VEUN SAI GIBBON ECOTOURS PROJECT
See the rare Yellow Cheeked Crested Gibbon
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This area is rich with animal wildlife with a wide range of species. Veun Sai forest is also providing food, firewood, medicinal plants and fresh water for local communities.
In 2010, a ranger discovered a new species of Gibbon in the area, the Yellow cheeked crested gibbon. Since then conservation effords have been stepped up to protect this animal. Today, Veun Sai is the only place in the world where tourists can regularly spot the elusive Northern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in the wild.
The station provides basic facilities such as a field kitchen, accommodation and sanitation. While at the station hammocks with attached mosquito nets will be provided for you to sleep in. At the moment, these have been set up in a basic solid structure for shelter from the elements.
There is a building used by the community-based ecotourism management team for storage and where you will be taking meals.
LOCAL AREA & ACTIVITIES
A number of trekking options are on offer that include:
- overnight stays in tree houses
- trekking in the Virachey National Park and opportunity to explore the forest with the local guides.
- Spotting the rare Yellow-Cheeked Gibbons.
GETTING THERE & TRANSPORT
Travelling from Phnom Penh take one minibus to Sean Monourun (Mondulkiri capital). From there you will be able to book local minibus to Ban Lung (Ratanakiri capaital). The minivans to Ratanakiri leave in the mornings, so you will most likely need to spend a night in Sean Monourun.
Travelling from Siem Reap, you will be able to find VIP minibus to Stung Treng city. From there you will need to take local transport – shared taxi or minivan to Ban Lung.
Once you get to Ban Lung usually, the organisation picks you up and take you to the gibbon spot camp. You can find few tour operators who can help you to organise your trip.
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES HERE
At this moment we are unable to take booking for this site.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
NOT TO BE MISSED
Visit to Veun Sai is wonderfully unique experience, due to its immense range of species and high density of wildlife. It is teeming with tropical birds, jungle cats, monkeys (including the beautiful red shanked douc, butterflies, reptiles and more. Exploring this forest is a unique experience for enthusiastic wildlife spotters and those who are interested in biology and nature conservation.
It is important to learn about the forest and see firsthand the impact of illegal logging, and how you can help.
1 – 2 DAYS STAY
Most visitors spend 2 days and one night at the camps. You will rise early at around 3:15am, you leave camp and trek to the edge of the jungle savannah. The aim is to arrive before dawn so you can be ready to hear the gibbons call as the sun rises. Once the gibbon song begins you have about a 15 minute window to locate the gibbons before they stop. To find the gibbons you will be walking and sometimes even running after your guide until they are spotted. Hearing the gibbon song getting louder is such a thrilling experience.