Pittas and Endemic
Pittas and Endemic birds Tour: Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Blue-pitta, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Collared Laughingthrush, Vietnamese Cutia, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Grey-crowned Cricias
Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, 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.
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City City - Cat Tien National Park – Di Linh (Suoi Lanh Pass) - Da Lat Plateau and Bi Dup National Park – Ho Chi Minh Airport
Duration: 10 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, Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Black and red, Banded and Dusky Broadbill; White-bellied, Great Slaty, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers; Blue-bearded Bee-eater; Brown Boobook; Collared Scops Owl; Banded Kingfisher and Grey-faced Tit-Babbler.
Di Linh > Blue Pitta, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Black-chinned Yuhina, Indochinese Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Red-vented Barbet, Black-headed Sibia, Hodgsons Frogmouth.
Da Lat and Bi Doup NP > Vietnamese Cutia, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Vietnamese Shrike-babbler,Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, 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, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Rufous-backed Sibia
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City > Cat Tien National Park.
07:00 am pick you up at Hotel or meet you at the Tan Son Nhat Airport then go to Cat Tien National Park (4 hours). Cat Tien contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in southern Vietnam and an incredible diversity of birds and mammals. Endangered birds found at Cat Tien include Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Green Peafowl and the very elusive Orange-necked Partridge while the mammal list includes Leopard Cat, Lesser Mousedeer, Sambar, Gaur and two endangered primates, Black-shanked Douc Langur and Buff-cheeked Gibbon. Bird photography in the afternoon at feeding spot for bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta.
Meals: L / D. Accommodation: Comfortable guesthouse of the Park ( air-con., hot shower, WIFI free at restaurant)
Day 2, 3: Cat Tien
Two full days searching to different trails, grassland, along the road and feeding spot for Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Green Peafowl, Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Black and red, Banded and Dusky Broadbill; White-bellied, Great Slaty, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers; Blue-bearded Bee-eater; Brown Boobook; Collared Scops Owl; Banded Kingfisher and Grey-faced Tit-Babbler ...and more.
Meals: B / L / D. Accommodation: Comfortable guesthouse of National park ( air-con., hot shower, WIFI free at restaurant)
Day 4: Cat Tien > Di Linh
Some final birding and photography at Cat Tien in the morning. Check out and leave Cat Tien about 10.00 am for Di Linh town. Lunch on the way. Check in hotel then drive 20 km from Di Linh to Suoi Lanh Pass, it is an excellence place for Blue Pitta, Black-hooded and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Indochinese Barbet.
Meals: B / L / D. Accommodation: Bao Phu Hotel
Day 5: Di Linh
A full day birding and photography at Suoi Lanh Pass for target birds.
Meals: B/ L/ D. Accommodation: Bao Phu Hotel
Day 6: Di Linh > Da Lat
Some final birding at Suoi Lanh Pass then leave Di Linh after lunch. Drive 1,5 hours directly to Tuyen Lam Lake and Suoi Tia trail for Vietnamese Green Finch, Red Crossbill, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Golden-throated and Indochinese Barbet. Go to Da Lat city end of the day. Check in hotel and dinner.
Meals: B / L / D. Accommodation: Dream II Hotel
Day 7, 8, 9: Da Lat and Bi Dup NP
Three full days searching at Ta Nung valley, Langbiang Muontain, Bi Doup National Park, Suoi Tia trail for high light species such as Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Gray-crowned Tit, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Slender-billed Oriole, Burmese Shrike, Red Crossbill and Vietnamese Greenfinch, Da Lat Shrike Babbler, Annam Barbet, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush.
Meals: B / L / D. Accommodation: Dream II Hotel
Day 10 : Da Lat > Ho Chi Minh City
Some final birding at Da Lat before going back to Ho Chi Minh City or to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.
Meals: B / L . Accommodation: None
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
- Bird guide with equipments
- Hide and mew worm
- Ground transportation follow itinerary above
- Park entrance fees
- Travel insurance (Domestic travel insurance by Petro Vietnam Insurance company for during 10 days you stay in Vietnam)
- Accommodations base share twin bed room for 9 nights (2 people in a room).
- Food and unlimited water for drink.
- Drinks, sightseeing, Souvenirs, other personal need, extra program, tips for local services.
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