Why Visit Yok Don National Park

If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of tourist destinations in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Nha Trang and even Hoi An and you are looking for some days off the beaten track, Yok Don National Park is the option. Located about 40 km from Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province in Central Highlands of Vietnam, Yok Don is very peaceful. 


Yok Don is the second biggest national park and it is the only national park to conserve dry deciduous dipterocarp forests (DDF) in Vietnam. DDF are a unique forest ecosystem type harboring a vast variety of important and endemic species. They features characteristic open canopy and abundant low grassland. The trees here lose their leaves annually in dry season, which lasts from November to April. When wet season (May - October) comes with its heavy precipitation, everything revives quickly. 


Yok Don National Park is home to a wealth of wildlife including 89 species of mammals, 305 species of birds, 16 species of amphibians, 48 species of reptiles and 858 species of plants, hundreds of species of freshwater fish and thousands of species of insects. Many of these species are listed in IUCN Redbook. Wild elephants, wild water buffalos and gaurs roam freely deep in the forest. Yok Don spreads across two provinces including Dak Lak and Dak Nong. Plus, it connects with a large part of protected forests in Cambodia. Therefore, wildlife also frequently move over the border.


Yok Don is the first place to change from elephant-riding to an elephant-friendly tourism model in Vietnam. Visit Yok Don and you can discover elephants in their natural habitat. You can experience activities with elephants in the forests, watch their natural behaviors and listen to interesting stories told by your tour guide and the mahout. In addition to elephant-friendly tours, many fascinating outdoors activities in a wildlife habitat such as eco-tours in the dry deciduous dipterocarp forests, bird-watching, hiking, trekking, biking, fishing and camping near Srepok river await you.


Come join us, forget the noisy world out there and immerse yourself  in nature!


Yok Don National Park – For your wildlife experiences!