Highlights: Enjoy the ecological trip with exploring journey in the forest by canoe and get a funny moment with monkeys in “Monkey United”.
The mangroves forest in Can Gio possesses a high biodiversity with more than 200 species of fauna and 52 species of flora. The effects of the recent wars on these ecosystems have been devastating and large efforts have been made by local people to rehabilitate the mangroves. Today, it has become one of the most extensive sites of rehabilitated mangroves in the world. Can Gio is a swampy island where the Saigon River meets the sea. This ecological tour takes you away from the bustle and hustle of Saigon for a unique natural environment.
08:10 am departure (length of tour: 7-9 hours)
8:00am - Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at our pier.
8:15am - Your boat will depart Saigon for the lush, green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast of pastries or sandwiches, tropical fruit and Vietnamese white/black coffee (ca phe den/sua da) is served.
8:45am - Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!
9:45am - At around this time, the surrounding landscape will begin to change from lush riverside water palms to dusky mangrove swamps as you move from the Delta towards Can Gio Forest.
10:00am - Arrive at the Giant Bat Lagoon and explore gently by rowing boat, before trekking through the mangrove jungle.
12:00pm - Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at a private riverside location, including the Mekong Delta speciality, Elephant Ear Fish.
01:00pm - Arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park, where you will visit a crocodile reserve (and feed them if you wish!) and see monkey in their natural habitat, as well as enjoy crab fishing and bird-watching for exotic local and migratory species. You can also enjoy another mangrove jungle walk.
03:00pm - Depart Can Gio’s mangrove jungles for Saigon.
04:15pm - Arrive back our pier. Les Rives’ staff will take you back to your hotel by car.
Hotel pick-up / drop off in District 1 by bus
English Speaking Tour guide,
Vietnamese set menu lunch,
Free of charge for children under 5 years sharing bed with parents.]]
Surcharge 75% rate of adult for children (5-9 years) sharing bed with parents.
Over 10 years is adult’s rate.
Thing to bring: Swimming suit, sunglasses, towel, personal box, hat
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Request minimum 2 people per booking
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.]]