We depart from hotels at 7:00 am to avoid heavy traffic in crowded HCM city. As we leaving HCM as earlier the weather is cool. You will spend more time explore stunning countryside, beautiful villages on back roads. After 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. The morning ride is a lovely cycling as you riding through different rural areas, through rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. By the afternoon’ cycling is on along the Dong Nai River, passing Ta Lai village and taking a ferry to Nam Cat Tien.
Nam Cat Tien is the largest national park in South Vietnam. Cat Tien National Park is part of the wet tropical forest complex and one of the specious natural forests remaining in Vietnam. That is why this area is significant not only in Vietnam but in the world as well. The diversity of the Park has been recognized by WWF when this international organization selected the Park as one of 200 global ecological zones including the land and its water area with its well-known biological diversity. In 2001 Cat Tien National Park has been listed by UNESCO as the 411th biosphere Reserve Zone in the world.
In the dry season: After 2 hours trekking into green tropical forest, we return to hotel to check out. From the head quarter of the park, we pedal on paths to sub-Nam Cat Tien forest via Dak-Lua, the lush eco-system of a semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded evergreen forest in. Then cycle ride along a quiet section of road through scenic rural villages before crossing river and returning to Saigon by vehicle in late afternoon. Lunch is on the way back to Saigon.
In the wet season
Enjoy 2 hours trekking into the park. You will have a chance to know characteristic of tropical forest and you are also watch many kind of birds of prey including several species associated with the wetlands, such as osprey, lesser fish eagle, grey-headed...etc. Then we ride quiet back road to Dinh Quan, stop for lunch and going back to Saigon by vehicle