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Cat Tien National park to Da Lat

Tour Information

  • Price: See in Tour
  • Day: 2
  • Night: 1
  • Itinerary: Cat Tien - Da Lat

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Cat Tien originally consisted of 2 areas that were protected in 1978. Later in 1992 a third area was protected as Rhinoceros reserve after a small colony of Vietnamese Javan Rhinoceros was discovered and brought the area to the attention of the world. However, the 3 areas were not combined and designated a National Park until 1998.

Covering an area of approximately 71,900 Hectares, Cat Tien is one of Vietnams largest and most important National Parks.


Day 1: Cat Tien (B/L/D)

0900h: Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and together you will travel along national highway 20 on the 150 km journey to Cat Tien National Park which will take approximately 3.5 hours driving time. Along the way you will pass by the floating fishing village on La Nga Lake as well as many Rubber, Pepper and Cashew Nut plantations.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant on the way toward Cat Tien.

1300h: Arrive to Cat Tien and check into your accommodation for a short break.

1330h:Time to start off on your 8 Km walk along the nature trail where you will have the opportunity to see a wide range of diverse Fauna and Flora along the way before returning to the lodge.

1930h: You will join a night tour to the Ta Lai buffer zone where you might be able to see Tree Shrews, Civets, mouse Deer and Pygmy Loris.

2030h: Return to the lodge for dinner

Overnight at Cat Tien.

Day 2: Cat Tien – Dalat (B/L)

0445h: You will be picked up for your tour to see the Wild Gibbons. Please ensure you are wearing covered shoes, long sleeve shirt and long trousers. It is highly recommended to apply a good quality insect repellent. Your guide will provide you with Leech socks to protect you in the forest.

Next is a short walk into the forest to wait for the gibbons to start singing to determine their location. Once the Gibbons are located, you will be able to observe the fascinating beauty and charm of the endangered primates.

Please Note: Your wait to see and hear the Gibbons could be as little as 30 minutes or 2 hours and unfortunately, sometimes they do not appear at all.

0800h: Your next stop will be a visit to the Dao Tien endangered species centre located on a island in the centre of the park. Officially opened in 2008, Dao Tien was the centre is collaboration between Cat Tien National Park, the Vietnamese Forestry Protection Department, Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre, UK, and Pingtung Rescue Centre, Taiwan.

The four main species rehabilitated at Dao Tien are, Pygmy Loris, Golden Cheeked Gibbons, Silvered Langurs and Black Shanked Douc.

After lunch and a short break, it will be time to leave on the journey 4 hour drive to Da Lat.

1630h: Arrive to Dalat and check into your hotel.


Tour price includes:

  1. Transfer HCMC - Cat Tien – Da Lat
  2. English speaking tour guides
  3. Meals as marked on itinerary
  4. Entrances tickets, water


Flights, Drinks, Tips, Phone calls, travel visa’s, personal travel insurance & all other private expenses

Additional information

  1. All persons traveling alone will be required to pay the single supplement.
  2. Laughing Roo Travel maybe required to change the itinerary due to annual flooding or other unforeseeable circumstances and all extra costs to be paid by the customer.
  3. Please check with your family doctor for medical advice before commencing the journey.
  4. Meals for customers with special dietary needs can be arranged but notice is required at time of booking.
  5. Please bring along a strong and comfortable pair of walking shoes, raincoat or small umbrella, jackets, small backpack, insect repellent and Sunscreen.
  6. All Laughing Roo Travel customers are entitled to a 15% discount at GM Tailors in Hoi An.


  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

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