Hanoi – Cuc Phuong
Morning, meet with your driver & guide at hotel then depart to Ninh Binh. The driving time is approximately 2 hours and 30 munites.
Located in Binh Binh province - 100km south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning "silver cloud," with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna.
Arrive at Cuc Phuong around 10h30, we start visiting the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Enjoy a local lunch there then 1h00 a trekking is made to the Park Centre, on the way visit the "Cave of Early Man" which is found over 7000 years, you also admire the primary forest with "1000 year Old Tree"
Afternoon, check in home stay for relaxing
Cuc Phuong – Van Long – Hanoi
Morning, have breakfast at local homestay then transfer to the Nature Reserve of Van Long.
Driving time is approximately 01 hour
Arrival, board the bamboo rowboat to discover this beautiful nature area. 2 hour row along, you will enjoy spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks
After lunch at a local riverside restaurant, make a short transfer about 4 km down a peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, Vietnam's ancient capital eleven centuries ago. Here, there are two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century. Return to Hanoi late in the afternoon.