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Cycling Cat Tien national park to explore its bio-diversity, and abundant natural resources. Then we cycle down hill to KheGa lighthouse beach, fishing village and keep on rolling up and down the coast line to PhanThiet, and on to MuiNe red sand-dunes.
07:30 Departure from your hotel. It takes us about 2 hours to DinhQuan area where we mount on our bike for 15km cycling to the forest of ThacMai. We have a hot bath at this hotspring pool in the forest. Then we bike to DinhQuan for lunch break at a local vegetarian restaurant. In the afternoon, we transfer along the river and on to the buffer zone area of Cat Tien national park. We cross DongNai river to headquarter of the park. Room check in.
We begin an 5-km hike along the nature trail where we will see many gigantic trees before returning to the administration building. What kind of trees on this trail ? There are Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). Back to center for refresh and dinner.
20:00 A jeep transport us to the TaLai buffer zone for a night site where we may spot treeshrews, civets, mouse deer, wild boars, and pygmy loris. We will return to our rooms for the night.
Day 2: Cycling CatTien national park: Crocodile Lake – Ficus Benjamina route (CaySi) – DakLua – Madagui (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
07.00 Start cycling 9 km through forest to a junction where we hike 5 km to Crocodile Lake Station. Following a short rest stop at the lake’s watch tower, we hike back 5 km to the main trail in the park and mount on our bike for cycling 7 km through forest to Ficus tree area. From here we start trekking 2km to this interesting eco-system of semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded-evergreen forest: the Ficus benjamina group. Located in an area of 3 ha, the highest level belong to family of Moraceae (Dau tam) such as: F. benjamina, F racemora, Flacourtiaceae, Hychaearpus etc..
The trek path has a lot of tuff rocks – product of vocalnic craters million years ago. We also see huge trees of Lagerstromenia ovalfolia and several kind of birds. Picnic lunch break.
Then we cycle ~ 5km to the ferry, crossing DongNai river and keep on 34km to highway 20. Last climb up DeoChuoi pass to Madagui reserve for overnight. Overnight at Madagui eco hotel.
Day 3: Madagui – TanhLinh – PhanThiet – MuiNe (Breakfast, lunch)
08:00 Start cycling outside Madagui for 9km on hw 20, then we turn off road, then gradually down mt pass through farms of K’ho and Muong hill tribe. We keep on to TanhLinh where our van pick up and transfer us to HamTan for lunch. In the afternoon we will cycle 48km along beautiful KheGa beach to Muine. Some hills on the way, but you can enjoy the landscape while climbing. Total cycling distance today about 100km. Our tour ends in MuiNe.
* Please book your own beach resort in Muine or contact us for reservation.
– 8,705,000 vnd (US$ 405) / person (group of 2 people)
– 6,340,000 vnd (US$ 295) / person (group of 4 to 10 people)
Single supplement : 1,010,000 vnd (US$ 47).
See other Cycling central Vietnam tours:
– Cycling central Vietnam coast – Best coastal scenery 10 days
– Cycling Hue to Hoian 3 days – World Heritage road.
– Cycling Cat Tien national park 2 days
– Bike the historical Ho Chi Minh trail 8 days