Vietnam Bird Watching: Cat Tien National Park tour

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK ( distance: 150km)

You get picked up and transferred directly from Tan Son Nhat airport to Cat Tien National Park which is the biggest lowland tropical rain forest remains unchanged much since the war ended in southern Viet Nam.With its incredible bio-diversity of birds and mamals, Cat Tien is considered as the best birding place in Cochichina of Viet Nam.

On your arrival, you will get your accommodation at a newly-built Green Bamboo Lodge located by Dong Nai river bank where you can enjoy having a look at waterbirds during your stay here such as Black-Capped Kingfisher, Pied- Kingfisher, White-Breasted Kingfisher, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Collared- Kingfisher and Hornbills.After lunch break, you will be transferred by boat to the opposite side of the river which is located inside of Cat Tien National Park for a start of birding.Birds are ussualy seen here include Barbets (Green-Eared, Blue-Eared, Lineated, Coppersmith and Red-Vented), Woodpeckers, Scaly-Breasted Partridge, Pale-Legged Warbbler, Two-Barred Warbbler and other common ones can also be found here. Overnight in Green Bamboo Lodge.

Day 2: Cat Tien National Park and surrounds

An early morning drive to Daklua forest, 20 km away from Cat Tien for an near-endemic species of Orange-Necked Partridge sometimes recorded in this place and other species such as Green Peafowl, Pale-Headed Woodpecker, White-Browned Piculet.A boat trip along Dong Nai river can be good for waterbirds and landscape sight seeings. Return to your Lodge

 Day 3: Cat Tien National Park – Departure

There are many trails starting from the Park’s Office in which Crocodile lake trail is a mong the best one to observe birds and primate. There will be also a big chance to find out near- endemic species of Germain’s Peacock Phesant, Blue-Rumped Pitta, Bar-Belied Pitta and Black- shanked Dous Langurs, Silver Langurs on this trail due to its good habitats. Sometimes winter visitors such as White-throated Rock Thrush, Orange-Headed Thrush are also seen.  Lunch break at the ranger station by the lake shore.

Overnight stay in the Lodge

 

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