In 1960 Cuc Phuong was made into a forest reserve and in 1962 Cuc Phuong National Park was consecrated by President Ho Chi Minh. Human habitation in Cuc Phuong dates back long before the park’s creation 7,000-12,000 years ago. Artifacts from that time have been found in numerous caves within the park, including human graves, stone axes, pointed bone spears, oyster shell knives, and tools for grinding.
Cuc Phuong is the home for an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. Inhabitants of the park include 97 species of mammals, most notable endangered langurs; 300 species of birds; 36 reptilian species; 17 species of amphibians; 11 species of fish; 2,000 species of vascular plants, and thousands of species of insects. A number of species in the park are listed on Vietnam Red Book of endangered species.
Day 1: Trekking adventure (L, D)
Depart from Meracus Hotel at 8:00 AM, then have a drive for almost 04 hours through the country of Vietnam with paddy fields and limestone mountains. You will arrive the entrance of Cuc Phuong National Park by 12:00 noon, and have lunch in a simple local restaurant.
Next, drive further through the rain forest to the central area, then go trekking for 03 hours in order to explore the mystery of jungle, in which you will see typically tropical plants, interesting-looking insects (such as stick insect, rocky worm, turtle-looking insect, gorgeous butterflies..) and a few wild mammals if you have a good fortune.
Then, you will be amazed by a 1000-year-old big tree right in the middle of the woods, which is considered the spirit of Cuc Phuong. After all, get back to the entrance, have dinner and stay overnight at the National Park Hotel.
Day 2: Rescue center visit & the discovery of untouched Van Long reserve (B, L)
The second day is a delightful one when you will visit two rescue centers. The first one is for endangered primates which were hunted for illegal trades or pets. The primate center is a house for specimens of langurs, loris, and gibbon species, including the critically endangered Delacour’s Langur, Golden-headed Langur, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langurand so on.
Have lunch then head straight to Van Long for a canoe trip, in order that you can get the real image of untouched Vietnam. This landscape is a large afloat biosphere reserve of limestone mountains and rivers, which looks like a Chinese painting full of mystical and natural attractions. After all, drive back to Hanoi, and tour ends at Meracus Hotel by 6:30 PM.
Validity until 31st Dec 2015
Price per person in USD in party of
|from 4 persons||200|
Peak season surcharge:
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