Gibbon 2-day/1-night Eco-adventure
We leave Banlung by car at 8:30, after arriving in the town of Veun Sai around 9:30am-10am you will continue your journey by ferry across the Sesan River. The ferry ride provides a great opportunity to see the uniqueness of the landscape along the Sesan, a river rich in biodiversity. Upon landing you can observe the daily life of Chinese ethnic communities living along the river.
You will be warmly welcomed by the community-based ecotourism and checked in. The community transportation group will get you by motorbike to I-Tub village. It will take about 1 hour to get to the village. Here we will stop to have lunch.
I-Tub village is made up of Lao ethnic people. Here you will experience their unique local culture and food. After that we will depart from I-Tub village along a natural road from which you can observe the different views of the conservation area. This is a very scenic walk, and you are likely to see a range of different bird species. In the evening a camp in the jungle will be set up and local food prepared, which you can enjoy whist listening to the night-time sounds of wildlife.
Dinner is served at around 1830 at camp. Following dinner there is an optional night walk (approximately 1 hour) to view nocturnal wildlife. In base camp, our generator provides electricity between 1800-2130.
On morning of day two we wake up at 0330 to depart at 0400 (the Gibbons are early risers) for our 1 hour hike to the Gibbon forest. Here we wait for the call of the gibbon, which usually happens at sunrise. Your experienced local guide will aim to locate the habituated group of gibbons by following their haunting call. We can then watch and follow the gibbons for approximately 2 hours as they make their way through the forest canopy. During this time we will enjoy hot drinks and a jungle breakfast
We then return to camp for lunch before making our way back to Ban Lung, arriving at around 3pm
Additional nights can be arranged to give more opportunity for gibbon viewing or visiting other parts of the Conservation Area to try and spot other species of monkey additional walks can be arranged, with lunch in the jungle, if this is requested