Kayaking at Trang An World Heritage Site, discovering the indigenous culture in Van Long – Cuc Phuong or having a picnic and learning about bears at the Bear Conservation Center are new experiences that you should try when traveling to Ninh Binh.
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Kayaking at Trang An Heritage
Recently, the Trang An Ecotourism Area Management Board has officially put the kayaking service into operation. Different from sitting on a boat by local people, now visitors can kayak to admire the beauty of Trang An scenic complex.
Starting from Trang An boat station, visitors kayaking on a river winding around the majestic limestone mountains, visiting famous tourist sites, and enjoying the fresh air, immersing in the natural scenery. An extremely impressive course here.
The first route goes through Trinh Temple, to Tam Quan Gate, Dark Cave, Quy Hau Cave, Nui Ngoc Mountain; the second route goes through Kong Island wharf to Thuy Dinh, The Palace of Vu Lam. These two journeys in turn are 13km long.
Kayaking in Trang An does not require professional skills but only needs to master some basic sailing skills to participate. When experiencing the kayaking, visitors are equipped with life jackets of the correct standards and there is a rescue team with a canoe system on hand.
Experience “One-day taking care of bears”
Ninh Binh Bear Conservation Facility (Ky Phu Commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province) is under the management of FOUR PAWS Viet, a member of FOUR PAWS International – an international organization for animal welfare (based in Austria. ).
Here, the facility is currently caring for and protecting nearly 40 bears who have been bile or were exhibits of illegal wildlife trade. In addition to professional activities, the facility also welcomes delegations of tourists to visit, learn, and study bears and nature protection, especially pupils and students.
According to FOUR PAWS, Viet Director – Ms. Ngo Mai Huong, in addition to visiting bear care areas and semi-wild environments where bears live; Visitors will learn about bears, relationships between species in nature, biodiversity, and bear protection in Vietnam.
Deep stories about each individual bear with visual images and videos to help raise awareness about bear protection, animal protection, and conservation of the natural environment.
Many experience programs are tailor-made to suit different audiences and ages, some of the most popular activities are the “one-day bear care day” experience with food preparation. , take care of and scrub bear’s cages…; the challenge to prepare food and tools for bears; planting trees at bear farms; play group games and craft activities with biodiversity themes, wildlife protection, and animal welfare.
Experience nature and culture in Van Long – Cuc Phuong
In the Van Long – Cuc Phuong area, visitors will experience a variety of types such as ecotourism, trekking, cultural exploration, and cuisine. Walking routes in the Cuc Phuong forest are built with different content and timing for each target audience, combined with the guidance and introduction of the tour guide team.
In particular, the camping and overnighting route in the forest, the long-distance walking route to the Ngoc Son conservation area, Pu Luong conservation area are attractive routes that are interested in many tourists.
For those who love community ecotourism, a night or two stays in Muong village will bring memorable experiences, at the same time generate income for local people, and support conservation. The Muong people who are friendly, enthusiastic, and hospitable will bring a sense of comfort and opportunity for visitors to learn and explore unique local cultures.
The outstanding experience in Van Long is to see the Delacour’s langur. This primate species is only in Vietnam with more than 200 individuals and is concentrated in conservation: Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve and Cuc Phuong National Park.
Rowing on Van Long lagoon, visitors can see the langurs playing on the cliffs or sitting in the sun on the top of the mountain …, enjoy the fresh air, or simply save the moments worthwhile. Remember Ninh Binh travels with blue sky and undulating rocky mountains.