Cuc Phuong Adventure
Want to visit Cuc Phuong National Park? Interested in Trekking, Conservation and Nature? Then come with us on our Cuc Phuong Adventure Tour for a full day of fun and exploration in Cuc Phuong National Park and Van Long Nature Reserve. Cuc Phuong National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in Vietnam, it's the perfect place to escape the crazy traffic and beeping horns, immerse yourself in the dense forest surrounded by limestone mountain ranges that is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The National Park is located about 45km from Ninh Binh city, it's a scenic drive through the pineapple plantations of Tam Diep. If the farmers are out in the fields then we can stop to say hello and have a go at harvesting a pineapple or carrying the 50kg baskets of harvested pineapples.
Arrive to the entrance of the National Park where you can visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, founded by Tilo Nader in 1993, it is home to around 180 primates representing 15 species. Enjoy a guided tour around the center to see the amazing work that they do to rehabilitate and conserve the endangered primate species of Vietnam, they also have breeding and research programs. The center is currently managed by Zoo Leipzig (Germany) and employs over 30 staff within the local region and from abroad. You can visit their website to find out more info about the center or donate to the cause. http://www.eprc.asia/
From the entrance drive a further 20km inside the National Park to the trekking trail for the 1000 year old tree. Trek through the lush green forest with an uphill climb to see the 1000 year old tree, keep an eye out for birds and wildlife, a round loop trail of 8km. If you are visiting in April or May then you will also be able to see 1000's of beautiful butterflies in the National Park. The park is classed as a type of Evergreen Tropical Rainforest with a diverse range of flora species over a total area of more than 20,000 hectares. It's unique location on 2 limestone mountain ranges leads to its rich composition of flora with non indigenous species established with many indigenous species. It is also an area abundant in fauna with a total of 659 vertebrate species being recorded, including 336 species of birds, 76 species of reptiles and some endangered species like the Red Bellied Squirrel, Delacours Langur and Clouded Leopard.
As the National Park is located a little far away from the nearest town, it's difficult to find good food inside the park but don't worry as we prepare a Picnic Lunch on all our tours to the National Park from Chookie's experienced Chefs. We can cater for all your dietary requirements with our picnic lunch so be sure to let us know when you book if you have any food allergies.
In the afternoon visit Van Long Nature Reserve, these serene wetlands are located in Gia Vien District. Relax on a bamboo boat as you travel through the still water whilst admiring the limestone mountain ranges, lotus flowers and watching out for the abundance of birds who migrate here in the dry season. Van Long is also home to a small protected population of the Delacours Langur, if you are lucky you may spot them on the Limestone Mountains whilst on the boat.
If you are ready for a day of fun and exploring then go to www.chookiestravel.com to book your tour today or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cuc Phuong Adventure tour departs daily from Ninh Binh at 8am.