[3 Days] Wildlife Tour in Cat Tien National Park

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[3 Days] Wildlife Tour in Cat Tien National Park

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Duration :   3 Days

Wildlife Tour in Cat Tien National Park description in short

Discover the remarkable wildlife of Cat Tien National Park over three thrilling days. On this tour, you’ll explore the park by vehicle and on foot, delving into the forest to spot diverse wildlife species.During your journey, you’ll also visit scenic waterfalls and viewpoints. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to experience the mesmerizing Gibbon’s Song and embark on an exciting night safari with a spotlight-equipped vehicle.

Why this tour?

Cat Tien National Park is the ultimate wildlife destination in Vietnam, and it’s worth more than just a day trip. Our 3-day tour covers all the park’s highlights and provides a high likelihood of encountering a wide range of wildlife.The park is easily accessible and offers stunning sightseeing opportunities. Most importantly, the wildlife in Cat Tien National Park seldom disappoints. Many of our guests have declared our Cat Tien National Park tour as the highlight of their Vietnam travels. It could be yours too!You can see more image in our Fanpage here!

Tour package summary

 

Activities

Wildlife watching

Safari drive(s)

Jungle walk(s)

Night safari drive(s)

Birds watching

Waterfall(s)

Viewpoint(s)

Tour details

3-day tour

Private tour

Difficulty level: Moderate

What’s included?

Entrance fees

English speaking guide

Transport

Lunch (Day: 1, 2, 3),
Dinner (Day: 1, 2)

Drinking water

Leech protection socks

Itinerary: 3 days

Please note that our itineraries are subject to change due to the unpredictability of nature. Wildlife doesn’t follow timetables, so the following itinerary is a rough example.

Day 1

Our guide will pick you up in HCMC and drive for approximately 3.5 hours to reach Cat Tien National Park.

The tour commences with a scenic, leisurely drive into the park to search for wildlife like gibbons, hornbills, macaques, and more.

Upon reaching a trailhead, we embark on our first jungle walk. We aim to maintain silence and walk slowly, using the sounds of the forest to guide us to wildlife sightings.

After lunch, we’ll visit Ben Cu Rapid (waterfall). In the late afternoon, we’ll explore areas where Green Peafowl and Gaur are often spotted.

An exciting night drive with spotlights follows, where we search for nocturnal animals like deer, porcupines, civets, and gaurs.

After dinner, you’ll be returned to your hotel.

Day 2

We start the day early to listen to Gibbons’ songs before returning for breakfast.

After breakfast, we embark on jungle trekking.

As the midday sun can be scorching, we rest during this time.

In the afternoon, we return to the jungle trails in search of wildlife, focusing on species like the Black-shanked Douc and Silver Langur.

At night, we set out to search for Herping (reptiles and amphibians) and other mammals.

Day 3

On the final morning, we spend time birding and searching for any primates we haven’t yet encountered.

After lunch, we begin the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City or continue with other tours.

Extra information about the national park

Cat Tien National Park is located just 2.5 to 3 hours northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, making it easily accessible.

Our tours start from Ho Chi Minh City for your convenience.

The National Park is open year-round, and our tours can depart on any day of the year. However, booking in advance is recommended.

How much does a tour cost?

These are the rates (per person) for our 3-day wildlife 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 Cat Tien National Park, below.

Group size Rate per Person (USD)
1 900
2 690
3 630
4 570
5 510
6 450
Ages Reduction
4 to 12 years 70 % of Adult
0-3 years Free

 

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Places You’ll See :

Biodiversity values Cat Tien National Park supports a variety of habitat types, including primary and secondary lowland evergreen forests dominated by species in the Dipterocarpaceae; primary and secondary lowland semi-evergreen forest, dominated by Lagerstroemia spp; freshwater wetlands with open lakes and seasonally inundated grasslands, containing Saccharum spontaneumS. arundinaceum and Neyraudia arundinacea; flooded forest, dominated by Hydnocarpus anthelmintica mixed with Ficus benjamina; and a range of secondary habitat types, including grassland and areas dominated by bamboo. To date, 76 mammals, 320 birds, 74 reptiles, 35 amphibians, 99 fish, and 435 butterfly species have been confirmed to occur at the national park; and there are unconfirmed records of an additional 32 mammals, 19 birds, nine reptiles, four amphibian, 31 fish and four butterfly species. The species confirmed to occur include 16 mammals, 15 birds, and eight reptiles that are globally threatened. Cat Tien is one of the most important sites in Vietnam for the conservation of large mammals. Among the large mammal species that have been confirmed to occur at the national park are Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), Lesser One-horned Rhinoceros, Eurasian Wild Pig (Sus scrofa), Sambar (Cervus unicolor) and Gaur (Bos gaurus), of which the later three species reportedly occur at high densities relative to other areas in Vietnam. Of the large mammal populations at Cat Tien National Park, the most globally significant one is that of Lesser One-horned Rhinoceros. This is the only known population of the species in mainland South-East Asia and the only known population of the sub-species R. s. annamiticus in the world. However, the population size and range of this species at the national park has declined over the last two decades, and current estimates put the population size at seven or eight individuals and the range at 6,500 ha. Cat Tien National Park is also a nationally important site for primate conservation, supporting populations of several primates of conservation concern, including Black-shanked Douc (Pygathrix nigripes), Northern Pig-tailed Macaque (Macaca leonina) and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae). Bird fauna - Birding Cat Tien National Park is situated in the South Vietnamese Lowlands Endemic Bird Area (EBA), and supports populations of all three bird species that characterised this EBA: Orange-necked Partridge (Arborophila davidi), Germain's Peacock Pheasant (Polyplectron germaini) and Grey-faced Tit Babbler (Macronous kelleyi). Most highlights Orange-necked Partridge, Germain's Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Woolly-necked Stork, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded, Dusky Broadbill, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit Babbler. Birding routes The Lagerstroemia and Ecological Trails, which begin near the park headquarters are good places to search for Germain’s Peacock Pheasant and pittas. The Dak Lua road may provide easier birding, especially early in the day when broadbills and Siamese Fireback can be seen. Haven rapid trail is one of good places for broadbills, woodpeckers, barbets. Jeeps can be rented to the turn off to Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake) and Bau Chim (Bird Lake). Green Peafowl and waterbirds can be seen around these lakes, as well as Siamese Crocodile and, for the fortunate visitor, large mammals such as Gaur. The 5 km trail from the Dak Lua road to Bau Sau is also a good place for Germain’s Peacock Pheasant and pitas. Transportation Cat Tien is about 3.5 to 4 hours (depends on trafic) by car from Ho Chi Minh City (150 km) and 3.5 hours from Da Lat city.  The site is situated off National Highway 20 between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Lat. Accommodations A range of standard accommodation is available at the park headquarters, and it is also possible to stay at Bau Sau, a ranger station in the heart of the park. Forest Floor Lodge is more fancy, it locates at Ben Cu rapid where people can enjoy the view however for most birders they don't need to stay here

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What's Included

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

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned

Activities

  • Birding
  • Herping
  • Trekking