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

Nam Cat Tien National Park , Vietnam
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[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 in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam! Pack your bags because this fantastic natural spot is ready for you to witness its amazing birdlife. It’s time to turn your birding dreams into reality!

This birding tour at Cat Tien National Park offers an excellent opportunity to explore one of Vietnam’s premier birding locations, renowned for its captivating lowland forest avifauna. Nestled just 150 km northeast of bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien National Park stands as an unparalleled birding destination

Cat Tien National Park, also known as Nam Cat Tien, is 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 sighted 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 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 Woodpeckers, Blyth’s (Javan) Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, and various endemic subspecies. Additionally, it provides excellent opportunities to observe Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas.

Bird highlights in this tour

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.

List of potential birds in Cat Tien National Park (ebird.org)

Itinerary

Day 1 (L, D): We’ll pick you up in Saigon early in the morning for a 150 km drive (approximately 3.5 hours) to Cat Tien National Park. Upon arrival, we’ll start our exploration in the afternoon. Our birding hides offer fantastic opportunities to spot key species such as the Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green-legged Partridge, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas, along with many other common species.

Day 2 (B, L, D): For photography enthusiasts, we can return to our hides to perfect your shots or choose to go 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): In the morning, we’ll embark on 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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F.A.Q

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

Activities

  • 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.