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Welcome to an extraordinary [10 Days] Birding & Culture Tour in South Vietnam, which combines the thrilling adventure of bird watching with a cultural experience of a lifetime. This tour takes you through the heart of Vietnam, exploring its natural beauty, rich history, and cultural heritage while offering you some of the most spectacular birding opportunities in the region.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Upon arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you will embark on a half-day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Your guide will introduce you to the history and culture of this vibrant city by taking you to see some of its most famous landmarks, including the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the War Remnants Museum. After the tour, you will return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Mekong Tour – Cai Be, Tien Giang
After breakfast, you will depart for a full-day tour of the Mekong Delta. Your first stop will be the town of Cai Be, where you will visit a local market and take a boat ride along the Mekong River to see the floating market and observe the daily life of the locals. You will then visit a family-run business that produces traditional Vietnamese products such as coconut candy and rice paper. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue your tour to Tien Giang, where you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape and observe the local way of life. You will return to Ho Chi Minh City in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh to Nam Cat Tien for Birding
After breakfast, you will depart for Cat Tien National Park, one of the most important birding sites in South Vietnam. The journey will take approximately four hours, and you will stop along the way to enjoy the stunning scenery and birdwatching opportunities. Upon arrival at Cat Tien Np., you will check in to your accommodation and have some time to relax before embarking on your first birdwatching tour.
Day 4: Full-day birding at Cat Tien National Park
Today you will have a full-day birdwatching tour at Cat Tien National Park, accompanied by an experienced local birding guide. The park is home to over 300 species of birds, including several rare and endemic species, such as the Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, and Orange-necked Partridge. (Bird list of Cat Tien)
Day 5: Full-day birding at Cat Tien National Park
Today you will continue your birdwatching tour at Cat Tien National Park, exploring different trails and areas within the park to maximize your birding opportunities.
Day 6: Cat Tien to Di Linh for birding and site seeing
After breakfast, you will depart for Di Linh, a small town in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, known for its beautiful landscape and rich cultural heritage. Along the way, you will stop at several birdwatching sites to observe various bird species, including Black-hooded and White-cheeked Laughingthrushes, Red-headed Trogon, and Rufous-browed Flycatcher.
Day 7: Morning birding in San pass then travel to Dalat
After an early breakfast, you will embark on a morning birdwatching tour in San Pass, a popular birding site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, known for its diverse birdlife, including the Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Grey-crowned Tit, and White-browed Scimitar Babbler. After the tour, you will continue your journey to Dalat, a beautiful highland city with a rich history and culture.
Day 8: Full day birding in Dalat plateau
Spend a full day bird watching in the Dalat plateau, an EBA with natural evergreen and coniferous forests that is home to several endemic bird species and subspecies. Look for species such as the Silver Pheasant, Black-browed Barbet, and Yellow-cheeked Tit. (Bird list of Dalat Plateau)
Day 9: Full day birding in Dalat plateau
Continue bird watching in the Dalat plateau and explore the area’s natural beauty and diversity. Visit local farms and learn about the area’s agriculture and history.
Day 10: City sightseeing and culture in Dalat then end tour at Lien Khuong Airport
Spend the morning exploring the city of Dalat, visiting landmarks such as the Crazy House, Dalat Cathedral, and the Dalat Flower Gardens. Learn about local culture and interact with the friendly people of Dalat.
End the tour with a transfer to Lien Khuong Airport for your departure flight.
This is bird list for this tour, please have check through: Cat Tien & Dalat Plateau [Bird-list] update 2023
Birding and culture can be a wonderful combination for many reasons. Firstly, birding allows you to experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of a region, while culture provides an opportunity to learn about the people who call that region home. Together, these two elements can provide a more complete understanding of the local environment and the way in which humans and nature interact. Moreover, birding and culture can complement each other in terms of experiencing a destination. While birding can take you to remote, off-the-beaten-path locations that are rich in birdlife, culture can expose you to local traditions, history, and way of life. Cultural experiences can also add depth and meaning to birding, as it provides context and perspective on the birds and their habitats. Another advantage of combining birding and culture is that it can appeal to a wider range of interests and preferences. Some travelers may be primarily interested in birding, while others may be more drawn to cultural experiences. By combining these two elements, a tour can cater to a broader range of interests and provide a more well-rounded experience. In addition, birding and cultural tours often involve local guides, who are experts in both the natural and cultural aspects of the region. This allows for a more immersive and authentic experience, as the guides can share their knowledge and personal insights on both the birds and the local culture.