Traveling to Cat Tien national park, you yourself would be in a quiet immense world where you could discover the primeval and enchanting beauty of forest orchids or listen to footsteps of nocturnal animals (Safari night); discover Crocodile Lake wetland which has been recognized as one of the international importance Ramsay networks on 04/8/2005…
Many visitors come to Cat Tien National Park to see primates: especially gibbons and langur monkeys, and birds: including such specialties as Ger main’s peacock pheasant, bar-bellied pitta and the rare endemic orange-necked partridge; although less rare, birds such as the Siamese fire back and green peacock are notoriously easy to see here.
Seeing a gibbon family in the forest can be a truly wonderful experience: it involves waking-up before dawn, walking into the forest and waiting quietly for two ‘dawn choruses’. First, the bird-song, then the much louder call of the golden-cheeked gibbons marking their territory. Your guide will follow the call and if you are lucky you will see a whole family of this endangered and endemic species in the tree-tops. This needs planning though: the maximum number in a group is four people.
If not staying at the Crocodile Lake, a 45 minute night tour can be done: you will probably see deer, other animals such as civets, porcupines and wild pigs are a bonus. If you are lucky, you may see gaur.