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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.
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.
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.