Welcome to Cuc Phuong National Park

With 307 species of bird, 133 species of mammal, 122 species of reptile and more than 2000 species of plant, this national park is one Vietnam’s most important protected areas.Cuc Phuong spans two limestone mountain ranges and three provinces. Its highest peak is Dinh May Bac (Silver Cloud Peak) at 656m. In 1962 Ho Chi Minh declared this Vietnam’s first national park, saying: ‘Forest is gold’.Unfortunately, poaching... Read More

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$99 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Cuc Phuong National Park from Hanoi

You will be picked up at 8am at your hotel in Hanoi for departure to Cuc Phuong National Park. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to get to Cuc Phuong National Park. Which was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. First, you will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. Which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding and conservation of endangered primates as well as protection of their habitats.After lunch, you will continue further into the Park Center. On the way, you will visit the cave of early man. A cave dating back over 7000 years. Next, you will take a long trek through the forest to learn about the diverse plant and wildlife of the park. You will also make stops at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, and visit the picturesque streams and waterfalls along the way. Finally, head back to the Park Center and return to Hanoi.

$216 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cuc Phuong and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D)Start your day with a 7.30am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel and set out a scenic drive to the Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam's first national park. The first stop of the day is the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding and conservation of endangered primates as well as the protection of their habitats. Spend the morning exploring the center and getting up close to native wildlife such as gibbons, langurs, and lorises.After lunch, continue to the Park Center, stopping en-route to visit the Cave of Early Man, an amazing historic find, dating back over 7000 years. Then, follow your guide on a trek through the forest to learn about the diverse plant and animal life in the park. Along the way, stop at Cho Chi, the oldest tree in the forest, as well as several picturesque streams and waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at guesthouse in Cuc Phuong National Park. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park - Tam Coc (Three Caves) – Hanoi (B/L)After breakfast, head to Tam Coc to explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes on a scenic 2-hour boat cruise. Glide along the river past lush rice paddies, towering limestone mountain peaks, and dramatic natural caves. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, before setting out on the return journey to Hanoi. Along the way, pay a visit to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital, where the highlights are a pair of temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel in the late afternoon.

$190 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Private Trip to Cuc Phuong from Hanoi Including a Boat Trip to Trang An

Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National ParkYou will be picked up at your hotel at 8am, and take around 3.5-hour drive to Ninh Binh and into Cuc Phuong National Park. Once there, you will visit to the Primate Rescue Centre, followed by lunch. Once your room is available (in the park´s guest-house), you can check in. Then you will do some enjoyable trekking (approx. 9km) around the park and trying to spot wildlife on the way. You will then get back to your room, refresh and have dinner. Day 2: Cuc Phuong - Trang An - HanoiYou will have breakfast at 8am, and enjoy some free time or a morning stroll, before heading off to the Botanical Gardens and the oldest forest in Vietnam. Later, transfer onto Trang An (world heritage site) to take an enjoyable row-boat trip meandering through the towering limestone peaks and right into the limestone caves.You will then rest and have lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to Hanoi at around 5:30pm.

$379 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Tour Exploring Tropical Forests and National Parks in Northern Vietnam from Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Xuan Thuy (L, D) 8.00am: Transfer from your Hanoi hotel to Xuan Thuy in 3 hours by car. Check in at your hotel located in the National Park area. You will have time to look around the area or relax before eating lunch. In the afternoon we will walk to the local village where you can experience the villagers relationship with the mangrove forest and learn the livelihood of the locals. We then follow trails to a shrimp farm and understand how important aquaculture is to business in the area. Overnight stay at hotel of Xuan Thuy National Park. Day 2: Xuan Thuy – Cuc Phuong (B, L, D) Check out in the morning having had breakfast and be ready for an early start at 7am. We depart by canoe to a mangrove forest on a bird-watching tour along Vop River through to Con Lu and Con Ngan Islands. It is likely we will see nine species of birds designated as endangered which include the Western Curlew, Black-faced Spoonbill, Norman's Greenshank, and the Chinese Egret. On our return you will have a glimpse of the locals livelihood. We will thenenjoy a picnic lunch in the park. At 2pm we drive to Cuc Phuong National Park and check in at our bungalows. We then have dinner in the National Park center before a National Park guide takes you into the pitch dark forest to search for its nocturnal inhabitants. Using a spotting lamp we search for civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats and cats. Day 3: Cuc Phuong – Hanoi (B, L) After the sounds of the jungle have lulled you to sleep, you will awake refreshed and go for a morning walk before breakfast to the botanical gardens, here you can listen to the gibbons and birds singing. After your breakfast, you will check-out and drive to the second center of the Park Cuc Phuong, here we will trek into the thick forest. Passing limestone slopes, you will have opportunity to see the Tro Chi tree which is the biggest tree in Vietnam and you may be lucky to see animals on the trail. We then head back to the park's center for lunch on the way we stop off at Ancient cave and understand how the Vietnamese lived a thousand years ago. After lunch, we visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Turtle Conversation Center and learn a little about the conversation works that are being done at this well protected National Park. We then return to Hanoi and arrive around 6pm.

$58 Day Trips & Excursions

Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking Day Trip

In 8:00 in the morning, your tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Cuc Phuong National Park (140km). Upon arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Central where the rare primates of Vietnam are reared and rescued, the Ancient grotto.Local lunch at site. After that, take a trek through the dense, grass jungle valley to the giant ancient tree where you'll enjoy the beauty of fauna and flora. At the end of the day, return to Hanoi and be dropped off at your hotel.Notes: Beware of your luggage and money Take hat, raincoat, water, good shoes for trekking and cash All customers must obey the directions of your tour guide for your safety Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience

$59 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Cuc Phuong National Park Day Trip

In the morning, tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel (8:00AM) and transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park (140km). Upon arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Central where the rare primates of Vietnam are reared and rescued, the Ancient grotto.Then trekking through the dense, grass jungle valley to the giant ancient tree where enjoy the beauty of fauna and flora. You will have opportunity to visit the dense, grass jungle valley and see the giant ancient tree and various fauna and flora. At the end of the day, return to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel.