Another Motorbike Trip Round Son Tra Peninsula* , Da Nang
I Love Sontra theme, 2014
On previous posts, few photos series of Sontra peninsula trips with different theme and time.
For reasons, to end the year of the Snake,2013, with a trip to Sontra Peninsula for early bird, fresh morning coffee, crabs – fishing and observe the Red-shanked Douc … is a brilliant break.
This cool trip takes you to see the views of Danang and its beaches, the trees, bushes and wild life that we may see along the ride. No double, the loop – motorbike ride on the mountain’s Northwest side is the must choice. Full of sounds and sights.
It is hard to believe this is Vietnam. What would we expect to see and enjoy more? Rong Tu, my bike- partner cound not stop jelling loudly as clean and fresh air soaked up our faces, the squirrel crossing by and the sea view opened widely as far as we can see.
At the right stops, Tuan, the enthusiastic primate instructor, signaled us to slow down, keep quiet and look up to the trees for the doucs. Stop the bike engine. “No talks. Don’t point the doucs by hands. Don’t make sudden move” Tuan rapidly reminded the group.
Luckily, by chances or the doucs might know their lovers’ visit, the group encounter 6 different doucs herbs. Le Vu had great shot of flying male – adult douc as he came out for his green breakfast. I wish I had seen herd- guru named, the Left-scarf and Right-scarf!
Sipping coffee among the lush vast of forest, echo of birds’ songs, on the large rock at the mountainside, with lovely friends – Hieu, Dong, Tinh, Vu, Thao, Rong, … is a serene experience.
The trip ended with green lunch at Bai Ban thanks to Tinh Vooc’s excellent preparation. Sea- grass soup pleases my taste at the first spoon. Cool banana!!!
Few men were fishing at the slippery giant rocks, in silence. The beaches are almost empty during these days. The nature needs a sleep for its next busy summer.
Bird – watching, butterfly –watching, forest trekking, diving tour… are available in the summertime – the dry season.
When is your trip to see Tuan Greenviet and his friends, Red-shanked Douc at Son Tra ?
*Former name: Monkey Mountain, Da Nang,
Thank you Tuan, Tinh, Huong Green Viet, Thao, Phuong Thao, Thanh Nam, Rooster Lee, Dam Trong Hieu, Mr. Beo and Le Vu.
If You Go
Located 10 kms from Danang down- town, the peninsula marks its name on local travel map as the place for forest, breathtaking beaches, marvelous mountain and wild life.
Green Viet offers trips to nature lovers, esp researchers, studiers, specialists. Trips led by Green Viet staff. Joining-group is available on Sunday afternoon. From 1 pm to 5.30 pm ( Available at good weather) . Reservation Inquired.
Biodiversity Conservation Centre
Mobile. Ms. Huong 0917.823.827 – Mr. Tuan 0914.000.940
Add. K39/21 Thanh Vinh 1, Tho Quang Ward
Son Tra District, Da Nang,Vietnam
Add. 133 Ho Nghinh, Phuoc My, Son Tra, Da Nang
Phone. 05113 920477 – 05113920499
Management Board is a governmental trekking, dive operator.