-> Fantastic motorbike trip through the countryside of Ninh Binh -> Visit less touristy Van Long Nature Reserve by local boat -> Explore the oldest National Park in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong
Destinations: Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park
Duration: 1 Day

Itinerary Details Day 1: Tam Coc - Van Long Nature Reserve – Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Coc

Van Long Nature Reserve is not only a natural reserve of wetlands but also of cultural relics. Van Long is legendary, a beautiful area and the largest natural reserve of wetlands. Relax, sit back and enjoy, when sitting on your local rowing boat and take in the natural beauty of spectacular mountain ranges that create a natural wall surrounded the vast expanse of water.

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest National Park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone 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. 

Your guide and rider for today will warmly welcome you at your accommodation.

8.30am We start our motorbike tour with a 1-hour drive to Van Long NR.

9.20am We start a relaxing boat ride of around 1-hour boat in Van Long Nature Reserve.

10.30am We head on and take country side roads towards Cuc Phuong National Park. There are plenty opportunities for photo stops.

12pm We arrive at the parks center (Bong) to enjoy an early lunch at 11.30am before we start trekking to the 1000-year-old tree.

3pm We return to the gate of the National Park to visit the endangered primate rescue center for about 30 minutes.

Around 4pm we start driving back to your accommodation in Tam Coc where the trip ends.


Transportation: Private motorbike driver and guide and boat ride

Meals: Lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

What’s included? 

  •        Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Tam Coc
  •        English speaking guide-rider for the duration of the trip
  •        Motorbike tour
  •        Lunch
  •        Boat ride and all entree fees
  •        All indicated in our itinerary

What’s excluded?

  •        All other beverages and travel insurance
  •        Tips and personal expenses
  •        All not indicated in our itinerary 

What do I need to bring? 

  •        Booking voucher from us
  •        Cash for personal expense 

What do I need to know?

During the period March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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