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Birding at Dalat on a budget (1 Viewer)


Hi Alphan

Researching a trip to Vietnam next March - can you give me details of the guide you mentioned at $50 per person for 2 days and which area was that covering? Was the guide one you would recommend?

Any other info on local guides you can recommend would be appreciated

Thanks Pash


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A better guide would be the park guide from Cat Tien. He works as park guide and you can only book him from park hq. He also do freelance guiding to Dalat and a few other birding spots but you have to bring him from Cat Tien and cover all his daily expenses and his return to Cat Tien after your trip. Many birding tour companies also use him. He will be fully booked out during peak season. The other guides charges more but are not that experienced.


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Ta Nung update.

I've been back now after many years. The place has now been fully transformed in one of those Dalat kitsch parks, where tourists take selfies in front of flowery heart shaped installations etc. Quite a horror compared to the splendid piece of nature it used to be.

But then, the birds are still there. I've seen the Crocias, Slaty-backed Forktail, Indochinese Green Magpie and plenty else (but the Orange-breasted Laughingthrush is gone here). People start to arrive in masses only from 9-10 am or so, when birding slows down anyway. So from 10, you can sit down with a coffee and switch to people watching.


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Dalat - recent information!


I wonder how your recent trip went to Dalat? I am going there for 4 days in mid-June 2019 and with limited time and I want to maximize my chances of getting the endemics. Any tips would be appreciated,

John Kennedy

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