INTO THE RAINFOREST – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK

Stay in the lowland tropical rainforest of Cat Tien National Park, with night-time wildlife spotting at ’Crocodile Lake’, a bear rehabilitation centre and an endangered primate research centre helping to protect wildlife.

TOUR INTRODUCTION

3 Days, 2 Nights     FROM US$ 609 PER PERSON

Stay in the lowland tropical rainforest of Cat Tien National Park. Go wildlife spotting at night with our expert guides and trek to ’Crocodile Lake’; home to the critically endangered Siamese crocodile. Visit a bear rehabilitation centre and an endangered primate research centre, helping to protect wildlife.

On this three day trip to Cat Tien you’ll stay in a lodge located right inside the park. Visit a bear rehabilitation centre set up by a local NGO and trek to ’Crocodile Lake’, home to the critically endangered Siamese crocodile. Walk into the jungle in the still of the night to see nocturnal animals as they hunt for food. At the end of the trip, visit the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre where endangered monkeys, gibbons and langurs can be seen.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

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Stay in a lodge in Cat Tien National Park, a lowland tropical rainforest
Visit a bear rehabilitation centre where bears have been rescued from capture
Drive into the forest at night to go nocturnal wildlife spotting
Visit Crocodile Lake, home to the critically endangered Siamese crocodile



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Cat Tien National Park

    From Ho Chi Minh City it’s a four hour drive to Cat Tien National Park, which covers 720 square kilometers of lowland tropical rainforest. We begin our exploration of the park with a light trek to the bear rehabilitation centre. Established by a local NGO ‘Wildlife at Risk’, the center rescues bears that have been captured for the bile market or pet trade; and keeps them safe in an enclosure until they can be safely released back into the wild. We’ll head back to our lodge in the late afternoon.

    Overnight at the Forest Floor Lodge Cat Tien National Park

    Meals included on this day: None

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  • Day 2: Cat Tien National Park

    It’s first a drive, then a trek until we reach Crocodile Lake, home to the critically endangered Siamese crocodile. If you are lucky you may get to see one of these extremely rare animals. Afternoon, take a wildlife viewing cruise along the Ben Cu River. After returning to the lodge, grab your torch and take a drive into the forest with our naturalist to discover the nocturnal life of the park.

    Overnight at Forest Floor Lodge Cat Tien National Park

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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  • Day 3: Cat Tien National Park

    Take a leisurely breakfast this morning, then head for the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre. This center rescues and rehabilitates endangered primates before releasing them back into the forest. This valuable work helps to maintain a well-balanced ecosystem within the park. We’ll return to the lodge before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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All of our Tours can be Tailored, Just Ask!

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Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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