Cat Tien National Park is home to one of the Ramsar wetland area only Vietnam (Bau Sau – Crocodile swamp), is one of 8 Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in Vietnam, terrestrial habitat last Javan rhinoceros is especially rare, the chance to mingle with wonderful natural and cultural enjoy longstanding ethnic tribe Stieng and Ma. Tour Code: SBL15A
Day 1: Saigon – Cat Tien National Park. (Lunch, dinner)
07:30 We leave by car Cat Tien National Park (150km, 3hours). We slowly gain in altitude as we approach this volcanic area. Upon arrival, we cross the Dong Nai river and head to the park’s administration building. 11:30 After checking in, we break for lunch. 13:30 We begin an 8-km hike along the nature trail where we will see many gigantic trees before returning to the administration building. What kind of trees on this trail ? There are Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). 20:00 A jeep transport us to the TaLai buffer zone for a night site where we may spot treeshrews, civets, mouse deer, wild boars, and pygmy loris. We will return to our rooms for the night. (very basic guesthouse).
There is a very luxury Forest Floor Lodge inside the park. Please let us know if you book your own room here.
Day 2: Cat Tien Trek – Saigon (Breakfast, lunch)
The types of Cat Tien terrain alternating pools, marshes, streams systems, plus more than 90 km length of Dong Nai river has created unique landscapes with waterfalls and wetlands and semi-submerged … Especially the crocodile swamp (Bau Sau) area, a tourist attractions very interesting.
Our jeep transports us nine km to a junction, where we hike five km to Crocodile Lake Station. Following a short rest stop at the lake’s watch tower, we hike back to the main road and a jeep bring us back to our lodgings.
After we check out, we have lunch and then return the way we came: ferry across the river and transport by car back to Saigon.
Options for easier hikes: The seven km waterfalls route (Thac Troi, Thac Dung): takes three hours. It’s easy and passes by many huge trees.
8,250,000 vnd (US$ 380) Solo trip.
4,560,000 vnd (US$ 210) / person (group of 2 people)
3,690,000 vnd (US$ 170) / person (group of 3 people)
3,255,000 vnd (US$ 150) / person (group of 4 to 10 people)
Single supplement : 500,000 vnd (US$ 23).
All entrance fees.
Transport: A/c bus, jeep transport in the park.
Local guide within Cat Tien National Park.
Simple guestroom at the park’s administration center.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned above. Drinking water (Two 0.5L bottles per day per person).
Insect repellent (to repel leeches).
Not included: Insurance, personal expenses.
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Are you interested in terrain of Cat Tien national park and surroundings ? Almost rock walls along farmers’ farms made of tuff rock. Tuff is an igneous rock that forms from the products of an explosive volcanic eruption. In these eruptions the volcano blasts rock, ash, magma and other materials from its vent. This ejecta travels through the air and falls back to Earth in the area surrounding the volcano. If the ejected material is compacted and cemented into a rock that rock will be called “tuff”.
On your way back to Saigon, noted the volcano group on both side of highway 20, there is one crater closed by highway at km117. If time permitting, you may hike up to the top of this crater and see the whole area of DinhQuan volcano. The eruption was approx. 100 million years ago, during Jurasic to Kreta era.
There is a lava tube underneath the highway to Dalat. These lava tubes under the Gia Ty “Teak” forest before you turn off to Cat Tien national park.
Cat Tien national park – trekking to BauSau – crocodile lake station.