Cat Tien National Park
Cat Tien National Park is an important nature reserve in southern Vietnam, located between Saigon and Dalat, and was made world famous as a sanctuary for the Javan Rhinoceros. It is also part of the wet tropical forest complex and one of the largest natural forests remaining in Vietnam with an estimated 230 species of birds.
The Forest Floor lodge offers comfortable accommodation inside the park itself. Excursions arranged by the lodge include short treks along the Dong Nai River, bird watching, mountain biking, night safaris, and visits to the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre which rehabilitates gibbons and other primates back into the wild. For the more adventurous there is the option of joining a Wild Gibbon Trek which starts before dawn to track the singing gibbons through the forest until finding a position to observe their daily rituals.
We also offer bird watching stays in the park. The accommodation is very simple but a trip to the park's Crocodile Lake will give keen ornithologists the opportunity to see endangered species such as Germain's Peacock Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Green Peafowl, Wreathed Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant and the Woolly-necked Stork. During walks through the park's forests you could also see Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pitta, Red and Black and Banded Broadbill and Orange-breasted Trogon amongst others. For those who don't want to stay overnight a day trip to the Crocodile Lake can be arranged from the Forest Floor Lodge instead.