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Cat Tien National Park | Free Fruit-Picking & Nature Tours Available | Flora Homestay **Great Location

By Forest Side Eco-lodge

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From US$ 10.93
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Full refund will be provided if you can’t travel due to COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: There will be separate hand-washing facility for guests in common areas. All the rooms will be thoroughly sanitized in between check-out and the next guests check-in.

At a Glance

At a Glance

Step into a world of flora and fauna at the Forest Side Eco Lodge, a comfortable retreat furnished with an abundant fruit garden and tucked away under beautiful flowering trees. Managed by local host Mr Long and his friendly family, the lodge is the perfect base for exploring the sights of Cat Tien - it is located right next to the entrance of Cat Tien National Park and only a short walk away from the main village and other restaurants. At the lodge, take your time to unwind in the spacious rooms or in the shady seating area facing the garden, and look forward to delicious homecooked food with massive portions. For a refreshing finish, you can even pick fresh fruits from the garden free of charge! For travellers seeking a more active experience, you can rent a bicycle and explore the nature trails, or arrange with Mr Long for a guided tour through the ancient tropical rainforests of Cat Tien. Mr Long will also be more than happy to help you schedule a boat tour to the Ma and S’Tieng aboriginal villages or a Dong Nai River ride for a magnificent view of Cat Tien’s sunset.

Details

Flexible
Private trip
Up to 20 persons
Strict Cancellation

Activities

Wildlife
Ecotourism
Hiking - National Park
Outdoor Adventures - Cycling

Suitable For

Backpackers
Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups
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You are looking for a relaxing homestay with a welcoming local family amidst beautiful flora, with the perfect location for exploring Cat Tien’s various sights!

What's included

What's included

  • Forest Side Eco Lodge - Deluxe Double Room (Private)
  • Breakfast
  • Crocodile Lake tour - 40 USD per person
  • Dong Nai River boat trip - 15 USD per person
  • Night safari - 15 USD per person
  • Tropical rainforests guided tour - 60 USD per day
  • Bicycle rental - 1.5 USD per hour
  • Aboriginal villages boat tour - 30 USD per person
  • Other meals
  • Shuttle Service from HCM (USD90 per 7-seater car)
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Forest Side Eco Lodge: 11:00am Details

Getaways

Getaways

From Ho Chi Minh (3.5 hours)
You will need to take a car from Ho Chi Minh City to Forest Side Eco Lodge, which is located near the entrance of Cat Tien National Park. You can also arrange with the host for a private shuttle, a 7-seater which takes 1-7 people at 90 USD for each trip.

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Forest Side Eco Lodge
Forest Side Eco Lodge

Check in to your beautiful stay in the midst of nature and explore around!

Accommodation: Forest Side Eco Lodge - Deluxe Double Room (Private)

  • 11:00am - Meet-up at Forest Side Eco Lodge
  • Have a chat with the hosts about Cat Tien's wildlife and folk tales, pick fresh fruits from the garden, or relax in your rooms and enjoy a beautiful view of the fruit garden.
  • You can also rent a bicycle and explore the countryside, or arrange for a boat ride across the river to catch the stunning sunset.
Day 2: Forest Side Eco Lodge
Forest Side Eco Lodge

Free and easy day around Forest Side Eco Lodge and checkout

Accommodation: Forest Side Eco Lodge - Deluxe Double Room (Private)

  • You can choose to witness the sunrise on the Dong Nai River before enjoying homecooked breakfast provided by the hosts.
  • Soak in the atmosphere from the eco lodge or arrange for a host-guided trip to the ancient rainforests or aboriginal villages before bidding goodbye to your hosts.
  • 01:30pm - End at Forest Side Eco Lodge

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Forest Side Eco-lodge

Having lived for 40 years amidst the beautiful wildness of Cat Tien, Mr Long has vast amounts of wildlife knowledge and cultural stories to share with visitors of Forest Side Eco Lodge. A friendly and detail-oriented host with a fluent command of English, Mr Long is dedicated to providing a comfortable and unique experience for all travellers at this homestay.
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.6 out of 60 helpful reviews
Quyt
11 Jun 2020 on Booking.com
Ideal location, clean room, great food and staffs are very friendly.
Natascha
01 Jun 2020 on Booking.com
The place was in an amazing location very near the ferry crossing. The room was clean and the family running it was super friendly. Breakfast consisted of your typical baguette with eggs, I had dinner there twice and the food was delicious with massive portions. I loved the fruit they were giving me as well! I booked a studio with kitchenette but they actually only have normal double/twin rooms but no studio
Benjamin
11 Mar 2020 on Booking.com
Nice spacious room with nice beds and mosquito nets. Hot water, clean bathroom. The tops of the mosquito nets should be brushed and cleaned. Towels should already be on the bed.
Triet
04 Mar 2020 on Booking.com
The place is very nice with a small garden in front of it, very suitable for chillin out after an exhausting travel day or in the morning after you wake up. The host is also very caring to customer, he usually call to ask how they feel after traveling to get feedbacks, which is good. I don't know whether they have water temperature control or not since I've wait for about 3 minutes but the water didn't get warm, it's not a minus point but it would be better if there is temperature control available.
Tomasz
25 Feb 2020 on Booking.com
Place is located just 2 mins from the entry to the park. Breakfast was the same each day but still good. Rooms are spacious and clean, hosts are very nice and helpful. All services available (laundry, bikes, food). Restaurant serves good food but with quite high prices compare to the other places nearby. Boat trip offered in the hostel was very nice.

Forest Side Eco-lodge Policies

Forest Side Eco-lodge Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Forest Side Eco-lodge pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Change of clothes
Drinks
Hat
Light backpack
Mosquito repellent
Personal toiletries
Snacks
Sunblock
Swimsuit (if you are planning to take a dip in the river)
Towel
Trekking shoes (for intermediate trekking)
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