[3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park

Nam Cat Tien National Park , Vietnam

[3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park

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Join us on this exciting [3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park tour and experience the best of both birding and herping in one of Vietnam’s most biodiverse destinations.
Cat Tien National Park is a great destination for nature lovers and offers fantastic opportunities for both birding and herping. With over 330 species of birds recorded, including several rare and Near-endemic species, bird enthusiasts are in for a treat.
Among the bird species found in the park are the endangered Siamese Fireback, Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Orange-necked Partridge, and the rare Blue-rumped Pitta. There are also several species of hornbills, eagles, and kingfishers to be seen. Click here for the details on birding in Cat Tien National Park
For herping, Cat Tien National Park is home to a diverse array of amphibians and reptiles. Over 100 species of herps have been recorded in the park, including several species of frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles.
Some of the notable species found in the park are the Indochinese Spitting Cobra, King Cobra, and Burmese Python. There are also several species of geckos, skinks, and agamids, as well as numerous species of frogs and toads.
A three-day trip to Cat Tien National Park would provide ample time for both birding and herping. You can explore different parts of the park, such as the Crocodile Lake, and the Dong Nai River, to observe the diverse birdlife. They can also venture into the forested areas and along the park’s trails to observe the various herp species.
Our Expert guides can lead you to the best birding and herping spots in the park, and provide insights into the ecology and behavior of the animals.
Overall, a trip to Cat Tien National Park is an excellent way to experience the beauty and diversity of Vietnam’s flora and fauna.

Itinerary for [3 days] Discover the Best Herping and Birding in Cat Tien National Park

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park
In the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cat Tien National Park, which is located about 150 km from the city. Along the way, we’ll stop at a few spots to search for herps, including Thac Mai Watter’s fall.
After a lunch break, we’ll continue our journey to Cat Tien National Park, where we’ll check in to the park’s accommodation.
In the afternoon, we’ll start our birdwatching activities by visiting the park’s botanical garden and grasslands to search for bird species such as Green Peafowl and Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant.
After dinner, we’ll go on a night walk to search for nocturnal herps such as Tokay geckos and pit vipers.
Day 2: Birding and Herping in Cat Tien National Park
After an early breakfast, we’ll spend the morning birding along the main trail, where we can spot species such as Siamese Fireback, Orange-breasted Trogon, and Broadbills.
After lunch, we’ll head to the park’s core zone for a herping session, where we’ll search for reptile and amphibian species.
We’ll then have some free time to relax before we head out on a night herping session to search for nocturnal herp species such as the Asian vine snake and banded krait.
Day 3: Departure from Cat Tien National Park
On our final day, we’ll have another early breakfast before we head out for a morning birding session to spot bird species such as the Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Broadbills, Trogon…
After lunch, we’ll check out of the park’s accommodation and make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping at a few spots along the way to search for herps.
We’ll aim to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. Our guides will do their best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.


Why is birding and herping is good combination?

Birding and herping can be a good combination because both activities involve observing and discovering wildlife in their natural habitat. While birding focuses on avian species, herping is the observation and study of reptiles and amphibians. Both birding and herping require similar skills, such as keen observation, identifying different species, and understanding their behavior and habitats. Combining these two activities in a trip can lead to a more diverse wildlife viewing experience, as birding and herping often occur in similar habitats and areas, providing opportunities to see a wide range of species.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Expert guide
  • Jeeps
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned

Why Book With Us?

  • Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience exploring the biodiversity of Cat Tien National Park with our birding and herping combination tour. Our expert guides will take you on an exciting journey through the lush forests and riverbanks to discover some of the rarest and most exotic bird and herp species. Dont miss this opportunity to witness the beauty of nature firsthand and create lasting memories. Book with us now for a truly unforgettable adventure.

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  • This 3-day birding and herping tour in Cat Tien National Park provides a unique opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity of the park. Over the course of the trip, you'll have the chance to observe a variety of bird species and reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat.
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