Located only about 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa Provinces, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam, established in 1962 and boasts 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 people. Covered in a dense forest they form a habitat for some of Asia's rarest species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.
Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking (about 6 hours) – Muong Hill Tribe Village (L/D)
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00am then depart for Cuc Phuong national park, we will be riding on a very nice road and passing through spectacular sceneries on routes. Arrival in Cuc Phuong national park, then we visit to the Primate Rescue Centre, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of the endangered primates of Vietnam. From here we drive further to the centre of the national park where we start our real jungle trek through the national park. A national park ranger will be our on-site guide who makes sure that we do not get lost and he will tell us about the flora and fauna of the park. Picnic lunch in the shade of a giant tree. After 6-hr trek with lots of descents and ascents on jungle trails we make the last climb downhill to a peaceful valley and reach the village of Khanh, home to Muong ethnic minority. We will have dinner and spend our night with a family in their traditional house-on-stilt.
Day 2: Khanh village - Tam Coc Boat Trip – Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Hanoi (B/L/)
Breakfast served by Muong people, then driving to Tam Coc which is considered to be Halong Bay on land. It will be an exciting day highlighted firstly by 2 hours local boat ride in Tam Coc streams that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of Limestone Mountains peaking up towers over you. Have lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant, we take a short transfer through the peaceful country road to Hoa Lu to visit the former capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu, visit two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city of Dai Viet. Drive back to Hanoi, the trip ends at your hotel around 17:30.
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