ST TK 07 CatTien National Park Discovery
Hochiminh city - Nam Cat Tien national park ( 4days / 3 nights )
Cat Tien National Park is a treasure
trove of biodiversity. Here in the tropical forests of southern Vietnam
live some of the world's most endangered species. The park, one of
the largest in the country, was established in recognition of Cat
Tien's unique wildlife and the importance of protecting it. This trip
brings you two- hour night cruise in to the jungle, in a jeep, allows
visitor to enjoy the feelings of watching wild animals drinking and
hearing the calls of rhinocerous.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien (L,D)
8h00 Am from your hotel. Drive to Cat Tien National Park, 170km from Ho Chi Minh City in Dong Nai Province. Once off Highway One, the road passes through large areas of rubber plantations before branching off to the national park. Check in to park guest house on arrival and the driver and car return to Ho Chi Minh City. An incredible diversity of birds and mammals live in the forest and wetland habitats of Cat Tien, including an estimated 230 species of birds. Endangered birds that can be found here include Germains Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl and the very elusive Orange-necked Partridge. Mammals that can sometimes be seen include wild boar, Samba Deer, the rare Black-shanked Duoc Langur, Yellow-cheeked and Crested Gibbon. The afternoon is free for birding along the road or trails. Overnight in Cattien.
Day 3: Cat Tien (B,L,D)
Another full day
to enjoy the rich bird life of Cat Tien. Species to look out for include
Woolly-necked Stork, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Bar-bellied
Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, Great Slaty Woodpecker,
White-bellied Woodpecker and Heart-spotted Woodpecker.
Overnight in Cattien.
Day 4: Cat Tien- Hochiminh city (B,L )
A final morning of birding along the trails or perhaps the headquarters road where Green-eared, Blue-eared, Lineated, and if you are lucky, Red-vented Barbet, can often be seen perched high up in the roadside trees. Check out of the park guest house and meet up with the driver before leaving for the 150km drive to Da Lat. It is a scenic drive through tea and coffee plantations to the cooler climes of the former colonial hill station.
Transfer back to Hochiminh city. Arrive in Hochiminh city in the late afternnoon. End Tour.
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Tour Cost includes:
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