Welcome to Can Gio


Of more interest is the forest. This Unesco Biosphere Reserve contains a high degree of biodiversity, with more than 200 species of fauna and 150 species of flora. If you’re looking for a relatively traffic-free route to explore by motorbike, it's a great day trip.


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$107 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Tour to Can Gio Vam Sat Mangrove Forest

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and head straight to our port in Can Gio - Vam Sat. Take a canoe trip along the immense river to go to the bat area. Here you’ll board a rowing boat to explore the natural landscape and its inhabitants such as the large fruit bats. A short trek will take you to the nearby bird reserve during the nesting season where a watchtower will allow you to observe thousands birds flying around. Have lunch at a local eco restaurant.After lunch, keep walking to the natural crocodile lake. While out of the lake, occasionally, you may see wild monkeys jumping out from the forest.Head back to Ho Chi Minh City. (*) From April to October, during non-breeding season, we will learn more about salt production process.

$83 Outdoor Activities

Sai Gon: Can Gio Biosphere Reserve and Monkey Island tour

At 08.30am, we depart for Can Gio, which is 60 km southeast far from the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Then, we see heaps of the long-tailed monkeys and have a funny moment in "Monkey United". Firstly, we pay a visit to a crocodile farm and see other wild animals in a mangrove forest and then take a speed jungle boat to enjoy the wide beauty of scenery in Can Gio National Park. In addition, the climax of the tour is visiting the Vietnam Base in the war. You can get knowledge and recall the life during the war in Vietnam. Try to experience the natural life and manage yourself in the forest. Lunch is served at Phuong Nam Restaurant, where you can enjoy many specialties of southern Vietnam when enjoying Southern folk music to feel the Vietnamese souls in it.In the afternoon: You are free to relax and enjoy at a swimming pool or join some activities. Next, you go to the Can Gio Market to buy some special products and practice your bargaining skills. At 17.30, we return to Ho Chi Minh City and your trip ends. We are very glad to satisfy you. Good bye and see you again!Note: "Surcharge 30% will be applied for: 01 Jan, 30 April, 1 May, 24 Dec, 31 Dec”

$97 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-day Can Gio Biosphere Reserve from Ho Chi Minh City

Notable for its extensive mangrove forest, Can Gio is a low, palm-fringed island sitting at the mouth of the Saigon River, some 25km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. It was formed from silt washing downstream from the river, so don’t expect any white-sand beaches. A few hopeful resorts have sprung up along the murky 10km shoreline. Of more interest is the forest. This listed UNESCO Biosphere Reserve contains a high degree of biodiversity, with more than 200 species of fauna and 150 species of flora. If you’re looking for a relatively traffic-free route to explore by motorbike, it's a great day trip.08:00  Depart from hotel10:00  After Can Gio arrival, start to enjoy mangrove boat cruise , watch wild monkey and the base of the Liberation.12:00  Lunch (Vietnamese food: Fried spring rolls with shrimp and crab meat , Steamed clams with lemongrass , Steamed shrimp, Stir-fried vegetables, Deep fried fish, Seafood pot, Rice, Fruit)14:00  Go back to Ho Chi Minh16:00  Arrive at hotel

$86 Outdoor Activities

Can Gio Mangrove Forest - Private Eco Tour

7:30 am depart for Can Gio. Arrive in Can Gio after 1.5hours driving. Visiting Can Gio Museum. The exhibits show the biodiversity of the mangrove forest and introduce the heroes who fought for independence and their battles.Visiting Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation: saltwater crocodiles, wild cats, otters, pythons, deer, and more than 1000 wild monkeys, which love to play with people. On Saturday, Sunday we can see the performance of monkey. Then taking the motorized boat for visiting the mangrove Sac forest, the formal revolutionary base of the guerillas in Vietnam war. Having lunch at the restaurant. Taking a boat or canoe to visit the Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone which contains most beautiful forests of Can Gio which is one of the world's Salt-Marsh biosphere preserve. Historically, this land had been damaged by toxic chemicals that turned the zone into an uninhabited land. Thanks to the hard work of people, the forest has gradually recovered, and its beauty and magnificence feature have been returned. Winning over the Tang Bong tower with 25m height to have an over-view of all the landscapes of Can Gio mangrove forest. Fishing crocodiles cruise is also an breath-taking activity included in this trip. Come back to Sai Gon city at around 17:30 – 18:00. 

$64 Private & Custom Tours

Can Gio 1 Day Private Tour

8:00 am: Private Car and Tour Guide pick you up at your hotel. After 40-min driving, we reach Binh Khanh Ferry and depart to Can Gio within 20 minutes, by boat. Then, we spend 40 minutes driving to get to Can Gio mangrove forest and to admire the beauty of the green trees along the road, also.10:00 am: Arrive to Can Gio mangrove forest in which you have precious time enjoying the fresh air and understanding the locals’ daily lives living along the river banks, and learning about the typical flora of mangrove forest and the other types of fauna at the local fishing hamlet.Furthermore, we go through the forest on canoeing to visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon, the crab pond and then the herd of deer which is friendly to man, and you can feed them.Also, you will get to the crocodile farm where you can learn the process of hatching crocodiles and stand on the cruise boat for angling carnivorous crocodile.After that, we come to the center of Vam Sat to observe the immensely panoramic view of Vam Sat mangrove forest from Tang Bong tower. Besides, you can challenge yourself with a suspension bridge.1:00 pm: Completing the morning visit, we have lunch at Carrot Restaurant and relax before continuing the Private Can Gio 1 Day Tour in the afternoon.2:30 pm: On arrival, we go to Monkey Island to see over 1,000 monkeys living there. You also can feed and take photos with monkeys while they surround and even climb on your shoulder.3:30 pm: Coming back to Binh Khanh ferry and drive directly to Saigon, Private Can Gio 1 Day Touris ended at around 5 pm.

$81 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest by Car

Welcome you to Can Gio Biosphere Reserve And Monkey Island Tour, after picking you up at your hotel and traveling to Can Gio District. As you know, Can Gio mangrove forest has located about 60km at south from HCM city, with 80.000 hectares of mangroves, water coconut, a hundred of flora, and fauna species … Now, let take 1 day to join it with us because this is a good destination to leave behind the bustling city and relax in the mangrove forest to enjoy fresh air, feel at ease with the river-breeze, glimpse the natural landscape, the beach, and monkeys living here. Arriving at Can Gio, the first stop at “Monkey United,” you will have an opportunity to see and play with the multitude of long-tailed monkeys, and then, head to crocodile farm. Continue to wander through the Mangrove Forest, keep your eyes out of other wildlife among the lush greenery and calm water. Next, you will be transferred to speed boat to go through the jungle and the water ways, and to see the untouched scenery of Can Gio National Park. Beside  your boat ride, you will visit the Vietnam War Base. In addition, you can take time to get experience  the natural life and manage yourself in the forest.At midday,  you will have a lunch at  Phuong Nam Restaurant – the popular destination among locals – to savor an authentic Vietnamese meal and to listen to Southern folk music together. After that, please feel free time for relaxing at the swimming pool or joining some activities before going to Can Gio Market. Then head to the Monkey Island which is the natural home for hundreds of monkeys. Learn about this region at Can Gio Museum, with different exhibits on Can Gio’s wildlife, biodiversity, and wartime history.Ending the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. It will have been the time for you to reflect on this interesting tour and feel how memorial it would be!

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