FULL DAY CAN GIO MANGROVE FOREST BY SPEEDBOAT
Departure Time: 7:45AM – 8:00AM
Duration: 7.5 – 8 hours
Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is a wetland located 40km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve with primeval forests and abundant floral cover. Can Gio stretches from the ocean to the edge of Ho Chi Minh City, covering some forty thousand hectares of diverse habitats including mangroves, palm-fringed islands, steamy jungle, wetlands, and salt marsh. The region boasts astonishing biodiversity and supports one of the most important ecosystems in Vietnam. It is the vibrant jungle that attracts visitors, and nature and wildlife enthusiasts will love this beautiful corner of southern Vietnam.
Visit Can Gio Mangrove Forest by speedboat is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of Saigon, ideal for reconnecting with nature, relaxing exploration and wildlife-spotting.
7:30AM, pick you up at the hotel lobby and then transfer you to the central pier by car or minivan.
Embark on a speedboat heading towards Can Gio Mangrove Forest, this water journey provides a glimpse of the changing landscape of Vietnam from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank.
When sitting on board, a light breakfast of croissant, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water are served. Along the way, you can enjoy the fresh air and get a chance to see many small villages, fishing boats and lush vegetation. Besides, lots of information about the daily life of local people on the riverside and natural environment will be provided by a tour guide via wireless headset devices.
After one-hour speedboat ride, disembark the boat and visit a riverside village where you can take a short walk through a village path to discover the rural life and feel a warm welcome of the smiling locals. Then, stop over at a local market where seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices, sea foods and other local specialties are on offer.
10:30AM, return to the speedboat, keep on your river journey to Can Gio and witness the gradual transformation of plants from fresh water to brackish water. Thereafter, head to the Reserve Bats Lagoon where you board a sampan boat to explore the beauty of mangrove forest with different types of flora and fauna.
Afterwards, start departing 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, take a walk to a crocodile lake to watch crocodiles and even try fishing crocodiles in the water as well as feed the wild monkeys along the road. Then, head to the nearby natural bird reserve where you can climb a bird watchtower to enjoy bird watching and observe the immensely panoramic view of Vam Sat mangrove forest. Furthermore, you can challenge yourself with a suspension bridge if you wish.
2:45PM, 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
What is included
- Pick-up and drop-off at central locations (District 1, 3, 4)
- Light breakfast and luch (except beverage)
- Mineral water, wet tissues and tropical fruits
- All entrance fees
- Round-trip speedboat
- English-speaking tour guide
- Wireless headset tour guide devices