The best birding tours in North and South Vietnam 14 days

This is the best design itinerary for birding tours in South and North Vietnam, in this tour, you will be reached: Cat Tien national park – Dalat Plateau – Tam Dao National Park – Cuc Phuong National Park

South Vietnam Birding sites:

Cat Tien national park is located in South Vietnam; it is one of the best birding sites with the most accessible site in South Annam for Orange-necked Partridge and lots of birder’s wanted birds.

Most Wanted birds 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; 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.

Dalat Plateau is located in the Central highland (C Annam), it is an EBA has the natural evergreen-forest and coniferous forest where is home for six endemic birds species and also supports several subspecies.

Most Wanted birds 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.

North Vietnam birding site:

Tam Dao National Park is located in Vinh Phuc Province, 70km north of Hanoi capital. It qualifies as an Important Bird Area because of its importance for the conservation of biome-restricted bird species. About 100 species have been recorded at Tam Dao. In particular, the site supports a number of biome-restricted species that are known from a few other sites in Vietnam.

Most Wanted birds in Tam Dao national park

Grey Laughingthrush; Black-throated Laughingthrush; Green and Purple Cochoa; Short-tailed Parrotbill; Pale-footed Bush Warbler; Blue-naped Pitta; Chestnut-headed Tesia.

Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh province, 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi. Cuc Phuong was the first protected area to be established in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Consequently, there are a large number of official documents relating to the site, of which this section only provides a selective review.

Most Wanted birds in Cuc Phuong National Park

Red-collared Woodpecker, Pied Falconet, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Bar-bellied, Blue-rumped and Eared Pittas, White-winged Magpie, Limestone Wren Babbler, White-tailed flycatcher, Fujian Niltava, Silver-breasted Broadbill.

Itinerary: 14-day birding tours in South and North Vietnam

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 Di Linh for the later afternoon birding there.

Day 5: (B L D) Morning birding tours in Di Linh and then drive to Dalat for the afternoon birding tours

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

Day 7: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Dalat

Day 8: (B L D) Morning birding in Dalat and then drive to Lien Khuong airport for flight to Noi Bai international airport (Ha Noi) after that drive to Tam Dao National Park for a night.

Day 9: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Tam Dao national park

Day 10: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Tam Dao national park

Day 11: (B L D) Morning birding tour in Tam Dao National Park and then drive to Cuc Phuong National Park for a night.

Day 12: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Cuc Phuong National park

Day 13: (B L D) Full day birding tours in Cuc Phuong National park

Day 14: (B L D) Morning bird watching in Cuc Phuong and then drive back to Ha Noi for flight or for your next tours.

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

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Thang Nguyen
Vietnam Bird Guide
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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