Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the very first national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent lime-stone mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a 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.
Kenh Ga Floating Village is 21km from Ninh Binh, off the road to Cuc Phuong National Park. Kenh Ga (Chicken Canal) is named after the wild chickens that used to live here. Today, a riverine way of life and stunning limestone formations are the main draw. Locals spend many hours on the water, watching over fish-breeding pens or selling vegetables boat-to-boat. Even the children commute to school by river. This was largely a floating village, but more land-based houses have now been built. Kenh Ga is best seen in the wet season from June to September. During other months, boats are far less frequent as water levels are lower and there are fewer visitors to the area.
8:00AM: Get picked-up by our motor-drivers at your hotel in Ninh Binh City. If your hotel is outside the city, surcharge may be applied.
8:30PM: Enjoy a one hour motor boat-ride in Kenh Ga.
10:30AM: Arrive at Cuc Phuong at around 9:00 am. You will visit the Visitor Center where you can learn more about the park from the pictures and models on display; visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center – one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world, after the EPRC you will continue with a visit to the Turtle Conservation Center where we kept 20 species of turtle and tortoises for rescue and conservation. Afterwards, have lunch in a local restaurant at park headquarters.
1:30PM: Drive 20km to the park center where you begin hiking a 7km loop trail to see the 1000 year old tree. On this trail you will have a chance to discover the secrets of nature. This one day tour will conclude with a visit to the Cave of Prehistoric Man, where human skeletons and stone tools dated to some 7.500 years old have been found.
4:30PM: Leave Cuc Phuong and head back to the city.
5:30PM: Trip ends at your hotel.
What to bring: Boots/sport shoes, headlights, camera, hat, insect repellent.
Transfer: 01 motor-driver (and his scooter)/pax. If you request for 01 English Speaking tour guide with his scooter and use another motor-driver, surcharge is 35USD for the tour guide.
Entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets
1 hour boat-ride in Kenh Ga
Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)
01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/pax/trip
Other drinks and personal expenses
|Group size||Full packaged (USD/pax)||Driver only (USD/pax)|
|From 02 to 04||41||27|
|From 05 and up||39||25|