Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong shows off an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery.

After a trip in Cuc Phuong national park let take a boat trip on the Ngo Dong River through rice paddies and limestone karsts to see some of Northern Vietnam’s best natural wonders, the Tam Coc or namly the three caves. It includes three big caves Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Bai offering similar scenery to what you can see in Halong Bay without the suffocating crowds.

Another destinations in this trip is Hoa Lu - the the first capital of Vietnam in the tenth century, which is is a strong fortification erected by nature and man. It covers an area of 300 hectares ( about 3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels.

Destinations: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc


  • - Enjoy a boat trip on Ngo Dong river on the way to Tam Coc.
  • - Discover the miraculous beauty of imposing caves and grottos.
  • - Visit Hoa Lu - the ancient capital in Vietnam.
  • - Explore Cuc Phuong national park with biodiversity of plants and animals.

Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park (L, D)

  • - 7.00 am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Cuc Phuong National Park .
  • - Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre to learn about the important work being done to help protect the endangered species of the park.
  • - After lunch in the park restaurant, take a 2-hour trek through the old rainforest. Overnight in the guest-house within the park.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B, L)

  • - After breakfast, head to the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of The Le and The Dinh Dynasties.
  • - Cycling for an hour on picturesque quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops to Tam Coc (12km) for lunch.
  • - After lunch, a sampan boat journey (1 hour) in the heart of "Inland Ha Long Bay".
  • - Take in the beauty of the karsts formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.
  • - Stop for a short rest near a small shrine before returning to the dock (1 hour). Totally, you have 2 hours on the sampan boat.
  • - Drive back to Hanoi. The trip ends.


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Price inclusion:

  • Private round-trip transfer with A/C
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Boat trip and entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.

Price exclusion:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.

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