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Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Activity provider: A Travel Mate Co. Ltd

Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

Activity provider: A Travel Mate Co. Ltd

From US$ 479 per person

Spend 2 days exploring Cuc Phuong National Park, the first recognized and best-protected nature reserve in Vietnam. See amazing wildlife, take a boat trip to Van Long, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Take a sampan boat trip through the Van Long Nature Reserve
  • Visit an Endangered Primate Rescue Center and Turtle Rescue Center
  • Stroll through the botanical gardens
  • Go on a night safari and look out for civets and flying squirrels
  • Trek in a primary rainforest and see trees that are more than 1 million years old
Full description
Cuc Phuong National Park is the first, and best protected, nature reserve in Vietnam. The Park’s primary tropical rainforest is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, and in recent years several new species have been discovered. There are almost 2,000 species of trees, providing home to some amazing and rare animals, including the clouded leopard, Delacour’s langur, Owston’s civet, otters, and Asian black bears. Among the highlights of this 2-day vacation is a boat trip in Van Long. You will also go on a night safari, and see trees that are a million years old! Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong Depart Hanoi for 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. Continue to Cuc Phuong National Park. Once you have settled into your room, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, and the Turtle Conservation Center to learn about the conservation work at the National Park. You will also have the option to take a stroll in the lovely botanical gardens. Enjoy a dinner at Cuc Phuong National Park Headquarters. Afterwards, you will be taken into the pitch dark forest by a National Park Guide. Using a spot lamp, search for the forest’s numerous nocturnal creatures, such as civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats, and cats. Spend the night at the National Park Guest House. Day 2: Cuc Phuong - Hanoi Awake to the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, leave the National Park Headquarters for a trek in the primary forest. Hike for 2.5-3.5 hours, passing limestone slopes and trees that are over a million years old. Your ultimate destination is an ancient tree, in the hope of seeing Cuc Phuong’s mascot - and one of the rarest primates on the planet - the Delacour langur. Transfer back to Hanoi, arriving at around 18:00, where your tour ends.
  • All transportation and transfers
  • English speaking guide and local park guide
  • Accommodation at National Park Guest House
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All admission fees and permits
  • Supply of drinking water during the trek
  • Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Bring lightweight and quick dry clothing during the summer months, and warmer clothing for the winter months
  • Carry a flashlight/Torch, and pack an alarm clock, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, and trekking boots
  • Spotting lamp and leech socks can be provided by the Tourism Department of Cuc Phuong National Park
  • Please note that the Conservation Centers may be closed for preservation without prior notice. Night animal spotting may be cancelled due to bad weather, such as heavy rains, or storms
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Bad price-performance ratio!

Unfortunately, no information was given on when is the best season for the tour! In winter (actually ideal travel time for Vietnam) it is relatively cold in the north, i.e. in the area of the Cuc Phuong National Park (12 - 16 ° C). It is too cold for many animals and they hide. The night hike was therefore also avoided. The turtle farm and the monkey reserve were more or less orphaned! Absolutely not recommended for this price!

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January 22, 2014

Product ID: 20754