BEST OF VIETNAM BIRDING TOUR
|Duration:||17 days, 16 nights|
|* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.|
Our South-Central Vietnam birding tour covers a number of key birding sites, especially in protected forest of national parks but also in other areas. The emphasis is on endemics and specialty birds of Vietnam. The best time of year for this tour is January-June, with wintering Palearctic species a bonus through March. Some 300 species can be expected on the tour. Accommodations are in comfortable western style hotels and in suitable rooms within national parks.
The tour begins with a transfer to Cat Tien National Park, located about 3 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City. After most of 5 days birding in lowland tropical forest and grassland there, the tour continues to the central highlands, where one night is spent in Di Linh and 4 days and nights are devoted to the Dalat area. After Dalat, the tour continues to Yok Don National Park near the Cambodia border for one night to cover dry dipterocarp forest followed by 2 nights at Mang Den to look especially for Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush. From there an afternoon and morning are devoted to Bach Ma National Park followed by a day and a half birding Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, both situated in central Vietnam near Hue. The tour ends with a flight from Hue to either Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. whichever each participant prefers.