Full-Day Can Gio Mangrove Forest Speedboat Tour
Departure Time: 7:45AM – 8:00AM
Duration: 8.5 – 9 hours
Escape the hectic pace of Saigon and discover a beautiful corner of southern Vietnam by embarking on a speedboat tour to the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, located 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City.
Recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, this unique region boasts astonishing biodiversity and is home to one of Vietnam's most important ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the diverse range of habitats, including primeval forests, palm-fringed islands, steamy jungle, lush wetlands and vibrant salt marshes. Indulge and unwind in the stunning vibrant jungle, which is a perfect spot for nature and wildlife enthusiasts to relax and connect with nature. With its stunning scenery and abundant floral cover, the Can Gio Mangrove Forest is a must-visit destination that promises a delightful wildlife-spotting and relaxing exploration experience.
7:30AM, be picked up from the hotel lobby for a transfer to the central pier by car or minivan.
Embark on a speedboat onward to Can Gio Mangrove Forest and capture a glimpse of Vietnam's diverse landscape, from gleaming skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank.
While on board, you can enjoy a light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water as well as take in the beauty of the natural surroundings and gaze at the tranquil waterway dotted with various boats, traditional village houses and lush vegetation. The tour guide will provide intriguing information about the daily life of local people along the riverside and the natural environment.
8:30AM, visit a local riverside market filled with seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices, seafood and other local specialties. Take some time to explore the market and soak up its bustling atmosphere before continuing your boat journey to Can Gio. Along the way, marvel at the gradual transformation of plants from fresh to brackish water.
10:30AM, visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon and board a sampan boat to see the bat swamp and witness the stunning mangrove forest with its diverse flora and wildlife.
Thereafter, keep on your river journey heading to Vam Sat Eco Park.
12:00PM, arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at Vam Sat Restaurant.
After lunch, explore a crocodile reserve and challenge with crocodile angling. Along the road, get a chance to observe and feed wild monkeys that occasionally appear at the edge of the forest.
Then, head to the nearby bird reserve. Climb up to the birdwatching tower and indulge in the breathtaking panoramic view of the Vam Sat mangrove forest. During the wild birds nesting season (from May to October), you can enjoy bird watching and witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
3:00PM, say goodbye to Can Gio and return to Saigon.
4:30PM, arrive back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel.
TOUR PRICE *
|Child from 4 to 11 years old||1,820,000 VND|
|Infant from 0 to 3 years old||Free of charge|
* Above prices are applied for Group Tour. For Private Tour, please send us a request
- Pick-up and drop-off services at central locations (District 1, 3 and 4)
- Light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits, mineral water and wet tissues on board
- Lunch (excluding beverage)
- All entrance fees
- Sampan boat
- English-speaking tour guide
- Round-trip speedboat
- Insurance on board