2 Day Bird Watching Add-On Experience


Van Long Nature Reserve area belongs to Ninh Binh province and is located around 80 kilometers from Hanoi city, which is also an extremely interesting spot for one-day trip. If you are planning to travel to beautiful Hanoi, we highly recommend our 2-day add-on trip to tap into the natural beauty of Northern Vietnam.


Day 1

  • We depart Hanoi in the early afternoon to reach Van Long nature reserve at 4.00pm. Van Long is the largest wetlands nature reserve in North Vietnam. Its scenic landscape is shelter to a wide biodiversity including 72 registered bird species and the endemic Delacour Langur, a primate that we may also be lucky to spot. We get on rowing bamboo sampan to explore the beautiful waterways of the reserve for the best bird watching spots. After getting closer to some beautiful birds, we hop on our vehicle, exit the park and drive to Tam Coc, the so-called Inland Halong Bay reputed for its towering limestone rocks and green rice paddies.

  • Check-in at the hotel, freshen up and make yourself comfortable.

  • The evening is at leisure.



Bird watching season: Nov to Apr

Time for bird watching: early morning or afternoon 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm


Day 2

  • Early transfer to arrive Thung Nham Bird Garden at 6.00am to discover the most features of this area with more than 4,000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit every day. Your best chance to take nice photos and immerse yourself in the wild and nature. Back to hotel for breakfast then transfer to the Vietnam’s first established national park - Cuc Phuong. We start a leisure walk in the subtropical lush forest, tread lightly to the sound of the nature for about 5 kilometers on a small pathway taking us up and down through the forest. With more than 250 bird species recorded at Cuc Phuong National Park, this is an ideal place for bird watching. Trekking on forest trails you'll see many types of birds, depending on the season.

  • After lunch, we get back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.


From R 8 070.00

per person

2 Days / 1 Nights

Validity: Immediately - December 2020*

* Best season for bird watching in Vietnam is November to April


  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (check in and check out around noontime)

  • Boat trip as program
    Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program 

  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax):

    • 1-2 pax: car of 7 seats

    • 3-6 pax: car of 16 seats

    • 7-10 pax: car of 25 seats

  • Local ENGLISH-speaking guides

  • All entrance fees as program

  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

  • Government tax and service charge


  • Early check in or late check out

  • Optional excursions and activities

  • Airfares (international and domestic)

  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

  • Drinks

  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

  • Tips

  • Visa to Vietnam

  • Insurances

  • Mineral water beyond that supplied

  • All not mentioned above

  • Peak season surcharges if any

  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

+27 (010) 035 5205

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