The Best Bird-watching Tour North to South of Vietnam - 15 Days

The Best Birding Tour North to South of Vietnam

 

 

Green Peafowl

 

Tour Fact Sheet & Bird Highlight

Location & Bird Highlight :

Cuc Phuong > Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped pitta, Ratchet-tailed Treepie,  White-winged Magpie, Pied Falconet, Red-Collared Woodpecker, White-tailed Flycatcher, Limestone Wren Babbler, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Red-vented Barbet, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Black-browed Fulvetta, Eared Pitta, Fork-tailed Sunbird.

Van Long >  Delacour langur or White-shorts langur (depend time), Pheasant-tailed Jacana, White-browed Crake, Asian Openbill, Yellow Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, White-throated Kingfisher, 

Tam Dao > Chestnut Bulbul, Coral – billed Scimitar Babbler, Grey Laughingthrush, Streak-breasted Scimitar-babblers, Rufous-headed, Short-tailed Parrotbills, Purple Cochoa, Silver Pheasant, White-browed Shrike Babbler, Grey-backed Thrush, Japanese Thrush, Eye-browed and Black-breasted Thrushs, Blue Rock-thrush.

Ba Be > White-eared Night Heron, Streaked Wren Babbler, Pied Falconet, White-winged Magpie, Red-vented Barbet.

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, Blue-winged Minla, White-cheeked Laughingthrush.

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.

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 and the Indochinese-endemic Grey-faced Tit-Babbler.
 
Habitats Covered : Broadleaved evergreen forest, Wet Land, rice Filed, Mountain Forest, Pine Forest, Bamboo Forest 1,200 MSL., Lake, Evergreen 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 / 22-32 C.

 


Grey-crowned Crocias

 

The Itinerary

Destination : Cuc Phuong – Van Long – Tam Dao – Ba Be – Da Lat – Di Linh - Cat Tien 
Duration : 15 days Tour
Bird leader : Bui Duc Tien - An expert local birder.

Day 1 : Hanoi > Van Long Nature Reserved > Cuc Phuong
07:00 bird leader pick you up at Hotel ....................................................................
For pick you up at the  Noi Bai Airport  flight detail……………...........……………………
Transfer 5 hr. to Cuc Phuong np., Take a stopping off on the way for Van Long wetland protected area (1 hour maybe more) then continue to Cuc Phuong National Park. Birding inside botanical garden in the afternoon. 
Meals : L / D
Overnight :  Guest House national park ( air-con., hot shower)

Day 2, 3 : Cuc Phuong
Two full days to do different trails in the park center. 
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight : Guest House national park 

Day 4 : Cuc Phuong > Tam Dao
An early morning birding and then transfer 5 hr. to Tam Dao np., we stop for lunch on the way and then drive though Ha Noi city, you can enjoy or exciting with traffic, Ha Noi is a one of the world most high population motorbike in the city. Birding in the afternoon. 
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight :  Mela Hotel in Tam Dao town, 1000 m above sea level

Day 5 : Tam Dao
Birding all day inside park.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight :  Mela Hotel 

Day 6 : Tam Dao > Ba Be
After breakfast transfer 7 hr. to Ba Be, Lunch on the way, arrive on late afternoon and then take a boat trip to watching White-eared Night-Heron.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight : Guest House national park ( air-con., hot shower)

Day 7 : Ba Be > Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport > Da Lat
Few hours birding trip on boat in early morning, then transfer 6 hrs. back to then check out to Noi Bai Airport for take a afternoon domestic flight to Da Lat city a location in the southern of Vietnam. 
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight : Thien An Hotel 

Day 8, 9 : Da Lat
Two full days searching for high light species such as 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 10 : Da Lat > Di Linh
Birding till afternoon then leave Da Lat for Di Linh town on late afternoon, 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 11: Di Linh
Birding whole day at Suoi Lanh Pass
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight : Nhat Minh Hotel 

Day 12 : Di Linh > Cat Tien 
Leave Di Linh after breakfast. 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 13, 14 : Cat Tien
Two days birding at Cat Tien National Park. 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 15 : Cat Tien – Ho Chi Minh City
There is time for some final early morning birding at Cat Tien National Park before driving 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

 


 Vernal Hanging-Parrot

 

The Cost in US Dollar

Number person

1

2

3 - 4

5 - 6

Pay / person

3987

2964

2192

1765

 

Included:
- Local Bird Leader speak English with Telescope 
- Vehicle with fuel, Local Truck in side park at Da Lat np., Cat Tien np. 
- Boat trip at Ba Be 
- Domestic Flight from Ha Noi to Da Lat 
- Meals and refreshment as indicated
- Field equipment birder : Leech sock / Bird photography : Hide, Mew worm, Leech sock 
- Park entrance fees, with Ferry fees at Cat Tien np. 
- 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

 


White-tailed Robin