Discover the birds wonders with birdwatching tour in Dalat, Southeast Asia's premier birdwatching hotspot, nestled on the picturesque Dalat plateau
(isolated from Himalaya Mt. and consider the same Peninsular Malaysian highlands).
Located 300 km from Ho Chi Minh City, this Central Highland gem boasts lush evergreen and coniferous forests, harboring a treasure trove of birdlife, including six endemic species: Collared Laughingthrush, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Vietnamese Cutia, Grey-crowned Fulvetta, Black-crowned Fulvetta
, and Vietnamese Greenfinch
Dalat Plateau is also home to unique subspecies like Rufous-backed Sibia, Black-headed Sibia, Blue-winged Minla
, Black-throated Sunbird
, and Red Crossbill
. This birding haven stands out as a terminus for Southeast Asian montane species and exhibits a fascinating "leapfrog pattern" of avian distribution.
Explore renowned birding spots such as Datala Waterfall, Ta Nung Valley, Giang Ly trail, Tia Stream, Cong Troi forest and Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park
, where endemics thrive.
Bird highlight for BIRDWatching tour at Dalat
Black-hooded, White-cheeked, Orange-breasted, and Collared Laughingthrush; Bar-backed Partridge; Silver Pheasant; Red-vented Barbet; Black-browed Barbet; Red-headed Trogon; Long-tailed Broadbill; Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon; Mountain Imperial Pigeon; Black Eagle; Rufous-bellied Eagle; Jerdon's Baza; Rusty-naped and Blue Pitta; Burmese Shrike; Indochinese Green Magpie; Eurasian Jay; Slender-billed and Maroon Oriole; White-throated Rock Thrush; Green Cochoa; Rufous-browed, Blue-and-White, Mugimaki , Snowy-browed and Little Pied Flycatcher; Large Niltava; Lesser Shortwing; White-tailed Robin; Spotted Forktail; Yellow-billed Nuthatch; Yellow-cheeked and Grey-crowned Tit, Grey-bellied Tesia; White-spectacled, Chestnut-crowned Warbler; White-browed Scimitar Babbler; Streaked , Eye-browed, Pygmy Wren-Babbler; Rufous-capped Babbler; Vietnamese Cutia; Clicking shrike-babbler; Blue-winged Minla; Black-crowned, Indochinese Fulvetta; Grey-crowned Crocias; Rufous-backed, Black-headed Sibia, Black-headed Parrotbill; Gould's Sunbird; Streaked Spiderhunter; Vietnamese Greenfinch; Red Crossbill.
Download potential bird list of Dalat Plateau –
Updated 09/2023 Source: Ebird
Itinerary: 4 days BIRDWatching tour at Dalat
Day 1 (L, D):
Arrive in Dalat, pick up from your hotel or Lien Khuong Airport. Alternatively, we offer a pick-up service from Saigon with a 7-hour scenic drive to Dalat.
Day 2 (B, L, D):
Immerse yourself in a full day of birdwatching in Dalat's pristine landscapes.
Day 3 (B, L, D):
Continue your avian adventure with another full day of birdwatching.
Day 4 (B, L):
Conclude your tour with a morning or full day of birdwatching, tailored to your schedule.
Quote for birdwatching tour group:
Single supplement: $US 180
Bird guide, travel by private car, lunch and entrance fees. Also provided: birding spotting scope
We can arrange transportation not only from Dalat but also from other cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phan Rang, or Phan Thiet, ensuring your journey to Dalat is seamless and convenient.