Cuc Phuong national park bird watching tour

(Tour code: VK1005)

4 days/ 3 nights off the beaten path adventure

Located 130km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province, 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: 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)
Morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park 130km south of Hanoi. Short visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre with a specialist guide from the park. Check in the Guest House inside the park. Have Lunch. 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)
6:00am - 8:30am - Rise early to bird watching with a special bird watching guide from the park.
8:30am - Back to the guest house for breakfast.
After breakfast, 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 - Xuan Thuy Ramsar - Bird watching (B,L,D)
Rising early this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us. After breakfast, we will leave Cuc Phuong for Xuan Thuy national park - the first Ramsar site in Vietnam. Check in and have lunch at the guest house of the park.
In the afternoon, you will be going around for bird watching with a park bird guide. Dinner and overnight at the Park's Guesthouse.

Day 4 : Xuan Thuy Ramsar - Bird watching - Back to Hanoi (B,L)
Almost a full day of bird watching started with a boat trip around the wetland area, including Lu and Vanh Islets and thru mangrove forest. This area is the seagate of the Red River, the second biggest one in Vietnam, originated from China mainland which makes the fertile Red River Delta. If we come here in wintertime, we could have very potential chances to see special species of birds of East Asia - Australia flyway such as Black-faced Spoonbill, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Spotted Greenshank, Saunders's Gull, Asian Dowitcher etc. Packed lunch served during the trip.
Drive back to Hanoi late in the afternoon.

• Transportation
• Accommodation
• Sightseeing Tickets
• Meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
• English speaking Tour guide + Specialist guide from the parks

- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.

Price: Private tour
Group size (person)23456 upper
Price (USD)/person375355335315285

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