Vietnam Bird Watching

Vietnam bird watching tours, tailor-made to suit your needs. Nam Cat Tien tours , Birds watching tours, Ideal for individuals, couples or groups of friends, custom tours allow total flexibility to travel when you like, at your own pace, visit specific sites and focus on finding your most wanted birds. At each end of the country are densely populated fertile lowlands, the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong Delta in the south, where much of the country’s rice is grown. These two deltas are connected by a narrow coastal plain behind which the Truong Son or Annamite mountain range runs virtually the whole length of the country. In the far north-west of the country are the Hoang Lien mountains and Vietnam’s highest peak, the 3,143 m high Mount Fan Si Pan, while further south the Kontum Plateau and Dalat Plateau form the Central Highlands. The Dalat Plateau is of special interest to birders being home to several endemic species and distinct subspecies of more widely-spread birds.
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Outline itinerary

Day 1 : Hochiminh city arrival

Day 2 : Hochiminh city - Nam Cat tien National Park

Day 3 : Nam Cat Tien national park ( bird watching )

Day 4 : Nam Cat Tien national park ( bird watching )

Day 5 : Nam Cat Tien - Dalat

Day 6 : Dalat tour

Day 7 : Dalat tour

Day 8 : Dalat free & easy

Day 9 : Dalat - Hanoi

Day 10 : Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 11 : Cuc Phuong National Park ( bird watching )

Day 12 : Cuc Phuong National Park ( bird wathing )

Day 13 : Cuc Phuong National Park - Hanoi

Day 14 : Hanoi departure

Detail itinerary

Day 1 – Hochiminh city(HCMC) arrival
Arrive in Hochiminh city airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in HCMC

Day 2 – HCMC-Nam Cat Tien national park
Drive to Cat Tien National Park, 170km from Ho Chi Minh City in Dong Nai Province. Once off Highway One, the road passes through large areas of rubber plantations before branching off to the national park. Check in to park guest house on arrival. An incredible diversity of birds and mammals live in the forest and wetland habitats of Cat Tien, including an estimated 230 species of birds. Endangered birds that can be found here include Germains Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl and the very exlusive Orange-necked Partridge. Mammals that can sometimes be seen include wild boar, Samba Deer, the rare Black-shanked Duoc Langur, Yellow-cheeked and Crested Gibbon. The afternoon is free for birding along the road or trails. Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park (B,L)

Day 3 –Nam Cat Tien national park
A full day of birding along the road and forest trails of Cat Tien. A jeep can be hired at the park headquarters to visit areas further afield such as Bird Lake to look for visiting waders or Crocodile Lake where Green Peafowl, Lesser Adjutant and Purple Heron may be seen. During the walk through the forest to Crocodile Lake look out for Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta, Red and Black and Banded Broadbill and Orange-breasted Trogon amongst others.
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park (B,L)

Day 4 –Nam Cat Tien national park
Another full day to enjoy the rich bird life of Cat Tien. Species to look out for include Woolly-necked Stork, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, Great Slaty Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker and Heart-spotted Woodpecker. Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park(B,L)

Day 5 –Nam Cat Tien national park-Dalat
A final morning of birding along the trails or perhaps the headquarters road where Green-eared, Blue-eared, Lineated, and if you are lucky, Red-vented Barbet, can often be seen perched high up in the roadside trees. Check out of the park guest house and meet up with the driver before leaving for the 150km drive to Da Lat. It is a scenic drive through tea and coffee plantations to the cooler climes of the former colonial hill station. Transfer to hotel on arrival in Da Lat. Overnight in Dalat (B,L)

Day 6 –Dalat
A full day of birding at Mount Lang Bian where the evergreen forests are home to many interesting species including some endemics. Key species to be found at Mount Lang Bian include Silver Pheasant, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Eurasian Jay, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Cutia and Red Crossbill. This is also the place to see two of Vietnam’s sought after endemics, the Collared Laughingthrush and the Vietnamese Greenfinch. Mount Lang Bian is best avoided at weekends and holidays when it is a very popular destination for local tourists. Overnight in Dalat(B,L)

Day 7 –Dalat
Tuyen Lam Lake, only 3km from the centre of town, is Da Lat’s other hotspot for birders. Take a boat to far side of the lake where a track leads through the pines to areas of remnant tropical evergreen forest. The rare and endemic Grey-crowned Crocias was re-discovered here a few years ago after not being seen for nearly 60 years. Other interesting species possible here include Slender-billed Oriole, Maroon Oriole, Rufous-backed Sibia, Black-hooded and White-cheeked Laughingthrush. Overnight in Dalat (B,L)

Day 8 –Dalat
The Ta Nung Valley, around 15km from Da Lat, holds a few pockets of remnant evergreen forest where many of the Da Lat specialities can still be found including Grey-crowned Crocias, Black-hooded and White-cheeked Laughiingthrush, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Blue-winged Minla and Black-throated Sunbird. Overnight in Dalat(B,L)

Day 9 –Dalat    Hanoi
After breakfast, transferred to Dalat airport to take your flight to Hanoi. On arrival at Hanoi, transferred to hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, enjoy haft day city tour with the famous historical sites in Hanoi such as Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc SonTemple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Diner and overnight in Hanoi(B,D)

Day 10 –Hanoi-Cuc Phuong national park
After breakfast, picked up at your hotel and then leave Hanoi for Cuc Phuong National Park, three hours south of the capital. On arrival, check in and free at leisure. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park(B,L)

Day 11 –Cuc Phuong national park
The first national park to be established in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is an area of limestone hills covered with large tracts of primeval rainforest. Key bird species here include Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Bar-bellied, Blue-rumped and Eared Pitta, White-winged Magpie, Limestone Wren-Babbler, Fujian Niltava and Pied Falconet. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park(B,L)

Day 12 –Cuc Phuong national park
A full day’s birding on the trails of Cuc Phuong. The birding is good at Cuc Phuong with over 300 species recorded in the park. endangered mammals such as Indochinese Tiger, Clouded Leopard and the rare Delacour Langur also inhabit the forests of Cuc Phuong though they are seldom seen. Other possible bird species include Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Ruddy Kingfisher, Silver-breasted Broadbill and White-tailed Flycatcher. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park (B,L)
Day 13 –Cuc Phuong national park-Hanoi
A final morning of birding before meeting up with the driver and heading back to Hanoi.Arrival at Hanoi at late afternoon. Free and easy. Overnight in Hanoi.(B,L)

Day 14 –Hanoi departure
After breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure till being transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight home or next destination. (B)

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