Leave your hotel in Hanoi and travel to Van Long Nature Reserve. Here we will take a sampan boat trip to admire the natural beauty of the area. We then continue onto Cuc Phuong National Park on the way having a local Vietnamese lunch. On arrival at the National park Guest House we settle into our rooms and in the afternoon visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, the Turtle Conversation Center and learn about the conservation works that are being done at this well protected National Park. A further walk in the botanical garden is optional.
We then go on to dinner at the Cuc Phuong National Park headquarters. After dinner our guide will take us into the pitch dark forest and help us spot all of the nocturnal creatures, including; civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats and cats.
The following morning you will be woken by the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, we leave the Headquarters of the national park for the primary forest from where you will trek for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours, passing limestone slopes and trees of over a million years old. The destination is an ancient tree in the hope of seeing the Cuc Phuong mascot and one of the rarest primates on the planet, the Delacour Langur. After our trek we transfer back to Hanoi, arriving around 6pm.
Lunch and Dinner is included on Day 1 and Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2.