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Bird Watching Tour in North And Central Vietnam

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Tour Information

Price: $ 0.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park - Bach Ma National Park - Ba Vi National Park.
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Hanoi.

Description

Summary: Vietnam is home to one of the richest but most poorly known avifaunas of any Southeast Asian country, with a number of endemic, near-endemic, and highly threatened species found there...
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Pick up at Noi Bai airport and transfer to Hanoi center. Welcome lunch at local restaurant. Check into hotel. Free stroll around to explore Hanoi's 1000 Years Old Quarter. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L/D)

Morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park 160km south of Hanoi. Visit the Park Museum, the Botanical Garden, the look out and the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Later in the afternoon we observe the birds gathering in the lush rain forest. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 3: Cuc Phuong National Park– Bird Watching (B/L/D)

Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us, we head out for a trek through the lush rainforest that makes up the park. The trek will take in stops at centuries old giant trees. Picnic lunch in the park before we reach out the Muong minority people at Bong village. Diner and overnight at local home stay of Muong people. During the 20 km journey, view the wide variety of preserved bird species in the park and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. Overnight at Bungalow in Bong center.

Day 4: Cuc Phuong National Park–Bird Watching (B/L/D)

Spend another second day bird watching. Start from the Bong Station, then follow a circular route viewing a variety of endangered bird species. The 6-km trail passes through a wood of giant trees, some of which are over 1000 years old. Return to the guesthouse in late afternoon.

Day 5: Cuc Phuong – Hanoi - Hue (B/L) Flight: 18: 45 – 19: 50

> After a late breakfast, we drive back to Hanoi. Free until we transfer to the airport for flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue- Bach Ma national park (B/L)

Depart at 8: 00 Am from your hotel, one and half hour you will arrive at Bach Ma National Park. The park is dominated by a single 1, 448m peak wrapped in tropical monsoon forest below and topped by sub-tropical vegetation. You will visit Do Quyen Waterfall - is astounding and huge in the wooded mountain. It is more than 300m high and 20-30m wide. It is amazing to watch the silver water running into the bright red of water-rail flowers. After lunch, we will walk to Hai Vong Dai - Sea Observation Post where people can have a panoramic view of immense sea and surrounding scenery. Dinner on guest’s account. Stay over night at park's guesthouse.

Day 7: Bach Ma national park – Hue - Hanoi (B/L)

Morning in the park with walking around and discover the nature to explore the beautiful scenery and many endemic species, and is particularly rich in birdlife. Turn back to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi. Dinner on guest’s account. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Ba Vi National Park (B/L)

We depart Hanoi at 8: 00 for the one and a half-hour drive to Ba Vi. We will have a three-hour hike through the jungle to arrive at a ethnic minority village of the Muong people. Here we will have lunch with one of the families and learn a little of their lifestyle and customs. After lunch we visit the a Temple dedicated to the God of the Jungle. There will be time to relax in these tranquil surroundings before starting our journey back to Hanoi. We will be in Hanoi by 18: 00. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi– Halong (B/L/D)

7: 30 - 8: 30 Shuttle bus pick you up at your hotel, for the 3.5 hr (165km) drive to Halong City.

 

12: 00 Board Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. You will see Dog Rock, Incense Burner Rock, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave ( Cave of Surprises ). Later we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. Dinner is served onboard and then you have free time to listen to music, join in Karaoke singing or relax under the stars

Day 10: Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

7: 30: Breakfast will be served on the boat, before cruising to another part of Halong Bay where you will view more of the bays spectacular limestone scenery, such as Drum Cave, Man's Head Islet, Turtle Islet and Fairman's Cave. The junk then heads to Van Gia fishing village- one of the oldest and largest floating villages in Halong Bay. You will have the opportunity to understand more about the fishermen's daily life, before cruising to a beautiful, secluded spot to swim.
11: 30 The boat returns to the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Hanoi. Free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi - Departure (B)

Free until transfer to the airport for flight back to your country. End of services.

Tour Prices

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Trip includes:

  • Accommodation at hotel based on twin/double sharring or at guest house at National parks
  • All transport and transfer
  • Phoenix cruiser in Halong bay
  • Meals as indicated in the itineray in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available, and in the park's canteens
  • Fully escorted English speaking tour guide at the places
  • All entrance fee and permition
  • Airtickets: Hanoi – Hue - Hanoi

Trip excludes:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance