Tam Dao - Cuc Phuong trio pittas

  • Category:Birds & Wildlife photography tours
  • Tour name:Tam Dao - Cuc Phuong trio pittas
  • Destinations:Tam Dao - Cuc Phuong
  • Duration:4 days
  • Hotel:Standard
  • Price:310-620 USD

The elusive Blue-naped Pitta is one of the most difficult bird to see and photograph. In Vietnam, the only reliable site to see is Tam Dao national park which locates not far from Noi Bai airport. We have a temporary feeding station so that you can have good chance to photograph this bird if weather is good. In addtional, Cuc Phuong national park is home to 3 other pitta-species, the Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta are trained succesfully for taking pictures. Eared Pitta is difficult and we are stil working on it.

Beside pittas, there are number of interest species have been shown up at our feeding stations including Grey Laughingthrush, Streak-breasted Scimitar babbler, Limestone Wren Babbler, Japanese Robin, Fujian Niltava, etc. 

Walking along the trail, you also might encounter Short-tailed Parrotbil, Indochinese Green Magpie, Red-collared Woodpecker, Pied Falconet, White-winged Magpie, Rachet-tailed Treepie, Collared Babbler.

Blue-naped Pitta - photo by Nguyen Hoai Bao

Itinerary;

Day 1: Pick up in Ha Noi or Noi Bai airport, drive to Tam Dao and start birding

Night at Gia Le hotel

Day 2: Full morning and a half afternoon birding in Tam Dao, later drive to Cuc Phuong national park

Night at Cuc Phuong guesthouse

Day 3: Full-day birding in Cuc Phuong

Day 4: Morning birding in Cuc Phuong then drive to airport or Ha Noi city

Tour ends

Price

Group size 

1

2

3

4

5

6 to 10

USD/pax

810

580

510

470

440

415

Including: accommodation (share twin room), private transportation, food, drinking water, guide, entrance tickets. Providing portable hide, chairs and  worm. Single supplement: $120

Excuding: Personal items, laundry, beverage & alcohol drinking, optional tipping