Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s very first national park and the country’s largest nature reserve. Visit the Primate Rescue Center to learn how endangered species are rescued from poachers or rehabilitated after injuries. There is a chance to see langurs and gibbons up close.
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Depart from Hanoi for a 2hrs drive to Ninh Binh. Located in the Red River Delta of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is loved by travelers for its natural beauty and rustic charm. Upon arrival, make a visit to the ancient capital Hoa Lu which was also the country’s first centralized feudal state from the end of the 10th century. Set in between limestone mountains made it a naturally fortified construction. Over one thousand years later, several edifices, pagodas, walls, and relics still exist in this abandoned fortification. Next, start cycling to Tam Coc, it means 3 caves, located between the rice paddies and Ngo Dong river, because of the formation of the limestone caves, water and its beautiful landscape that have made Tam Coc being well-known as Halong Bay on land. Later, visit Bich Dong pagoda followed by a simple lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Afterward, embark the rowing boat to explore Van long Nature Reserve before checking your hotel and overnight in Ninh Binh.
In the early morning, transfer to the Cuc Phuong National park. The oldest national park in Vietnam, consisting of more than 200 square kilometers of tropical forest and many grottoes, the reserve is rich in wildlife and natural beauty and possesses historical significance, as prehistoric tools and ancient tombs have been discovered in some of the caves. The cycling trip offers a beautiful landscape which will pass by the pineapple plantations, valley, villages and friendly locals along the way. Upon arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and the Conservation Turtle Center. After a light lunch, start trekking through the national park (about 6Kmto discover the 1000-year-old tree and visit the ancient cave then return to Hanoi.