• North Vietnam (birding tour from Ha Noi)
  • Category
    Short birding tours
    Cuc Phuong & Tam Dao
    7 - days
    500 - 1800 USD
  • Day 1 (B, L, D)

    Pick up from hotel in Ha Noi or Noi Bai airport then drive to Cuc Phuong national park for about 3 hours (without traffic) and stop en route at Van Long Van Long Nature Reserve, 30km from Cuc Phong, we will take a sampan ride to some dramatic limestone cliffs that are one of the last haunts of the critically endangered Delacour’s Leaf-Monkey.

    Overnight at Cuc Phuong HQ (3 nights)

    Day 2 & 3 (B, L, D)

    Our 2 full-day birding in the park to explore the Vietnam’s oldest National Park and an area of lowland forest and lakes easily accessed by a paved road. It is rich in birdlife and we have our last chances here for both Pittas, Red-collared Woodpecker and White-winged Magpie as well as a supporting cast which includes Malayan Night-Heron, Pied Falconet, Eared Pitta, Silver-breasted Broadbill, White-tailed Flycatcher, Fujian Niltava and the annamensis form of Limestone Wren-Babbler.

    Day 4 (B, L, D)

    Our last morning in Cuc Phuong is looking for White-winged Magpie, Rachet-tailed Treepie if we missed before.

    Afternoon, we will drive to Tam Dao hill for 2 nights.

    Overnight at Gia Le hotel (3 nights)

    Day 5 & 6 (B, L, D)

    Our targets in Tam Dao are Blue-naped Pitta, Short-tailed Parrotbill and Grey Laughingthrus, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler but also many other sought-after species will be the best way to finalise our trip such Ashy Bulbul, Black-throated Laughingthrus, Chestnut Bulbul, Fujian Niltava, White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, Spot-necked Babbler, Chestnut-collared Yuhina (split from Striated), Greater Rufous-headed and Short-tailed Parrotbills, and Collared Treepie.

    Day 7 (B, L)

    This last morning will spend to finalise what we haven't got on the mountain or move a bit down low of the hill for some interest species like Fork-tailed Sunbird, Red-billed Magpie, Grey Treepie and some wintering thrushes.

    Transfer to airport or Ha Noi to end of the trip


    Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6-10
    $US/pax 1,800 1,340 1,180 1,130 1,100 1,070

    Single supplement: $180

    Including: accommodation, bird guide, private car with driver, meals and entrance fee, jeeps. Providing birding spotting scope, bird book.