[2 days] Ma Da National Reserve Reptile & Amphibian Watching Tour

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Nestled just a short drive from Ho Chi Minh City (1 hour-drive), Ma Da is a haven for reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. This untouched sanctuary boasts a rich tapestry of habitats, from dense forests to shimmering freshwater ecosystems, making it a hotspot for over 70 species of reptiles and 20 species of frogs.

As night falls, the reserve transforms, revealing nocturnal creatures like the vibrant Tokay gecko and elusive snakes. Guided by knowledgeable locals, visitors are not only guaranteed a genuine wilderness experience but also contribute to the vital conservation efforts in the area. Combine this with the chance to immerse in local traditions and Ma Da offers a perfect blend of adventure and cultural enrichment.


Detail Itinerary for Ma Da National Reserve Reptile & Amphibian Watching Tour

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration
08:00 AM: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City to Ma Da National Reserve.
10:30 AM: Arrive at the reserve and begin the herping adventure. Explore different habitats and hotspots.
01:00 PM: Lunch at a local restaurant.
02:00 PM: Continue the herping tour, focusing on specific areas known for high reptile and amphibian activity.
07:00 PM: Dinner and overnight stay at a local lodge.
Day 2: Deep Dive into Herping
06:00 AM: Early morning exploration to spot species that are active during dawn.
08:00 AM: Breakfast.
09:00 AM: Visit specific zones of the reserve known for unique species.
12:30 PM: Lunch.
02:00 PM: Final herping session, exploring areas near water bodies for amphibians.
05:00 PM: Departure to Ho Chi Minh City.
07:30 PM: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.


What should I bring on the tour?
Comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, a hat, and a camera.
What if it rains?
The tour will continue as many amphibians are more active during and after rain.
How physically demanding is the tour?
Moderate. There will be walking involved, but at a comfortable pace.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • Drinking water
  • Expert guide
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned

Why Book With Us?

  • Expert guides with extensive knowledge of the local herpetofauna.
  • Focus on sustainable and eco-friendly tourism.