Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world. The ancient forest harbours over 2234 vascular and non-vascular plants, 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 135 mammals, including the Clouded Leopard, Delacour's Langur, Owston's Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 308 documented bird species
Cuc Phuong National Park and Tam Coc on motorbike
Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong (L/D)
After breakfast we depart Hanoi to Ninh Binh. We visit the Primate Rescue center, then we ride 20km through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center, tea break then trek for 3 hrs round trip to the Tetrameles nudiflora (Sequoia) 1,000 year old tree. Jump on our bike for driving on around the park, passing the local ferry and onto Ninh Binh town. We then drive to Tam Coc for the night.
Overnight in hotel in Tam Coc
Day 2: Tam Coc - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast, we take a 2 hours boat trip on the river to enjoy the sceneries and taking pictures. Return to the harbor and get off the boat, we enjoy lunch with the local delicious disches.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi around 5:00 PM. The trip ends.
Prices are quoted in US Dollar/ per person:
Tour included :
- Motorbikes (Minsk-125cc or similar): 01 bike/ per person or motorbike on request
- Waterproof saddle-bags,helmets,
- Rain gear
- Motorbike jacket
- All petrol (gasoline)
- 01 night in local stilt house
- 01 night in bangalow
- Hotel in twin share room
- Local English Speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 03 Breakfasts (B), 04 Lunches (L), 03 Dinners (D)
- All entrance fees
- Visa to Vietnam
- Any other transportations are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tip for guide
- Other personal expenses.
What to bring:
- Good sunglasses
- Good shoes for walking
- Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.