The wildlife reserve and national park is one of southern Vietnam’s most treasured natural habitats, and is home to many of Vietnam’s most endangered species.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - NAM CAT TIEN
Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Nam Cat Tien, a four-hour drive from metropolis to wilderness. The wildlife reserve and national park is one of southern Vietnam’s most treasured natural habitats, and is home to many of Vietnam’s most endangered species.
Check-in to the guesthouse after your drive, and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Then, set off to discover Nam Cat Tien’s incredible botanical wildlife with a six-kilometre walk that takes approximately two hours. Weave through the thick jungle foliage and get a front row seat to the park’s magical views.
Sit down to a delicious dinner before rejoining your jeep for a wildlife spotting adventure in the cover of night. The wildlife you will spot depends on the season and the habitat, with the dry season from December to April the most promising time for sightings.
Meals: Lunch / DinnerDay 2: NAM CAT TIEN
Rise early to the sounds of the forest before taking a short drive into the wilderness. Depart your vehicle for an hour-long hike towards Crocodile Lake, where many of the park’s species of birds congregate. Enjoy a boat ride through the lake and perhaps catch a glimpse of one of the park’s more fearsome residents, the Siamese crocodile. As one of the park’s most critically endangered species, the lake is one of the last places visitors can see them up close and living in their natural habitat.
After gathering your energy with lunch, board a speedboat bound for Tien Island, another of the park’s most important locations for wildlife conservation. In a conversation with a wildlife expert, take the chance here to learn more about the endangered animal species that call Nam Cat Tien National Park their home. Get a chance to ask questions about the park’s meaningful work in protecting Vietnam’s most at-risk animals.
Meals: Lunch / DinnerDay 3: NAM CAT TIEN - HO CHI MINH CITYEnjoy a peaceful breakfast in the national park before your journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy lunch along the way.