NB 08: Cuc Phuong - Kenh Ga Floating Village for 1 day

Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. Though wildlife has suffered a precipitous in Vietnam in recent decades, the park’s 222 square Km of primary tropical forest remains home to an amazing variety of animal and plant life: 307 species of birds, 133 species mammal, 122 species of reptile, 2000 plant species and counting.

 

Excellent hiking opportunities abound in the park and we will walk to see Endangered Primate Rescue center where some native animals – deer, monkeys, civets, gibbons & langurs and another short trail leads to a steep stairway up to the archeologically significant cave of Prehistoric man, after that walk to the massive 1000 year-old “Big Tree” (Tetrameles Nudiflora).

 

Kenh Ga (chicken canal) Floating village gets its name, apparently, from the number of wild chickens. That used to lived here, but it`s the riverine way of life that`s the main draw. While it`s on a the smaller scale than in the Mekong delta, the Delta doesn`t have the stunning limestone formations that so dramatically punctuate the landscape here.

 

The local people seem to spend most of their lives on the water: watching over their floating fish-breeding pens, harvesting river grass for fish feed or selling vegies boat-to-boat. Even the children commute to school by boat. The river is used for everything from bathing, to washing plucked chickens, to defecating in. Particularly, here people row boats with their feet. 

Private tour for private group is very suitable for a couple, small group or a family with children.
Daily departure
 

Morning:

08:00:

Leave your hotel in Ninh Binh get to Cuc Phuong where ecological conservation is

 

the first priority. Cuc Phuong has saved an enormous number of rare and valuable

 

Animals from extinction.

09:00:

Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre  to see the most rare and valuable

 

primates of Viet Nam.

10:00:

Continue to transfer to Park Centre and trek for 3 to 4 kilometres/ one way to

 

See the 1000 years old-tree: a very popular tour for local and foreign visitors.

 

Total trekking time is about two hours.

 

 

12:30:

Have lunch at the restaurant in the centre of the Park.

 

 

Afternoon:

14:30:

Drive to the Cave of Pre-historic Man to discover how early man lived in the Stone

 

Age. After that, continue your journey to Kenh Ga floating village. Enjoy the wild

 

beauty of nature and discover the daily life of fishermen on both sides of the river

 

as you travel by motor boat along Hoang Long river and coming back your hotel

 

at around 17h30.

 

What to bring:

+ Camera

+ Umbrella

+ Sunblock

+ Raincoat

+ Hat

+ Comfortable shoes.
 

Included in price:

+ English Speaking guide (local)

+ Other languages upon your request

+ Private transfer/ car 4 seater, 7 seater or Mini Van

+ All tickets and sightseeing fees.

+ Boat trip (motor boat trip in Kenh Ga)

+ Lunch (we carter vegetarians)

+ Pick-up & drop-off at hotel in Ninh Binh city (outside the city center, surcharge USD 8.00 ++/ per person)

+ All taxes & services charge.

 

Not included in price:

+ Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.

Travel insurance,

+ Drinks and other personal expenses. 

+ Tips/ Gratuities 
+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
 

Important notes
+ Child 1-4 years old: F.O.C ( Free of charge )
+ Child 5-10 years old, 75% adult price
+ Peak season surcharge 25% on Dec 24th and 31st and Lunar New Year Eve.

 

Price in USD for per person
 

Number in Group

Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2 - 3

4 - 6

7 - 10

11 - 15

Price

100$

55$

50$

45$

40$