[3 Days] Birding Tour in Cat Tien National Park – Best birding place for Vietnam

Nam Cat Tien National Park , Vietnam

[3 Days] Birding Tour in Cat Tien National Park – Best birding place for Vietnam

The Price :   410 $
Select Date and Travelers
Total Seats :  10/10
Duration :   3 Days
Max People :    10
Start Location:   HCMc

Prepare for an exciting bird-watching adventure at Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam! Pack your bags because this fantastic natural spot is waiting for you to watch its amazing birdlife. It’s time to make your birding dreams a reality!

This birding tour in Cat Tien National Park offers an excellent opportunity to explore Vietnam’s premier birding location, renowned for its fascinating lowland forest avifauna. Nestled just 150km northeast of bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien National Park presents an unparalleled birding destination.

Cat Tien National Park, also known as Nam Cat Tien, stands as one of Vietnam’s last remaining pristine lowland forests, making it a haven for avifauna. This lush sanctuary is home to 16 globally threatened bird species, including two waterbirds not spotted since 1993: the White-shouldered Ibis and the White-winged Duck.

With a total of approximately 320 recorded bird species, Cat Tien ranks among Vietnam’s premier birding destinations, offering a predominantly lowland broadleaf forest and forest edge habitat. Notable sightings include the Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Orange-necked Partridge, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Blyth’s (Javan) Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, and various endemic subspecies. Additionally, it provides excellent opportunities to observe Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pitta.

Birds highlight of Birding Tour in Cat Tien National Park

Orange-necked Partridge, Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Wreathed Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Orange-breasted Trogon, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Banded Kingfisher, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Great-eared Nightjar, Grey-headed Fish-eagle, Lesser Fish-eagle, Collared Falconet, Woolly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Blue-rumped, Bar-bellied and Blue-winged Pitta, Black-and-red Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Golden-crested Myna, Grey-faced Tit-babbler.

Download potential bird list of Cat TienUpdated 09/2023 Source: Ebird


Day 1 (L, D): We’ll pick you up in Saigon early in the morning for a 150km drive (approximately 3.5 hours) to Cat Tien National Park. Upon arrival, we’ll commence our exploration during the afternoon.

Our birding hides offer fantastic opportunities to spot key species like the Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green-legged Partridge, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas, alongside many other common species.

Day 2 (B, L, D): For photography enthusiasts, we can return to our hides to perfect your shots, or opt for birding along trails and tracks to seek out Kingfishers, Broadbills, Trogons, Pigeons, Bulbuls, and more.

In the afternoon, we’ll explore the park headquarters area in pursuit of the Grey-faced Tit Babbler, Woodpeckers, Green Pigeons, and Nightjars.

Day 3 (B, L): Morning brings an exciting jeep ride to Heaven Rapids, offering sightings of the Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded, and Dusky Broadbills.

In the afternoon, we’ll depart for Ho Chi Minh City, concluding our birding adventure.”

This is the price list for groups:

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 to 10
USD/Pax 690 550 480 450 430 410

Single supplement: $65

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What makes this Cat Tien National Park Birding Tour unique?

This tour offers a rare opportunity to explore Cat Tien National Park, known for its incredible bird diversity, including globally-threatened species. With our experienced guides and exclusive birding locations, you'll have the best chance to spot these elusive birds.

When is the best time of the year to embark on this tour?

The best time for birding in Cat Tien National Park is from November to April. During these months, the weather is dry, and many migratory birds can be seen, enhancing your birdwatching experience.

Can I extend the tour if I want to spend more time birdwatching in Cat Tien National Park?

Absolutely! We can customize the tour to accommodate your preferences, whether you'd like to extend it for additional birdwatching or explore other areas in the park.

What types of accommodation are available in Cat Tien National Park?

Cat Tien offers a diverse range of accommodation options. We primarily utilize the park-run lodges for the convenience of birding. These lodges provide standard amenities, including hot showers and air conditioning. If you prefer a higher standard of accommodation, please inform us when booking your tour, and we can arrange upgraded lodging to meet your preferences and budget.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • Bird hide
  • Entrance fees
  • Expert bird-guide
  • Jeeps
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned


  • Birding

Why Book With Us?

  • Book with us for expert-led birding tours in Cat Tien National Park, featuring exclusive locations, customizable packages, and photography support, all while enjoying the best birdwatching season.