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Excellent trip in the Southern

Three Pittas and endemic species. Cat Tien - Di Linh - Da Lat and Bi Doup NP

Habitats Covered :  Broadleaved evergreen forest, Rice Filed, Mountain Forest, Pine Forest, Bamboo Forest.

Accommodation:   Comfortable hotel and guesthouse of the parks.

Photographic Opportunities :   October – April is excellent

Excellent Month  & Climate :   October – April / 15-300 C.

Destinations:    Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park – Di Linh (Suoi Lanh Pass) - Da Lat Plateau and Bi Doup National Park  – Ho Chi Minh

Duration:    9 days 

Bird leader :    Bui  Duc Tien

The cost of the tour:  Please contact us


Location and Bird Highlight       

Cat Tien > Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Green Peafowl, Orange-necked Partridge, Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Woolly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant; Black and red Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill; (White-bellied, Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers), Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Banded Kingfisher and Grey-faced Tit-Babbler.

Di Linh > Blue Pitta, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Black-hooded and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Black-chinned Yuhina, Indochinese Barbet, Red-vented Barbet, Black-chinned Yuhina, Black-throated Sunbird, 

Da Lat  and Bi Dup NP > Vietnamese Cutia, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Vietnamese Shrike-babbler, Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Grey-crowned Tit, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Slender-billed Oriole, Burmese Shrike, Red Crossbill, Indochinese Barbet, White-cheeked Laughingthrush. Spotted and Slaty-backed Forktail, Blue Pitta


The Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City  > Cat Tien National Park.

07:30am pick you up at Hotel or meet you at the Tan  Son Nhat Airport, go to Cat Tien National Park (4 hours). Check in then have lunch. Birding in the afternoon to the trail near the hotel for Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Black and red Broadbill, Scally-breasted Partridge, Orange-breasted Trogon

Meals :  L / D.                    Accommodation:  Comfortable guesthouse of the Park ( Air-connditio., hot shower, free WIFI)

Day  2, 3: Cat Tien

Two full days birding to different areas of the park, Jeep take you to grassland area for Green Peafowl, Woolly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Great Hornbill, Blue-winged Pitta (possible in March-August), another trip by Jeep (9km) along the road to starting point to Crocodile lake for Siamese Fireback, Germann's Peacock Pheasant, Banded Kingfisher, Dusky Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler. And walking to some trails near headedquarter for White-bellied and Great Slaty Woodpecker, Orange-necked Partridge.

Meals :  B / L / D.                Accommodation:  Comfortable guesthouse of the Park ( Air-conndition., hot shower, free WIFI)

Day 4: Cat Tien >  Di Linh

A final morning at Cat Tien till 10.00 am, check out then go to Di Linh town (2,5 hours), lunch on the way. Check in hotel then go to birding, 20 km driving from Di Linh to Suoi Lanh pass is a excellence place for Blue Pitta, Black-hooded and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Indochinese Barbet, Red-vented Barbet, Black-chinned Yuhina, Green Cochoa.

Meals:  B / L / D .                Accommodation:  Bao Phu Hotel (The best hotel at Di Linh town)

Day 5 : Di Linh > Da Lat

A morning to Suoi Lanh Pass for some final target birds. Leave Di Linh after lunch, drive 1,5 hour to Tuyen Lam Lake area for Vietnamese green Finch, Red Crossbill, Slender-billed Oriole, Brown Prinia, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Vietnamese Shrike-Babbler, White-cheeked Laughingthrush. Go to Da Lat City, check in hotel.

Meals:  B / L / D.                Accommodation:  Dream II Hotel (Very good hotel and can serve breakfast early, even 5.00am)

Day 6, 7, 8: Da Lat and Bi Dup NP

Three full days searching to Ta Nung Valley, Suoi Tia trail, Bi Doup national Park for high light species such as Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Grey-crowned Tit, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Burmese Shrike, Red Crossbill, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Da Lat Shrike Babbler, Indochinese Barbet, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush, Slaty-backed and Spotted Forktail, Rufous-backed and Black-headed Sibia, Mr.Gould's and Black-throated Sunbird, White-browed and Speckle Piculet, Chestnut-crowned and Grey-cheeked Warbler, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Rufous-browed and Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Blue-bearded Bee-eater.

Meals:  B / L / D.               Accommodation:  Dream II hotel Hotel 

Day 9:   Da Lat  >  Ho Chi Minh City

Some final birding at Da Lat before going back to Ho Chi Minh City or Tan Son  Nhat International Airport for departure flight.

Meals:  B / L

Accommodation:  None


Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner



- Bird guide with equipments, telesope.

- Vehicle with fuel and driver + pick up follow itinerary above

- Park entrance fees for National Parks and birding sites

- Travel insurance (Domestic travel insurance by Petro Vietnam Insurance company for during 9 days you stay in Vietnam)

- Accommodations base share twin bed room for 8 nights (2 people in a room).

- Food and unlimited water for drink.

Excluded :

  • Drinks, sightseeing, Souvenirs, other personal need, tips for local services.

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