Vietnam Birding with Cambodia extension

  • Category:Long birding tours
  • Tour name:Vietnam Birding with Cambodia extension
  • Destinations:Vietnam - Cambodia
  • Duration:23 days in VN and 6 days Cambodia
  • Hotel:Standard
  • Price:4200USD

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful, friendly and fascinating countries in Asia and an early season visit there finds the country at its best, the climate mostly cool, dry and enjoyable, the winter birds still in and the resident ones gearing up for breeding. Vietnam hosts, according to your splitting beliefs, no less than 14 true endemic species (and this number continues to increase as further work is done and new discoveries made), a further 7 or so restricted to Indochina and a number of very interesting and distinct subspecies, several of which are destined to be future splits. A large range of Southeast Asian species of wider distribution and a host of birds wintering from further north add to the richness of this destination.

Cambodia on the other hand is covered more deciduous dipterocarp forests that once spread across much of Indochina and Thailand were formerly home to the greatest aggregation of large mammals and water birds that have existed beyond the savannas of Africa. These forests have largely disappeared from Thailand and Vietnam; currently, the Northern and Eastern Plains of Cambodia form the largest remaining contiguous block of this unique and critically important habitat. 

Our unique and comprehensive itinerary, covering the best sites from south to north of Vietnam, seeks out all but a few inaccessible endemic birds and several of the mammals. Visiting several sites in Cambodia, we have a lot of chances to see both rarest ibises (White-shouldered and Giant), as well as Bengal Florican and Greater Adjutant. We shall do better of these countries in a way that very few westerner has ever enjoyed.

Detail itinerary for Vietnam

Detail itinerary for Cambodia

Price:

- Vietnam (Sai Gon - Ha Noi) $US 4,200; Single supplement $US 570

- Cambodia $US1750; Single supplement $210

Transport by model minibus, accommodation in luxury/good standard hotels and park bungalows and memorable Vietnamese/Khmer food throughout. Includes park entry fees, local transportation and all drinks, within reason and including beer and Vietnamese wine, are complementary.

Price does not include international air fares to and from Vietnam, Cambodia, optional tipping or items of a personal nature.