Wildlife & Natrue Lover 4 days
ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY:
Cat Tien National Park is one of six biosphere reserves recognised by UNESCO in Vietnam. It's the tropical wetland rainforests in Vietnam and the home to rare fauna and flora, including Asian elephants, sambar deer, wild boar, endangered monkeys, sun bears, and various smaller mammals. The park is also is perfect for genuine adventure and nature lovers, such as birdwatching, mountain biking, hiking, and spotting wildlife.
The Forest Jungle Lodge's location is fantastic, inside the Nam Cat Tien National Park and the Dong Nai River. The lovely resort is the perfect choice for those looking for real adventure and nature lovers.
Welcomed to Ho Chi Minh
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. It used to be the "Pearl of the Far East" in the last centuries as it was an important trading centre for Asian traders and Western merchants. The team of Vietnam Backroads will meet you at the Tan Son Nhat Airport and take you to Saigon downtown to check in the hotel. After lunch at one of the famous restaurants in town, you take a walking tour to explore Saigon landmarks as it had the French influence. First, you visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, which are great sites to learn more about Vietnam's modern history. Then walk to the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, before a short walk down the Opera House and Town Hall. Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a picturesque city of the old and new culture and sustainable development economy. You can see more mopeds than cars and all ways busy as the city never sleep. After the your guided walking tour, return to hotel and accessible in the evening.
Saigon - Nam Cat Tien National Park
We set off at 8:00 am for 3 hours for vehicle drives on the road through Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province. Passing some small busy towns and rubber plantations, idyllic rural villages with a break stop at a friendly coffee before arriving at Nam Cat Tien Park around 11:30 am. Check-in the hotel and have lunch at a nice local restaurant by the River. In the afternoon, take a walk along the jungle trails with your guide to observing wild birds, red junglefowl, snakes. Then enjoy a motorboat ride on the Dong Nai River, admire the fantastic view, see many kinds of birds, cormorants, macaques and civets on the trees along the peaceful River. It is excellent timing to wildlife on waterways through forest and lovely sunset. Back to the hotel, join the night spotting tour by jeep to see wildlife that people rarely see. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight in the park.
Nam Cat Tien Park - Saigon
After breakfast, you will have a jeep transfer of about 9km, where you hike on jungle trails to crocodile swamp. This wetland is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodiles. You will immerse yourself in the beauty of the diverse flora species found around the area. Take a break, and view the peaceful natural landscapes. Composite boats are available, and you can board on and paddle around to see many water plants, wild lotus, and listening to bird's singing. Then return to the hotel for lunch before you check out. We travel on the back road alongside Dong Nai River to Ta Lai village, make a stop and visit the town, learn about the history and culture of tribes and finally, have a 3 hour driving back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh - Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then spend time shopping and relaxing until the pick up for transfer to the International Airport to fly home. Tour End!