In the morning, be transferred by lodge buggy to the National Park Centre for a short trek around the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre, a rescue and rehabilitation centre for endangered primates including gibbons with the aim of returning them to the wild. Nam Cat Tien National Park is home to several species of gibbon, including the gold-cheeked and black-crested varieties. Return to the lodge by buggy around midday for lunch. Take a local ferry ride to return to the other side of the river where your driver awaits to bring you back to Saigon.
Suggested departure time: 08:00
Estimated arrival time at Saigon: 16:00
Barely longer than an inch or two, terrestrial leeches are commonly found in the tropical forests in Vietnam all year round and especially during the rainy season from May to November. While a nuisance, leeches are part of the ecosystem and should not impact your enjoyment of the trek.