Southern Vietnam Bird Watching Tour 10Days
Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien – Di Linh – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh
This was the first Birdwatching Breaks tour to Vietnam. We visited the southern half of the country visiting the wonderful Cat Tien National Park, various sites on the Da Lat plateau and finally Bach Ma National Park in Central Annam. The weather was generally hot and humid, although some breezy days and overcast conditions clearly made things hard going at times. We were lucky to miss Typhoon Durian that made landfall at Saigon, just 150km away from where we were in Cat Tien. Having caused considerable damage and taken some lives around Saigon, we can consider ourselves very lucky to have just had an afternoon birding only marginally compromised by breezy conditions. However, Typhoon Utor threatened to make landfall near Bach Ma and the rain associated with this weather system disrupted our birding and necessitated our departure a day early.
The above birding itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for birders. It can be shortened or extended.
Things to bring: Light walking boots or sports shoes. Long or short trousers and long-sleeved shirt. Mosquito repellent, hat, lotion sunblock.
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Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, wet land, rice field, mountain/pine/bamboo forest, 1,200 MSL, lake.
Photographic Opportunities: October – April is excellent.
Excellent Month & Climate: October – April – 10-25 C. Fairly Month & Climate: May – September – 25-32 C.