The Cat Tien Jungle Adventure is perfect for those adventure seekers and nature enthusiants who seek to discover nature’s mysteries and appreciate its splendor.
An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Christmas, New Year & Tet (Lunar New Year).
Pick up and transfer to Cat Tien Jungle Lodge (3 hrs. drive). Jungle Lodge is jus tnext to the Cat Tien National Park, about 150 km North-East from Ho Chi Minh City. Its exquisite wooden houses, blend perfectly into the surrounding environment while still offering modern amenities.
Upon arrival, enjoy lunch surrounded by nature followed by check in and short time for rest. In the afternoon, hop on a bicycle and start exploring the countryside and nearby local villages through trails & suspended bridges around Nam Cat Tien. The village folks are friendly and their children are ever so happy to see visitors and to greet you with their open hearts and wide smiles. For the more adventurous ‘off roaders’, challenging mountain biking routes can be arranged in the hillsides surrounding Nam Cat Tien. Riding through fruit orchards, undulating hills & slopes, off chambered terrain or bombing down steep downhill chasms could be your playground for the day.
After breakfast, take a short boat transfer to the National park followed by a vehicle ride about 10 Km to the starting point. Start trekking about 5 kilometers to Crocodile Lake, home to the endangered Siamese crocodile and one of the last places in the world where they can be seen. This trail is paved and the moderate walk on flattish terrain will take you through a shaded canopy until you reach the vast expanse of the lake itself. Majestic towering trees, curling lianas & bamboos, moss, mushrooms and the old rainforest is there to welcome you into its bosom. If you are quiet and lucky, wild animals can be seen along the trail. A simple lunch (or a lunch box) will be served upon arrival and you will rest for a while before walking back to the starting point and return to the lodge in the late afternoon. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
In the early morning, embark on boat ride along the Dong Nai river to see water birds and other animals along the river banks. The journey will take about 1 hour before heading back the lodge for breakfast.
Later, visit Dao Tien (or Monkey island) which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of rescued primates and loris from the illegal wildlife trade. Founded by the Endangered Asian Species Trust (EAST) in collaboration with Monkey World in the UK and with the support of the Cat Tien National Park, the volunteers here nurse the rescued animals to good health with the aim of releasing them back into the wild when fully recovered.
Afterwards, return to your hotel and check out. Have lunch and drive back Saigon.