[1 Day] Herping Tour near Ho Chi Minh City – Dinh Mountain, BRVT

Dinh Mount. , Vietnam

[1 Day] Herping Tour near Ho Chi Minh City – Dinh Mountain, BRVT

Duration :   1 Day
Max People :    6
If you’re a wildlife enthusiast visiting Ho Chi Minh City, our herping tour in Nui Dinh Mountain is a must-try! Our tour can be customized as a day trip or a multi-day tour and we will be traveling by car to explore various habitats and hotspots. We will be on foot throughout the day and night, searching for reptiles and amphibians.

Why Choose Our Herping Tours in Nui Dinh?

Nui Dinh Mountain is home to over 20 species of snakes alone, not to mention other diverse herpetofauna from the Indochinese and Sunda regions. Our tours offer the opportunity to observe and learn about these fascinating creatures. Additionally, you might even spot some birds along the way.

Itinerary of Herping Tour Near Ho Chi Minh [Day 1 (13:00 to ± midnight)]

Our itinerary for the herping tour in Nui Dinh is flexible, depending on your preferences and how many days you book. Our experienced guide will plan the tour hour by hour, based on what we have already seen, local conditions, or simply a gut feeling. We will use a car to travel around the park, visit different habitats, and then search for herps on foot. Generally, the terrain is not too demanding, and we prefer to search intensively in several spots rather than hiking long distances on a single trail.
To make the most out of your tour, please let us know in advance if there are specific species you’d like to see. This will allow us to give you the best advice on where to go and adapt the itinerary to increase the chances of success. There are no restaurants on the mountain, so we recommend bringing your own snacks.

Extra Information About This Location

Dinh Mountain is located about 70 km east-west of Ho Chi Minh City and takes about 1.5 hours by car. It can be challenging to reach the area by public transportation, so we suggest booking our tour, which includes transportation. The area is open year-round, and our herping tours can be scheduled every day of the year as long as our guide is available. We recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.
Regarding the best time of year to visit, we have had successful tours throughout the year. However, the wet season, which is typically from May to October and sometimes extends into November, is the most consistent period for producing good results. While December and January can also be successful, there is a chance of cold nights slowing down the movement of species.

Some of the species that have been recorded in the area include

White-lipped pit viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
Many-lined sun skink (Eutropis multifasciata)
Four-lined litter skink (Sphenomorphus quadriocellatus)
Common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Black-spotted rock frog (Odorrana hosii)
Brown tree frog (Polypedates megacephalus)
Paddy frog (Fejervarya limnocharis)

How much does a tour cost?

These are the rates (per person, per day) for our herping tour package based on your group size. Followed by a list of what is included. And feel free to check out our other packages in Nui Dinh, below.

Group size Rate per Person (USD)
1 280
2 160
3 150
4 140
5 130
6 120
Ages Reduction
4 to 12 years 70 % of Adult
0-3 years Free

What’s included?

Entrance fees
Expert herping guide (English)
Lunch & dinner
Drinking water

Schedule Details

Ho Chi Minh - Dinh Mount. - Ho Chi Minh
13:00: Pick up at Ho Chi Minh City
We will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and drive to Nui Dinh, which takes about 1.5 hours.
15:00: Searching day-life Reptiles and Amphibians
Once we arrive, we will start searching for day-life reptiles and amphibians in different habitats and hotspots. Our expert herping guide will lead the way and help you spot various species, such as geckos, lizards, frogs, and toads.
18:00: Dinner at a local restaurant prepare for a night walk
After a few hours of searching, we will take a break for dinner at a local restaurant. You can try some local cuisine and prepare for the night walk.
19:00 - 22:00: Herping in Dinh Mountain
As the sun sets, we will continue our search for nocturnal species of reptiles and amphibians. The mountain is home to a variety of snakes, including the Green Pit Viper, the Monocled Cobra, and the Banded Krait. We may also encounter various species of frogs, toads, and salamanders.
Our expert guide will use his knowledge and experience to lead you to the best spots and increase your chances of spotting some rare and fascinating species.
23:00: Back to Ho Chi Minh City
After the night walk, we will return to the car and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. We should arrive back at your hotel around 23:00.
Note: This itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted based on your preferences and specific target species. If you have any particular species you would like to see, please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to tailor the tour to your needs.


What is the best time of year for herping tours?

The best time of year for herping tours can vary depending on the location and the species you are looking for. In general, the warmer months tend to be more active for reptiles and amphibians, so spring and summer can be good times to go herping. However, some areas may have more success during the wet season when species are more active due to increased food availability. It's always a good idea to research the location you plan to visit and speak with a local guide to determine the best time to go herping.

What should I wear on a herping tour?

It's important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear on a herping tour. Long pants and sleeves can help protect against bites and scratches, and sturdy, waterproof footwear is essential for walking through rough terrain and wet environments. It's also a good idea to bring a rain jacket or poncho in case of inclement weather.

Are herping tours safe?

Herping tours can be safe as long as you follow safety guidelines and respect the animals and environment. It's important to be aware of potential risks such as venomous snakes and other dangerous wildlife and to listen to your guide's instructions on how to safely approach and handle animals. Additionally, it's important to stay on designated trails and avoid damaging the environment or disturbing wildlife.

What's Included

  • Expert bird-guide
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned
  • Travel insurance

Why Book With Us?

  • Our experienced herping guides have an extensive knowledge of the local herpetofauna and will work hard to give you the best chance of encountering a variety of reptiles and amphibians.

Got a Question?

  • Join us for an unforgettable day exploring the diverse herpetofauna of Nui Dinh Mountain, just a short drive from Ho Chi Minh City.
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