2 Days 1 Night
Cat Tien National Park is home to one of the Ramsar wetland area only Vietnam (Bau Sau – Crocodile swamp), is one of 8 Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in Vietnam, terrestrial habitat last Javan rhinoceros is especially rare, the chance to mingle with wonderful natural and cultural enjoy longstanding ethnic tribe Stieng and Ma.
07:30 We leave by car Cat Tien National Park (150km, 3hours). We slowly gain in altitude as we approach this volcanic area. Upon arrival, we cross the Dong Nai 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 along the nature trail where we will see many gigantic trees before returning to the administration building. What kind of trees on this trail ? There are Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). 20:00 A jeep transport us to the TaLai buffer zone for a night site where we may spot treeshrews, civets, mouse deer, wild boars, and pygmy loris. We will 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 book your own room here.
The types of Cat Tien terrain alternating pools, marshes, streams systems, plus more than 90 km length of Dong Nai river has created unique landscapes with waterfalls and wetlands and semi-submerged … Especially the crocodile swamp (Bau Sau) area, a tourist attractions very interesting.
Our jeep transports us nine km to a junction, where we hike five km to Crocodile Lake Station. Following a short rest stop at the lake’s watch tower, we hike back to the main road and a jeep bring us back to our lodgings.
After we check out, we have lunch and then return the way we came: ferry across the river and transport by car back to Saigon.
Options for easier hikes: The seven km waterfalls route (Thac Troi, Thac Dung): takes three hours. It’s easy and passes by many huge trees.