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Can Gio Mangrove Forest tour full day

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Your Hotel or Kim Travel Head Office ( 189 De Tham Str, Dist 1, HCMC)
Can Gio Mangrove Forest
Max People : 16

A one-day trip to Can Gio Mangrove Forest

 Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore one of Vietnam’s most diverse ecological areas. From Ho Chi Minh City, take a speed boat trip to the Can Gio Mangrove Forest and have the exploration of the lush jungle surroundings of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Can Gio is one of the 24 districts of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This district is located 50 km from the city center. It shares borders with Nhon Trach, Vung Tau by the rivers and South China Sea.

Can Gio is home to Can Gio mangrove forest, a biosphere reserve listed by UNESCO. The Can Gio mangrove forest is home to around 160 flora species, more than 700 spineless species, 137 fish species and more than vertebrate animal species.

How to get there

Because the distance from the city center to Can Gio is not too long that makes it easy to go there by bus or motorbike. Apart from them, you can get there by speedboat if you book a tour with a travel operator.

What you expect in Can Gio

  1. Explore Vam Sat Mangrove Forest

Vam Sat mangrove forest is listed in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves with the abundant fauna and flora. You will have a chance to explore the famous attractions such as bird yard, Dam Doi, crocodile farm… Also, taking part in some interesting activities like fishing, crab fishing, watch the birds, crocodile fishing will leave you some first- hand experience.

 

Added to this, you can opt for go canoeing through green and cool canals surrounded by rows of mangrove along.

  1. Monkey island is another attractive action for the trip. You can have fun with the monkeys or take a walk through the island to see saltwater crocodile reserve. It is also a good idea to bring along some fruits to feed these hungry monkeys.
  2. Rung Sac Guerrilla Base is also a highlight point for the trip where you can broaden your knowledge about the Vietnam War and how Vietnamese guerrillas executed their clever war strategies.
  3. Can Gio is also known as the home of excellent seafood with a booming fish farming industry. You can have a look at Hand Duong market where you can buy seafood, and make a request processing them right away at an economical price and enjoy them at the beach.
  4. Paying a visit to Ca Ong mausoleum. Ca Ong is a general term for huge fish such as whale and shark. A common ritual practice among local Vietnamese is to workship the giant and the powerful.
Tour Details

Can Gio Mangrove Forest tour by bus full day

An early morning departure takes you on the one and a haft hour journey along a well-paved road to mangrove forest in Can Gio district located at the southeast of HCMC-VN. It was recognized as an international Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. With total area of 75.740 ha, it represents the largest rehabilitated mangrove forest in Vietnam.

**  Start the visit of an exhibition of photos and models of natural landscapes, animals, and plants, etc. Continue with around 5 kilometers walking through the forest; observe and feed hundreds of long-tailed monkeys and other wild animals such as wild boars, deers, etc.

** Contemplate entire forest landscapes from a lookout tower, row yourself on kayak or cycle to sightseeing areas (optional). Then, board a speedboat for an interesting ride past villages, lush mangrove trees to a farm where locals feed blood cockle, oysters.

**  One more thing to do in this trip is fishing!!! It will be amazing to learn and try how to catch mudskippers and spotted gobies. Finally, enjoy your “efforts” on the riverbank (optional cooking expense 40.000 vnd/ kg). A delicious Vietnamese lunch will be prepared at a restaurant in the jungle.

Joining Group: $43 USD (950.000 vnd)/Adult

$29.5 USD (650.000 vnd/children from 5 to 10 yrs)

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel or Kim Travel Head Office ( 189 De Tham Str, Dist 1, HCMC)

Departure Time

8h00

Price Includes

  • Tourist bus with air-conditioner
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Ferry round ticket
  • Speed boats
  • Vietnamese traditional set lunch
  • Mineral water
  • Entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list

Complementaries

  • Cash
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • T-Shirt or Pull
  • Short
  • Shoe or Slipper
Itinerary

MorningCan Gio Mangrove Forest tour full day

– 07.15AM – 07.45AM: Our tour guides pick you up at booking agents and head to Can Gio, Otherwise known as “Monkey Island”.
– On arrival, we visit mangrove forest to see over 1,000 monkeys, living there, you also can feed and take photos with many monkeys surrounding and climbing on your shoulder.
– Continue with a short walk to an alligator farm, where local people have conserved many huge alligators since the “Vietnam war” and you can try “alligator fishing” (optional).
– Then take speed boats to “Sac” guerilla camp built in deep jungle. Today the camp has become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what jungle life in the war must have been like.
– We will then stop at a local seafood market with various kinds of fresh seafood regarding squids, lobsters, rays, etc and dried seafood.
– There, enjoy a welcome drink (sugar cane juice) before having a delicious Vietnamese lunch on a beach in a resort, where we are at leisure for swimming and sight-seeing.

AfternoonCan Gio Mangrove Forest tour full day

Before heading back to Saigon, we can stop at mango gardens to buy some fresh mangoes & end the tour at approximately 5:30pm.

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