Located 130km south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is an important nature reserve and ecosystem with peaks of over 600 meters and valleys of subtropical rainforest. The park is home to more than 300 bird species. It is a very good place to do a side trip from Hanoi for Bird Watching.
These are some kinds of birds you can find at Cuc Phuong National Park (see bird kind): Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Red-collared Woodpecker, Red-vented Barbet, Brown Hornbill, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Pied Falconet, Malayan Night Heron, Bar-bellied Pitta, Eared Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Rachet-tailed Treepie, White-winged Magpie, White-tailed Flycatcher, Spotted Forktail, Limestone Wren Babbler, Rufous-throated Fulvetta and Black-browed Fulvetta.
Day 1 : Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park (L,D)
8:00 Meet tour guide and car of Paradise Indochina Travel then drive to Cuc Phuong National Park (130km south of Hanoi). Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Check in the Guest House inside the park. Have Lunch there.
In the afternoon we observe the birds gathering in the Botanical Garden and in the lush rain forest. Dinner and relax.
Day 2 : Cuc Phuong National Park - Bird watching (B,L,D)
Spend another day bird watching. Drive 20km through the rain forest to the Bong Station, then follow a circular route viewing a variety of endangered bird species. The 6-km trail passes through a wood of giant trees, some of which are over 1000 years old. Return to the guesthouse in late afternoon. Dinner, relax and overnight inside the park.
Day 3 : Cuc Phuong National Park - Bird watching (B,L,D)
Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us, we head out for a trek through the lush rainforest that makes up the park. The trek will take in stops at centuries old giant trees. Picnic lunch in the park before we reach out the Muong minority people village. Diner and overnight at local home stay of Muong people. During the 15 km trekking, view the wide variety of preserved bird species in the park and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. Overnight at local home stay.
Day 4 : Tam Coc - Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast, we drive to Tam Coc. Take 2 hour boat trip along Ngo Dong River to visit the “preserving nature area” with Karst landscape and land under the water. Lunch in restaurant near by and go back to Hanoi.
16:30 Arrive back in Hanoi. Tour ends!