Gibbon Spotting 3 Days/2 Nights Trek,
Cambodia, Siem Reap, North & East
Info : Gibbon Spotting 3 Days/2 Nights Trek
This endangered species of gibbon was only discovered in 2010 and Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province has the largest known population in the world!
The experience begins from Ban Lung in Ratanakiri, Cambodia’s northernmost province bordering both Vietnam and Laos. Ratanakiri has some of the most diverse animal and plant life in mainland Southeast Asia.
Departing from Ban Lung you travel downstream on the Sesan River passing local villages and cycling through the forest until you arrive at the gibbon research station. The station is where the scientists live whilst conducting research on the surrounding wildlife, and it provides basic but adequate bathroom, kitchen and sleeping facilities. You sleep in hammocks set up in a solid structure to provide shelter; toilet facilities are simple and shared with station staff and researchers.
During the trek you’ll take a night time jungle hike, equipped with torches to spot nocturnal animals like pygmy-loris and the civet, a fascinating way to see the jungle humming with life after dark. You’ll arise before sunrise and follow the calls of the gibbons who greet the dawn by singing. Your expert guide will try to locate the gibbons in the forest and you can watch them as they go about their activities in the tree canopy.
The gibbon trek provides a truly incredible and unforgettable experience with some of the rarest wildlife in Cambodia, and a chance to witness and understand the work of scientists and researchers as they strive to preserve Cambodia’s most beautiful and unique animals.
In order to preserve the environment and the peace of the area, a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 people are permitted to join the trek and children under 15 years old are not permitted.
Please note that this tour has regular set departure dates.
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