Crocodile Lake is one of the park highlights, reachable via two different routes. The more straightforward option involves a 9km drive or bike ride from the park headquarters and a 5km trek to the swamp; the walk takes about three hours return. Alternatively, you can trek all the way with a guide along a tougher jungle route criss-crossed by streams. Night treks are popular, as you've the chance of seeing crocs then, as well as other wildlife.

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Few parts of Vietnam stir the imagination with the lure of adventure quite like the highlands. The ribbon that is the Ho Chi Minh Hwy winds its scenic way past coffee plantations, pine-studded mountains, rice paddies with their wallowing buffalo, enormous reed-covered lakes and peaceful villages, laying down the challenge of a two-wheeled journey.


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