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Cuc Phuong Night Tour: Everything You Need to Know

Cuc Phuong Night Tour: Everything You Need to Know


Discover Cuc Phuong National Park at night with our guide. See night animals and learn the best time to visit, what to expect and tips for a great adventure. Perfect for nature lovers and curious travellers, this guide has all you need for an exciting night safari in one of Vietnam's top parks.


If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure in Vietnam, the Cuc Phuong Night Tour is a must-try experience. This unique tour offers a rare opportunity to explore Cuc Phuong National Park after dark and witness its nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your night safari in one of Vietnam’s most remarkable national parks.

What to Expect about Cuc Phuong Night Safari

The Cuc Phuong Night Tour takes you deep into the park, where you can see a variety of nocturnal animals. Expect to encounter slow lorises, civets, bats, and perhaps even the elusive pangolin. The night comes alive with the sounds of nature, making it a truly immersive experience.

Best Time to Visit Cuc Phuong National Park At Night 

The best time for a Cuc Phuong night tour is during the dry season, from December to April. The weather is cooler and more comfortable for night excursions, and the animals are more active. However, you can still enjoy a night tour in the summertime (May - July). Because of this time for butterfly and firefly. 

About Electric Car Tour To See Fireflies & Night Wildlife Observation

  • Duration: 1.5 hours, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily
  • Location: Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh


  • Learn about nature conservation and environmental protection.
  • Experience watching fireflies in the old forest.
  • Observe rare wild animals: deer, sambar, pangolins, binturongs, wildcats, otters.
  • Learn about insects and nighttime life in the vast forest.

Detailed Schedule:

  • Move to the waiting area. General introduction experience
  • The vehicle starts moving into the forest.
  • General introduction to the Botanical Garden.
  • Move into the Cho Chi forest
  • Introduction and learning about insects. Watching fireflies.
  • Experiencing nighttime life in the vast forest.
  • Move into the semi-wild forest area
  • Learning about the nighttime life of wild animals.
  • Observing animals outside the semi-wild area: deer, sambar, etc.
  • Move to the carnivorous and pangolin area
  • Learning about wildlife rescue and conservation.
  • Listening to stories about the animals.
  • Visiting pangolins, binturongs, wildcats, otters.
  • Move back to the garden gate
  • End of the journey.


Prepare personal belongings and necessary items: long clothes, mosquito repellent, (binoculars, camera if available).


  • 100,000 VND/adult and children over 10 years old.
  • 50,000 VND/child under 10 years old.
  • Minimum 500,000 VND/Tour.

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Things You Should Know About Cuc Phuong Night Tour

  • The tour is limited to a few participants, with only about 100 visitors per session to ensure minimal impact on the natural habitats of plants and animals. 
  • Visitors are only allowed to explore the forest edge in a circular route and are not permitted to enter the core area.
  • Entrance tickets cost 60,000 VND (adults) and 10,000 VND (children under 10), with the tour itself priced at 100,000 VND (adults) and 50,000 VND (children). 
  • Priority is given to overnight guests in the forest. 
  • Updates on butterfly and firefly seasons in Cuc Phuong are regularly posted on the Cucu Phuong fan page. 
  • This new and exciting tour attracts the attention of many domestic and international tourists, with thousands booking in advance before the tours are open for sale, so make sure to book early to secure your spot. 
  • Additional charges may apply for foreign visitors.

Other Cuc Phuong Tour for Foreigners

Cuc Phuong Full Day Tour

Tour Description:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am: Hotel pick-up from Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • 8:00 am: Departure from Hanoi heading towards Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam's inaugural national park and its largest nature reserve.
  • 11:30 am: Arrival at Cuc Phuong Park. Begin your visit at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, a highlight of Cuc Phuong, showcasing some of the world's rarest primate species.
  • Afterwards, enjoy lunch within the National Park.
  • In the afternoon: Explore the Cave of Prehistoric Man, a significant archaeological site revealing early human habitation in Vietnam.
  • 4:00 pm: Depart from Cuc Phuong towards Hanoi.
  • 7:00 pm: Tour concludes in Hanoi.

Check the price and detail policy here: Ninh Binh Full Day Tour: Cuc Phuong National Park 

2 Days tour: Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu- Mua Cave- Tam Coc - Bike - Swimming with Sunset Party:

  • 7:30 – 8:00: Guests picked up from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • 10:10: Arrival at Hoa Lu ancient capital.
  • 10:20: Explore Hoa Lu ancient capital of Dai Co Viet from the 10th and 11th centuries.
  • 11:15: Visit Mua Cave and enjoy the stunning panoramic mountain views.
  • 12:30: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese set menu lunch at a local bungalow.
  • 13:40: Take a sampan boat ride in Tam Coc, passing through Hang Ca (first cave), Hang Hai (second cave), and Hang Ba (third cave).
  • 15:10: Cycle through rice fields and villages.
  • 16:00: Swim and enjoy a sunset party with tea and fruits.
  • 17:00: Check-in at the bungalow.
  • 19:00: Dinner with a set menu and free time.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park - Hanoi

  • 07:30: Breakfast (included).
  • 09:00: Depart for Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam's first national park and the largest nature reserve in the country.
  • 10:10: Arrive at Cuc Phuong Park. Begin your visit at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, where you can observe some of the world's rarest primate species.
  • 12:30: Enjoy lunch at the National Park.
  • In the afternoon: Visit the Cave of Prehistoric Man, one of Vietnam's earliest human habitation sites.
  • 15:30: Depart from Cuc Phuong for Hanoi.
  • 18:30: Tour concludes in Hanoi.

Check the price and detail policy here: Ninh Binh 2 Day 1 Night Tour: Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong

The Cuc Phuong Night Tour is not just about seeing wildlife; it's about experiencing the park in a completely different light. The tranquillity of the forest at night, the chorus of nocturnal creatures, and the thrill of spotting animals you wouldn't see during the day make this tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife photographer, or just a curious traveller, the Cuc Phuong Night Tour offers an extraordinary adventure. With the right preparation and a sense of adventure, you'll enjoy a night in Cuc Phuong National Park. 

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