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Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

1. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

2. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

Get back to nature on a guided tour of Vietnam's first national park and marvel at the lush landscape of the Red River Delta. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and see the amazing pagoda temples of Bai Dinh. Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Province – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L, D) Depart Hanoi and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to Ninh Binh, where you will check into your homestay before a lunch of local food. Then, explore the ancient capital of Hoa Lu before continuing to Tam Coc to row around the rice fields by boat. Marvel at the caves and Bich Dong pagoda temples among the limestone mountains. Take a bike tour of the village to experience the sights and sounds of everyday life, before dinner at your homestay. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B, L) Get back to nature on a morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park via a prehistoric cave. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center before taking a guided walk with lunch inside the park. Return to Hanoi and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

Hoa Lu-Mua Cave-Tam Coc-Bich Dong-Thung Nham National Park

3. Hoa Lu-Mua Cave-Tam Coc-Bich Dong-Thung Nham National Park

On day one you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and head to Hoa Lu arriving shortly after 10:00 AM. You will explore Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Dai Co Viet before heading off to see Mua Cave where you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic mountain views. You will then visit a local bungalow to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. After lunch you will go on a sampan boat ride in Tam Coc, passing through three caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. In the mid-afternoon, you will go on a bike ride through the rice fields and villages. Then enjoy a swim and sunset party with tea and fruits before checking into your homestay. Once you have checked in you will have dinner and then have free time in the evening. On day two you will start your day at 7:30 with breakfast and depart for the Bich Dong Pagoda at 9:00 AM. Once you arrive at the Pagoda you will climb up the 200 steps to explore it. After you visit the pagoda you will head to Thung Nham National Park where you will have lunch before exploring the magnificent caves found in the park. Later enjoy a sampan boat ride to see the bird park. At 4:30 PM you will leave Ninh Binh for Hanoi arriving back in Hanoi at 6:30 PM.

Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: Day Trip From Ha Noi

4. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: Day Trip From Ha Noi

Begin the day nice and early with an 08:00 pick-up from your residence in Ha Noi and depart directly for the beautiful Cuc Phuong National Park, the first national park in all of Vietnam. Relax in a new air-conditioned vehicle during the comfortable 2.5-hour drive to the park and enjoy the scenic views of the Vietnamese countryside. Once at Cuc Phuong, pay a visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates as well as the protection of their habitats.  Around midday, enjoy a leisurely lunch and then continue further into the pristine park. Visit the 7,000-year-old Cave of Early Man and then begin a long and steady trek through the lush forest to discover the diverse floras and faunas of the region. Make short stops at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, and various picturesque streams and waterfalls for a few photographs before you begin your journey back to Ha Noi.

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