Cuc Phuong – Xuan Thuy National Park Bird Watching 4 Days tour


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Cuc Phuong National Park is the first recognized and most well protected nature reserve in Vietnam. The Park’s primary tropical rainforest is home to an amazing variety of wildlife and in recent years several species have been discovered here.

Cuc Phuong@ bird watch

Xuan Thuy National Park was recognized by UNESCO as the core zone of the World Biosphere Reserve in the Red River Delta in 2004. The 12,000ha area preserves the typical ecosystem of the Red River Delta with about 300 species of plants and more than 1000 animal species, including insects, birds, mammals, and sea creatures. This place is considered as the stopover for international migratory birds with more than 200 species.

Cuc Phuong - Xuan thuy national park 4 days bird watch
Cuc Phuong @ Xuan thuy national park 4 days tour: bird watch

It is a very good place to do a side trip from Hanoi for Bird Watching. These are some kinds of birds you can find at Cuc Phuong National Park (see bird kind): Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, Silver Pheasant, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Red-collared Woodpecker, Red-vented Barbet, Brown Hornbill, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Pied Falconet, Malayan Night Heron, Bar-bellied Pitta, Eared Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Rachet-tailed Treepie, White-winged Magpie, White-tailed Flycatcher, Spotted Forktail, Limestone Wren Babbler, Rufous-throated Fulvetta and Black-browed Fulvetta.

1. Itinerary

Day 1:  Hanoi –  Cuc Phuong National Park bird watch (L/D)

7:30 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, then transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park 130km south of Hanoi. Upon arrive visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Check in the Guest House inside the park. Have Lunch. In the afternoon we observe the birds gathering in the Botanical Garden and in the lush rain forest for looking birds. Have Dinner and stay overnight in Cuc Phuong national park.

Evening: Enjoy night watch which include civets, owls, flying squirrels, lorises, bats and cats.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park bird watch (B/L/D)

Spend another day bird watching. Drive 20km through the rain forest to the Bong Station, then follow a circular route viewing a variety of endangered bird species. The 6-km trail passes through a wood of giant trees, some of which are over 1000 years old. Return to the guesthouse in late afternoon. Dinner, relax and overnight inside the park.

Day 3: Cuc Phuong - Xuan Thuy National Park bird watch (B/L/D)

Have breakfast, then transfer to Xuan Thuy by car, check in local homestay which located in National Park area then have a short break for recuperation then have lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a walk around the village where you can experience villagers relationship with the mangrove forest and learn the livelihood of these local. and flowing some dirty trail to shrimp farm for looking birds, we learn how the local could have intensive aquaculture as the first way to do business in their home land Garden – Pond – Domestic Animal (named in Vietnamese is V.A.C). Overnight stay at local homestay.

Day 4:  Xuan Thuy bird watch - Hanoi (B/L)

Have breakfast , then enjoy to depart by canoe to the mangrove forest for enjoy the view of National Park. From the pier of national Park center, boat along Vop River through Con Lu Island, Con Ngan Island. In the morning only, we have more opportunity to see the some of nine species of birds designated as endangered by the International Red Book have been sighted in Xuan Thuy: Western Curlew, Black-faced Spoonbill, Norman's Green shank, and Chinese Egret. On the way back you will have a glimpse to livelihood of local in some huts on stilt from the water. Lunch on boat. Then keep going to see other bird place.

Late afternoon, take car back for drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 7.00pm. End of tour.


Price P.P in USD * 2023 - 2025
Group size Price adult children infant
1 PAX $658 $205 $0
2 PAX $510 $357 $0
3 PAX $486 $340 $0
4 PAX $472 $330 $0
5 PAX $460 $322 $0
6 PAX upper $448 $312 $0
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  • Single surcharge: $60 USD
  • Family upgrade: require

 3. Tour Includes:

  • Private AC transport round trip
  • Local English speaking guide the whole trip
  • Accommodation (based on twin share of 3 stars hotel or luxury Homestay)
  • Entrance fee
  • Boat trip
  • Meals as mentioned(B= Breakfast; L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
4. Tour does not include:
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, Personal expenses