Vietnam Wildlife Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights5 5 (1 reviews)
Ho Chi Minh → Nam Cat Tien National Park → Hanoi → Ninh Binh → Van Long Nature Reserve → Cat Ba Island
Our Vietnam Wildlife Tour Expedition is all about giving you a thorough insight into the wildlife waiting for you to discover in some of Vietnam’s most interesting wildlife areas. From Crocodile Lake in the Nam Cat Tien national park to the Van Long Nature reserve near Ninh Binh, and finishing off in the incredible Cat Ba National Park on Cat Ba Island.
Vietnam wildlife tours offered by saolatours.com take nature enthusiasts on an awe-inspiring journey through Vietnam's vibrant ecosystems and diverse landscapes. Immerse yourself in this captivating country's raw beauty and tranquility as you embark on a thrilling adventure to encounter some of the world's most extraordinary creatures. From misty jungles teeming with elusive primates like gibbons and langurs to crystal-clear rivers housing critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtles, Vietnam unveils its precious biodiversity at every turn.
Traverse lush national parks such as Cat Tien or Phong Nha-Ke Bang, where verdant rainforests are home to an astounding array of flora and fauna. Lucky travelers may spot colorful birds fluttering amidst the treetops or stumble upon sunbathing crocodiles lying in wait along river banks. For those seeking marine wonders, the turquoise waters surrounding Con Dao Islands welcome you with coral reefs brimming with life; be mesmerized by graceful sea turtles gliding effortlessly through the depths and playful dolphins dancing in harmony with waves crashing against pristine beaches.
Whether it is hiking rugged mountain terrains to catch a glimpse of rare species like the Indochinese leopard or exploring enchanting caves that shelter swarms of bats, these wildlife tours immerse visitors into unforgettable encounters within Vietnam's undisturbed habitats while nurturing a deep appreciation for conservation efforts aimed at protecting these remarkable treasures from generation to generation - all guided by passionate experts who delightfully share their knowledge along.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to the Nam Cat Tien National Park; located near the Dong Nai River. You then check your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien (Meals: N/A)
Crocodile Lake & Safari Night
A 5 am start will take you the Jungle to observe the langurs. Returning for breakfast you then travel the short distance to Crocodile Lake (Bau Sau). Once there you can enjoy the beauty of the peafowl and water birds dancing in wild, as well as the sights and sounds of the incredibly diverse area rich with wildlife, as well as trees, flora and fauna. In the evening you take part in a night safari; starting by car along the jungle trails to observe wild animals, such as deer, wild pigs, snakes, porcupines, gaur (rare) and weasels. They forage for food in the grasslands or bushes when it becomes dark. After sighting these exciting animals you then head back for the night in preparation for your journey to Hanoi in the morning.
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien (Meals: Breakfast)
This morning you leave behind the National Park in exchange for the bright lights of city life. You transfer to the Ho Chi Minh airport to catch a flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your selected hotel, where you then have the rest of the day to spend as you wish. Alternatively, a city discovery tour of Hanoi could be arranged.
Overnight in Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast your journey to the province of Ninh Binh. On arrival, you will meet your specialist wildlife guide that has come the Cuc Phuong National park. In the afternoon you venture out to ‘Cat Scratch mountain’, home to Delacour’s langurs (Voọc in Vietnamese), these precious animals are in the World’s Red Book. You then reach Van Long Wharf, where you take a boat trip along the reservoir of Van Long Nature Reserve – the largest wetland of Northern Vietnam. The green landscape filled with many kinds of animals will provide you with opportunities for spectacular photos.
Overnight in Ninh Binh (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning you leave Ninh Binh behind and head for Hai Phong, where you board a hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island. Once you arrive you can check your hotel room and then have the rest of your day to spend as you wish.
Overnight in Cat Ba (Meals: Breakfast)
Today you travel out to the Cat Ba National Park, where you take a 14km trek, crossing the jungle on a single trail dirt path. The highlight of this trek is the incredible views you will get at certain vantage points as you walk, as well as seeing various insects and foliage. The trek ends in the isolated village of Viet Hai village, where you will enjoy a locally prepared meal, In the afternoon, you have two options; either hiking to Navy peak or take a relaxed walk to a picturesque rice field before taking a cyclo ride along a jungle road to Lan Ha Bay, where you can stop at the beach, relax and have a swim before heading back to Cat Ba Island.
Overnight in Cat Ba (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you will have some free time to relax before you take the hydrofoil back to Hai Phong. You then transfer by car all the way to Hanoi. You are then free to enjoy the city as you wish or a half-day city tour could be arranged, where you can visit some of the cities more important sites or take a cyclo tour through the old French quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast you are free to enjoy the morning as you wish before being transferred to the airport with plenty of time for your departing flight home.
Airport pick up and drop off
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Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
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All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
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Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)