CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK & VAN LONG NATURE RESERVE

Code
SBHN07
Tour route
Ha Noi - Cuc Phuong - Van Long
Duration
2 days / 1 night
Start/End
Ha Noi - Van Long
Tour type
City Breaks

Cúc Phương 7

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest and largest national park in Vietnam and one of the most important sites for biological research in the country. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. The ancient forest of Cuc Phuong contains almost 2000 species of trees, as well as an amazing variety of rare animals. At the park’s Endangered Primate Rescue Center, you will be able to see two of the rarest primate species in the world: the critically endangered Delacour and Cat Ba langurs.

Day 1 HANOI – CUC PHUONG (Lunch/Dinner)

Cúc Phương 8In the morning, transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park (120 km) from Hanoi. This is home to over 2,234 vascular and non-vascular plants, 2,000 kinds of insects, 308 species of bird, 135 mammals, 122 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, etc. Upon arrival, visit the Visitor Centre, the Botanical Garden with a collection of 252 species of rare plant and the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, followed by a seminar on primate rescue, trekking to the Cave of Prehistoric Man (0.3 km walk). Continue to take a trek (6 km) to the 1,000-year-old tree (Terminalia myriocarpa) on a scenic trail. Stay overnight in Cuc Phuong.

Day 2 CUC PHUONG – VAN LONG – HANOI (Breakfast/Lunch)

Vân Long 2After the sounds of the jungle have lulled you to sleep in the safety of your mosquito net, you will awake refreshed and ready for another day of adventure. After breakfast then goodbye Cuc Phuong park to visit Van Long Nature Reserve. Here you will take a sampan boat trip to admire the area’s spectacular natural beauty. It covers an area of 2,643 hectares, and is the largest submerged natural protected site in North Vietnam. During a serene rowing boat trip in the swampy waters, soak up the superb environment, and take in all the sights, sounds, and scents of the surroundings. Drive back to Hanoi. End of the tour.

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