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Cuc Phuong National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

1. Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and then continue on to visit the King Dinh Temple. Next up, discover Mua Cave Cave and enjoy a mountainous overview from the top. Savor a set lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river. After lunch, enjoy a Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves on the beautiful river and admire the countryside landscape. Cycle through the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda and spend some time here before you return to Hanoi.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

4. Private Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

Venture into the heart of the jungle on this full-day tour of Cuc Phuong National Park. Explore the park while on a hike, observing the way the jungle comes alive. Visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center as well, witnessing them in their natural environment. In the morning, your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your Hanoi hotel. From there, begin your two-hour ride to the Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh. Upon your arrival, visit the langurs and Endangered Primate Rescue Center. Here, professional staff protect monkeys and langurs from becoming extinct. The environment is kept as close to their natural habitat as possible. Afterwards, enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant, recommended by your guide. Take a trekking trip into the heart of the jungle come the afternoon. As you hike, observe the rare flora and fauna that surrounds you. Listen to the exotic birds as they sing and stand in the middle of the jungle to take in nature in its truest form. From there, continue to walk the trail, taking photos along the way. Late into the day, you will return to the car and transfer back to your Hanoi accommodation.

Mua Caves, Tam Coc, and Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

5. Mua Caves, Tam Coc, and Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

Day 1: Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc  Your first day will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. From here you will travel to Hoa Lu, the country's ancient capital. You will then visit Mua Cave, from where you can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic mountainous views. Following this, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set-menu lunch at a local bungalow. You will later enjoy a sampan boat ride in Tam Coc, passing through the three caves of Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Following this cave exploration, you will cycle through the neighboring rice fields and villages. Later in the day you will swim and enjoy a sunset party, complete with tea and fruits. You will then check into your bungalow for the evening, before sitting down to a set-menu dinner and having free time for the evening. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park, Hanoi Your morning will begin relatively early with breakfast served at 7:30AM. Following breakfast, you will depart for the Cuc Phuong National Park, which was Vietnam's first national park and is the country's largest nature reserve. Your visit will begin at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. You will later enjoy lunch at the national park, before visiting the Cave of Prehistoric Man, which is the site of one of the earliest discoveries of human habitation in Vietnam. Later that afternoon you will leave Cuc Phuong for Hanoi, where your tour will eventually end at 6:30PM.

Visit Cuc Phuong National Park: Day Trip From Ha Noi

6. 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.

From Hanoi: Cuc Phuong National Park Tour with Lunch

7. From Hanoi: Cuc Phuong National Park Tour with Lunch

Morning Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi departure to Ninh Binh mountainous province. Visiting the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and Turtle conservation center where you can observe the rarest species of primate and turtles. visit to the Cave of Prehistoric Man, where human skeletons and stone tools dated to some 7.500 years old have been found. Having some Coffee drinks before walk along the path to inside the Park and see the 1000 year old tree.Having Lunch in the Local national Park Restaurant. This full day trip will help you discover the secret of naturally primitive rain forest, majestic botanical layers and Wild species of bird, primates, turtles will be highlights interest you Exploring the Oldest National Park in Vietnam picked up from Hotel in Hanoi. Visiting the Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. See the fauna and flora, animals which listed in the Red Book need to be preserved. Walking up around 1 hours into the Jungle and visit the 1000 year old Oak Tree. Enjoy the wildly natural landscapes and vascular and non-vascular plants

Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

8. Cuc Phuong National Park: 2-Day Wildlife Safari

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.

From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

9. From Hanoi: Motorbike Tour to Cuc Phuong National Park

Meet your guide in the morning and leave Hanoi on a 2-hour drive. Head towards Cuc Phuong National Park which is located in Ninh Bình Province, in Vietnam’s Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong was Vietnam’s first national park and is the country’s largest nature reserve. The park is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. Along the way, you’ll sometimes ride on backroads to get through villages, rice fields, or along the dikes and canals to experience the countryside beauties. Communicate with the locals to understand their authentic cultures, habits, and traditions. Explore the diversified fauna and flora by visiting the Primate Rescue Center. Ride 20 km through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center. Have a tea break before hiking for 3 hours to the Tetrameles nudiflora (Sequoia) 1,000 years tree. Hop back on your bike and drive at the sides of this park, passing by the local ferry before riding back to Hanoi.  Your activity ends in Hanoi around 7:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Cuc Phuong National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Overall, the tour was quite well organized, although the collection of guests from the various hotels has taken over 1.5 hours (unfortunately I was the first - but I felt for several "free" tours through the old town of Hanoi experience). To the sights sufficient (also entertaining) information was given. The guides (Papaya and Linh) have made a lot of effort. The food was surprisingly good for a mass (5 coaches at the same time) (fried spring rolls, Vietnamese spring rolls, roast or grilled pork, chicken and goat meat (Ninj binh is known for goat!) With salad, noodles, rice and div. Fruit).

Great day trip

A great day with plenty to see. The small coach was comfortable and the journey went smoothly. Our guide was great and gave us lots of information about Vietnam. The combination of sights was ideal. The bike ride was on the main road on the way but went on a back road on the return which was very scenic. However, I stopped several times to take photos and got separated from the group. It would be good for the guide to actually stop occasionally so that people can take photos.

very good value for money, beautiful temples and pagodas, great boat tour, nice guides (Rose and Linh), only we had bad luck with the weather today ... very gray with drizzle ... otherwise everything ok !!

very pleasant visit; top guide, awesome temple tour, superb boat ride 6kms return and bike in the countryside !! I highly recommend this visit

guide was fun and knowledgeable. request Hung if he is available