Cat Tien national park & Dalat Birding tours | Most highlight tour

Cat Tien national park and Dalat are best birding site in Vietnam, located in South Annam part which Cat Tien is 150 km far from Saigon and Dalat is 150 km far from Cat Tien. It is very convenient to travel from Saigon.

Cat Tien National Park which recorded 320 bird species is one of the best birding sites in Vietnam and also the most accessible site in Vietnam for Orange-necked Partridge (Indochinese endemic) leaving in the thick bamboo forest. Home for many birder’s most wanted birds such as Siamese Fireback, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Green Peafowl, Blue-rumped, and Bar-billed Pitta…

Dalat is an EBA has the natural evergreen forest and coniferous forest where is home for six endemic bird species and also supports several subspecies.

Birds highlight of Birding tours in Cat Tien National park and Dalat

Most Wanted in Cat Tien

Orange-necked Partridge; Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant; Green Peafowl; Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff , Heart-spotted and 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, Dusky and Banded Broadbill; Golden-crested Myna; Grey-faced Tit-babbler.

Most Wanted in Dalat

Black-hooded, White-cheeked, Orange-breasted, and Collared Laughingthrush; Bar-backed Partridge; Silver Pheasant; Red-vented Barbet; Black-browed Barbet; Red-headed Trogon; Long-tailed Broadbill; Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon; Mountain Imperial Pigeon; Black Eagle; Rufous-bellied Eagle; Jerdon's Baza; Rusty-naped and Blue Pitta; Burmese Shrike; Indochinese Green Magpie; Eurasian Jay; Slender-billed and Maroon Oriole;  White-throated Rock Thrush; Green Cochoa; Rufous-browed, Blue-and-White, Mugimaki , Snowy-browed and Little Pied Flycatcher; Large Niltava; Lesser Shortwing;  White-tailed Robin; Spotted Forktail; Yellow-billed Nuthatch; Yellow-cheeked and Grey-crowned Tit, Grey-bellied Tesia;  White-spectacled, Chestnut-crowned  Warbler; White-browed Scimitar Babbler; Streaked , Eye-browed, Pygmy  Wren-Babbler; Rufous-capped Babbler; Vietnamese Cutia; Clicking shrike-babbler; Blue-winged Minla; Black-crowned, Indochinese Fulvetta; Grey-crowned Crocias; Rufous-backed, Black-headed Sibia, Black-headed Parrotbill; Gould's Sunbird; Streaked Spiderhunter; Vietnamese Greenfinch; Red Crossbill.

Itinerary: 7-day birding tours in Cat Tien national park and Dalat

Day 1: (L D) Pick up from hotel or Airport at Ho Chi Minh City, 3.5 hour-drive to Cat Tien national park and after Lunch and rest, we start for Birding tours in Cat Tien.

Day 2: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Cat Tien National Park

Day 3: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Cat Tien National Park

Day 4: (B L D) Morning birding tours in Cat Tien National Park then leave Cat Tien for travel to Dalat for the later afternoon birding there.

Day 5: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Dalat

Day 6: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Dalat

Day 7: (B L D) Morning birding in Dalat and then drive-back Ho Chi Minh City for flight or hotel…

This itinerary is the best design in search for endemic species and with hardcore birding expecting 200 bird species in South Vietnam however, it can be modified to be fit base on you. Please contact direct us for detail customized itinerary which will be the best fit for you.

Price list for groups:

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Including accommodation, bird guide, private car with driver, meals and entrance fee, jeeps. Providing birding spotting scope, bird book.

Single supplement: $180

Accommodations Transportation​ No entrance fee
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Thang Nguyen
Vietnam Bird Guide
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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