A Day Trip to Can Gio Mangrove Forest
- Trip Duration: 8hs
- Available Languages: English
- Pickup & drop off to your hotel
- Food and/or beverages
- Certified tour guide / instructor
Have you ever wanted to see one of the largest and most amazing forests in Vietnam? Do you have a love for nature that isn't easily satisfied? Take a trip and visit the Can Gio Mangrove forest. It's a protected national park with UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. This lush, verdant forest stretches from the edge of Ho Chi Minh City, stretching forty thousand hectares. The region has amazing biodiversity and it supports important ecosystems in Vietnam, making a must-see location for any nature lover. And what better way to view this place than riding a speedboat.
While on a speedboat, you can enjoy the sights straight from the heart of Saigon as you head towards the riverside jungles of Can Gio, through the Mekong Delta. As you pass through the Mekong Delta, you'll be able to stop by a local riverside market, where you can take in all the beautiful colors, aromas and sounds of locals peddling their wares. Afterwards, you'll be passing through the tall mangrove forests in no time. Some interesting sights to see are the Giant Bat Lagoon and a crocodile reserve. If you look carefully, you can also see monkeys and go bird-watching before having a delicious Vietnamese lunch by the river.
Everything was so beautiful, I found myself taking pictures every few minutes. So glad I booked it, the animals were exciting and I felt happy seeing the local life along the river up close. Delicious food and our guide was polite and knowledgeable.