Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Birding
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Dalat, Hanoi, South of Hanoi
Duration: 14
Guideline price: US$ 2477     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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Travelling from south to north, this tour brings you into many of Vietnam’s remaining protected natural areas and wildlife preserves. From viewing waterfowl on the Mekong Delta, to one of Vietnam’s largest lowland tropical rainforests in Nam Cat Tien, to the pine and evergreen forests around Dalat, and on to the limestone hills jutting out of the Red River Delta in the north, this is a comprehensive overview of Vietnam’s remarkable avian biodiversity.


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Tour programme:
The South
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City: guide and chauffeured transfer to hotel, welcome dinner and overnight in the city.
Day 2: Drive into Mekong Delta, Rung Tram Forest, eucalyptus forest boat cruise to view water birds in Tam Nong National Park and Wetland Reserve, and overnight in Tam Nong.
Day 3: Early start for bird watching boat tour in Tam Nong (Jan-May home of migratory Red-headed Cranes), and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Nam Cat Tien Park and Dalat
Day 4: Drive to Nam Cat Tien National Park (home to many endangered species), view Ben Ngu area forest and river rapids, dinner in park centre and overnight in guesthouse.
Day 5: Rainforest hike 3km to Crocodile Lake for wildlife viewing, second short hike to giant Ficus Tree, one-hour ‘Night Safari’ tour, and overnight in park guesthouse.
Day 6: Early cruise down Dong Nai River to village of S’Tieng and Chau Ma ethnic minorities, lunch at Nam Cat Tien centre, and drive to Dalat for overnight.
Day 7: Morning in Ta Nung Valley’s prime bird habitat, and afternoon free in Dalat.
Day 8: Essential Dalat birding destinations: Mount Lang Bian and Tuyen Lam Lake.

The North
Day 9: Chauffeured transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi, hotel check-in, traditional Water Puppetry performance, and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Drive to Van Long Nature Reserve, sampan ride to view endangered Delacour’s Langur and waterfowl habitat, continue to Cuc Phuong Forest National Park for Primate Rescue Centre and Botanical Garden, and overnight in park guesthouse.
Day 11: Take in Cuc Phuong’s primary rainforest habitat and its native species from various established trails, overnight stay in park guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive to Tam Dao National Park, afternoon exploring mountain trails, and overnight in Tam Dao Town.
Day 13: Choose your trail above Tam Dao, mid-afternoon return to Hanoi for overnight.

Departure
Day 14: Free time in Hanoi until chauffeured transfer to airport for departure flight.


Price:
US$ 2,477 

The price quoted here is per person, based on 2 sharing, in superior standard  (4 star) accommodation and reflects the current cost of this tour as it stands.

Material modifications to the itinerary will naturally result in a proportional variance to the quotation we send you.



The prices include:
Domestic flight ticket: Dalat - Hanoi
Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
Eleven lunches and six dinners
Experienced English-speaking guides
Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars


The prices exclude:
Visas
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
Insurance



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