This special tour to Cuc Phuong and Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Alan Tour designs a wonderful North Vietnam combination of exciting jungle trekking through the diverse flora and fauna of the National Park, and relaxing with an overnight rest in a traditional stilt home of the Muong ethnic minority.
Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D)
Morning pick-up at your hotel is at 7: 00 am. Then make a safe and and comfortable journey, 90 km, by mini-van to Ninh Binh. We will arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park after about 2.5 hours then visit the Rescue Center where we will see and learn about the park’s biodiversity and variety of endangered species. Our long trek (18 km) begins here and takes us through the life and songs of the local rain forests. A picnic lunch is served on the way. After 5 hours of hiking, learning about fauna and flora, and picturesque sightseeing en route, we arrive at a village of the Muong minority people where we will take off our packs and relax at a Muong ethnic style home stay. Dinner, then free time to talk with the host family and learn about the Muong people’s life and culture. Overnight at the stilt home.
Day 2: Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast is served at the village then goodbye with the villagers before our short walk of 4 km to the road where we will get picked up and transferred to Tam Coc, Vietnam’s Inland Halong. Lunch is served at a nearby restaurant where we have time to relax. At about 2: 00 pm journey on a local row boat for a couple of hours down a small stream passing rice paddies and on through the three caves of Tam Coc. Van pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi where your tour ends at your hotel by 5: 00 pm.
Meals as As indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Local English/French speaking guides/leader
All entrance and sightseeing fees
Security home stay fees
International airfares & airport taxes in/out of Vietnam
All drinks & other meals not mentioned
Visa to Vietnam (We can arrange both visa approval letter and visa on arrival upon request)
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.)
Others not mentioned in details, Tipping and Gratuities are welcome