Cat tien
national park

Tan Phu District, Dong Nai,
Vietnam

27°C - Rain

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Cat tien Forest
Cat tien Forest
Location
GEOGRAPHY

Cat Tien National Park, a sprawling natural sanctuary located in southern Vietnam, covers an expansive area of 720 square kilometers. Positioned about 150 kilometers to the north of Ho Chi Minh City, the park boasts a diverse landscape that includes tropical rainforests, sprawling grasslands, meandering wetlands, and the picturesque Dong Nai River. Its strategic location makes it an easily accessible and highly sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife aficionados alike.

Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Biodiversity
Biodiversity

Cat Tien National Park is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity, serving as a habitat for a multitude of plant and animal species. Within its lush confines, visitors can marvel at the presence of over 1,600 plant species, 113 mammal species, and 351 bird species. The park also boasts 109 reptile species, 41 amphibian species, and a staggering 756 insect species. Notably, Cat Tien is home to numerous endangered species, including the impressive Gaur, elusive Orange-necked Partridge, the critically endangered Siamese Crocodile, the rare Bony-headed Toad, and the beautiful Five-bar Swordtail butterfly. This sanctuary offers a true haven for both nature enthusiasts and conservationists, showcasing the remarkable tapestry of life it harbors.

Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Eco-tourism
Ecotourism

Ecotourism enthusiasts visiting Cat Tien National Park have a multitude of nature-based activities to choose from. Whether you're into birding, night mammal watching, primate observation, or just seeking a retreat into the wild, the park has you covered. Adventurous spirits can embark on treks and bike rides along well-maintained trails, while camping options offer a unique outdoor experience. And don't forget to explore the park's intriguing museum. There's something for every eco-enthusiast at Cat Tien National Park.

Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Conservation
Conservation

Apart from its appeal as a tourist destination, Cat Tien National Park plays a crucial role in Vietnam's conservation efforts. The park is at the forefront of various conservation initiatives aimed at preserving the delicate ecosystems within its boundaries. These initiatives, including the Primate Conservation Center, Bear Conservation and Rescue Center of WWF, and the Wildlife Rescue Station of the Park, focus on the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of the region's unique wildlife and plant species, contributing significantly to the overall conservation efforts in Vietnam.

Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Services
Services

To ensure a comfortable and convenient experience for visitors, Cat Tien National Park offers a range of facilitiy and accommodation options. Basic guesthouses and eco-friendly lodges provide a cozy stay amidst the pristine natural surroundings of the park. For those who prefer a more extended visit, biking rentals and car rentals with a driver are available for exploring the park at your own pace. Additionally, you can find bird hides strategically placed for birdwatching enthusiasts and ferries to explore the surrounding areas. It is advisable for visitors to make reservations in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure their slot and make the most of their experience in this enchanting natural haven.

Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
Discovering Vietnam's Hidden Gem: The Con Dao Wildlife Expedition
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UNIQUE SPECIES

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Cat Tien National Park’s exceptional species diversity creates a variety of exploration opportunities during different seasons, including specialized tours such as Birding, Herping, Wildlife Watching, National Park, and Photography Tours, all designed to cater to diverse interests and ensure an enriching experience for visitors year-round. Learn more in the chart below.
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Cat Tien national Park forest
The most interesting hotspot in Vietnam for
BIRD-WATCHING
HERPING
WILDLIFE WATCHING
NATIONAL PARK EXPLORE
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Cat Tien National Park is a forest with valuable biodiversity resources of Vietnam and the world.
It was recognized as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2001; The Ramsar Secretariat has recognized Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake) Wetland as a Ramsar Convention of International Importance in 2005; and on September 27, 2012 – World Tourism Day, Cat Tien National Park was ranked as a special national monument by the Government of Vietnam.

The natural area of Cat Tien National Park is 71,000 ha, stretching over 3 provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and is surrounded by 90 km of Dong Nai river.

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Birding tours
TOURS

3 Days 2 Nights

Cat tien
Birding tour

Explore Vietnam's premier birding destination, Cat Tien National Park, nestled just 150 km from Ho Chi Minh City. This pristine lowland forest sanctuary houses approximately 320 bird species, including the elusive Germain's Peacock-Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, and endemic subspecies. Bird enthusiasts can witness rare sightings such as the Orange-necked Partridge, Banded Kingfisher, and the exquisite Bar-bellied Pitta. Join us on this birding tour to experience the avian wonders of Cat Tien National Park.

Bird-photography tour
TOURS

4 Days 3 Nights

birds photography

This 4-day Bird Photography Tour in Cat Tien National Park is designed for you to have a great time with the birds. It’s best for those who love Pittas, Pheasants, and many other colorful birds.

Herping & Birding
TOURS

3 Days 2 Nights

birding & Herping combination

Join us on a thrilling 3-day adventure in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam, exploring the rich avian life and diverse herpetofauna. Encounter rare bird species like the Siamese Fireback and Germain's Peacock-Pheasant. Delve into herping to discover various amphibians and reptiles, including the King Cobra and Burmese Python. Expert guides lead you through the park's prime birding and herping locations, offering ecological insights. Cat Tien National Park promises a captivating journey through Vietnam's incredible biodiversity.

Primate Watching
TOURS

3 Days 2 Nights

primates watching tour

This is designed for you to easily have short primate-watching tours during your time in Vietnam, located 150 km far northeast of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City and contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in South Vietnam. There are 7/24 primate species of Vietnam you can see in Cat Tien National Park: Black-shanked Douc Langur, Annamese Langur, Southern Yellow-cheeked Gibbon, Pygmy Slow Loris, Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Long-tailed Macaque.

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