Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park

Ninh Binh and Cuc Phuong National Park Tours - 3 Days

Visited places: Ninh Binh, Cuc Phuong National Park, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bich Dong
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Hiking, National Park, Ecotourism, Wildlife, Family, Bucolic countryside, Off the beaten track

Ninh Binh and Cuc Phuong National Park Tours bring our travelers to the fresh nature of Ninh Binh Province, in northern Vietnam for 3 days, 2 nights.

The tours feature the idyllic countryside of Ninh Binh with limestone outcrops amid flat rice paddies, with rivers snaking their way through karst mountains,...

The tours also bring you to the wild nature of Cuc Phuong National Park and Van Long Nature Reserve. The pace of travel is moderate and accommodation is at guesthouses at the headquarters of Cuc Phuong National Park.

Cuc Phuong national parkCuc Phuong National Park

Day-to-day itinerary
Day 1    Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Hang Mua – Tam Coc – Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D)
Day 2    Cuc Phuong National Park Tour (B/L/D)
Day 3    Cuc Phuong National Park – Van Long Nature Reserve – Hanoi (B/L)

The trip cost is inclusive of

  • English speaking guide;
  • Private car/van for all land transfers as per itinerary;
  • All accommodation at the guest house with daily breakfast at Cuc Phuong National Park Headquarters;
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary: L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees and permits as per itinerary;

The trip cost is exclusive of

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly mentioned as included into the trip cost;

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Hang Mua – Tam Coc – Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D)A view from Hang Mua of the landscape at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Leaving Hanoi, we follow highway No. 1 to Ninh Binh, the road journey is 2 hours. On arrival, we visit Hoa Lu which was the capital site of Vietnam in the 10th century and which is in a valley surrounded by limestone mountains.

Then, continue our trip to Hang Mua where we take a hike to the top of the limestone mountain of Hang Mua where we can get a picturesque view of the serene surroundings. Descending the mountain, we'll proceed to Tam Coc where lunch is served at a local restaurant. At Tam Coc, we'll also have a 2-hour rowing boat trip on the Ngo Dong River running through the mesmerizing beauty of rice paddies encircled by towering karst mountains.

At the end of the day, travel on a countryside road to the rain forests of Cuc Phuong National Park for the night. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park. The conditions are basic, but the rooms are just clean.

Day 2 Cuc Phuong National Park Tour (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have full day on the second day visiting Cuc Phuong National Park taking in the Prehistoric Men Cave, the Tro Chi Tree of a Thousand Years Old and the Botanical Garden.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park.

Day 3 Cuc Phuong National Park – Van Long Nature Reserve – Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have a visit to the Primate Rescue Center where primates rescued from illegal tradings are looked after before released back into the wild. Then, have the remainder of the morning at your pace for bird-watching along the trails around the park headquarters.

After lunch, we leave Cuc Phuong and have a boat trip amid the wild of Van Long Nature Reserve before the road trip back to Hanoi where the tour concludes.

vanlong-ninhbinh1Van Long Nature Reserve