11 days tour: Ho Chi MInh City - CatTien NP - Di LInh - Da Lat and Bi Doup NP - Ho Chi Minh City
Bird Photography Tour
Cat Tien National Park - Di Linh (Suoi Lanh Pass) - Da Lat Plateau and Bi Doup National Park
- 11 days –
Location and Bird Highlight
Cat Tien National Park > Green Peafowl, Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta, Siamese Fireback, Germann’s Peacock Pheasant, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Black and red Broadbill, Banded and Dusky Broadbill, Brown Boobook, Collared Scops Owl, Banded Kingfisher and Grey-faced Tit-Babbler.
Di Linh (Suoi Lanh Pass) > 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
Da Lat Plateau and Bi Doup National Park > 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, Red Crossbill, Indochinese Barbet, White-cheeked Laughingthrush. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Rufous-backed Sibia.
Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, Mountain Forest, Pine Forest, Bamboo Forest, rice field.
Accommodation: Comfortable hotel and guesthouse of the parks.
Photographic Opportunities: October – April is excellent
Excellent Month & Climate: October – April / 15-300 C.
Destination: Cat Tien National Park – Di Linh (Suoi Lanh Pass) - Da Lat Plateau and Bi Doup National Park.
Duration: 11 days
Bird leader: Bui Duc Tien
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival
Meet you at the airport, transfer to hotel. Some bird photo at garden of the hotel or take a City tour if time allow.
Accommodation: Ki Hoa hotel (Good hotel with garden and some birds)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City > Cat Tien National Park.
07:00 am pick you up at hotel go to Cat Tien National Park (4 hours). Cat Tien contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in southern Vietnam and 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.
Check in hotel then have lunch. Bird photography at 2.00 pm for Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta, Scaly-breasted Partridge (At feeding spot), Black and red Broadbill.
Meals: B/ L / D
Accommodation : The best guesthouse of the Park (Air-condition., hot shower, WIFI free at restaurant)
Day 3, 4: Cat Tien National Park
Two full days to find more target birds at Cat Tien. Take a Jeep along the small road to different sites of the Park for Green Peafowl, Siamese Fireback, Germann’s Peacock Pheasant, Grey-faced Tit Babbler, Black and red Broadbill, Banded and Dusky Broadbill, banded Kingfisher and some Woodpeckers.
Meals: B / L / D
Accommodation: The best guesthouse of the Park (Air-condition., hot shower, WIFI free at restaurant)
Day 5: Cat Tien > Di Linh
Some final photos at Cat Tien then check out. Leave Cat Tien about 10.00 am for Di Linh town (2,5 hours). Lunch on the way, check in hotel then drive 20 km from Di Linh to Suoi Lanh Pass 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 (The best hotel at small Town)
Day 6: Di Linh
A full day birding and photography at Suoi Lanh Pass for target birds.
Meals: B/ L/ D
Accommodation: Bao Phu Hotel
Day 7: Di Linh > Da Lat
Some final birding and photography at Suoi Lanh Pass then leave Di Linh after lunch. Drive 1,5 hour directly to Tuyen Lam Lake and Suoi Tia trail for Vietnamese Greenfinch, Red Crossbill, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Grey-crowned Crocias. Go to Da Lat City end of the day, check in hotel.
Meals : B / L / D
Accommodation: Dream II Hotel (A very good hotel and serve breakfast very early)
Day 8, 9, 10: Da Lat and Bi Dup NP
Three full days searching at Ta Nung Valley, Langbiang Mountain, Bi Doup National Park (50km from Da Lat City), Suoi Tia trail for target species such as Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Collared Laughingthrush, Vietnamese Greenfinch, Vietnamese Shrike Babbler, Indochinese Barbet, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Gray-crowned Tit, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Slender-billed Oriole, Red Crossbill
Meals: B / L / D
Accommodation: Dream II Hotel
Day 11 : Da Lat > Ho Chi Minh City
Some final birding and photography at Da Lat then go to Da Lat airport for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City to connect departure flight.
Meals: B / L /
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
The Cost in US Dollar
Pay / person
- Bird guide with equipments
- Hide and mew worm for photography at feeding spots
- Domesttic flight from Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City
- Vehicle with fuel and driver + pick up follow itinerary above (We need pick up by Jeep at Cat Tien and Langbiang mountain) because they are not allowed car come from outside the Park)
- Park entrance fees
- Domestic travel insurance by MIC (Military Insurance company) for 11 days during time you stay in Vietnam.
- Accommodations for 10 nights
- Food and unlimited water for drink.
- Drinks, sightseeing, Souvenirs, other personal need, extra program, tips for local services.