CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK
Cat Tien national park comprises an amazingly bio-diverse area of lowland tropical rain forest. The 72,000-hectare park is one of the outstanding natural treasures in whole Vietnam, and the hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching here are among the best in the south of country and some traveler with adventure travel style would not hesitate to include a few day stay on their Vietnams tours. Always call ahead for reservations as the Cat Tien National Park can accommodate only a limited number of visitors. However, visitors rarely see any of the larger mammals resident in the park, so don’t come expecting to encounter tigers, rhino and elephants. Get back to nature with a short tour to Cat Tien National Park. Seek out interesting wildlife and colourful bird species while trekking through the lush, tropical forest while exploring the Ben Cu River. On the return journey, stop in at wildlife rescue centres to learn about Vietnam’s environmental threats.