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Overview

Get back to nature with a trip to Cat Tien National Park. Seek out exotic wildlife and colourful bird species while trekking through the lush, tropical jungle and exploring the Ben Cu River. On the return journey, stop in at wildlife rescue centres to learn about Vietnam’s environmental threats.

Trip Highlights

Cat Tien National Park

Encounter wildlife in Cat Tien

Take day and evening treks to see exotic animals such as the endangered Siamese crocodile and various bird species.

Sleep amid the jungle

Stay at Forest Floor Lodge, an eco-resort in the middle of the jungle near the Ben Cu River.

Visit animal rescue centres

Learn about efforts to protect Vietnam’s wildlife with a visit to a primate rescue centre or bear rehabilitation centre.

Itinerary

1

Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park

HCMC to Can Tien National Park(160km): 3.5 hours

Cat Tien situated 4-hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City covers an area of 720 km² and protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical rainforests left in Vietnam.

On arrival take a light afternoon trek through the forest. Return to the lodge late afternoon.

After dinner, take a night drive into the park using a spotlight to view nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at Forest Floor Lodge Cat Tien National Park.

2

Cat Tien National Park

Early morning depart for an 8 km drive then trek to Crocodile Lake with plenty of opportunities to see many varieties of bird life and with some luck the Siamese crocodile. These crocodiles are critically endangered and this is one of the last places in the world where they live in the wild. Packed lunch is provided for the tour.

Spend the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight at Forest Floor Lodge Cat Tien National Park.

3

Cat Tien National Park - Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC to Cat Tien National Park (160km): 3.5 hours

After a leisurely breakfast visit the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre or the Bear Rehabilitation Centre. The aim of the Centre is to rescue and rehabilitate endangered bears/primates. It is hoped that after a time in the holding enclose that some of the endemic bears or primates can be released back into the forest.

Return to the lodge before taking the 4-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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