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This Vietnams Endangered Primates photography tour of 14 days is the most comprehensive for Vietnam Primates. Vietnam is a global hotspot of primate diversity, twenty-four species of primate inhabit the forests of Vietnam including some of the most beautiful and spectacular. Almost haft these species are endemic to our region and four species are only found within Vietnam. They are endemic species. Sadly most of these species are now threatened with extinction. Vietnam primates include the nocturnal and insectivorous loris, the monkeys, the macaques, predominately ground-dwelling omnivorous species, and the leaf-eating and arboreal langurs. At the top of the trees both literally and taxonomically are the gibbons, which like us live in nuclear families and are our closest surviving relatives in the forests of Vietnam. List of Vietnam’s Endangered Primates, some of them are prohibited by law so general tourists are normally not allowed to visit for a period of time. Please contact us for more detail if you want to see them.
Grey-shanked Douc - Pygathrix cinerea Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey - Rhinopithecus avaunculus Cat Ba Langur - Trachypithecus poliocephalus Delacour's Langur - Trachypithecus delacouri
On 14 days Vietnam’s Endangered Primates photography tour is the best design for primate-watching and photography of Vietnam's endangered primates: Cat Ba langur, Delacour's langur, Ha Tinh langur, Red-shanked Douc, Black-shanked Douc, Indochinese Silvered Langur and Yellow-cheeked Gibbon
Photographic Opportunities: Year-round for almost species. Excellent Month & Climate: Nov – May.

The itinerary of 12 days of Vietnams Endangered Primates photography tours

NOTE: The tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City (Tan San Nhat Airport) but also could switch to start from Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport), please contact us for your special requirements. Day 1 (L,D): Ho Chi Minh city - Cat Tien National Park Pick-up at HCMc or  Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transfer by road to Cat Tien National Park, 150 km to the north. Cat Tien National Park contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in southern Vietnam and an incredible diversity of mammals and birds. It is home to three of Vietnam’s endangered primates, Black-shanked Douc Langur, Indochinese Silvered Langur, and Buff-cheeked Gibbon. Start search and Photography Primates of Cat Tien Np. Days 2, 3 & 4 (B,L,D): Cat Tien National Park - Full day search and photography Photography Primates of Cat Tien Np. Three days at Cat Tien National Park to track down the park’s rare primates. Other possible mammals include Leopard Cat, Yellow-throated Marten, Crab-eating Mongoose, Lesser Mousedeer, Sambar, Gaur, and the very secretive and nocturnal Pygmy Loris. Day 5 (B,L,D): Cat Tien Np - Ho Chi Minh (or Dalat) - Danang After spending our last morning re-searching and photographing primates we back to HCMC or Dalat to take a domestic flight to Danang for the most beautiful monkey. Day 6,7 (B,L,D): Danang - Son Tra Spend our full day for the most beautiful monkey Red-shanked Douc Langur There is a place for Grey-shanked Douc but it tuff, so depends on how you are we could break time to get him a try on photography on day 7 Day 8 (B,L,D) Danang - Phong Nha ke Bang National Park.  Spend last morning for Red-shanked Douc then take a long drive to Phong Nha Ke Bang Np. for Hatinh's Langur Day 9 (B,L,D): Phong Nha Ke Bang Np. Full day for Hatinh's Langur Day 10 (B,L,D): Phong Nha ke Bang Np. - Van Long Nature reserve  Take a long drive to get Van Long in the late afternoon to get the shoot. Day 11 (B,L,D): Van Long Nature reserve  All day searching for Delacour's Langur before taking a drive to Cat Ba Islands Day 12, 13 (B,L,D): Cat Ba Islands  All day for searching and photography Cat Ba Langur Day 14 (B,L): Back to Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi)  After spend our last try at Cat ba Island we drive back to Hanoi for go home.  
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3 Days
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This primate photography tour is the best chance for someone who loves to see and photograph Black-shanked DoucAnnamese Langur, and Pygmy slow loris. From HCMC, which 3.5-hour drive to reach Takou where is the best place to find those species? Ta Kou nature reserve (NR) is situated in the south-central coastal region of Vietnam, 160 km far from Sai Gon (HCMC) (and is characterized by a dry coastal monsoon climate. Six primate species had recorded including two species of leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus), three species of macaques (Macaca), and one species of loris (Nycticebus). Most wanted of the trip The beautiful Black-shanked Douc (Pygathrix nigripes) is one of three douc species found in the greater Mekong region and is confined to southern Vietnam and Eastern Cambodia. Doucs are colubine, or leaf monkeys, feeding almost exclusively on leaves. Like cows, they have a complex stomach with four chambers, which permits them to digest cellulose in leaves. Annamese Langur (Trachypithecus margarita) once occurred widely in central-southern Vietnam, southern Laos, and eastern Cambodia where the Mekong River marks its western extent. The species is now rare throughout its range as a result of hunting and habitat loss and there are few recent records from Vietnam. The Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is confined to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. They feed on fruit, small lizards, and invertebrates and is a specialized gum feeder. Females usually give birth to twins, which are carried by the female for the first 2-3 weeks. It is nocturnal and arboreal, from 1-12 meters. Other highlights of mammals in Takou Nature reserve: Stump-tailed macaque; Crab-eating macaque; Northern pig-tailed macaque; Sunda flying lemur… And 135 species of bird have been recorded.

An itinerary: the special primate photography tour for looking at some of the most beautiful monkeys in South Vietnam.

Day 1: (L D) Pick up from HCMC in the morning and drive to Takou for the special primate photography tour. After lunch, start to look for Black-shanked Douc, Annamese Langur, and other primates. In an evening which the spot-light is the time for looking for Pygmy Slow Loris Overnight at Takou Mountain Day 2: (B L D) Full day looking for Monkeys and other interesting things. An evening watching Loris again Overnight at Takou Mountain Day 3: (B L) Full morning to trying again for Black-shanked Douc, Annamese Langur. After lunch, back to HCMC for flight or continuous another tour. Including accommodation, an experience Wildlife guide, private car with driver, meals and entrance fee, cable cars.
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This 3 Days Red-shanked Douc Photography Tour is designed for you who would like to have full-time with this most beautiful monkey Red-shanked Douc in 3 days with our experience, you will have the best time to shoot them from the best angle. Son Tra Peninsula (island) is 8 km from northeast of Da Nang city, central Vietnam, and the highest point is 693 m from sea level. This place was created when alluvium deposition created a land bridge between the mainland and three islands with high biodiversity of Flora and Fauna, especially there is home to Red-shanked Douc Pygathrix nemaeus the most beautiful Monkey, and is a fascinating place to visit. “Red-shanked Douc Pygathrix nemaeus is a species of old-world monkey, among the most colorful of all primates. This guy sometimes was called the “costumed ape” for its extravagant appearance. From its knees to its ankles it sports maroon-red "stockings", and it appears to wear white forearm-length gloves. Its attire is finished with black hands and feet. The golden face is framed by a white ruff, which is considerably fluffier in males. The eyelids are a soft powder blue. The tail is white with a triangle of white hair at the base. Males of all ages have a white spot on both sides of the corners of the rump patch, and red and white genitals”. This is the first-open for Red-shanked Douc Photography tour and also other many targets things for photography as Birds, butterflies, landscapes…

An Itinerary: Red-shanked Douc Photography Tour in Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang 3 days

Day 1: (L D) Pick up from your hotel at Da Nang city drive to Son Tra Peninsula for birds and Red-shanked Douc photography tour, and have a picnic lunch in the forest. After shooting time come back to the hotel on a later afternoon. Day 2: (B L D) Start early morning (around 4 AM) to drive back to Son Tra Peninsula for birds and Red-shanked Douc photography tour. At noontime come back to the hotel for lunch and rest. In the afternoon drive back to Son Tra Peninsula for birds and Red-shanked Douc Photography Tour. Day 3: (B L) Do the same start early morning to drive back to Son Tra Peninsula for photography and then come back hotel at noon time. End of Red-shanked Douc Photography Tour and you could reach the airport for a flight back home or explore the cultural tour in Hoi An, Da Nang or start Bird photography tours at Bach Ma National Park.

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The Black Shanked Douc Langur, with its vibrant mix of grey, black, and white fur and a striking blue face, is a visual delight for photographers. Native to specific regions of Vietnam and Cambodia, capturing this endangered primate offers a sense of exclusivity and a chance to raise conservation awareness. Their expressive faces, agile movements, and intricate group interactions provide dynamic scenes, making every shot a storytelling opportunity. Photographing the Douc Langur is not just about aesthetics; it's about immersing oneself in nature, promoting ethical wildlife tourism, and using imagery to educate and inspire. For photographers, the Black Shanked Douc Langur represents the beauty, fragility, and resilience of the wild, making it a must-capture subject. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR PRICES, BEST TIME AND DETAIL PROGRAM

The itinerary for 3 days Black Shanked Douc Langur photography tour

Day 1: Arrival & Introduction to the Douc's Domain Afternoon: Arrive at Cat Tien National Park and settle into your accommodation. Post-lunch, embark on your first photography session. Board a jeep that will take you deep into the park, to known hotspots where the Douc Langurs are frequently sighted. Capture your initial shots of these magnificent primates, observing their behaviors and familiarizing yourself with their habitats. Return to base in the evening, perhaps sharing and discussing the day's captures with fellow participants. Day 2: A Deep Dive into Douc Langur Photography Early Morning: Before dawn, set out in a jeep to capitalize on the soft morning light, which is ideal for wildlife photography. Drive to different parts of the park, leveraging local knowledge to find and photograph the Douc Langurs during their most active hours. Afternoon: After a brief rest and lunch, head out again in search of the Douc Langurs. Focus on capturing diverse angles and behaviors. Experiment with compositions, from close-up portraits to wider shots that showcase the langurs in their lush environment. As the sun sets, return to base, reflecting on a full day of photography. Day 3: Capturing Final Moments & Farewell Morning: Your last opportunity in the park begins with another early morning jeep ride. Seek out those final, memorable shots of the Douc Langurs, capturing any moments or angles you might have missed previously. Immerse yourself in the experience, savoring the last moments with these incredible primates. Afternoon: After a fulfilling lunch, pack up your gear and memories, preparing to depart from Cat Tien National Park. Begin your journey back to the city, carrying with you a treasure trove of photographs and experiences.
Note to Participants: The Black Shanked Douc Langur is a rare and endangered species. While we strive to provide the best opportunities for photography, we also emphasize ethical practices that prioritize the well-being and conservation of these primates. Your patience, respect, and understanding during the tour are highly appreciated.
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3 Days
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Venture into the heart of Son Tra, Da Nang, where the lush green canopy hides one of nature's most enchanting secrets: the Red-shanked Douc Langur. With their vibrant colors and mesmerizing eyes, these primates are a dream subject for photographers, offering a blend of beauty, emotion, and wilderness.
Over three immersive days, you'll journey through the dense forests of Son Tra, guided by the expertise of local wildlife enthusiasts. As the sun casts its golden hue, watch the Douc Langurs come alive, leaping between trees, nurturing their young, and basking in the serenity of their habitat. Each moment presents a new opportunity, a new story, a new frame.
But this expedition is more than just photography. It's about connection. With every click, you'll feel a deeper bond with nature, understanding the importance of conservation and the role these primates play in our ecosystem.
So, pack your gear, ignite your passion, and step into a world where nature narrates tales of wonder. Join us on this exclusive photography tour and capture the essence of the Red-shanked Douc Langur, a true gem of Son Tra.
Detail Itinerary:
Day 1: Introduction to the Red-shanked Douc's World
Lunch & Afternoon:
Arrive in Son Tra, Da Nang, and begin your photography journey.
Engage in your first photography session, capturing the Red-shanked Douc Langur in its natural habitat.
Evening dinner and discussions on the day's experiences.
Day 2: Immersive Douc Langur Photography
Breakfast & Morning:
Set out early to make the most of the morning light, capturing the Douc Langurs during their active hours.
Lunch & Afternoon:
Return to the hotel for lunch and a brief rest.
In the afternoon, head back to the Son Tra peninsula. This session will focus on both the Douc Langurs and the diverse bird species in the area.
Evening dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Capturing Final Moments & Departure
Breakfast & Morning:
Your last opportunity to photograph the Douc Langurs. Seek out those final, memorable shots.
After a fulfilling lunch, conclude your photography tour.
Post-tour, you have the option to explore cultural tours in Hoi An, Da Nang, or embark on bird photography tours at Bach Ma National Park.
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Join us on a captivating 3-day journey to the heart of Vietnam's Van Long Nature Reserve, where the enigmatic Delacour's Langur resides. This critically endangered species, named after the French-American ornithologist Jean Théodore Delacour, is a testament to the rich biodiversity of Vietnam. With its distinctive appearance and unique behaviors, the Delacour's Langur offers photographers a rare opportunity to capture the essence of one of the world's most endangered primates. The best time for a photography tour focusing on Delacour's Langur in Van Long Nature Reserve is during the dry season, which typically spans from November to April in Northern Vietnam. PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE DETAIL

Itinerary for Delacour's Langur photography tour in Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi & Journey to Van Long
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to Van Long Nature Reserve.
Evening briefing about the Delacour's Langur, its habitat, and photography tips.
Day 2: Delving Deep into the Habitat of Delacour's Langur
Early morning and afternoon sessions to photograph the langurs in their natural environment.
Learn about their diurnal and folivorous behaviors, their preference for limestone habitats, and their social dynamics.
Capture moments of the langurs swinging through trees, playing, grooming, and standing watch on rocky outcrops.
Day 3: Final Photography Session & Return to Hanoi
Utilize the morning light for one last photography session.
Post-photography, discuss and share your captures with the group.
Return to Hanoi with memories of a lifetime and a camera full of incredible shots.
Why Choose This Tour?
The Delacour's Langur is not just a species; it's a story of survival, adaptability, and the wonders of evolution. With less than 250 of these creatures believed to remain in the wild, this tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness and photograph a species on the brink of extinction. Your photographs won't just be memories; they'll be a powerful testament to the importance of conservation.
Join us on this extraordinary journey and play a part in documenting the story of the Delacour's Langur for generations to come.
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