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2 Day Cuc Phuong National Park & Dry Halong Bay – From Hanoi

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Highlights

  • Explore the stunning beauty of Cuc Phuong National Park
  • See the incredible rock formations of Dry Halong Bay
  • Discover the stories of Vietnam’s ancient capital
  • Overnight accommodation in your choice of hotel
  • Tour is led by a local, English speaking guide

Overview

Combine the stunning beauty of the Cuc Phuong National Park with the history of the Dry Halong Bay on this wonderful overnight tour from Hanoi.

Spread on 25,000 hectares, the Cuc Phuong National Park is renowned for its botanical richness, primeval forests and over 120 species of birds. In 1962, the Cuc Phuong was established as the first national park of Vietnam.

On day 2 visit the Dry Halong Bay which is known for its 3 caves; Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi. You will also visit the ancient capital of Vietnam.

Your tour includes overnight accommodation in Ninh Binh. Choose from the 4 star Legend Hotel or the 5 Star Emeralda Resort and Spa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park - Ninh Binh

You will be picked up from your hotel for the journey to Cuc Phuong National Park, 140km south of Hanoi.

Go on a bird watching tour at the Cuc Phuong National Park and explore a wealth of wildlife, endemic flora and centuries old caves.. Hike into the dense forest of the national park and spot thousand-year-old dracontomelum and parashorea trees surrounded with coral, vanilla, snow-white and butterfly orchid blooms. You could have a chance encounter with a panther or bear, but creatures like monkeys, flying squirrels and pheasants are found everywhere in the park, so keep your camera ready!

If you are visiting this place in April and May, you’ll see a swarming mass of colourful butterflies, a variety of beetles and rare species of birds.

At the end of the day continue east towards Ninh Binh Province away from mountainous areas towards the flatlands where you will check in to your choice of hotel.

Day 2 – Ninh Binh – Dry Halong Bay - Hanoi

Next morning, after your American breakfast, set out on an excursion from Ninh Binh to the Dry Halong Bay. The bay is popularly known as Tam Coc which means three caves; Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi. Take a tour around the region and you’ll see huge rock formations protruding out of paddy fields.

Also visit Hao- Lu, an erstwhile capital of the country under Dinh Dynasty and find out about the history and culture of Vietnam. In the morning, go on a boating excursion to the Kenh Ga floating village where people live on boats floating on the Hoang Long River. This pretty village is built on a flooded river surrounded by limestone rocks. You’ll come across catholic churches, water-logged cemeteries and local villagers passing by on their boats.

Continue to visit the Phat Diem, the site of a cathedral remarkable for its vast dimensions and unique Sino-Vietnamese architecture. Marvel at the huge bell dangling from the highest tower of the cathedral and the two stone slabs which were used by the members to observe catholic mass.

The tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Start time

Start time: Early morning
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Meeting point

Your hotel in Hanoi.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Hanoi

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • American Breakfast
  • All entrance fees as sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Overnight accommodation as per the option chosen
  • English speaking local guide

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details

Compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year and Lunar New Year (TET Festival) - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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