Da Lat Plataeu

Category
Short birding tours
Destinations
Da Lat area and Bidoup Nui Ba national park
Duration
4 days
Hotel
4-star
Price
300 - 840 USD

This four-day birding itinerary is typical for our comprehensive explorations of the plateau's avifauna. We will visit all key spots, including Ta Nung, Langbian Mt., Tuyen Lam and Di Linh (Deo Nui San). We also have a chance to visit the Giang Ly trail inside Bidoup National Park to see the Indochinese Fulvetta.

This tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City, but you may also start the tour from Da Lat or fly into Da Lat on the first day, if you would like more time in the field for birding on the first day.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1. (L, D) Airport pickup in the early morning in Sai Gon, drive to Da Lat, stop enroute at Damri waterfall for birding in the afternoon, then continue to Hoang Gia Dat Xanh resort (4-star hotel) for 3 nights.

Day 2 & Day 3. (B, L, D) Da Lat Plateau Endemic Bird Area

Two full days exploring Da Lat Plateau. We first visit Ta Nung, a small private evergreen forest which is the most accessible site for the rare and endemic Grey-crowned Crocias. Other notable endemics such as Orange-breasted and Black-hooded Laughingthrushes, Vietnamese Cutia and Vietnamese Greenfinch may also be found here. Our second visit is to Langbian Mountain, a high peak (2,169 m asl). This forest supports the most sought-after species, the beautiful and skulking endemic Collared Laughingthrush. The Black-crowned Fulvetta (split from Rufous-winged Fulvetta) is also a common endemic among other targets: Wintering Mugimaki Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Grey-crowned Tit (Black-throated Tit) and Vietnamese Cutia.

Day 4. (B, L) Da Lat - Di Linh. Our third visit on Da Lat plateau is driving to Di Linh for a half day birding. Here we will focus our main targets, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-headed Parrotbill, Yellow-vented Pigeon, as well as many other species.

Afternoon drive back to Sai Gon for tour conclusion

Price

Group size

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USD/pax

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Single supplement: $US 180

More infomation:

+ Da Lat birding sites

+ List of the birds of Da Lat plateau