Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Wildlife
Destinations: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 9
Guideline price: US$ 1542     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 9 day tour takes you deep into diverse habitats of Vietnam’s wildlife, including Cuc Phuong, Xuan Thuy and Nam Cat Tien National Parks, seeking out the wild creatures that inhabit these areas. With accommodation standards within the parks unsuited to mainstream tourism, this mild adventure holiday is aimed at amateur and professional nature enthusiasts, who enjoy simple living. This template can be adapted for the specialist wildlife enthusiast or Photographer who wishes to focus their explorations on particular habitats or species.

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Tour programme:

Hanoi:

Day 1: Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel, with time to settle in and relax before your evening welcome dinner and a performance of traditional water puppetry.
Cuc Phuong National Park:

Day 2: In the morning, you’ll be driven to Cuc Phuong National Park, southwest of the capital. After your arrival, you’ll have a wander through the subtropical forest, surrounded by thousand year old trees and dripping vines to the prehistoric cave, before retiring for the night in the Park’s facilities.
Day 3: This morning, an enlightening visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre is followed by lunch and a drive to Giáo Xuân Commune, in the coastal Xuân Thủy National Park, where you’ll meet the local family with whom you’ll spend the night. In the afternoon a short bike ride will take you to visit the local market and Xuân Châu village.
Day 4: After a breakfast in the local style, you’ll leave the village and spend the morning exploring Xuân Thủy National Park aboard a motor boat, experiencing the nature and wetland birdlife of the reserve. After lunch, you’ll return to Hanoi and your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh:

Day 5: Your time will be free until your driver takes you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and your next hotel.
Nam Cat Tien National Park:

Day 6: In the morning, you’ll be driven to Nam Cat Tien National Park. After lunch, you’ll have a jeep ride into the forest, followed by a 3km hike to Crocodile Lake to watch from your hide as the evening wildlife come to the lake to drink. As darkness falls a quiet row of the lake among the crocodiles will spot nocturnal visitors, before your stay at a lakeside guesthouse.
Day 7: In the morning, another rowboat sojourn on the lake will seek out the interesting water birds of the lake. Travelling back to Park HQ, you’ll have a short hike to the Giant Ficus tree. After a canteen lunch, a motor boat cruise down Dong Nai River, brings you to Ta Lai village, from where you’’ visit the farms of the S’Tieng and Chau Ma ethnic minorities, staying at a guesthouse.
Day 8: In the morning, you’ll have a cycle ride of the nearby Ben Ngu area of Nam Cat Tien Park, for a wander among the trees and a visit to the rapids before lunch in the canteen and the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Departure:

Day 9: Your time will be free until your driver takes you to the airport for your onward or departure flight.


Price:
US$ 1,542

The price quoted here is per person, based on 2 sharing, in superior standard  (4 star) accommodation and reflects the current cost of this tour as it stands.

Material modifications to the itinerary will naturally result in a proportional variance to the quotation we send you.



The prices include:
Domestic flight: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh
Breakfasts and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
Experienced English-speaking guides
Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars as appropriate

The prices exclude:
Visas
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
Insurance


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