Cat Tien National Park is one of the hidden gems in Vietnam and one of the few unspoilt national parks in Vietnam with untouched jungle. The area comprises an amazingly bio diverse area of lowland tropical rainforest. Discover Cat Tien National Park by trekking through prime rain forest to Crocodile Lake or enjoy an exciting game night-drive.

Day 1:

Ho Chi Minh City – Cat Tien NP

Your driver and private car will pick you up at 8am at your stay in Ho Chi Minh City to start your trip to Nam Cat Tien National Park, a former volcanic crater, known as lava tubes before we cross the Dong Nai River to enter Cat Tien National Park.

We’ll arrive at the park around 12 to have lunch at a local restaurant and check in. In the afternoon we make a trek into the rain forest to see some impressive trees like, discovery: Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (Bang Lang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus Tectorius (Trung quan). Then we transfer back to the center for dinner. At night around 7.00 PM our Jeep will transfer us to Ta Lai for a night drive to spot some animals at night.

Transportation: Private transfer by car

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Bungalow Waterfront

Guide: English speaking guide at the park

Day 2:

Cat Tien NP – Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, we depart to Bau Sau (Crocodile lake) by Jeep (10km) and walking 5km to Crocodile lake station to see the Crocodiles swamp. Enjoy here and go back the park center. Have lunch and check out, take ferry crossing the river then heading back to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrival about 17:00. Tour end.

Please keep in mind that we can easily adjust our start and end point for you to fit it into your travel plan. Just let us know.

Transportation: Hiking and private transfer by car

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: N/A

Guide: English speaking guide at the park

  • Private transfers by car
  • All meals as indicated in the program
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Beverages, personal expenses and tips
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Travel insurance


  • Bring shoes that can get wet and sandals for in the evening
  • Sun protection
  • Depending on the season bring (rain) protection
  • Booking voucher from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Weather wise

During the period March to November it will good to pack light with some light rain protection, a towel, quick drying light clothes, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warmer clothing and rain protection for the cooler months of November to March is advised.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

Cat Tien National Park is one of the few unspoilt national parks in Vietnam with untouched jungle. It comprises an amazingly biodiverse area of lowland tropical rainforest. The 72,000-hectare park is one of the outstanding natural treasures in Vietnam, a true jungle, and the hiking, mountain biking and birdwatching here are amongst the best in the country.

Fauna in the park includes 100 types of mammal including elephants, leopards, the bison-like guar, and primates such as gibbons, pygmy lorises and langurs. There are also 79 types of reptile, 41 amphibian species, plus an incredible array of snakes, spiders and insects, including 400 or so butterfly species. Of the 350-plus birds, rare species include the orange-necked partridge and Siamese fireback.

Bear in mind that the larger animals, including elephants and leopards, are very retiring. You’re most likely to see primates, birds and reptiles but still, the park is definitely worth a visit if it fits your schedule as, in our mind, Cat Tien National Park is one of the best in Vietnam.