Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park
Leave hustle and bustle city behind, our shuttle bus will take you over two hours out of the city, you will enjoy pristine nature and authentic village life on the way. We continue to Cuc Phuong, the oldest National Park of Vietnam, boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Upon arrival, you will check in hotel/guest house and then have lunch in the local restaurant at the park headquarter.
In the afternoon, you will visit Turtle Conservation Center, the Endangered Primate Rescue Center - one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. The primate center houses specimens of langurs, loris, and gibbon species, include the critically endangered Delacour's Langur, Golden-headed Langur, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langur and Black Crested Gibbon. After that you will come back to the hotel/guest house to have dinner and stay overnight in the sound of nature.
Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Khanh village
Waking up in the sound of gibbons, you will have breakfast and start to visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man, where human skeletons and stone tools dated to some 7.500 years old have been found. Leaving the cave, the car will bring you to the park center where you start trekking through green forest to a Khanh village, the peaceful home of the friendly Muong ethnic community. Today you will enjoy a picniclunch enroute. After lunch we continue trekking through dense forest lead lead to Ban Khanh Eco homestay village. Tonight you will enjoy delicious home-cooked dinner with homestay owners and stay overninght in a cozy traditional stilt house.
Day 3: Khanh - Thuong village – Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve
Tasting traditional cake are made by the host , you will feel distinct flavour. Following to the meal, we start to do bamboo rafting on a tranquil Buoi riverto experience how slowly the time goes. Disembarking the raft, the car will bring you to Thuong village which boasts a stunning Mo waterfall and welcoming Muong ethnic people. You will enjoy lunch at the homestay located next to the waterfall.In the afternoon, you will trek through the forest, climb up to the hill, walk down to a spring and finnally come to Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve.
Tonight, you will enjoy not only a big dinner with authentic Muong food but also an exciting traditional music performance by the local woman and famous “Can” wine.
Day 4: Khuong village – Mon village
Get up early to stroll around the village to enjoy pristine nature and rustic village life.meet and talk with local people to understand their life. Or you just assist the host for breakfast. after breakfast we follow a trail to Mu village where you must be surprised at the wonderful Mu waterfall and a simple remaining water-power rice mortar. Remarkbly, one of the best outdoor activities you can do today is swimming. At lunch time, you will come back to Mu Stream homestay.
In the afternoon, you will walk on a trail running through villages and rice paddy fields to pretty Mon village. You will have dinner and stay overnight at Green Forest homestay there.
Day 5: Mon vilage – Hieu village
After breakfast, you will say goodbye the homestay owners and continue to do your journey. You will walk to Coi Gao village and then enter the forest. Today you will have a chance to trek through the trail which is said to be the most beautiful ones in the North of Vietnam. After walking under canopies of great trees, sometimes going through small springs and may be lost in the sound of nature for some hours, you will reach Pu Luong Nature Reserve. A picnic lunch will be served by the spring in the forest. Getting out of the forest, at sunset time, you will walk on the village road and capture the fascinating image of the emmissions of cooking smoke from various stilt houses of Thai ethnic people. Arriving at Hieu village, you will be warmly welcomed by homestay owner and then have dinner and go to bed in the murmur of Hieu waterfall.
Day 6: Hieu village – Hanoi
Enjoy dreamlike water fall scenery at dawn and walk around the village to interact with local people. Having hearty breakfast with the host and we say good bye them.we commence trekking along stream, through rice terrace paddy to Pho Doan. Have lunch in Pho Doan, take transfer back to Hanoi on hochiminh highway.
v English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
v Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
v Private Eco homestay village based on size of group
v Meals details in itineraries ( 0 5breakfast, 05lunches, 05 dinners)
v Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
v Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay each day.
v Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
v First aid kit
v Cold water box, small fresh towel.
v Mineral water for drinking
v Support crew to supply picnic lunches and water on trekking day, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking.
v Local trekking guide
What is not included
v International airfare
v Travel insurance
v Items of personal nature
v Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
v Mineral water beyond that supplied
v Optional excursions
v Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
v Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
v Visa fee
v Departure tax