Who is fit to this trip?
The 14 days trip is an excellent program for wildlife photographers who want to get great shots of the critically endangered species of Vietnamese primates included Cat Ba Langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus), Delacour’s Langur (Trachypithecus delacouri), Red-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus), Black-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nigripes), Southern Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), and more.
Day#1 Noi Bai International Airport or hotel in Ha Noi to Cat Ba Islands
Pick up from Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi or hotel around Ha Noi then drive about 4 hours to Cat Ba Islands. Check in hotel in Cat Ba and visiting the beauty of Lan Ha Bay and looking for Cat Ba Langur .
Day#2 Cat Ba Langur Photography
Cat Ba Langur as known as Golden-headed Langur and the global population is now around 70 individuals, ensuring its position on the list of “World’s 25 most Endangered Primates”. This species is endemic to Vietnam and only found at Cat Ba Archipelago in Ha Long Bay.
Day#3 Cat Ba – Van Long
Driving about 4.5 hours from Cat Ba Island to Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh Province for Delacour’s Langur
Day#4#5 Delacour’s Langur photography in Van Long
The Delacour’s Langur has a highly restricted distribution and is endemic to northern Vietnam. The global population is estimated around 200 individuals with 100 confined to a single site and the others in smaller mainly fragmented populations. It is listed as one of the “World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates”. The largest known population around 100 animals occur at Van Long Nature Reserve of the wetland and limestone mountains
Others expected primates: Assamese Macaque
Day#6 Van Long- Noi Bai Airport – Da Nang
About 3 hours driving from Van Long Nature Reserve to Noi Bai Int Airport then taking a 1.15-hour domestic flight to Da Nang City and check in hotel in the beach city.
Day#7#8#9 Red-shanked Douc Langur Photography in Son Tra Nature Reserve
The Red-shanked Douc Langur as known as the Queen of the primates or the five colors monkey in Vietnamese. The most colorful of the douc species, the Red-shanked Douc is surely the most beautiful monkey in the world. Found mainly in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, this douc has the largest geographic range of the group. However, its threat status is the Critically Endangered Species.
Others expected primates: Rhesus Macaque, Pygmy Slow Loris
Day#10 Da Nang- Sai Gon- Cat Tien National Park
Taking a 1.15-hour domestic flight from Da Nang Int Airport to Tan Son Nhat Int Airport then driving about 3.5 hours to Cat Tien National Park
Day#11#12#13 Yellow-cheeked Gibbon and Black-shanked Douc Langur Photography in Cat Tien
Cat Tien national park contains the largest remaining area of lowland tropical forest in southern Vietnam and an incredible diversity of birds and mammals. The national park is the home to the Critically Endangered Species of Southern Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbon with about 300 groups remaining in the Southern Vietnam and Cambodia and Black-shanked Douc Langur with the largest population of 700 in the Greater Mekong region of southern Vietnam and eastern Cambodia
Others expected primates and mammals: Annamese Silver Langur, Long-tailed Macaque, Pig-tailed Macaque, Gaurs, Deers, and other beautiful birds.
Day#14 Cat Tien National Park- Tan Son Nhat Int Airport in Sai Gon
Driving about 4 hours from Cat Tien National Park then taking an international flight back home