Cat Tien national park

Category
Short birding tours
Destinations
Cat Tien national park
Duration
3 days (optional for 2-4 days)
Hotel
Standard HQ accommodation
Price
270 - 620 USD

Cat Tien National Park (Nam Cat Tien) has one of the most intact lowland forest avifaunas in Vietnam. Here there are confirmed records of 16 globally-threatened bird species including three waterbird species not seen since 1993, White-shouldered Ibis, White-winged Duck and Sarus Crane. With a total of about 320 specie recorded, Cat Tien is one of the prime birding sites in Viet Nam and contains essentially lowland broadleaf forest and forest edge. It holds some key species like Germain's Peacock-Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Orange-necked Partridge, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Blyth's (Javan) Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, and some endemic subspecies, as well as being an easy place to see Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas.
 
This three days/two nights birding tour in Cat Tien will give us a chance to see most important bird species and some other wildlife, although this can be optioned for only 1 night stay or 3 nights stay depends on your time budget. We will start early in the morning to leave Sai Gon and travel by private car for 150km (about 3.5 hours) to reach the park. One afternoon and two full days birding here will give you a marvelous trip
 

Itinerary:

Day 1. (L, D): Pick up in Sai Gon in the early morning, about 3.5 hours driving to Cat Tien National Park. We will drive northwards from Saigon to Cat Tien National Park and begin to explore this fabulous reserve during the afternoon. 

Our birding hides provide number of main target species such as Germain's Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green-legged Partridge, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas and many more commonly species. 

Day 2. (B, L, D): If you are keen to photography, we might return to our hides for improving images, otherwise we can bird along the trail or track for Kingfishers, Broadbills, Trogon, Pigeons, Bulbuls, etc.

In the afternoon we will bird around the park headquarters for Grey-faced Tit Babbler, Woodpeckers, Green Pigeons and Nightjars.

Day 3. (B, L): In the morning we will use jeeps to get to Heaven Rapids to find Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded and Dusky Broadbill.

Afternoon drive to Ho Chi Minh city, tour ends

Price

Group size 

1

2

3

4

5

6 to 10

USD/pax

620

450

380

350

330

310

Includes: Accommodation, bird guide, private return transportaion Sai Gon - Cat Tien, meals and entrance fee, jeep rentals

Single supplement: $70

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