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Cat Ba Langur Watching Tour - A Commitment to Nature

Please email us for more details as this tour is specially designed for those with a strong commitment to nature and conservation.

Why Cat Ba Langur Watching tour is Special

The Cat Ba langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) is a critically endangered primate listed among "The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates." Sadly, its population has declined by a staggering 80% over the past three generations. Today, there are fewer than 70 of these langurs left in the world.
In response to this crisis, the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project was initiated in November 2000 by Münster Zoo and ZSCSP (Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations). Despite being declared a National Park in 1986, the langur's distribution range continued to witness poaching and population decline. As of 2006, around 30% of the population existed outside the National Park.
The conservation efforts saw significant measures being taken. Cat Ba National Park was expanded to encompass the entire Cat Ba langur population, and Special Protection Zones were established to provide the most stringent protection available under Vietnamese law.
A strictly protected sanctuary, located on the eastern coast of Cat Ba Island within the National Park, now supports approximately 40% of the remaining population. This area is rigorously monitored, with fixed boundaries, prohibition signs, increased ranger presence, and vigilant control over caves and hunter trails.
By the end of 2001, poaching of the Cat Ba Langur had ceased. Since the commencement of conservation efforts, nine langurs have been born, and only three have succumbed to natural causes. Today, the greatest hope for the Cat Ba Langur's survival lies in the conservation of its limestone habitats.

3 Days Itinerary for Cat Ba Langur Watching Tour

Day 1: Hanoi - Cat Ba Island
Pickup in Hanoi and journey to Cat Ba Island
Boat tour around Cat Ba Island to familiarize yourself with the stunning surroundings
Day 2: Cat Ba
Embark on an early special tour, dedicated to searching for the elusive Cat Ba Langur
Explore the natural habitat and observe the langurs in their native environment
Day 3: Cat Ba - Hanoi
Make a final effort in the morning to catch a glimpse of the Cat Ba Langur
Return to Hanoi with a profound appreciation for this critically endangered primate and a commitment to its conservation
This tour is not for general visitors; it's an exclusive opportunity to contribute to the protection of the Cat Ba Langur, one of the world's most endangered primates. Your participation directly supports conservation initiatives aimed at saving this remarkable species from extinction. Join us in making a difference for these extraordinary creatures and their unique habitat.
From 320 $
8 People
2 Days
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Why Choose the 2-Day Red-Shanked Douc Primate Watching Tour in Son Tra Peninsula?

Visiting the Son Tra Peninsula in Vietnam offers a unique opportunity to witness one of nature's most incredible spectacles: the Red-shanked Douc primate. With their striking red and grey fur, these endangered primates are a sight to behold.
This 2-day tour allows you to not only observe these beautiful creatures but also gain insights into their habitat, behavior, and conservation efforts. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, wildlife lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, this tour is a must-do when in Vietnam.

What You Can Expect:

Day 1 (L,D): Da Nang - Son Tra
Your adventure begins with a pickup from your Da Nang hotel.
Drive to the breathtaking Son Tra Peninsula, renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich biodiversity.
Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the lush forest.
Immerse yourself in birdwatching and marvel at the vibrant avian life in the area.
As the day unfolds, you'll have the extraordinary opportunity to encounter the Red-shanked Douc primates in their natural habitat.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, filled with incredible memories.
Day 2 (B,L,D): Da Nang - Son Tra
Rise early (around 5 AM) and journey back to Son Tra Peninsula.
Continue your birdwatching adventure, appreciating the diverse bird species that call this place home.
At noontime, savor a delicious lunch and enjoy some well-deserved rest.
In the afternoon, rejoin the quest to spot the mesmerizing Red-shanked Doucs.
As the day concludes, return to your hotel with a heart full of awe and admiration for Vietnam's remarkable wildlife.

When and Where

This incredible 2-day tour takes place on the mesmerizing Son Tra Peninsula, located just 8 km northeast of Da Nang city in central Vietnam.
The tour is available throughout the year, offering you the flexibility to choose the dates that best suit your travel plans.

How to Make the Most of Your Tour

Ensure you have your camera ready to capture the unforgettable moments when you spot the Red-shanked Douc primates.
Dress comfortably and wear sturdy footwear suitable for forest terrain.
Bring binoculars and birdwatching gear if you're a bird enthusiast.
Our experienced guides will provide valuable insights and ensure a safe and responsible tour.

Quote for 2-Day Red-Shanked Douc Primate Watching Tour

Group size Rate per Person (USD)
1 520
2 320
3 300
4 280
5 260
6 240
Ages Reduction
4 to 12 years 70 % of Adult
0-3 years Free
Including: Accommodation, Private Vehicle, Meals, Expert guide, National Reserve fee...

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6 People
2 Days 1 Night
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This Primate Watching Tour in Ha Tien Limestone Mountain is designed for you to easily have short Germain's Langur watching tour in Ha Tien, Kien Giang, Vietnam. Ha Tien Limestone is not only one of the most endangered species in Vietnam but it still has the greatest landscape with Limestone Moutain around Germain's Langur's habitat and people here have a Unique Culture of the Mekong Delta River in South Vietnam. Germain's Langur has a habitat of evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests, near rivers, coast, and limestone so Ha Tien Limestone mountain has the most number of individuals crowded in Vietnam. It's quite easy to see and watch them in 2 days finding.

Highlights for Germain's Langur watching tour

Rare Primate Sighting: Explore the pristine landscapes of Ha Tien Limestone Mountain, home to the endangered Germain's Langur. With its diverse habitat of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, riverside areas, coastal stretches, and limestone formations, this region hosts one of the highest populations of Germain's Langurs in Vietnam. Witness these captivating creatures up close.
Cultural Immersion: Discover the vibrant culture of the Mekong Delta people, whose lives are intricately connected to the lush landscapes that surround them. From traditional customs to delicious local cuisine, gain insight into the authentic way of life in this part of South Vietnam.

Itinerary: 2 days Germain's Langur watching tour in Ha Tien Limestone Mountain

Depending on your place of stay, we offer convenient transportation to your hotel before we embark on an unforgettable journey that seamlessly combines primate watching and immersive cultural experiences. Day 1: Arrival in Ha Tien - Tour at the afternoon
Your adventure begins as you arrive in Ha Tien, a picturesque town nestled at the foot of the limestone mountain. Check-in to your comfortable accommodation and unwind. In the late afternoon, our expert guide will greet you in the hotel lobby, setting the stage for an exciting adventure. Venture into the heart of Ha Tien's natural wonders and savor the tranquil beauty of the landscape.
Day 2: Primate tour in Ha Tien and Culture Rise early for a captivating primate-watching excursion. Our team will pick you up, ensuring you're ready to seize the day. As the sun paints the sky with warm hues, head deep into Ha Tien Limestone Mountain to observe the elusive Germain's Langur. Enjoy a delightful breakfast amidst nature's splendor, complemented by fragrant coffee to invigorate your senses. Complete your primate tour around 11:00 AM, returning to your hotel with cherished memories. This isn't just a primate adventure; it's an opportunity to embrace the rich culture of the region, ensuring your journey is as enriching as it is exciting.

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From 470 $
6 People
3 Days 2 Nights
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Nam Cat Tien National Park , Vietnam
This Primate Watching Tour in Cat Tien National Park is designed for you to easily have short primate-watching tours during your time in Vietnam

Why do Primate Watching Tour in Cat Tien National Park?

Cat Tien National Park is located 150 km far northeast of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City and contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in South Vietnam. There are 7/24 primate species of Vietnam you can see in Cat Tien National Park: Black-shanked Douc Langur, Annamese Langur, Southern Yellow-cheeked Gibbon, Pygmy Slow Loris, Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Long-tailed Macaque.

How the itinerary in 3 days Primate Watching Tour in Cat Tien National Park

Day 1 (L,D): Ho Chi Minh - Cat Tien Your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park. Upon arrival, relish a hearty lunch before embarking on your primate-watching quest. Hop aboard a comfortable jeep and explore the park's lush surroundings, seeking the Pig-tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, and Long-tailed Macaque. As the sun sets, venture on a guided evening walk to encounter the elusive Pygmy Slow Loris. Retire to your accommodations for a peaceful night's rest. Day 2 (B,L,D): Cat Tien Rise early for a captivating morning walk in the company of the vibrant Southern Yellow-cheeked Gibbon. Afterward, enjoy a nourishing breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating jeep safari in search of the Annamese Langur and Black-shanked Douc Langur. Return to your lodgings for a well-deserved break and lunch. Spend your afternoon immersed in primate-watching activities, seeking further encounters with these remarkable creatures. As the day concludes, savor your last evening amidst the park's enchanting landscapes. Day 3 (B,L): Cat Tien - Ho Chi Minh Begin your day with a final sunrise rendezvous with the enchanting Southern Yellow-cheeked Gibbon. Make the most of your remaining time to observe any primate species you may have missed. Following lunch and check-out, bid farewell to Cat Tien National Park as you journey back to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, concluding your primate-watching odyssey. The quote for this tour
Group size Rate per Person (USD)
1 720
2 570
3 500
4 470
5 450
6 430
Ages Reduction
4 to 12 years 70 % of Adult
0-3 years Free
Includes: Accommodations, Expert guide, private return transportation Sai Gon – Cat Tien, meals and entrance fee, jeep rentals

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On our 3-day Wildlife Tour in Cat Tien National Park, you will spend three full days both by a vehicle on safari, as well as on foot walking in the forest to spot wildlife.
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2 Days
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Why Delacour's Langur Watching Tour is unique?

Experience the thrill of spotting Delacour's Langurs, one of the world's most endangered primates, in their natural habitat. Contribute to their conservation efforts while exploring the serene landscapes of Van Long Nature Reserve.
The tour is specially designed to provide a remarkable opportunity to observe Delacour's Langurs in their natural habitat. These primates are critically endangered and found only in a few locations in Vietnam, making this tour one of the few chances to see them up close.
A 2-day guided tour that combines wildlife watching, scenic boat rides, and immersive experiences in the Van Long Nature Reserve.

How the itineray for Delacour's Langur Watching Tour look like

Day 1: Depart from Hanoi in the morning. Enjoy a boat trip through Van Long Nature Reserve, exploring its biodiversity and pristine landscapes. Arrive at your hotel for check-in and a local lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a guided trek to observe Delacour's Langurs. Return to the hotel for dinner and an evening at leisure.
Day 2: Wake up early for a second Langur-watching excursion. Enjoy a morning boat ride through the reserve's tranquil waterways, with opportunities to spot more wildlife and scenic karst formations. Afterward, have breakfast at the hotel, check out, and explore more of Van Long's natural beauty with a guided visit to local caves. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
The tour begins and ends in Hanoi, Vietnam. The main focus is Van Long Nature Reserve, a picturesque area renowned for its biodiversity and as a sanctuary for Delacour's Langurs. You will stay at a hotel near the reserve.
This tour provides a unique opportunity to witness the critically endangered Delacour's Langurs in their natural environment, contribute to their conservation, and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Van Long Nature Reserve—all while enjoying the comfort and expertise of experienced guides.
6 People
3 Days
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This 3 days Hatinh's Langur Tour in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is truly exceptional because it provides you with a rare chance to encounter one of the world's most critically endangered primates, the Hatinh's Langur, in its natural habitat. These elusive creatures are on the brink of extinction, making every sighting a precious and unique experience. Our tour offers a carefully crafted itinerary that not only focuses on Hatinh's Langur but also allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich culture of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. You'll leave with unforgettable memories of this remarkable journey, knowing that your visit has contributed to the conservation of these incredible creatures and their habitat. Tour Highlights:
  • A primary focus on spotting the critically endangered Hatinh's Langur in its natural habitat.
  • Opportunities to enjoy the diverse wildlife and lush landscapes of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
  • Expert guides providing insights into the Langur's behavior and conservation efforts.
  • Comfortable accommodation at Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel.
  • Delicious Vietnamese cuisine throughout the tour.

The itinerary for [3 days] Hatinh’s Langur primate watching tour

Day 1: Arrival in Phong Nha
  • Morning: Arrive at Dong Hoi Airport or Dong Hoi Airport
  • Transfer to Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel for check-in and freshen up.
  • Lunch at the hotel or a local restaurant.
  • Afternoon: Start your adventure with a visit to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Visitor Center to learn about the park's biodiversity, including the critically endangered Hatinh's Langur. While Hatinh's Langur is our main focus, you'll also have the chance to enjoy the diverse wildlife and lush landscapes of the park.
  • Evening: Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel, where you'll meet your guide and fellow travelers.
Day 2: Hatinh’s Langur Watching and More
  • Early morning: After breakfast, depart for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
  • Morning: Begin your trekking adventure into the park's lush forests, with a primary goal of spotting the elusive Hatinh's Langur. Along the way, keep an eye out for other fascinating wildlife species and enjoy the breathtaking natural landscapes.
  • Lunch: Savor a packed lunch amidst the park's natural beauty.
  • Afternoon: Continue your trekking expedition, exploring the Langur's habitat. While searching for Hatinh's Langur, you'll have opportunities to observe other wildlife, such as diverse bird species and unique plants.
  • Evening: Return to Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel for a relaxing evening. Share stories of your day's adventure with fellow travelers over dinner.
Day 3: Departure with Lasting Memories
  • Early morning: After breakfast, check out from Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel.
  • Morning: Depending on your departure schedule, you can opt for additional activities in Phong Nha, such as visiting the stunning Phong Nha Cave or exploring local villages. It's a great opportunity to appreciate the broader natural beauty and culture of the region.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a local meal at a restaurant in Phong Nha.
  • Afternoon: Transfer to Dong Hoi Airport or Dong Hoi Railway Station for your onward journey, filled with lasting memories of Hatinh's Langur and the diverse landscapes and wildlife you've encountered.
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6 People
14 Days

Vietnam Primates Watching Tour: A Journey Beyond the Ordinary

Vietnam, a country renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes, has yet another treasure hidden within its dense forests and misty mountains - its diverse and unique primate species. For those with a penchant for wildlife and a thirst for adventure, our meticulously crafted 14-day Vietnam Primates Watching Tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into the heart of Vietnam's primate kingdom.

The Primate Spotlight

Primates, often considered our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, have always fascinated humans. Their complex behaviors, expressive faces, and intricate social structures offer a mirror to our own evolutionary past. Vietnam, in particular, is a hotspot for primate diversity, with several species that are found nowhere else on Earth. This tour is designed to shine a spotlight on these incredible creatures, offering travelers a chance to observe them in their natural habitats, understand their behaviors, and learn about the conservation efforts in place to protect them.
The Golden-headed Langur of Cat Ba, with its striking appearance and critically endangered status, is one of the many highlights of this journey. Found only on Cat Ba Island, these langurs are a testament to the unique evolutionary paths that isolated populations can take. Observing them in the wild, with their golden manes glowing in the sun, is a sight that stays with you long after the journey ends.
The Delacour's Langur, with its distinctive "white pants", offers another unforgettable wildlife experience. Found only in the north-central part of Vietnam, these langurs are a symbol of the country's rich biodiversity. Their playful antics and curious nature make them a favorite among travelers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
But the primate wonders don't end there. The Red Shanked Douc, with its vibrant colors and graceful movements, is often referred to as the "queen of primates". The dense forests of PNKB National Park and Da Nang provide the perfect backdrop to observe these stunning creatures. The park is also home to several other primate species, including the Ha Tinh Langur, various species of Macaques, and the elusive Slow Loris.

Beyond Primates: A Holistic Experience

While primates are the main focus of this tour, the journey offers so much more. The landscapes of Vietnam, from the limestone cliffs of Van Long Nature Reserve to the coastal beauty of Da Nang and the highland charm of Da Lat, provide a constantly changing backdrop to this adventure. Each destination has been carefully selected not just for its primate populations, but also for its natural beauty, cultural significance, and the unique experiences it offers.
Travelers will have the opportunity to interact with local communities, understand their way of life, and learn about the intricate balance between humans and wildlife. Workshops on primate photography, cultural performances, traditional storytelling sessions, and interactions with conservationists add depth to the journey, making it a holistic experience.

Conservation at the Core

At the heart of this tour is a strong emphasis on conservation. With several of Vietnam's primate species facing threats from habitat loss, hunting, and climate change, there's an urgent need for conservation efforts. This tour aims to raise awareness about these challenges and highlight the efforts being made to address them. A portion of the tour's proceeds goes directly to local conservation initiatives, ensuring that travelers are directly contributing to the protection of the species they come to see.

In Conclusion

The Vietnam Primates Watching Tour is not just a holiday; it's an immersive experience that offers a deep dive into the world of primates. It's a journey of discovery, learning, and connection. Whether you're a seasoned wildlife enthusiast, a budding naturalist, or someone looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, this tour promises memories that will last a lifetime. Join us as we embark on this odyssey into the heart of Vietnam's primate kingdom, and witness the magic of nature up close.

The 14 days itinerary for Vietnam Primates Watching Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi - Cat Ba, Hai Phong
Kickstart your adventure in the vibrant city of Ha Noi. From the urban hustle, we'll transition to the tranquil Cat Ba in Hai Phong. Here, the enchanting “Golden-headed Langur” awaits. As night falls, relax and recharge for the adventures ahead.
Day 2: Discovering Cat Ba's Treasures
Dive deep into the world of the Cat Ba Langur. Witness their mesmerizing golden heads and experience the magic of nature. As the day concludes, enjoy a peaceful night under the starry sky.
Day 3: Journey to White-Panted Wonders
After a morning with the Cat Ba Langur, we'll head to Van Long Nature Reserve. Amidst the dramatic limestone cliffs, meet the unique “Delacour's Langur” or the “langur with white pants”. Enjoy a serene sampan ride, capturing the beauty around.
Day 4: Delving into Delacour's World
Spend a day dedicated to the Delacour's Langur. Learn about their habits, habitats, and the tales that make them so special in Vietnam's rich biodiversity.
Day 5: PNKB's Primate Playground
Wave goodbye to Van Long and set forth to PNKB National Park. Here, the Ha Tinh Langur and other primates eagerly await to showcase their world.
Day 6 & 7: PNKB's Primate Extravaganza
Two action-packed days at PNKB. From the elegance of the Red Shanked Douc to the playful antics of the Macaques, there's never a dull moment.
Day 8: Da Nang's Red-Hued Wonders
Next stop: Da Nang. Get ready to be mesmerized by the tales of the Red-shanked Douc. As the sun sets, gear up for a day of photography and exploration.
Day 9: Picture-Perfect Da Nang
Capture the essence of the Red-shanked Douc through your lens. Whether you're an amateur or a pro, this day promises picture-perfect moments.
Day 10: Da Lat's Scenic Sojourn
Travel to the picturesque Da Lat. Depending on the season, choose the best route to maximize your time and experience.
Day 11: Cat Tien's Primate Party
Enter the world of Cat Tien, where a variety of primates from the Black Shanked Douc to the Silver Langur are ready to greet you with their unique tales.
Day 12 & 13: Living the Cat Tien Dream
Immerse yourself in the primate wonders of Cat Tien. Every moment promises a new discovery, a new story.
Day 14: Farewell at Ho Chi Minh
Conclude your primate adventure with a morning in Cat Tien. Then, head back to Ho Chi Minh, taking with you memories, photographs, and stories to cherish forever.

When is the best-time for this tour and why?

The optimal time for Vietnam's Primate Watching Tour is the dry season, spanning from November to April. This period promises cooler temperatures, minimal rainfall, and clearer skies, ensuring comfortable treks and unhindered access to national parks. Moreover, primates, such as the Golden-headed Langur, are notably more active during these months, enhancing daytime sighting opportunities. The drier conditions also mean fewer mosquitoes, reducing the risk of insect-borne diseases. Additionally, this timeframe coincides with several Vietnamese cultural festivals, offering travelers a chance to immerse themselves in local traditions. While Vietnam's biodiversity ensures a rewarding experience throughout the year, the dry season, especially from November to April, is particularly favorable for primate enthusiasts.
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