Explore the biodiversity in Cat Tien National Park, walk around DaLat beautiful landscape, then going down the mountain to famous Vietnam beaches NhaTrang. Tour Code: SBL16A
Day 1: Saigon – Cat Tien National Park(Lunch, dinner).
07:30 We leave by car to Cat Tien National Park (150km, 3hours). We slowly gain in altitude as we approach this volcanic area. Upon arrival, we cross the DongNai 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 down a trail where we will see many gigantic trees before returning to the administration building. What kind of tree on this trail? There are Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Dipterocarpus, Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). 20:00 A jeep transports us to the TaLai buffer zone for a night site. Here we may spot treeshrews, civets, mouse deer, wild boars, and pygmy loris. We will then 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 booked your own room here.
Day 2: Cat Tien National Park to Da Lat (Breakfast, lunch)
A jeep transports us nine km to a junction where we hike five 5km to Crocodile Lake Station. Following a short rest stop at the lake’s watch tower, we hike back to the main road where we have a jeep brings us back to our lodgings.
After we check out, we have lunch and then take the ferry across the river where we meet our transport for Da Lat. En route, you will see mulberry tea and coffee plantations along Highway 20. If time permits, we will visit Pongour waterfalls before heading up and over mountain pass to Da Lat where we will overnight.
Day 3: Around Da Lat (Breakfast)
Da Lat is quite different from anywhere else you’ll visit in Vietnam. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Da Lat is blessed with lakes, waterfalls, evergreen pine forests and gardens. It remains a small charming city.
We spend the day sightseeing around the city. We visit HangNga (a hotel known as “Crazy house”, the BaoDai Summer Palace (where BaoDai vacationed), the Old French Cremaillere railway, the Dalat Flower Garden, the TrucLam Pagoda, the TuyenLam reservoir and other sights. Another option for this day would be to visit to Lat village and, from there, trek up LangBian mountain (2100m) at whose summit breathtaking views await, including great overviews of Dankia Lake as well as Dalat city. It’s a moderate five-hour hike up and back. We overnight in Da Lat.
Day 4: Da Lat to Nha Trang (Breakfast)
Last look around XuanHuong lake in Da Lat, we travel up to summit of HonGiao pass by local road 723. This local route connect Dalat to LacDuong district and Dien Khanh district of KhanhHoa province. Hon Giao mountain pass at 1,650m high, 33 km long. The pass goes through the rugged mountains, with many sharp turn, high cliffs and 300m depths to create the majestic scenery on either side. This route also passed Bidoup NuiBa national park – a diverse biological resources.
We go down hill to KhanhSon and keep on to Nha Trang where we overnight.
If time permitting, we will stop at the Ponagar Cham temple enroute. Ponagar temple was a great Hindu temple of Champa kingdom back into the 8th century, gradually adapted to local religion. The name “Po Nagar” is used to describe the whole structure, but actually it is the name of the largest tower 23 meters high. Above the main door is the shaped goddess Uma, wife of Shiva.There is a panorama view of NhaTrang beach from the temple. Our tour concludes at your hotel.
* 13,500,000 vnd (US$ 595) / person (group of 2 people)
* 10,890,000 vnd (US$ 480) / person (group of 3 people)
* 8,960,000 vnd (US$ 395) / person ( group of 4 to 8 people )
Single supplement: 1,700,000 vnd (US$ 75)
* Entrance fees.
* Transport : A/c bus (cold drinking water supplied; Two 0.5L bottles per day per person).
*Guide: Experienced tour guide.
* Basic bungalow in CatTien, Monet Garden Villa **** in Dalat with breakfast.
* Two lunches and one dinner as referenced above.
Not included: Insurance, other meals, elephant ride, hotel in Nha Trang, personal expenses
Here is our clip and photos of hiking trip to the Crocodile swamp in Cat Tien park, Dalat and NhaTrang.