Tours

Birding tours
Vietnam birding is the specialist in creating custom birding tours to Vietnam and beyond, tailor-made to suit your needs. Ideal for individuals, couples or groups of friends, custom tours allow total flexibility to travel when you like, at your own pace, visit specific sites and focus on finding your most wanted birds. Click on the links below for a selection of sample Vietnam birding tours or e-mail us with your specific requirements at info@vietnambirding.com

Best of Vietnam’s Endemic Birds 18 Days: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Ngoc Linh ♦ Mang Den ♦ Cat Tien National Park ♦ Di Linh ♦ Dalat

Best of Southern & Central Vietnam Birding 17 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Di Linh ♦ Dalat ♦ Yok Don National Park ♦ Mang Den ♦ Lo Xo ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Best of Southern & Northern Vietnam Birding 16 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Di Linh ♦ Dalat ♦ Tam Dao ♦ Van Long Nature Reserver ♦ Cuc Phuong National Park

Endemics & Specialities of Southern Vietnam 10 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Di Linh ♦ Dalat

Best of Northern Vietnam Birding 11 Days: Cuc Phuong National Park ♦ Van Long Nature Reserve ♦ Ba Vi National Park ♦ Sapa ♦ Tam Dao ♦ Ba Be National Park

Grand Vietnam Birding 25 Days: Tam Dao ♦ Ba Be National Park ♦ Cuc Phuong National Park ♦ Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Lo Xo ♦ Mang Den ♦ Yok Don National Park ♦ Dalat ♦ Di Linh ♦ Cat Tien National Park


Birding combination tours

If you are not looking for a full-on birding tour or are travelling with a non-birding partner or friends we will create a personalised tour for you combining the best of Vietnam’s birding with the best of its culture including historical sites, river cruises, ethnic minorities, cuisine, beaches, mountain retreats, spa resorts, cycling, in fact whatever you want. Click on the link below for sample Vietnam birding combination tours or e-mail us with your specific requirements at info@vietnambirding.com

Best of Vietnam Birding & Culture 21 Days: Ho Chi Minh City ♦ Mekong Delta ♦ Cat Tien National Park ♦ Dalat ♦ Hoi An ♦ Hue ♦ Cuc Phuong National Park ♦ Van Long Nature Reserve ♦ Halong Bay ♦ Hanoi

Southern Vietnam Birds & Beaches 14 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Dalat ♦ Di Linh ♦ Mui Ne

Birding & combination tours to Cambodia, Laos & Thailand
Vietnam Birding can tailor birding and birding combination tours to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Combine your Vietnam birding trip with an extension to Cambodia to see the critically endangered Giant and White-shouldered Ibises and Bengal Florican and marvel at the magnificent Angkor temples. Or head to Laos to explore the culture of the peaceful mountain kingdom of Luang Prabang or search for the bizarre Bare-faced Bulbul in the limestone hills of central Laos. Perhaps extend your trip to include Thailand with its wonderful national parks and idyllic beaches. Click on the links below for a small selection of sample birding, combination tours and extensions or e-mail us with your specific requirements at info@vietnambirding.com

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia Birding 17 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Di Linh ♦ Dalat ♦ Kompong Thom ♦ Tmatboey ♦ Kratie ♦ Angkor

Best of Cambodia Birding 10 Days: Angkor ♦ Prek Toal Biosphere Reserve ♦ Kompong Thom ♦ Prey Veng ♦ Tmatboey ♦ Boeng Toal ♦ Kratie ♦ Phnom Penh

Birding Central Vietnam & Laos 10 Days: Yok Don National Park ♦ Mang Den ♦ Lo Xo ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ♦ Na Hin

Birding Highlights of Thailand Extension 9 Days: Khao Yai National Park ♦ Doi Inthanon National Park

Mammal watching tours
Vietnam is home to some very special mammals, particularly primates, several of which are endemic to Vietnam and the neighbouring countries. Vietnam Birding can create tailor-made tours offering a rare opportunity to see some of these unique and endangered mammals. Click on the link below to see our most popular mammal watching tour or e-mail us with your specific requirements at info@vietnambirding.com

Vietnam’s Endangered Primates 11 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Son Tra Nature Reserve ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ♦ Van Long Nature Reserve


Birding in Vietnam
Anybody with a reasonable level of fitness can enjoy birding in Vietnam but to get the most out your Vietnam Birding tour requires a modest amount of physical activity. There may be walks of up to 10 kilometres/6 miles on some days and temperatures will often climb to over 30° Celsius/90° Fahrenheit by the late morning. Birds in tropical climates are most active in the cooler periods of the day from dawn to mid-morning and from late afternoon to dusk so early starts are required to maximize our chances of finding our target birds.

Accommodation
Accommodation in Vietnam’s national parks is simple but all the rooms we use have private bathroom facilities and either a fan or air-conditioning. At some national parks electricity is provided by a generator during the evening. Birding sites away from the national parks, such as Dalat and Sapa, have a wide range of accommodation options from basic mini-hotels to deluxe 5-star hotels and resorts.

 

Meals
Meals other than breakfasts are not usually included in the tour price of our custom tours (unless specifically mentioned in your itinerary) giving you the option to choose where and what you eat. To simplify the payment of meals and drinks during the tour, your Vietnam Birding tour leader can collect a kitty contribution from each tour member at the start of the tour to be topped-up along the way when necessary. If you prefer however you can opt for a tour that is fully-inclusive of all meals.

Transportation

Land transportation is by modern air-conditioned car or minibus. At some sites there are options for visiting birding areas by jeep, boat or bicycle. Domestic flights within Vietnam are operated by Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air or Jetstar Pacific using modern fleets of mainly Airbus and Boeing aircraft with ATR or Fokker aircraft on some shorter routes.
For information on what you will need to prepare for your Vietnam Birding tour click on Planning