Vietnam and Cambodia Wildlife Holiday with Greentours, Primates Birds and Angkor Wat
Vietnam’s sublime landscapes range from the immense Mekong Delta to the hill stations of the Annamite Mountains, and from the vibrant elegance of Hanoi to the Rainforests and rivers of Cochinchina.
Vietnam’s marvellous national parks preserve a fabulously varied fauna and we concentrate on two of the finest, Cuc Phuong in the north and Cat Tien in the south. There are endless colourful birds typical of Southeast Asia - Minivets, Trogons, Sunbirds, Kingfishers and Orioles - and there are many avian wonders special to the area such as Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Bar-bellied Pitta and Grey-crowned Crocias. We’ll encounter Black Bazas, Pied Falconets, Great-eared Nightjars and impressive Hornbills. The beautiful Black-shanked Douc Langur is among eight or more species of Primate on the agenda. Butterflies are plentiful, particularly so the swallowtails with brilliant Jays, Swordtails, Roses, Clubtails and Helens, and the lovely shimmering blue-greens of Papilio paris. Birdwings, the Leaf Butterfly and improbably named Redtail Marquis, Sullied Sailor, Painted Jezebel and the Great Archduke, are amongst a hundred or more species expected.
Southeast Asia’s prime archaeological site at Angkor Wat is truly a wonder of the world with its almost kilometre-long intricately carved temple. Nearby roads lined with continuous ranks of statues lead to the stone-elephant gates of the fabulous 10 sq km fortified city of Angkor Thom. The central Bayon temple has 54 ‘gothic towers’ decorated with intricate Avalokiteshvara faces and many fine bas-reliefs. There’s untouched Ta Prohm set deep in the ‘jungle’ and Preah Khan with wonderful Garuda figures on the outer walls.
Birds, Mammals (particularly Primates), Butterflies, Reptiles, Amphibians, Landscapes and Angkor Wat.
Relaxed and easy. Usually only two or three miles a day but on a couple of days up to five, though always at a slow pace, perfectly suited to photographers.
Included in the Price
All flights. All transport, meals and accommodation in Vietnam and Cambodia. Services of your leaders. Please note: Vietnamese and Cambodian Visas, drinks, tips and items of a personal nature including travel insurance, are not included.
The minimum is 5 and the maximum is 9.
We start at the fine Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. A classy comfortable hotel, it is within walking distance of the Old Quarter, the Opera House, and Hoan Kiem Lake. At Cuc Phuong we stay in the comfortable Cuc Phuong Resort. At Cat Tien we stay at the excellent new Forest Floor Lodge, in a secluded position overlooking the Dong Nai River. Rooms are in the style of traditional Vietnamese wooden houses and are equipped for comfort, with good quality bathrooms, and air-conditioning. In Dalat we stay at the fine old colonial Hotel Du Parc, in Ho Chi Minh City at the lovely Art Deco rooms of the Majestic by the river, and in Cambodia at the luxurious ‘Angkor Village Resort’. All are very good quality hotels and all have the full range of furnishings and facilities that one would expect of ‘deluxe’ hotels. All rooms on this tour are en suite.
UK return flights are from London Heathrow via Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Vietnam, returning from Siem Reap, also via Ho Chi Minh City. Other indirect routes from regional UK Airports* are available.
*These routes may incur a supplement.
Though often quite hot (especially at Angkor Wat) in the middle of the day temperatures are generally pleasant mornings and evenings and can be on the cool side all day long in Hanoi and at Cuc Phuong where it is often overcast and sometimes drizzly.
The Vietnam-only price (i.e. for the first 16 days including the airfare from the UK) is £4155 (single supplement – £595).
How to Book
Contact us to check there is availability for the number of places you require. Download a booking form or contact us and we will send one to you. Complete and send to us. You will receive confirmation of your place and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. This will contain up-to-date health information.
Bird, mammal and butterfly checklists are available.