In Cuc Phuong there are many huge and beautiful caves, there contain vestiges of prehistoric man, which are between 7000 – 12000 years old. Recently, a fossil of a sea animal was discovered, it lived about 200-250 million years ago. Cucphuong is home to Muong ethnic minority with their own culture so it is also cultural heritage of Vietnam.
Cuc Phuong Tour, Cuc Phuong bird watching, National Park in Ninh Binh, plants & mammals: Cuc Phuong National Park is located 100km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. The park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning “silver cloud,” with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna.
AM : 7h00 depart for Ninh Binh. Arrive at Cuc Phuong National Park.
Located 120 South-West of Hanoi on 22,200 ha of rainforest, Cuc Phuong National Park is the centerpiece of Vietnam’s conservation efforts and one of the most accessible parks in the country. Vietnam’s largest and first national park, Cuc Phuong beauty and a few of its thousands of species of plants and animals can be seen with the help of a local park ranger. If you’re not interested in hiking up and down the karst mountains a good alternative is the easy but rewarding trip to the primate and turtle rehabilitation and breeding centers.
10h30 visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Lunch.
PM : 1h00 Depart for the Park Centre, on the way visit the “Cave of Early Man” ( had over 7000 year), on the way admire the primary forest with “1000 year Old Tree“.
Exploration of Cuc Phuong’s many limestone caves makes a rewarding excursion. The cave’ include Thang Khuyet Cave, Con Moong Cave, Pho Ma Cave, and Nguoi Xua Cave and the Cave of Prehistoric Man (Dong Nguoi Xua). The Cave of Prehistoric man is the site of the one of the earliest discoveries of human habitation in Vietnam. Excavated in 1966, the cave revealed human graves, stone axes, pointed bone spears, oyster shell knives, and tools for grinding dating back 7,500 years ago. These artifacts have long been removed and the cave is open to tourists. The entrance to the cave is littered with picnic refuse and spent incense sticks, but if you duck under the first crevice to the right you’ll find a stairway that takes you 10 meters up for further exploration. Make sure to bring a torch (flashlight)!
The Botanical Garden located near the park’s headquarters is good place to take a stroll and get an introduction to the region’s flora. Early in the morning you can hear birds singing, accompanied by perhaps a gibbon or two.
3h30, departure for Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at about 5h00.
- Transport with AC;
- Lunch and entrance fee;
- English speaking guides;
- Personal expenses
- Tips for tour guide & drive…
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