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4 Days Wildlife Herping Tour in the Dong Nai Nature Reserve – Cat Tien National Park

The journey will last 4 days, as detailed below:

  • Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Nai Nature reserve
  • Day 2:  Dong Nai Nature reserve
  • Day 3: Cat Tien National Park
  • Day 4: Cat Tien NP and back to HCM City

Description

What is the itinenary for 4-day wildlife herping tour in Dong Nai Nature Reserve?

The journey will last 4 days, as detailed below:

  • Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Nai Nature reserve
  • Day 2:  Dong Nai Nature reserve
  • Day 3: Cat Tien National Park
  • Day 4: Cat Tien NP and back to HCM City

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Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Nai Nature reserve

  • Guide will meet you in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Then go directly to Dong Nai NR
  • Arrive at Cat Tien after 2 hours hour on car
  • After check-in time, we will find some snake, lizard along the main trails of the park.

With the main roads 20km, you can see some kind of diurnal snakes, such as: Bronzeback Tree Snake, Vine Snake, Flying snake.

More with the birds: Drongos, leafbird, tailorbird, warbler, Sunbirds, kingfishers, Green-pigeon,  trogons, Woodpeckers,…

When night falls, it is the time to explore the night forest tour. Prepare yourself for a flashlight and a sufficient number of batteries, because maybe if you’re lucky, your herping tour will last until dawn the next morning. Remind your guide to prepare boots, raincoats and leeches restricted spray. There are lots of thorns and thorns growing along the stream, you must be careful when walking if you do not want to be scratched.

Your walk in the night forest will be 4-6km long, along the streams to find snakes, frogs and reptiles. In addition, you also encounter many types of insects, crustaceans …

In tropical rainforests, the humidity is often very high. you should prepare towels to wipe sweat, enough water to bring with you and equipment to protect the camera gear when it rains unexpectedly.

Some target of snake: Malayan Krait, Malayan Pit Viper, Ruby-eyed Pit viper, Cat snake, Wolf snake…

More, you can see Pygmy Loris ,  some owls : Asian barred Owlet, Collared Scops owl.

Accommodation:

The Guess house inside of Dong Nai nature reserve with the best room (Double room with air-condition, hot shower, free WIFI).

Day 2: Wildlife Herping Tour – Dong Nai Nature reserve

Continute the journey with some snakes, Lizards … Especially during the day, the car will take you to Suoi Rang ranger station. This is the place where you can find the King Cobra and many other daytime snakes, including Indochinese Spitting Cobra.

Nighttime for herping and spotlight around Suoi Rang ranger station.

Accommodation: At the same room

Meals: L/D : at the Suoi Rang Ranger station

Day 3: Wildlife Herping Tour – Cat Tien National Park

  • Wake-up at 8:30 am, after breakfast, we transport to Cat tien National park
  • Arrive and check-in at 11:00. We have lunch at Tre Vang Restaurant.
  • Afternoon time, 14:00pm we will move by car to Crocodile trail. We walk about 6km in the trails to crocodile lake. On the way we will find some diurnal snakes, lizards…
  • Nighttime herping at crocodile lake

Accommodation: the room at Crocodile lake.

Meals: L/D : Trevang Restaurant and Crocodile lake.

Day 4: Cat Tien NP and back to HCM City

The moring time, Crocodile lake, where we can find Green peafowl, Sambar deer , Red Muntjak.

We will walk back to the Center headquarter, watching some birds, black-shanked douc langur and find some diurnal snake, lizards … and Check out at 13:00 pm ,go back Hochiminh city.

Meals: B: at crocodile lake, L at the restaurant out-side national park

Tour include : Transport, National part tickets, rent car inside Cat tien, Meals, fresh water, beer in night, Ranger cover fee for nighttime in the jungle ( all NP in Vietnam not allow to entry the jungle in the nighttime, so we must ask them for allowed)

Not include: Travel insurance.

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