[2 Days] Herping tour in Takou Nature Reserve Tour Near Ho Chi Minh

Takou National Reserve , Vietnam

[2 Days] Herping tour in Takou Nature Reserve Tour Near Ho Chi Minh

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Why Choose Our [2 days] Herping tour in Takou Nature Reserve Tour Near Ho Chi Minh?

Join our herping tour in Takou Nature Reserve, where you will be amazed by the variety of amphibians and reptiles that call this place home. Our expert guides will take you on a two-day journey to explore the area’s stunning natural beauty and discover some of the rarest and most fascinating species of herps. With our tours, you will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of conservation and sustainable tourism while experiencing the thrill of herping.

About Takou Nature Reserve for Herping

Takou Nature Reserve is located in the Binh Thuan Province, about 200 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This protected area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, with various habitats including forests, rivers, streams, and wetlands. The area is rich in biodiversity, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and herpers.

Takou Nature Reserve: Amphibian & Reptile

Takou Nature Reserve is a prime destination for herping enthusiasts, with its rich biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians. The area has a tropical climate and a diverse range of habitats, including forests, streams, and waterfalls, which provide ideal environments for these animals to thrive. Some of the highlight species found in the reserve include the king cobra, green pit viper, banded krait, and reticulated python, among others. The area is also home to many species of frogs, including the tree frog and horned frog, as well as a variety of lizards and skinks. With over 70 species of snakes and 50 species of frogs, Takou Nature Reserve offers a unique opportunity to observe and learn about these fascinating animals in their natural habitat.
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Some of the species that have been recorded in the area include

Asian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)
Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus)
Black Spitting Cobra (Naja sumatrana)
Burmese Python (Python bivittatus)
Common Indian Toad (Duttaphrynus melanostictus)
Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata)
Green Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris)
Many-lined Sun Skink (Eutropis multifasciata)
Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla ornata)
Red-tailed Pipe Snake (Cylindrophis ruffus)

Itinerary for [2 Days] Discover Takou Natural Reserve for Herps

Day 1:

    • Pick up from Ho Chi Minh City and drive to Binh Chau Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve for a morning of searching for day-life herps
    • Continue to Takou Nature Reserve and check in to hotel
    • Take a cable car to Takou mountain peak for an afternoon of herping
    • Explore small trekking trails for herps in the later afternoon
    • Return to the hotel for rest

Day 2:

    • Search for herps in Takou open forest in the morning
    • Return to hotel for lunch, then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City with stops to explore herps at various spots
    • End tour in Ho Chi Minh City around 6:00 PM.

Schedule Details

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Takou Nr.
Morning: Our expert guide will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, and we will embark on a scenic drive to Takou Nature Reserve. Along the way, we will make a stop at Binh Chau Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve for a chance to spot some day-active herps, such as frogs and lizards.
After Lunch and check-in at the hotel, we will take a cable car to reach the Takou mountain peak, where we will begin our first herping excursion of the trip. Our guide will lead us to the best spots to search for Takou's unique and diverse herp species until later in the afternoon.
Later afternoon, we will take a downhill trek on a small trail to search for herps and other wildlife in the area. Our expert guide will point out some of the fascinating fauna and flora of the region, including amphibians and reptiles.
Back at the hotel around 10:00 PM, we will rest up and prepare for the next day's excursion.
Day 2: Takou Nr. - Ho Chi Minh
Morning: After breakfast, we will start the day with a herping excursion through Takou's open forests, where we will search for herps and other wildlife that are active in the morning. We will explore different habitats, including streams, ponds, and forested areas, in search of some of Takou's unique and rare species of amphibians and reptiles.
After the morning excursion, we will return to the hotel for lunch before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, we will make several stops at different spots known for their diverse herp populations, giving you the opportunity to explore and learn more about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles.
The tour will conclude around 6:00 PM in Ho Chi Minh City, where our guide will drop you off at your hotel or the preferred location.
Takou Nature Reserve is home to a diverse array of amphibians and reptiles, including several rare and endemic species. Some of the highlight species that we may encounter during the tour include the Takou frog (Odorrana takouensis), the black-spotted rock gecko (Cnemaspis punctatonuchalis), and the Tonkin bug-eyed frog (Theloderma asperum). Our expert guide will provide in-depth knowledge and insights into the ecology and behavior of these fascinating creatures, making for a truly unforgettable herping experience.


What is the best time of year for herping tours?
The best time of year for herping tours can vary depending on the location and the species you are looking for. In general, the warmer months tend to be more active for reptiles and amphibians, so spring and summer can be good times to go herping. However, some areas may have more success during the wet season when species are more active due to increased food availability. It's always a good idea to research the location you plan to visit and speak with a local guide to determine the best time to go herping.
What should I wear on a herping tour?
It's important to wear appropriate clothing and footwear on a herping tour. Long pants and sleeves can help protect against bites and scratches, and sturdy, waterproof footwear is essential for walking through rough terrain and wet environments. It's also a good idea to bring a rain jacket or poncho in case of inclement weather.
Are herping tours safe?
Herping tours can be safe as long as you follow safety guidelines and respect the animals and environment. It's important to be aware of potential risks such as venomous snakes and other dangerous wildlife and to listen to your guide's instructions on how to safely approach and handle animals. Additionally, it's important to stay on designated trails and avoid damaging the environment or disturbing wildlife.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Expert guide
  • Meals
  • Private car

What's Excluded

  • Other services not mentioned

Why Book With Us?

  • Our experienced herping guides have an extensive knowledge of the local herpetofauna and will work hard to give you the best chance of encountering a variety of reptiles and amphibians.

Got a Question?

  • Join us for an unforgettable day exploring the diverse herpetofauna of Takou Nature Reserve, 2-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City.
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