Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong - Khanh village
In the morning we leave Hanoi for Cuc Phuong National Park, which is 130km south of Hanoi. Upon arrival in the national park, we visit the Primate Rescue Centre, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of the endangered primates of Vietnam. From here we drive further to the center of the national park where we start our real jungle trek through the national park. A national park ranger will be our on-site guide who makes sure that we do not get lost and he will tell us about the flora and fauna of the park. Picnic lunch in the shade of a giant tree. After 6-hr trek with lots of descents and ascents on jungle trails we make the last climb downhill to a peaceful valley and reach the village of Khanh, home to Muong ethnic minority. We will have dinner and spend our night with a family in their traditional house-on-stilt.
Transfer Hanoi – Cuc Phuong: 2.5 hrs
Trekking: 6 hrs/jungle trail – Moderate to Challenging grade
Meals: Picnic lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Cuc Phuong – Thung Nang boat trip – Hanoi
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the hosts and drive to Thung Nang, which is known as the “Halong Bay on the rice field”. This is a stunning area of limestone mountains, rice fields and river. The scenery is just as stunning as the famous World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. The difference is the mountains are in the rice fields not on the sea. We will take a boat trip to explore the beauty of the sight.
In the afternoon we head back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 6 pm.
Transfer Thung Nang – Hanoi: 2 hrs
Walking: 1.5 hrs/country road
Boat trip: 2 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.