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Vietnam Bird Eyes

Tour code: BIR-01

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights

Route: Saigon - Nam Cat Tien National Park - Dalat Highland - Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park - Hanoi

Prices: 921 $

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hochiminh city - Arrival  (D)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer for hotel check - in. The rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Hochiminh city - Nam Cat Tien National Park (B)

Drive to Cat Tien National Park, 170km from Ho Chi Minh City in Dong Nai Province. Once off Highway One, the road passes through large areas of rubber plantations before branching off to the national park. Check in to park guest house on arrival and the driver and car return to Ho Chi Minh City. An incredible diversity of birds and mammals live in the forest and wetland habitats of Cat Tien, including an estimated 230 species of birds. Endangered birds that can be found here include Germains Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl and the very elusive Orange-necked Partridge. Mammals that can sometimes be seen include wild boar, Samba Deer, the rare Black-shanked Duoc Langur, Yellow-cheeked and Crested Gibbon. The afternoon is free for birding along the road or trails. Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 3: Cat Tien National park (B)

A full day of birding along the road and forest trails of Cat Tien. A jeep can be hired at the park headquarters to visit areas further afield such as Bird Lake to look for visiting waders or Crocodile Lake where Green Peafowl, Lesser Adjutant and Purple Heron may be seen. During the walk through the forest to Crocodile Lake look out for Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta, Red and Black and Banded Broadbill and Orange-breasted Trogon amongst others. Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 4: Cat Tien National park (B)

Another full day to enjoy the rich bird life of Cat Tien. Species to look out for include Woolly-necked Stork, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, Great Slaty Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker and Heart-spotted Woodpecker.  Overnight in Nam Cat Tien National Park

Day 5: Cat tien - Da lat (B)

A final morning of birding along the trails or perhaps the headquarters road where Green-eared, Blue-eared, Lineated, and if you are lucky, Red-vented Barbet, can often be seen perched high up in the roadside trees. Check out of the park guest house and meet up with the driver before leaving for the 150km drive to Da Lat. It is a scenic drive through tea and coffee plantations to the cooler climes of the former colonial hill station. Transfer to hotel on arrival in Da Lat. The driver and car are available for transferring to birding sites around Da Lat over the next three days. Overnight in Dalat

Day 6: Dalat (B)

A full day of birding at Mount Lang Bian where the evergreen forests are home to many interesting species including some endemics. Key species to be found at Mount Lang Bian include Silver Pheasant, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Eurasian Jay, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Cutia and Red Crossbill. This is also the place to see two of Vietnam’s sought after endemics, the Collared Laughingthrush and the Vietnamese Greenfinch. Mount Lang Bian is best avoided at weekends and holidays when it is a very popular destination for local tourists. Overnight in Dalat

Day 7: Dalat (B)

Tuyen Lam Lake, only 3km from the centre of town, is Da Lat’s other hotspot for birders. Take a boat to far side of the lake where a track leads through the pines to areas of remnant tropical evergreen forest. The rare and endemic Grey-crowned Crocias was re-discovered here a few years ago after not being seen for nearly 60 years. Other interesting species possible here include Slender-billed Oriole, Maroon Oriole, Rufous-backed Sibia, Black-hooded and White-cheeked Laughingthrush. Overnight in Dalat

Day 8: Dalat (B)

The Ta Nung Valley, around 15km from Da Lat, holds a few pockets of remnant evergreen forest where many of the Da Lat specialities can still be found including Grey-crowned Crocias, Black-hooded and White-cheeked Laughiingthrush, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Blue-winged Minla and Black-throated Sunbird. Overnight in Dalat

Day 9: Dalat - Hanoi (B/D)

After breakfast, we will go to the airport, take the flight to Hanoi. Free time in yourself. In the afternoon, we will go haft day city tour with the famous historical in Hanoi as Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc SonTemple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Enjoy typical dinner and Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National park (B)

Time for some early morning birding before meeting up with the driver and transferring by road to Hanoi and continuing on to Cuc Phuong National Park, three hours south of the capital. The driver and car return to Hanoi. And transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park, visit Primary Rescure Centre. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 11: Cuc Phuong National park (B)

The first national park to be established in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is an area of limestone hills covered with large tracts of primeval rainforest. Key bird species here include Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Bar-bellied, Blue-rumped and Eared Pitta, White-winged Magpie, Limestone Wren-Babbler, Fujian Niltava and Pied Falconet. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 12: Cuc Phuong National park (B)

A full day’s birding on the trails of Cuc Phuong. The birding is good at Cuc Phuong with over 300 species recorded in the park. endangered mammals such as Indochinese Tiger, Clouded Leopard and the rare Delacour Langur also inhabit the forests of Cuc Phuong though they are seldom seen. Other possible bird species include Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl, Ruddy Kingfisher, Silver-breasted Broadbill and White-tailed Flycatcher. Overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 13: Cuc Phuong National park - Hanoi (B)

A final morning of birding before meeting up with the driver and heading back to Hanoi. Discover Hanoi by night and Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B)

Shopping or optional visit Halong bay or Hanoi city before departure. End services

Tour Price
Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-15 pax 16 pax up Single supplement
Standard 3445 1880 1417 1173 1010 921 368
Superior 3499 1897 1434 1190 1027 938 405
Deluxe 3694 1995 1532 1288 1125 1032 503
Premium 4815 2555 2092 1848 1685 1571 1064

Price Notes:

+ The prices are in USD per person

+ The prices will be higher on public holidays

+ The prices will be better for group of 16pax onwards

+ The prices will be better during summer period (05 May to 30 Sep)

 

Accommodation

HOTELS USED IN TOURS


City/ Hotels

Standard (3star)

Superior (3 star+)

Hanoi

Moon View hotel/ Superior room

www.moonviewhotel.com

Medallion hotel/ Superior room

www.medallion-hanoi.com

Or

Quoc Hoa hotel/ Superior room

www.quochoahotel.com

Ninh Binh

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Halong

Asian Halong hotel/ ROH room

www.aseanhalong.com

Saigon Halong hotel/ Superior room

www.saigonhalonghotel.com

Halong boat

Huong Hai Halong Junk/ Deluxe cabin

www.huonghaihalong.com

Halong Sails/ Deluxe cabin

www.halongsails.com

Sapa

Royal view hotel/ Deluxe room

www.royalviewsapa.vn

Bamboo hotel/ Standard room

www.bamboosapahotel.com.vn

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Ratraco train

Quang binh

Nhat Le hotel

Saigon Quang Binh hotel/ Superior room

www.sgquangbinhtourist.com.vn

Hue

Heritage hotel/ ROH room

www.hueheritagehotel.com.vn

Huong Giang hotel/ Deluxe room

www.huonggianghotel.com.vn

Hoi An

Indochine hotel/ Superior room

www.hoianindochine.com

Hoian trail resort/ Superior room

www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Nha Trang

Green Hotel Nhatrangl/Superior room

www.greenhotelnhatrang.com

Nha Trang Lodge/ Deluxe room

www.nhatranglodge.com

Phan Thiet

Dynasty resort/ ROH room

www.dynastyresorts.com

Ocean star resort/ Superior room

www.oceanstarresort.com

Dalat

Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort/ Superior room

www.hagl.com.vn

Ngoc Lan hotel/ Superior room

www.ngoclanhotel.vn

Ho Chi Minh

Sabah Saigon Hotel/ Deluxe room
www.sabahsaigonhotel.com

 

Elios hotel/ Superior room

www.elioshotel.vn

OR

Lavender hotel/ ROH room

www.lavenderhotel.com.vn

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu hotel/ Standard room

www.ninhkieuhotel.vn

Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhkieuhotel.com

Phu Quoc

Thien Hai Son Resort/ Mountain view

www.phuquocthienhaison.com

Sasco blue resort/ Standard room

www.sasco-bluelagoon-resort.com

City/ Hotels

Deluxe (4,5 star)

Premium (5 star)

Hanoi

Flower garden hotel/ Deluxe room

www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn

OR

Lan Vien Hotel/ Superior room

www.lanvienhotel.com.vn

Sofitel plaza hotel/ Luxury room

www.sofitel.com

OR

Sheraton hotel/ Deluxe room

www.starwoodhotels.com

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Halong

Halong Plaza hotel/ Superior room

www.halongplaza.com

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.novotelhalong.com.vn

Halong boat

Indochina sails/ Superior room

www.indochinasails.com

Paradise Luxury Cruise/ Deluxe cabin

www.paradisecruises.org

Sapa

Chau Long hotel/ Superior room

www.chaulonghotel.com.vn

Victoria resort/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Victoria train

Quang Binh

Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel/ Superior room

www.quangbinh.muongthanh.vn

Sun Spa resort/ Superior garden view room

www.sunsparesortvietnam.com

Hue

Saigon Morin hotel/ Colonial Deluxe

www.morinhotel.com.vn

Celadon hotel/ Palace deluxe room

www.celadon-international.com

Hoi An

Hoian beach resort/ Deluxe Garden view room

www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

Golden sand resort/ Superior garden view room

www.swiss-belhotelgoldensandresort.com

Nha  Trang

Yasaka hotel/ Deluxe room

www.yasanhatrang.com

Sunrise hotel/ Superior room

www.sunrisehotelvietnam.com

Phan Thiet

Sea Horse resort/ Deluxe garden view

www.seahorseresortvn.com

Victoria resort/ Garden view bungalow

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Dalat

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.dalatresorts.com.vn

Sofitel palace hotel/ Superior room

www.sofitel.com

Ho Chi Minh

Grand hotel/ Superior room

http://grandhotel.vn/

OR

Liberty Centre hotel/ Deluxe room

www.odysseahotels.com/saigon-centre-hotel

Renaissance hotel/ Deluxe city view

www.renaissance-saigon.com

OR

Majestic hotel/ Colonial City Deluxe

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

Can Tho

Golf Cantho/ Superior city view room

http://vinagolf.vn

Victoria Cantho hotel/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Phu Quoc

Saigon Phuquoc resort/ Panorama room

www.sgphuquocresort.com.vn

Grand Marcure La Veranda resort/ Deluxe room

www.laverandaresort.com



Inclusion & Exclusion
Tour Included
  • Private car
  • English speaking tour guide at each destination and local guide each the National Parks
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (Check in at 14:00, Check out at 12:00)
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets within Vietnam (Dalat - Hanoi by Vietnam airline)
  • Airport tax included
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water.
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax

 

Tour Excluded
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned
  • Visa fee
  • Early check in and late check out at hotels

 

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