Cuc Phuong National Park – Van Long Floating Village
08:00 , Meet our Tour guide at reception and take private car to Cuc Phuong National Park. Please remember to pack your hats, sunglasses, camera and most of all ‘ your sense of adventure’. Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia’s rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world. The ancient forest harbours over 2234 vascular and non-vascular plants, 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 135 species mammals, including the Clouded Leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 336 documented bird species. Visitors in April and May should be blessed with the chance to see literally thousands of vibrant butterflies. Located on 2 limestone mountain ranges, the landscape of Cuc Phuong contains a wonderfully rich ecosystem. The rocky outcrops of Cuc Phuong form the site of valuable pale ontological and anthropological vestiges, including a fossilized sea reptile dated at 200 – 230 million years old, while the remains of prehistoric people who lived in the forest some 7500 years ago are also to be found in the numerous mountain caves. In earlier times, Cuc Phuong was home to the Muong minority people and to this day a few scattered villages around the park’s periphery still house these interesting people and their unique culture. If you visit these communities you can still see their traditional stilt houses, waterwheels, bamboo rafts and brocade looms.
– 12:00 Enjoy a fabulous lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant.
– After lunch has settled we visit Van Long Floating Village. It is considered an overland equivalent of Halong Bay with imposing cliffs and mountains and vast lakes which form a stunning landscape. Van Long has 33 caves of different sizes but only some of them are open to tourists. Coming to the site, suggest you take ‘bamboo basket boat tours’ to see Delacour’s langur in Ca Cave and the shades of mountains reflected on the crystal clear water surface in Bong Cave. A sightseeing trip by boat takes around one hour and a half . late in the afternoon to admire the breathtaking view of flocks of storks returning to their nests at sunset. Van Long Nature Reserve holds two national records: the biggest community of Delacour’s langur and the largest natural painting. The biggest wetland nature reserve site in the northern delta with an area of 3,500 hectares is home to thousands of terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants. Among them are rare and endangered species such as waterfowl, giant water bug which is in Vietnam’s Red Book, and Delacour’s langur, a critically endangered species at home and abroad.
From here our driver will pick you up back to Bai Dinh Garden Resort & Spa.
VND 2180,000/guest ( minimum 02 guests )
VND 1750,000/ guest ( minimum 04 guests )
Included: Private car, Tour guide, Lunch, Boat trip, Entrance fees.
Our services :
Each Tour Package included:
. Professional experienced English speaking tour guides who have excellent knowledge of the local area.
. Lunch at a local restaurant where you can enjoy Vietnamese food.
. Transportation in high quality vehicle with drinking water provided
. Entrance tickets to sightseeing places and necessary amenities needed for the tour.
Terms and Conditions :
. One-day tour should be reserved one day in advance, before 09:00pm
If last minutes, please contact our Tour centre.
. In case of no-show and/or cancellations made less than two hours’ notice , 50% of the package price will be charged.
. The minimum number of guests for each tour is two.
If you need further assistance, please contact our Tour centre ( open daily from 07:00 am to 09:00pm ) or extension 0.