Bird Watching Tour in North and Central Vietnam 11 Days

Duration 11 days / 10 nights
Starts in: Hanoi
Ends in: Hanoi
Departure date:
All year round
Activity: Classic Vietnam Tours
Destination:

Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park - Bach Ma National Park - Ba Vi National Park - Halong bay

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi (D)

Our representative/tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Drive to your hotel. Free time and relax.
Overnight 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)

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)

08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong bay
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat - enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu. Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14:30 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15:15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area
16:15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied. The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 - 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23:00 End of program for Day One.
Overnight on boat.

 

Day 10: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

06:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
08:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
09:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
16:00 Arrival in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
 

Day 11: Hanoi - Departure (B)

Free until transfer to the airport for flight back to your country.
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Tour Package Includes
  • Accommodation at hotel based on twin/double sharring or at guest house at National parks
  • All transport and transfer
    Cruise 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
Tour Package Excludes
  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance

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