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12 Days Highland And Southern Bird Watching Of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
12 Days
15
$1920.00

12 Days Highland And Southern Bird Watching Of Vietnam

$1920.00
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12 Days Highland and Southern Bird Watching of Vietnam

Yok Don National Park supports a diverse bird community, including a particularly rich dry dipterocarp forest avifauna. The large tracts of dry dipterocarp forest with seasonal pools are important for large waterbirds in particular. Yok Don is the only known site for the critically endangered Giant Ibis in Vietnam and supports the last known breeding Sarus Cranes in the country. Both species are very rare at the site, however, and the localities where they occur are off-limits to visitors. Yok Don supports a globally significant population of Green Peafowl, estimated to number at least 400 individuals. Larger permanent waterways support small but nationally important populations of White-winged Duck, Masked Finfoot, Lesser and Grey-headed Fish Eagles. Yok Don is also one of a handful of sites in Vietnam with recent records of White-rumped and Red-headed Vultures. However, most of these records have been from the western part of the park, close to the Cambodian border, which is closed to visitors.

The Dalat Plateau in the southern Central Highlands has a natural vegetation of montane evergreen forest and coniferous forest and is home to six bird species entirely confined: Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini, Orange-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax annamensis,Vietnamese Cutia Cutia legalleni, Grey-crowned Crocias Crocias langbianis, Black-crowned Fulvetta Alcippe klossi and Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilloti.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Sai Gon – Ban Me Thuot

Drive (or fly) from Sai Gon to Ban Me Thuot city. It takes about 8 hours to drive by private car.

Overnight at Dam San hotel (1 night)

An early morning start to Yok Don national park, which borders north-western Cambodia, where it is a 50 km drive from Ban Me Thuot to the park. Yok Don’s dry dipterocarp forest has a similar avifauna to that of north-western Cambodia. This day we will find chances to see some birds that are otherwise difficult or impossible to find at other sites in Vietnam such as Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Black-headed Woodpecker, Alexandrine Parakeet, White-rumped Falcon, Pied Falconet, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Rufous Treepie and Mekong Wagtail.

Overnight at Ban Don Tourism area (2 night)

Full day birding at Yokdon

After a morning at Yok Don, drive eastwards through the cultivated lowlands before climbing up onto the Lang Bian Plateau and the charming town of Da Lat. We will make several stops along the way at any patch of interesting-looking habitat, including Lak lake.

The hill resort of Da Lat, perhaps the most attractive large town in Vietnam, is located at 4,900 feet (ca. 1,475 meters) in a temperate region dotted with lakes and waterfalls and surrounded by evergreen forests, including various native pine woodlands.

Overnight at hotel Ngoc Lan (3 nights)

Two full days exploring Da Lat plateau, first of our visits is Ta Nung, a small private evergreen forest but is the most accessible site for the rare and endemic species Grey-crowned Crocias. Other goodies endemic such as Orange-breasted, Black-hooded Laughingthrushes, Vietnamese Cutia, Vietnamese Greenfinch may also be found here.

The second visit is Langbian Mt, the high peak at 2,169 m asl. This forest support to the most sought-after species, the beautiful and skulking endemic Collared Laughingthrush. The Black-crowned Fulvetta (split from Rufous-winged Fulvetta) is the common endemic among other targets: Wintering Mugimaki Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Grey-crowned Tit (Black-throated Tit), Vietnamese Cutia,…

The third visit of Da Lat plateau is Tuyen Lam Lake in this morning for Yellow-billed Nuthatch, Burmese Shrike, Slender-billed Oriole, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Vietnamese Cutia, Red Crossbill. Later the morning, we drive to Mt. pass Di Linh, about 2 hours to the south of Da Lat. A good road leading to the coast (Phan Thiet) branches off from Di Linh and a forested mountain pass 20 minutes along this road is home to several Dalat Plateau specialities including Black-hooded, White-cheeked Laughingthrush and Orange-breasted Laughingthrush as well as the Indochinese endemic Black-headed Parrotbill. The afternoon is spent birding along the road returning to Di Linh for the night for one night stay.

Overnight at standard hotel in Di Linh town (1 night)

An early start to the mountain pass at Di Linh where other exciting possibilities include Blue and Rusty-naped Pitta, Indochinese Green Magpie, Spotted Forkail and Green Cochoa. Later in the morning we drive to commence exploration of this fabulous reserve during the afternoon.

Overnight at Cat Tien National Park HQ (4 nights)

Two full days birding at the top birding site in Vietnam, we walk along the road, trails in the forest and also use jeeps to visit some areas such as Crocodile lake, Heaven rapid for a long list of targets such as Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Woolly-necked Stork, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pittas, Pale-headed and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Black-and-red, Banded, Dusky Broadbill, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Grey-faced Tit Babbler.

A morning birding until 10:00 a.m, leaving the park for driving to Tan Son Nhat aiport. It takes around 3 and half hours to drive.

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1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.

2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people

3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
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There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
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Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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