The best trekking tour that offers a great opportunity to discover the rich fauna and flora of Cuc Phuong National Park, the most important site for biological research and conservation in northern Vietnam. The challenging trek trail inside the jungle, under thick plants combines with unique home stay experience making our Cuc Phuong trekking adventure is a real eco & community supporting tour. This adventure is definitely for those who want to travel actively and responsibly at reasonable physical fitness level.
- Getting close to nature with energy-burning hiking on jungle, dirty, muddy trails.
- Visit to Primate Rescue Centre and enjoy picnic lunch under the giant tree over 1000 years old.
- Learn about the diversity of natural tropical flore and fauna at Cuc Phuong jungle
- Take a break at Thung Nang - "The Halong Bay on the rice field"
Day 1: Hanoi – Trekking to Cuc Phuong National Park ~ 6hrs hiking
From here we drive further to the centre of the national park where we start our real jungle trek through the dense jungle. 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. Our trekking trail inside Cuc Phuong national park is almost dirt and muddy due to the humid air under many levels of plants and bushes.
Picnic lunch in the shade of a giant tree that is recorded for over 1000 years old. After 6 hours trekking 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.
Day 2: Trek inside Cuc Phuong – Thung Nang – Hanoi ~ 1.5hrs hiking
In the harvesting or planting season, you will enjoy the magical scene of water rice fields with ever-green or yellow.
In the afternoon we head back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 6 pm.
- AC vehicle support when needed
- Boat trip in Thung Nang
- Professional trekking English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Homestay permission
- Support crew
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance & Sightseeing fees
- Service charges and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Pre and post accommodation
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
When: Oct - May see more Vietnam weather
Activities: Trekking, Sight seeing
Transportation: AC vehicle, Boat, on foot
Accommodation: 1 homestay
Tour guide: English speaking guide from Hanoi
Support crew: National park ranger & cook
Trekking grade: Introductory grade that means this tour involving up to 2-3 hours of active, physical-required activities per day at a slow but steady pace. Your track trails are predominately on good conditions and tracks and might include some easy pass crossings such as a mix of quiet paved roads, forestry tracks and easy double tracks.
Meals and food
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. Since we travel away from town, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce. Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.
Homestay in villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will stay overnight in the traditional house-on-stilt of the Muong minority and, as the locals do, we will sleep on bamboo floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
- Trekking poles: manufactured by Coleman, USA. Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains
- Sleeping bags and/or mattresses in homestay
- Summer sleeping bags: Satin sleeping bag 60cm x 180cm. Used for home stay and camping in hot weather
- Winter sleeping bags: manufactured by Landus, France. Winter bag (5 degree) 60cm x 200cm. Used for home stay and camping in cold weather
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Radio: manufactured by Kenwood, Malaysia. 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group
- ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
- Origin passport to declare for homestay permission
- Hiking Shoes
- Flip flops/string-back sandals or river boots
- Small backpack with rain cover
- Clothes: trekking pants, thermal underwear (top/bottom), t-shirts, long-sleeved shirt, pajama/sleeping pants, underwear (what you’re comfortable with), pairs of socks
- Rest and sleeping clothes.
- Hat, sunglasses, sun protection.
- Waterproof pants and jackets
- Rain coats
- Bottle of water
- Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
- Anti-insect repellent
- Common medicines in your personal first aid kits
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