Welcome to Cat Tien National Park


Fauna in the park includes 100 types of mammal including elephants, leopards, the bison-like guar, and primates such as gibbons, pygmy lorises and langurs. There are also 79 types of reptile, 41 amphibian species, plus an incredible array of snakes, spiders and insects, including 400 or so butterfly species. Of the 350-plus birds, rare species include the orange-necked partridge and Siamese fireback.

Bear in mind that the larger animals, including elephants and leopards, are very retiring. You're most likely to see primates, birds and reptiles.


Top experiences in Cat Tien National Park

Travel guides

Starting at $27.99

Image for

Cat Tien National Park activities

$370 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-day trekking Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 1: Saigon – Nam Cat Tien National ParkLeave busy Saigon behind for the serenity of the lush forests of Cat Tien National Park, one of Vietnam’s top national parks, home of the world’s critically endangered wildlife. The park also provides one of the largest areas of lowland forest in Vietnam where you can see some of Indochina’s flora and fauna, and the conservation efforts being develop to protect them. After a local ferry to the other side of Dong Nai River followed by lunch, transfer by the lodge buggy to the National Park Centre to begin your short trek through the jungle to observe wildlife up close. Return to the lodge for dinner before heading back to the National Park Centre where you’ll transfer to a car for an exciting night excursion deep into the park using a spotlight to see the nocturnal wildlife. Return to your lodge by buggy where you’ll enjoy a good night’s rest with the sounds of the jungle as nature’s soundtrack. Meal: Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Forest Floor Lodge – Vietnamese Wooden Lodge NOTES: • Suggested departure time: 08:00. • Estimated arrival time at Nam Cat Tien: 11:30. • Duration of afternoon tour: 03 hours. • Duration of night tour: 02 hours.  Day 2: Nam Cat Tien National Park – Saigon  Rise early with the animals and be transferred by lodge buggy to the National Park Centre for a trekking trip to the crocodile lake, stopping often to view the myriad varieties of birds and possibly even larger mammals. The lake is home to the endangered Siamese crocodile and is one of the last places in the world where they can be seen. Return to the lodge by midday for lunch before leaving the park. Board a local ferry to the other side of the river where your driver awaits to bring you back to Saigon. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch NOTES: • Suggested departure time: 08:00. • Estimated arrival time at Saigon: 16:00.  ***Barely longer than an inch or two, terrestrial leeches are commonly found in the tropical forests in Vietnam all year round, and especially during the rainy season from May to November. The best protection against leeches is covering up and wearing leech socks and/or leech repellent provided before the trekking trip. While a nuisance, leeches are part of the ecosystem and should not impact your enjoyment of the trek. 

$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wildlife Exploring & Photographing In Cat Tien National Park

Day 1From your accomodation, we are going directly to Cat Tien National Park, arrive Cat Tien at around 4pm, after dinner time, we go to find some Owls.Day 2Birding all day insides the Park. We will follow “singer Gibbon”'s singing to find them. Then walk along the trail and be back at 12:00pm.In the afternoon, we will be hiding in trent to watch Germain’s peacock pheasant, Green legged Partridge …Have dinner and then go to find mammals.Day 3We start at 5:30am in a cool jeep and go to Crocodile lake, (9km by Jeep and 5km walk) along way we will find langur, douc and arrive at Cat Loc at 9:00am. We will go on a boat to find crocodiles and more water birds. After lunch time, we will have a break and go back at 15:00, arrive at the center of Cat tien at 17:30. Dinner and then go to herping.During this experience, we will show you how great Vietnam nature is with abundant stories and activities, so expect to be surprised!

$220 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

NAM CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK

ItineraryDay 1: SAIGON – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK – NIGHT SAFARI. (Lunch, Dinner)Stop At: Cat Tien Park, Cat Tien National Park, Lam Dong Province– The tour shall start at 8 am to leave this busy Ho Chi Minh City behind for the serenity of the lush forests of Nam Cat Tien for a 4-hour drive full of roadside plantations of rubber and green coffee. Upon arriving, you will have lunch after checking-in the hotel.– At 2 pm, our tour guide will take you across the river to start our afternoon trip. This is a two-hour Trekking and trail when you will observe several animals and huge and old trees up close in our national forest – Giant Tung Tree. Varieties of plants and animals life are there to capture. Fauna in the park includes 100 types of mammal including elephants, leopards, the bison-like guar, and primates such as gibbons, pygmy lorises and langurs. There are also 79 types of reptile, 41 amphibian species, plus an incredible array of snakes, spiders and insects, including 400 or so butterfly species. Of the 350-plus birds, rare species include the orange-necked partridge and Siamese fire-back.– The tour ends at 16:00, you will then return to the hotel for a recharging. By 18:30, we will return to the forest to start the Night excursion in a lodge buggy. The special thing of this trip is that this is a lazy drive during 2 hours to take you deep into the forest where the nightlife of the wild animals would show. You will use a spotlight to see the nocturnal wildlife. If we are lucky, we’ll see a lot of Deers, stag, weasels, etc. Bear in mind that the larger animals, including elephants and leopards, are very retiring. You’re most likely to see primates, birds and reptiles.– The trip ends at 21:00 and you will be taken back to the hotel. This is also when your dinner is served. You will enjoy local food with cold beer and we will help you to forget the tiredness and noise of the modern city. You’ll then enjoy a good night’s rest with the sounds of the jungle as nature’s soundtrack.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Thuy Tien Eco-Lodge with tropical decoration along with Free wifi, restaurant and bar counter. Day 2: CAT TIEN TREK – WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER – SAIGON (Breakfast, Lunch)Stop At: Cat Tien Park, Cat Tien National Park, Lam Dong ProvinceBreakfast is served at 07:00 am. At 7:30 am, the car shall pick you at the edge of the forest for another journey into Nam Cat Tien forest.Visit Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species center where the people here specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of endangered primates naturally found in the surrounding region, and resident primates have all been victims of the illegal wildlife trade.Visit Bear and Wildlife Rescue Center which known as another rescue center that aims to protect and care for the bears which were also rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or bear bile farms (The center sometime will be closed without prior notice due to the urgent situation to protect the bear from bad effects of environment, the itinerary will be adjusted to adapt to the unforeseen situation)If you are lucky, maybe you can easily admire the charming peacock courtship dances, melodious sound from colorful birds on the hundreds year trees or the sight of innocent deer seeking food.After the trip, we return to the hotel and shall be back at noon. Lunch and checking out for the return trip back Ho Chi Minh City at 18:00. Adventure ends.Duration: 14 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$365 Kid Friendly

Nam cat tien national park

ItineraryDay 1: Nam Cat Tien National Park (Ho Chi Minh City – Nam Cat Tien)Stop At: Cat Tien National Park, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai ProvinceIf you love being a part of nature, and you are interested in the Wildlife conservation or an Eco-tourism, Nam Cat Tien National Park, recognized by UNESCO as the biosphere reserve zone of the world, is an absolutely must-see destination to escape from the bustling city, full of exciting activities to recharge your soul batteries.Duration: 11 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Nam Cat Tien National Park (Nam Cat Tien – Ho Chi Minh City)Stop At: Cat Tien Park, Cat Tien National Park, Lam Dong ProvinceA half part of a forest cover is surrounded by Dong Nai River, so the climate is quite cool, and this old-growth forest still remains its pristine wildlife with murmuring streams and green vegetation regions; more than 1.400 species of animals and 1.610 species of plants. On Nam Cat Tien National Park 2 Days 1 Night Tour, you will have unforgettable experience on the jeep ride for seeing Siamese crocodile and a lot of rare birds or bike on small trails through the jungle or simply relax into the glorious view of the charming peacock courtship dances, melodious sound of colorful birds from the hundreds-year old trees or the sight of innocent deer seeking food.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Forest Floor Lodge

$265 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wild Adventure - Cat Tien National Park Day Visit

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK (L/D)Pick up at your hotel and depart for Cat Tien. Follow the National Highway 20 to a mountainous area full of roadside plantations of rubber and green coffee. A short and smooth 150km bus drive takes you to an extinct volcanic crater, known as Lava Tubes. Cross the Dong Nai River to Cat Tien National Park and begin your wildlife experience. Go trekking into the forest & Giant Tung Tree, inclusive of picnic lunch and hammock rest. Visit Bear and Wildlife Rescue Center.In the late afternoon, it’s time for chilling out at Jungle Lodge’s swimming pool and biking around Nam Cat Tien village to explore the local life.DAY 2: CAT TIEN – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)Wake up & take an early boat trip down Dong Nai River to enjoy the most beautiful moment of nature in the village and Cat Tien National park surrounding area.Breakfast is ready to your day.Visit Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species centre where the people here specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of endangered primates naturally found in the surrounding region, and resident primates have all been victims of the illegal wildlife trade. Have lunch and trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.     

$558.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Vietnam Bike Tour Including Cat Tien National Park, Dalat and Nha Trang

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park 45km+ cycling (L)In the morning we’ll have a short transfer out of the busy city. We’ll pass rubber plantations and green coffee fields along the way. Then, we’ll mount our bikes and ride toward the National Park, first stopping at a former volcanic crater. Once we reach the park, we’ll do some trekking through the Reserved Core Area to see and photograph it’s ancient trees. In the evening, we’ll take a two-hour night cruise into the jungle. The trip will be by jeep, and we’ll enjoy sights and sounds of animals in the wild. We’ll stay overnight in Cat Tien National Park.Day 2: Cat Tien – Da Lat 40km+ cycling (B,L) On the second day, you’ll wake up to the songs of native birds. The park covers 71,920 hectares of lowland forest and swamp in southern Vietnam and is home to numerous birds and mammals. We will cycle and then trek a bit to explore the park and see some of this wildlife. Along the way we’ll visit a crocodile swamp. Then, we’ll bus to Da Lat and bike ride around before settling down for the night. Day 3: Da Lat – Nha Trang 100km cycling (B,L)We’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then mount the bikes. The ride will follow the coast, past rubber plantations and rice fields. The route to Nha Trang is hilly, but rewarding. We’ll take some time to visit the Ponagar Temple before dinner at a local barbecue restaurant. Day 4: Nha Trang Departure (B,L)You’ll be able to enjoy some early swimming at the nice beach before breakfast. Then, we’ll take a local boat out to spend some time snorkeling. Afterward, we’ll visit an aquarium and enjoy lunch at an island restaurant. This will conclude our trip together. You may either continue your trip independently from here, or head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Cat Tien National Park in detail