Cat Tien National Park is one of the highlights of Vietnam adventure tours. It will take approximately 4 hours to reach Cat Tien National Park if traveling by motorcycle along Highway 20 towards Da Lat. At 125 kilometers, after taking Ta Lai Road and continuing going 24 extra km, you will get there. Cat Tien National Park belongs to Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc province and is located 165 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 170 km from Da Lat. It is an ideal ecological tourist area in the South East region that still retains its natural beauty. In addition, there are many rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Book, a lot of spectacular landscape, and ancient cultural vestiges. Here are some extremely interesting experiences visitors should not miss when visiting here.
Trekking through the forest
The long and difficult tourist routes as botanical garden, Tuong, Bau Sau, Bat Cave, White Stone - White Stone - Long House a dozen of kilometers from the center is suitable for you to experience walking form “trekking”. Visitors can follow a trail or cross the forest. Those who are still young in traveling can hire an experienced tour guide of travel agency to support for the tour. The fee you have to pay for a guide is around 150,000 VND/day. The most popular tourist route is Bau Sau. You can get Jeep service that usually pick passengers up around 10km. But afterwards, visitors have to walk 5 km away to come this wonderful land.
Going sightseeing by bike
Visiting Cat Tien, guests will have opportunity to immerse in fresh and pleasant air as well as enjoy nature. Cycling along short routes, you can admire the exotic beauty of hundreds of years old pine trees or 500-year-old ferm-palm... and Troi waterfall.
Along the road, plenty of iridescent butterflies hovering over everywhere as if they was awoken by the sound of wheels. Renting a touring bicycle costs 150,000 VND/person.
Admiring kingdom of crocodile
When people visit Bau Sau for the first time, most of them are usually impressed its very charming beauty. The primeval forests cover marshes, hyacinth water-orchid flowers drifting on the surface of clear blue stream create a fascinating scenery. In addition to enjoying the natural picture, rowing the boat on marsh to watch crocodiles swimming around is an interesting experience. On the wooden boat from forest management’s house you can see crocodiles while being rowed across the river, especially experience the feeling of being seized with panic when crocodile swim near the boat and gently bite their prey. Sightseeing boat renting service costs 160,000 VND/person. Each boat can carry up to 3 guests.
Camping overnight in the forest
Guests may contact with the receptionist to rent camping equipment with 80000-100000 VND or themselves prepare. At night, in quiet space, cloud-bursts are sprinkling and dissolving in the deep hollow note of mountain and forest. Sound of insects, frogs create a relaxed feeling. Tents are scattered on very spacious fallow, chatting with friends in such atmosphere will leave an unforgettable memory.
Going to see wild beast at night
With service of renting roadster, visitors have chance to see with your own eyes the deers are grazing and wild boar, gayal is busy themselves with finding food or weasels move their body from branch to branch to find ripe fruits. The ideal time to visit is at 19 - 21h especially the night without moon or rain. The vehicle can take maximum number of 10 people, the price for each traveler is 50,000 VND.