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E.Tonkin Tour

Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Eared Pitta, Blue-naped Pitta, White-eared Night Heron


Habitats Covered : Broadleaved evergreen forest, Wet Land, rice Filed, Mountain Forest, Bamboo Forest, lake.

Accommodation : Comfortable hotel and Guesthouse of the parks.

Photographic Opportunities : October – April is excellent

Excellent Month & Climate : October – April / 12-25 C.

Fairly Month & Climate : May - September / 20-32 C.

Destination : Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park  Van Long Nature Reserved  Tam Dao Mountain  Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

Duration : 7 days

Bird leader : Bui Duc Tien

The cost of the tour: Please contact us


Locations & Bird Highlight

Cuc Phuong > Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped pitta, Ratchet-tailed Treepie,  White-winged Magpie, Pied Falconet, Red-Collared Woodpecker, White-tailed Flycatcher, Limestone Wren Babbler, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Red-vented Barbet, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Fork-tailed Sunbird.

Van Long >  Delacour langur or White-shorts langur (depend time), Pheasant-tailed Jacana, White-browed Crake, Asian Openbill, Yellow Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Bonelli's Eagle

Tam Dao > Blue-naped Pitta, Chestnut Bulbul, Coral – billed Scimitar Babbler, Grey Laughingthrush, Streak-breasted Scimitar-babblers, Short-tailed Parrotbills, Purple Cochoa, Collared Babbler, Scheaffer's Fulvetta, Chestnut-collared and Black-chinned Yuhina, Silver Pheasant, Blyth's Shrike Babbler, Grey-backed Thrush, Japanese Thrush, Eye-browed Thrush

Ba Be > White-eared Night Heron, Streaked Wren Babbler, Pied Falconet, White-winged Magpie

The Itinerary:

Day 1 : Hanoi - Van Long Nature Reserved - Cuc Phuong National Park

6.00 am bird leader pick you up at hotel in Hanoi or meet you at the  Noi Bai's Airport then go 3 hours to Cuc Phuong Natonal Park. Take a stopping off on the way for Van Long wetland protected area (2 hour or more for Delacour langur and birds) then continue to Cuc Phuong National Park. Arrive there at lunch time. Birding near headquarter for Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta.

Meals : L / D

Accommodation: Comfortable guesthouse of the Park ( air-con., hot shower, free WIFI)

Day 2, 3 : Cuc Phuong

Two full days birding inside the Park, in different trails as botanical garden, Cave of Prehictoric Man, Valley traill, Loop trail and along the road to the park center for Ratchet-tailed Treepie, White-winged Magpie, Pied Falconet, Limestone Wren Babbler, Limestone Leaf Warbler, Fork-tailed Sunbird, Red-collared Woodpecker, White-tailed Flycatcher, Balck-browed and Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Eared Pitta, Fujian Niltava

Meals : B / L / D

Accommodation : Comfortable guesthouse of the Park ( air-con., hot shower, free WIFI)

Day 4 : Cuc Phuong > Tam Dao

A final early morning birding at Cuc Phuong then go to Tam Dao Mountain (4 hours). Check in and birding in the afternoon for Grey Laughingthrush, Blue-naped Pitta.

Meals : B / L / D

Accommodation: Good  Hotel in Tam Dao town, 1000 m above sea level

Day 5 : Tam Dao

Birding all day to the water tank trail for Short-tailed Parrotbill, Collared and Spot-necked Babbler, Sterak-breasted.and Coral-billed and Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Scheaffer's Fulvetta, Chestnut-collared and Black-chinned Yuhina, Eye-browed and Streak Wren Babbler, Purple Cochoa, Chestnut Bulbul, Fork-tailed Sunbird, Collared Owlet.

Meals : B / L  / D

Accommodation: Good  Hotel in Tam Dao town, 1000 m above sea level

Day 6 : Tam Dao > Ba Be

An early morning birding before breakfast then leave for Ba Be (4 hours), Lunch on the way, arrive on afternoon and then take a boat trip for White-eared Night-Heron.

Meals : B / L / D

Accommodation: Asim Guesthouse or homestay at Po Lu village (Accommodation with hot shower)

Day 7 : Ba Be > Hanoi

Take a boat trip in early morning for White-eared Night Heron agian if neccessary, then a few hours birding in the park for Streak Wren Babbler, White-winged Magpie, Pied Falconet. Check out, transfer 5 hours to Hanoi City or Noi Bai International Airport (4,5 hours) for departure flight.

Meals : B / L

Accommodation : NoneBlue-rumped Pitta


Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner



- Bird guide with equipments,telescope

- Vehicle with fuel and driver

- Boat trip at Ba Be

- Park entrance fees

- Travel insurance (Domestic travel insurance by Petro Vietnam Insurance company for during 7 days you stay in Vietnam)

- Accommodations base share twin bed room

- Food and unlimited drink water        

Excluded :

Drinks, sightseeing, Souvenirs, other personal need, tips for local services.