Vietnam Mammal Watching Tour, Wildlife Tour

Vietnam Mamal Watching Tour combines perfectly the cultural visits to the highlighted must-sees of the country and the wildlife experience with different animals in different national parks from north to south.

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Day 01 Hanoi arrival 
Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to your hotel.For your first experience of Hanoi, we enjoy a pleasant walk inside the Old Quarter, discovery typical house of Hanoian in the old time, visiting the remarkable temples and pagoda.Welcome dinner will be followed by a traditional water puppet show.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: dinner

Day 02 Hanoi city tour 
This morning, we start our Hanoi city tour by a visit to Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam then we continue to the Museum of art.From here, we visit West Lake as it is located on the way we head to Museum of Ethnology, our last attraction of the day. The museum depicts perfectly the overview of different ethnic minorities in Vietnam and offering you a good chance to know further about Vietnamese culture. 
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 03 Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park trek
Leave Hanoi this morning for drive to Ninh Binh province – Cuc Phuong National Park the first national park to be established in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is an area of limestone hills covered with large tracts of primeval rainforest.
Drive 20km to the park center where you begin hiking a 7km loop trail to see the 1000 year old tree. On this trail you will have a chance to discover the secrets of nature.  In the afternoon and evening we will have a mammal watching tour in the deeply Cuc Phuong Park.
Accommodation: hotel in Cuc Phuong
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 04  Cuc Phuong National Park
Our guide  will accompany you to visit the Visitor Center where you can learn more about the park from the pictures and models on display; visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center - one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. In the afternoon and night, these special tours offer opportunities to see the more elusive mammal species of the park including the Black Giant Squirrel, the Indian Flying Squirrel, Samba Deer, Loris and several small carnivores.
Accommodation: hotel in Cuc Phuong
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 05 Cuc Phuong national park - Van Long Natural Reserve.
Train to Dong Hoi Wake to the singing of gibbons and the sounds of the surrounding forest. After breakfast, the car will bring you to the Cave of Prehistoric Man, where you can reenter the Stone Age through your explorations. Walking back to the main road for collection by car forward to Van Long Nature Reserve, you will take a boat trip for 1.5 or 2 hours in the hopes of seeing the Delacour’s langur – one of rarest primate species in the world. Have dinner then take a night train to Dong Hoi.
Accommodation: on the Express Train
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 06 Dong Hoi - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
Arrival Dong Hoi in the morning, check in hotel for breakfast and then transfer to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and World Biosphere Reserve, we will enjoy by boat trip to visit wonderful water and dry caves, in here you can watch some bats inside the cave. Then we trek to National Park to watch and observe some mammals on the way.
Accommodation: hotel in Dong Hoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 07 Phong Nha National Park - Hue 
We spend full day in Phong Nha National Park for mammal watching tour till the late afternoon, we transfer to Hue. Free at leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 08 Hue - Ho Chi Minh 
Depart from your hotel in Hue, we start our day with a leisurely boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest religious structures with its famous seven-store octagonal-shaped tower. Continue with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, we'll visit the Noon Gate and Forbidden City. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument, we depart for lunch at a local restaurant to try some renowned Hue cuisine.In the afternoon, we will drive out Hue outskirt to visit Tu Duc Tomb - the most typical tomb in Hue which was used as the second palace of King Tu Duc before his death. Then visit Khai Dinh Tomb, the gaudy and crumbling tomb, is famous for its grandiose concrete structure, which is completely unlike other tombs in Hue. Finish tour and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 09 Ho Chi Minh - Nam Cat Tien National Park - Mammal watching 
Drive to Cat Tien National Park for 4 hours, take a walk along the jungle trails to observe wild animals such as deer, wild pigs, snakes, porcupines, gaur (rare) and weasels as they forage for food on the grassland.
Accommodation: hotel in Cat Tien National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 10 Nam Cat Tien National Park - Mammal watching 
We will spend full day to visit Bau Sau wetland in Cat Tien National. The park fauna included Asian Elephants, Sun Bears and Gaur still persist in the area, whereas banteng, kouprey (may be globally extinct), and Wild Asian Water Buffalo no longer occur in Cat Tien. The park also hosts many smaller mammal species, including Yellow-cheeked Gibbons, Black-shanked Douc Langurs, Crab-eating Macaques, Pygmy Slow Loris, as well as civets, mouse deer, and tree shrews.
Accommodation: hotel in Nam Cat Tien Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Nam Cat Tien Mammal watching - Ho Chi Minh 
We will visit the Bear Sanctuary where they rescue and take care of hunted bears in Vietnam until their health get well enough to be released into the wild. Start walking 3km along the ecologic route: sites of Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (Bang Lang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). Then trek back to the center for driving back Ho Chi Minh city
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh - Lo Go Xa Mat National Park - Mammal watching
In the morning, drive to Lo Go Xa Mat National Park with 415 species including some species of animal as typical black Douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes), silver langur Indochina (Trachypithecus villosus), monkeys (Macaca arctoides), bear (Ursus thibetanus), red wolf (Cuon alpinus) and gold wolf (Canis aureus), small coolie (Nycticebus pygmaeus), pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina), long-tailed macaques (M. fascicularis).
Accommodation: hotel in Tay Ninh 
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Lo Go Xa Mat Park - Ho Chi Minh
We spend full day to enjoy mammal watching tour then drive back Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh city tour
 Enjoy a guided tour to explore the best of Ho Chi Minh covering the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville.Finish your day by the lively market of Ben Thanh where you can try your bargaining skills.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: breakfast

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh departure
Free at leisure till transfer to the Tan Son Nhat airport for flight departure.
Accommodation: N/A
Meal: breakfast

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