3. Dalat to Cat Tien National Park, drop-off Ho Chi Minh
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Dalat City – Cat Tien National Park Morning: Our experienced driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel, ready to kickstart this exciting journey into nature. En route, we'll make our first stop at the magnificent Pongour Waterfall, known for its grandeur as the largest waterfall in Da Lat. Witness the breathtaking volcanic cliffs, cascading white waters, and verdant green forests that surround this natural marvel. Don't miss the chance to visit a nearby coffee plantation and discover the secrets of coffee production, a globally cherished beverage. Afternoon: Brace yourself for a thrilling river crossing as we hop aboard a boat to traverse the Dong Nai River, arriving at the gateway of Cat Tien National Park. This scenic river cruise sets the stage for an incredible wilderness experience. Once inside the park, we'll embark on a 5km hike along an ecologically diverse trail, immersed in the embrace of the lush forest canopy. The trail is adorned with rare and majestic trees like Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (Bang Lang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas tumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus Tectorius (Trung Quan), and Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). Our knowledgeable guide will share captivating insights into these unique species. As the afternoon draws to a close, we'll return to the heart of the National Park, where a delectable dinner awaits. 19:00: Buckle up as we hop aboard a sturdy jeep and embark on an unforgettable night safari in the Ta Lai buffer zone. This thrilling adventure offers a rare opportunity to witness the mesmerizing nocturnal wildlife that thrives in the nature reserve. Stay alert, as you might encounter an array of fascinating creatures along the way. Rest assured, our expert guides prioritize your safety and will provide intriguing information about the remarkable wildlife that inhabits Cat Tien National Park. Relax and unwind in comfortable Bungalow accommodations, nestled in the heart of this enchanting wilderness. Day 2: Crocodile Lake & drop-off Ho Chi Minh city In the morning, we hop on a jeep that takes us deeper into the park, reaching a junction where we veer off the main route for a 10 km trek to Crocodile Lake station. As we hike through the ancient, untouched forest, you'll have the chance to pause and capture the beauty of thousand-year-old trees. Relax at the lakeside watching tower, where we may be fortunate enough to spot Gaurs, Green Peafowl, Bronze-winged Jacana, Lesser Adjutant, Purple Heron, Red-and-Black and Banded Broadbill, Orange-breasted Trogon, and Pale-headed Woodpecker. Afterward, we return to the center to check out. In the afternoon, we arrange transportation for you to continue your journey to Ho Chi Minh City. We'll transfer you to 20 High Way (if you choose to travel by motorbike), where you'll board a bus. Rest assured, we have taken care of all the details, including booking your bus tickets and organizing convenient pick-up and drop-off locations.