Night tours at Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park (belonging to the three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa) has announced information on opening a night tour, taking tourists to the nature reserve by electric vehicle.
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park

After information about the National Park's night tour was posted on the fan page, it immediately received much attention from tourists.

According to Pham Kien Cuong, Director of the Center for Environmental Education and Services of Cuc Phuong National Park, this is a tour product that helps people better understand natural wildlife, thereby also educating everyone about respecting the environment and nature and spreading responsibility to protect forests and the environment.

Cuc Phuong National Park Management Board said that the unit has received many inquiries from tourists regarding information about registering to participate in the tour.

Pham Kien Cuong shared "Since launching the night tour, every day the National Park welcomes nearly 20 groups. However, each session only has about 100 visitors to ensure it does not affect the natural habitat of flora and fauna, and they can only visit certain areas in the forest."

The night tour to visit Cuc Phuong forest is held from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, every day of the week, traveling by electric vehicle for a distance of 5km, with 10 people per vehicle. Each tour lasts about one hour, the last tour departs at 8:45 pm.

"Compared to the daytime, the night tour experience will be a different but equally unique journey," Cuong commented.

In addition to learning about the natural ecosystem and enjoying the peaceful, clear space on the approximately 5km long road through the forest, visitors can also experience the nightlife of wild animals in Cuc Phuong.

Tourists will be able to admire animals such as deer, and wild boars. Visitors can even encounter rare animals such as pangolins, striped civets, ink otter civets, wild cats, otters and lorises.

The activities of predators in wild natural conditions like this are something we cannot always easily see.

When the tour was launched there were also some concerns about ensuring the safety of tourists, as they might encounter dangerous animals, such as snakes, and centipedes.

Faced with this issue, the unit's representative, Pham Kien Cuong said: "Cuc Phuong is a primaeval forest with an extremely diverse ecosystem. So during the experience, we can sometimes observe wild animals, such as chamois, muntjac, wild boar, civet, loris, wild cat or pheasant, or we can also encounter some groups of reptiles and insects, such as snakes or centipedes. However, under the guidance of guides at the Cuc Phuong Park - a professional team from forestry, having experienced different fields of work such as Forest Ranger, and scientific research, visitors can feel completely secure and feel free to participate in the experience.".

"To participate in the experience, visitors need to contact in advance so the forest's Reception department can arrange a schedule and book a tour guide for the group of tourists.".

When visiting Cuc Phuong Park to see night animals, visitors should prepare personal belongings and necessary items, such as long clothes, as well as mosquito and insect repellent.

The night tour has been operating since May 4 and is open continuously every day of the week so that many tourists can participate in the experience.

Cuc Phuong National Park is a nature reserve and special-use forest located in the three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, with an area of ​​more than 22,408 hectares.

Characteristic of a tropical rain forest, Cuc Phuong contains extremely precious biodiversity values, being one of the places with high biodiversity in Vietnam, with many rare species of animals and plants listed in the Vietnam Red Book.

In particular, Cuc Phuong was Vietnam's first national park, and for many consecutive years, the World Travel Awards has named it one of the leading national parks in Asia. This is a concrete testament to biodiversity values ​​and conservation efforts and explains why tours to explore Cuc Phuong Garden are so attractive to tourists.