The Best Bird-watching Tour in Southern Vietnam - 7 Days

The Best Birding Tour in Southern Vietnam

 


Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant

 

Tour Fact Sheet & 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; White-bellied, Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers, Great Hornbill, Banded Kingfisher, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Brown-throated Sunbird, and the Indochinese-endemic Grey-faced Tit-Babbler.


Di Linh > Spotted Forktail, Blue Pitta, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Black-hooded and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Annam Barbet, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Black-headed Sibia, Black-chinned Yuhina, Speckled Piculet, Vietnamese Cutia


Da Lat  > Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Grey-crowned Tit, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Collared Laughingthrush, indochinese Cuckooshrike, Slender-billed Oriole, Burmese Shrike, Red Crossbill and Vietnamese Greenfinch, Da Lat Shrike Babbler, Annam Barbet, Black-hooded Laughingthrush, White-cheeked Laughingthrush.

Habitats Covered        :  Broadleaved evergreen forest, Rice Filed, Mountain Forest, Pine Forest, Bamboo Forest.
Tour pace & walking        :   Moderate  
Accommodation        :   Comfortable hotel
Photographic Opportunities    :   October – April is excellent 
Excellent Month  & Climate    :   October – April / 15-25 C. 
Fairly Month & Climate    :   May -  September / 20-30 C.             


 
Black-headed Sibia


The Itinerary 


Destination        :    Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien – Di Linh - Da Lat 
Duration        :    7 days Tour
Tour Start & End    :    Ho Chi Minh City
Bird leader        :    Bui  Duc Tien - An expert local birder

Day 1      :     Ho Chi Minh City  > Cat Tien National Park.
07:00 bird leader pick you up at Hotel ....................................................................
Or pick you up at the Tan  Son Nhat Airport  flight detail…………………………………
Transfer 4 hr. to Cat Tien National Park 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. Birding in the afternoon.
Meals         :  B / L / D
Overnight :  Guest House national park ( air-con., hot shower)

Day  2   :    Cat Tien
There are excellent trails starting right at the park headquarters and for areas further field such as Crocodile Lake by jeeps. The 5 km walk through semi-evergreen forest to Crocodile Lake is a great place to look for the near-endemic Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas while Siamese Fireback can often be seen on an early morning drive through the park. Among the many other avian treats to be found at Cat Tien are Scaly-breasted Partridge, Woolly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, White-bellied, Great Slaty, Pale-headed, Black-and-buff and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers, three species of broadbill and the Indochinese-endemic Grey-faced Tit-Babbler. 
Meals         :  B / L / D
Overnight :  Guest House national park 

Day 3    :       Cat Tien >  Di Linh
Leave Cat Tien after lunch , transfer 4 - 5 hours to Di Linh town, 20 km driving from Di Linh to Suoi Lanh pass is a excellence place for Spotted Forktail, Blue Pitta, Black-hooded and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Black-crowned Parrotbill, Red-billed Scimitar Babbler, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Annam Barbet.  
Meals         :  B / L / D 
Overnight :  Nhat Minh Hotel  

Day 4 : Di Linh
Birding whole day at Suoi Lanh Pass
Meals         :  B / L / D 
Overnight :  Nhat Minh Hotel  

Day 5 :     Di Linh > Da Lat
Leave Di Linh in early morning, transfer 2 hr. to Da Lat and then full Day searching for Grey-crowned Crocias, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Hume’s Treecreeper, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Gray-crowned Tit, Vietnamese Cutia, Black-crowned Fulvetta, Collared Laughingthrush, 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
Overnight :  Thien An Hotel  

Day 6: Da Lat
Birding whole day at Langbiang Mountain and Tuyen Lam Lake.
Meals         :  B / L / D
Overnight :  Thien An Hotel  

Day 7  :   Da Lat  > Da Lat Airport  >  Ho Chi Minh City
A morning birding at Da Lat, transfer to Da Lat airport for domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City or to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.
Meals         :  B / L 

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

 


Siamese Fireback

 

 

The cost in US Dollar

Number person

1

2

3 - 4

5 - 6

Pay / person

1921

1287

932

726

 

Included:
-  Local Bird Leader speak English with Telescope 
-    Vehicle with fuel and a small truck picking up at Cat Tien, Jeep going to Langbiang Mountain.
-    Domestic Flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City
-    Meals and refreshment as indicated
-    Field equipment bird photography  : hide
-    Park entrance fees
-    Travel insurance 
-    Accommodations base share twin bed room


Excluded :
Sightseeing temple, Museum,  Souvenirs, massage, any kind alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, extra bed in room, Extra night 
Things to bring: 
    Light walking boots or sports shoes
    Long or short trousers and long-sleeved shirt  
    Mosquito repellent, hat, lotion sunblock


Olive-backed Sunbird