Hainan Lingshui Nanwan Monkey Island Travel Guide & Day Tour

Nanwan Peninsula is located along the east coast of Hainan Island, about 1.5 hours’ drive from Sanya in the east coastal of Hainan Island, and steps from the Xincun Fishing Village, a very authentic fishing village, No. 1 recommendation for local tours on Hainan Island. The island is well-known on Hainan Island because of the monkeys living there.

Nanwan Monkey Island is a state-protected nature reserve for macaque monkeys in Lingshui county on the south coast of Hainan. While termed an island, the reserve is actually on the Nanwan peninsula bordering the Xincun harbor on the east and south. It is accessible by China’s longest over-water cable car from Xincun (the fishing village), spanning 2,138 meters (7,014 ft).

The Nanwan Monkey Islet was established in 1965 as a natural reserve for Macaca mulatta(the name of the monkeys living on this island) and now is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the east coast of Hainan Island with about 2,000 monkeys.

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As the Monkey Islet is just 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from Sanya, Nanwan Monkey Island is a very popular destination for tourists on Hainan Island. The drive to the Nanwan Monkey Island is enjoyable too with the natural landscape, local people working in traditional ways or local kids on their way home from school.

We organize day tour to Monkey Island at CNY498/adult (min. 4 guests/trip) with cable car ride to Monkey Islet, Private roundtrip transfers with Chinese speaking driver and boat ride in a very local fishing village. If you wish to have an English-speaking staff for interpretation help, it costs CNY500/tour and a professional English-speaking tour guide will CNY800/day. A child traveling with adult under 1.2 meters height will get half price with min. 2 adults/tour.

Questions on Hainan Island Private Land Tour to Nanwan Monkey Islet

Question: When do we start from our hotel?

Answer: It is a private tour, so you decide what time to start. Normally we recommend 9-10am to take seafood lunch.

Question: How do we make payment?

Answer: We accept credit card with 3% surcharge, Paypal with 3.8% surcharge, bank transfer (no extra charge), or you can guarantee the booking by your credit card and pay us cash on the departure day. We also accept payment by wechat & alipay.

Question: Where do you meet your driver?

Answer: Pick up & drop off is always from your hotel in Sanya by private car or van.

Question: How long to take the cable car to the islet?

Answer: It will take around 10 minutes.

Question: How many hours you will take for this tour?

Answer: It will take around 6 hours.

It is a popular tour to combine Nanwan monkey Islet combined with local fishing village and Nantian Hot Spring to make a full day tour.

Hainan Lingshui Nanwan Monkey Islet Travel Guide & Day Tour

Available departures

The price is for min. 4 passengers/trip. For 2-3 persons, please book for 4, then we will adjust rate by email.

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This is a daily tour.



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