Highlights of the day:
Driving along Tri An lake and through the natural reserve
Hiking and exploring the natural reserve to at Crocodiles lake, located in the core area of Nam Cat Tien National Park
Quiet overnight stay in the forest rangers check point hut in the middle of the park
Getting out of busy Saigon, we take the off roads to Nam Cat Tien National Park, around 150 kilometers away. A ferry brings us to the other side of Dong Nai River for our drive on to and around Tri An lake, the second largest in Vietnam and built for producing hydro power. We continue our drive by smaller roads through the fertile natural reserve before getting on another ferry taking us to the headquarters of Nam Cat Tien park. This section may prove to be the toughest of the trip. No worries about photos stop and lunch, we know that you are on vacation, we offer a very relaxed trip with many photo opportunities, and lunch is served whenever you need to eat!
Upon arrival in the late afternoon, a pick up truck will drive the main way through the jungle and take you to a path, on which adventurers trek through vast areas of trees to reach Crocodile Lake. It’s a moderate trek and certainly worth the effort when we get to the lake.
Dawn and dusk are the quiet periods at the lake for the crocodiles to emerge from the tranquil waters and rest on the grassy banks. If luck is on your side, you can get close to the crocodile and may also catch the sight of a herd of deer looking for food on the outskirts of the forest as a hard-earned reward for the trek to get here. A quiet overnight stay in the middle of the forest will be a memorable experience!