot. From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guides speak fluent English.
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- guest house (1 night).
- homestay (1 night).
A clean and comfortable homestay with mosquito nets provided.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- $156USD per person for a group of 2 to 6 people.
- $139USD per person for a group of 7 to 8 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- Tour Guides.
- entrance fees.
- permits where applicable.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water) and other personal expenses.
What to take:
Pack essentials for 3 days away from Hanoi, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable hiking shoes.
Take a small day pack for cycling and hiking.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.
We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a great journey!!!