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 species of mammals, including the Clouded Leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 336 documented bird species. Visitors in April and May should be blessed with the chance to see literally thousands of vibrant butterflies.
Leaving Hanoi at 7.30. We drive (2.5 hours) 130km to Cuc Phuong National Park. The park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest peak being May Bac, meaning “silver cloud,” with a height of 656m. The Park is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and important protected areas. The ancient forest contains 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! There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park as well.
Upon arrival, we take a walk around the Primates Rescue Center to learn more about the life of primates in Vietnam. Later on having lunch at the local restaurant then continue to drive further into the middle of the national park, stop for a while to visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man then you will trek around 2 hours to discover the wildlifes, birds, trees…in the park. The high light of the trek is the visit to 1,000 year old tree. Stop to take pictures and relax before get back to Hanoi. Tour ends at 17:30.
|2 persons||165$ / person||NA||NA|
|4 persons||65$ / person||NA||NA|
PS: Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information.
Included: E.S.guide, Ac transport, admission fees, meal as specified (L).
Excluded: Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!