Birding at Cuc Phuong National Park

Birding at Cuc Phuong National Park - 4 Days

Join Paradissa's specialist birding tour guide on the ground to discover the avifauna of Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh Vietnam on a birding tour for 4 days 3 nights.

Cuc Phuong National Park is the oldest national park in Vietnam. The park is among the richest national parks in the country in biodiversity. The tour has a relaxing pace on basically flat terrains. Some of the 308 species of rare birds at Cuc Phuong that you may come across include the Silver Pheasant, Red-collared Woodpecker, Brown Hornbill, Bar-bellied Pitta... Our birding is guided by an experienced specialist tour guide on the ground. There are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife while you are in the forests of the national park, too.

Accommodation at the park headquarters is rather basic, but clean. There are forest trails around the headquarters that are ideal for early morning or late afternoon stroll. All meals on the trip are included for your convenience of touring. The birding tour can be combined with a sightseeing trip to different tourist highlights in Ninh Binh which include Van Long Nature Reserve, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Trang An, Thung Nang,...

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Arrive at Hanoi/Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park/Birding around the Park Headquarters (only specialist tour guide at Cuc Phuong included) (B/L/D)
Day2    Cuc Phuong Full Day Birding  (specialist tour guide included) (B/L/D)
Day3    Cuc Phuong Full Day Birding  (specialist tour guide included) (B/L/D)
Day4    Cuc Phuong-Hanoi (without guide for road transfer)/Depart Hanoi (B)

The tour price includes

  • English speaking guide for bird-watching at Cuc Phuong National Park;
  • Transportation as on the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as on the itinerary;
  • Meals as per itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
  • Admission and permits during the guided times;

The tour price excludes

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Drinks, laundry, phone bills or others not clearly mentioned as included

Day1    Arrive at Hanoi/Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park/Birding around the Park Headquarters (only specialist tour guide at Cuc Phuong included) (B/L/D)
On arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, travel directly to Cuc Phuong National Park, a 3-hour road journey which passes scenic countryside in the Red River Delta.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong.

Day2    Cuc Phuong Full Day Birding  (specialist tour guide included) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the park.
Enjoy full day bird-watching. The first national park established in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is an area of limestone hills covered with large tracts of primeval rainforest. Bird species here include Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Brown Hornbill, Bar-bellied Blue-rumped and Eared Pitta, White-winged Magpie, Sultan Tit, Red-Vented Barbet, Limestone Wren-Babbler, Fujian Niltava and Pied Falconet.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong.

Day3    Cuc Phuong Full Day Birding  (specialist tour guide included) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the park.
A full day's bird watching on the trails of Cuc Phuong. The birding is good at Cuc Phuong with over 308 species recorded in the park. Apart from the rich bird species, there are also endangered mammals such as Indochinese Tiger, Clouded Leopard and the rare Delacour Langur in the forests of Cuc Phuong.
Overnight in Cuc Phuong.

Other possible bird species include Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Ruddy Kingfisher, Silver-breasted Broadbill and White-tailed Flycatcher.

Day4    Cuc Phuong-Hanoi (without guide for road transfer)/Depart Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the park.
Transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. We trust you had a wonderful bird-watching holiday at Cuc Phuong National Park with Paradissa Travel.
 
Note: Best time of the year is March - April. Accommodation at Cuc Phuong National Park can be rather basic.

 

Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park
 
 
 
 
 Cuc Phuong National Park
Creepers on one of the the birding trails at Cuc Phuong
 
 
 
 
Cuc Phuong National Park
The trail to the center of Cuc Phuong is also great for birding
 
 
 

Cuc Phuong National Park
The dense forest at Cuc Phuong