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Vietnam’s National Parks

Join Wildlotus Adventures on a trek through a selection of Vietnam’s wonderful national parks. This Adventure from Hanoi to Saigon combines exciting treks through National Parks with plenty of time for cultural exploration and relaxation.

 

Cuc Phuong National Park consists of verdant karst mountains and lush valleys. Flora in the park includes multi-layered canopy; trees up to seventy meters high; flowers including orchids; ferns with amazingly tall leaves and more..  Also located within the park is the Cuc Phuong Endangered Primate Rescue Center and Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center. These facilities are vital research centers for breeding and rehabilitation of animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

 

Bach Ma National Park is situated in the narrow central region of Vietnam, just north of the Hai Van Pass where the Annamite Mountain Range meets the South China Sea. This location, sandwiched between the coast and the mountains gives Bach Ma and the immediate surrounding area a unique microclimate. As a result the weather tends to be rather changeable, unpredictable and very wet! The mammal fauna of the park historically held important species such as the Asian Elephant, White-cheeked Gibbons and Red-shanked Douc Langurs.

 

Cat Tien National Park is located in the hot lowlands and supports mostly tropical deciduous forest with some tropical evergreen and bamboo forests.

  Trekking          

Day 1      A day in Hanoi to explore the old quarter and meet artisans and local craftspeople.

Day 2      Explore Cuc Phuong National Park, home to the largest area of lowland primary forest in Vietnam. Visit the Primate Rescue Centre and learn about the plight of the Cat Ba Langur, Delacour’s languor, gibbons and other endangered primates.

Day 3      through primary forest to the edge of the park and overnight in local minority home stay. This is quite a strenuous trek but extremely interesting.  Most of it will be under forest canopy.

Day 4     Trek uphill into Pu Luong Nature Reserve, home of the Delacour’s Langur. Overnight in minority village in an ecotourism home stay set up by Flora and Fauna International.

Day 5     Trek down into the nature reserve and contour up on village footpaths to reach Ban Muong, one of the most picturesque locations in Vietnam.

Day 6     Trek a full day out of the reserve. Drive to Mai Chau and overnight in comfort at the newly opened Mai Chau lodge.

Day 7     Return to Hanoi. At leisure to rest and prepare for the next leg of the journey. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8     Visit the informative Museum of Ethnology before taking the midday flight to Hue. In the afternoon explore the top sights of Hue; the Imperial Citadel, the Mausoleums of Minh Mang or Tu Duc and Khai Dinh.

Day 9     Bach Ma National Park is noted for its bird species of which there are some 280! On arrival take a self guided trek into the park on one of four nature trails. Try to spot black gibbons and visit a sustainable tourism initiative in a local village nearby.

Day 10    After an early morning birding session it’s on to Hoi An for some culture and cuisine. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the history of this unique UNESCO World heritage site.

Day 11   Take a local speedboat out to Cham Island Marine Reserve for a day of diving or snorkeling. Visibility ranges up to 30 meters here! The Marine Protected Area was set up to protect the corals from blast fishing and the negative effects of tourism.

Day 12   On to Dalat, the old French colonial summer retreat for an afternoon trek amongst the cool pines and tea plantations. Dalat is situated in the cool central highlands and is surrounded by hills with scented pines and patches of tropical montane forest.

Day 13   Drive to Cat Tien National Park. The rainforest is one of the last remaining lowland jungles in Vietnam. Many birds can be found, including such specialties as Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Bar-bellied Pitta and the rare endemic Orange-necked Partridge.

Day 14   Full day to trek through the park. Drive to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.

  FACTS & FIGURES

               

Tour Code:          ADTKNPC14

Tour Cost per person:    Please contact us as this depends on the number of travellers!

Number of Days:              14

Group Size:         From 2 to 12 persons (or more)

Team:   Depending on group size there will be one experienced adventure guide or more and full vehicle and logistical support.

Package includes:

All accommodation in twin or double sharing rooms with daily breakfast; accommodation in local minority home stays; all meals as indicated in the programme; private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and all support throughout the tour; all sight seeing entrance fees as mentioned in the final programme; silk sleeping bag liner and air mattress; drinking water while on trek.

Package excludes:

International air tickets to/from Vietnam and international airport departure tax; visa to Vietnam; personal travel insurance; all alcoholic drinks; personal expenditure; tips to porters, guides and drivers;...


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