Nam Cat Cat Tien National Park is not only for the wildlife reserve. But it is also an attractive place for many visitors.
With a fresh green space and many interesting attractions. Nam Cat Tien National Park promises to bring you the most enjoyable and memorable experiences. And to help you have the safest and most interesting trip to Nam Cat Tien forest, we would like to share our self-sufficient travel experience through the following article.
Nam Cat Tien National Park Description
Nam Cat Tien forest is located in 6 districts: Tan Phu, Cat Tien, Bao Loc (Lam Dong), Vinh Cuu (Dong Nai) and Bu Dang (Binh Phuoc). Located about 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City, it will take about 4 hours by car to get here. The characteristic of Nam Cat Tien National Park is a tropical moist lowland forest with a rich and diverse fauna and flora. It is a great idea for those who love nature and have a passion for backpacking, do not hesitate to come to Nam Cat Tien to experience new feelings.
How to go Nam Cat Tien National Park?
Currently, there are two ways of travel to Nam Cat Tien:
Go by bus
Kim Hoan car company is currently operating the bus route from the East – South Cat Tien bus station. You can contact by phone number or book tickets in Saigon: 0984.693.172 – 0984.693.875 – 0918.327.578.
Go by motobike
From Saigon, you follow National Highway 1A to the Doc Giay junction about 67km. Then, turn left and follow Highway 20 about 58km to Ta Lai junction. It’s also known as kilometer 125. From this junction, you turn left and continue about 24km to reach Cat Tien National Park.
Note: When you ask for directions, you should clearly state the place of Cat Tien National Park. Because there is also a place named Cat Tien in Lam Dong province, it is easy to be confused.
When is the best time to visit Nam Cat Tien National Park?
If you are planning to travel to Nam Cat Tien forest but do not know when. We would like to share with you the appropriate time to travel from December to May. Because during the time, in Nam Cat Tien forest less rain, dry forest, so it is convenient to travel as well as easily discover wild natural beauty. If you go in the remaining months then you need to check the weather forecast before traveling here.
Top sightseeing in Nam Cat Tien National Park
1. Discover Bau Sau Crocodile
Bau Sau is the most famous tourist destination in Nam Cat Tien forest, anyone who comes here will feel nostalgic. To get to this place, you need to rent a car for a distance of about 10km, then walk another 5km to arrive.
Visitors coming here will see firsthand how the crocodiles catch prey and live in the water, it is interesting and attractive. We recommend you to stay overnight at Bau Sau, enjoy the specialties here.
2. Visiting Tien Island – Bear rescue station
Many of you think that Tien Island is an island in the middle of a river. But in reality, this place is just a forest surrounded by protective fence. With an area of 57 hectares, Tien Island is the place to conserve rare animals. There is also a lush primeval forest system waiting for you to explore.
At the rescue station, the bear is the place where the children like the most when traveling to Nam Cat Tien National Park. It is the residence of bears that are in distress or injured are brought here for care and treatment.
3. Explore the night life of wildlife
One of the activities that many tourists choose to come here is to explore the life of the fauna at night. You will be able to see firsthand the many different ways of hunting and living of the animals here that will definitely make you feel excited.
4. Ta La tourist area – the beauty of ethnic minorities in Vietnam
Coming to Ta La tourist area, visitors will learn and experience the life of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Enjoy the rustic dishes made by the ethnic people.
There are many young people who choose to rent bicycles to travel to Ta Lai instead car. By cycling, you will feel all the natural beauty in Nam Cat Tien National Park.
Accommodation in Nam Cat Tien National Park
For those who like to go on a trip and have a limited budget, you can choose to bring a tent to camp in the forest, it will certainly be very interesting. If you want to find a good quality hotel and resort to stay overnight, please refer to the addresses below.
- Green Hope Lodge
- Cat Tien Forest Call Lodge
- Cat Tien Jungle Lodge
- River Lodge
- Green Bamboo Lodge Resort