6 People
7 Days
Fully Booked !
South Vietnam , Vietnam
"Herping from Cat Tien to Dalat" is a captivating 7-day adventure through Vietnam's herpetofauna hotspots. Transition from the dense rainforests of Cat Tien to the diverse ecosystems of Dalat Plateau, encountering rare and endemic reptiles and amphibians. Curated for the peak rainy season with expert guides, it's a condensed journey of discovery and wonder.
Find out about [7-Day Expedition] Discovering Vietnam's Herpetofauna: Exploring the Biodiversity of Cat Tien National Park and the Dalat Plateau. Cat Tien National Park and Dalat Plateau are among the best spots for herping tours due to their rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems. The parks are home to a diverse range of reptiles and amphibians, including many rare and endemic species.
Cat Tien National Park is located in the lowland rainforest of Southern Vietnam, while the Dalat Plateau is situated in the highlands of the central region.Both regions offer a variety of habitats, from wetlands and rivers to dense forests and grasslands, making them ideal for a wide range of herping experiences. Whether you are an experienced herpetologist or a novice enthusiast, these two destinations offer an unforgettable opportunity to explore and discover the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians.

What is the best time for herping in Cat Tien and Dalat Plateau?

The best time for herping in Cat Tien National Park and Dalat Plateau is during the rainy season, which typically runs from May to October. During this time, the weather is warm and humid, providing ideal conditions for amphibians and reptiles to be active and visible. Additionally, the increased rainfall during this time leads to more vegetation growth, which in turn attracts more insects and other prey species for the herps to feed on. It's important to note that while the rainy season is the best time for herping, it's also the time of year when the trails and roads in these areas can be more difficult to navigate due to the wet conditions.

Why our [7-Day Expedition] Discovering Vietnam's Herpetofauna?

Our [7-Day Expedition] Discovering Vietnam's Herpetofauna is an ideal opportunity for those who want to witness the diverse and unique herpetofauna of Vietnam. During our expedition, we will visit various locations, each with its own unique and diverse herpetofauna. The journey will begin at the Dinh mountain range where we will explore the forested hillsides to find some of the rarest reptiles and amphibians in the country.

Next, we will travel to Ma Da Nature Reserve which is renowned for its rich biodiversity, including numerous endemic species of reptiles and amphibians. Here, we will embark on a herping expedition to observe various reptiles and amphibians, including some of the rarest and most sought-after species.

The tour will then take us to the well-known Cat Tien National Park, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians. We will explore the lush forests, streams, and wetlands to observe the region's unique and fascinating herpetofauna.

Afterward, we will visit the Di Linh - San pass, an area that is not only famous for its stunning views but also for its rich diversity of reptiles and amphibians. We will explore the area's streams, ponds, and wetlands in search of rare and endemic species. Finally, our expedition will conclude Dalat Plateau. The area is known for its high diversity of reptiles and amphibians, including many endemic and rare species. We will explore the nearby forests and wetlands to observe some of the most fascinating species of reptiles and amphibians in the country.

Itinerary of [7-Day Expedition] Herping from Cat Tien to Dalat: Discovering Vietnam's Herpetofauna

Here follows the itinerary of our herping tours in Vietnam with Southern Park

Day 1 (9:00 to ± midnight): Ho Chi Minh city - Nui Dinh Pỉck up you at Ho Chi Minh city or Tan San Nhat Airport then we take 1.5 hours drive to Nui Dinh for a bit of wildlife and prepare for Herping with our expert guide. Day 2 (9:00 to ± midnight): Nui Dinh - Ma Da Day 3 (9:00 to ± midnight): Ma Da Day 4 (9:00 to ± midnight): Cat Tien Day 5 (9:00 to ± midnight): Di Linh Day 6 (9:00 to ± midnight): Di Linh Day 7 (9:00 to ± afternoon): Dalat End tour at Lien Khuong Airport You can also see some more photo in This Social Channel

How much does a tour cost?

These are the rates (per person, per day) for our herping tour package based on your group size. Followed by a list of what is included. And feel free to check out our other packages in Ma Da, below.

Group size Rate per Person (USD)
1 1950
2 1380
3 1250
4 1120
5 1040
6 960
Ages Reduction
4 to 12 years 70% of Adult
Below 3 years Free

What's included?

Entrance fees Expert herping guide (English) Acomondation Transport Lunch & dinner Drinking water

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5 People
3 Days
Fully Booked !
Nam Cat Tien National Park , Vietnam
Join us on this exciting [3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park tour and experience the best of both birding and herping in one of Vietnam's most biodiverse destinations.
Cat Tien National Park is a great destination for nature lovers and offers fantastic opportunities for both birding and herping. With over 330 species of birds recorded, including several rare and Near-endemic species, bird enthusiasts are in for a treat.
Among the bird species found in the park are the endangered Siamese Fireback, Germain's Peacock-Pheasant, Orange-necked Partridge, and the rare Blue-rumped Pitta. There are also several species of hornbills, eagles, and kingfishers to be seen. Click here for the details on birding in Cat Tien National Park
For herping, Cat Tien National Park is home to a diverse array of amphibians and reptiles. Over 100 species of herps have been recorded in the park, including several species of frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles.
Some of the notable species found in the park are the Indochinese Spitting Cobra, King Cobra, and Burmese Python. There are also several species of geckos, skinks, and agamids, as well as numerous species of frogs and toads.
A three-day trip to Cat Tien National Park would provide ample time for both birding and herping. You can explore different parts of the park, such as the Crocodile Lake, and the Dong Nai River, to observe the diverse birdlife. They can also venture into the forested areas and along the park's trails to observe the various herp species.
Our Expert guides can lead you to the best birding and herping spots in the park, and provide insights into the ecology and behavior of the animals.
Overall, a trip to Cat Tien National Park is an excellent way to experience the beauty and diversity of Vietnam's flora and fauna.

Itinerary for [3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park
In the morning, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cat Tien National Park, which is located about 150 km from the city. Along the way, we'll stop at a few spots to search for herps, including Thac Mai Watter's fall.
After a lunch break, we'll continue our journey to Cat Tien National Park, where we'll check in to the park's accommodation.
In the afternoon, we'll start our birdwatching activities by visiting the park's botanical garden and grasslands to search for bird species such as Green Peafowl and Germain's Peacock-Pheasant.
After dinner, we'll go on a night walk to search for nocturnal herps such as Tokay geckos and pit vipers.
Day 2: Birding and Herping in Cat Tien National Park
After an early breakfast, we'll spend the morning birding along the main trail, where we can spot species such as Siamese Fireback, Orange-breasted Trogon, and Broadbills.
After lunch, we'll head to the park's core zone for a herping session, where we'll search for reptile and amphibian species.
We'll then have some free time to relax before we head out on a night herping session to search for nocturnal herp species such as the Asian vine snake and banded krait.
Day 3: Departure from Cat Tien National Park
On our final day, we'll have another early breakfast before we head out for a morning birding session to spot bird species such as the Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Broadbills, Trogon...
After lunch, we'll check out of the park's accommodation and make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping at a few spots along the way to search for herps.
We'll aim to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. Our guides will do their best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
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