Discover Can Gio Mangrove Forest by Luxury Boat
ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY:
Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is located in the coastal district southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The forest is about 75,740 hectares and is occupied by mangrove trees, saltwater, and an extensive river network. The mangrove forests have more than 200 species of fauna and 52 species of flora; monkeys and gibbons, crocodiles, bats, birds, fish and shellfish species etc. The forest hosts the highest diversity of mangrove plant species, mangrove-dwelling invertebrates and mangrove-associated fish and shellfish species in the sub-region and is regarded as the ‘green lungs of the city. Since the mangroves received the tourism development, including the buffer zone of the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve and infrastructures for the areas, the ecotourism of Vam Sat had become one of the most tourist attractions in Southern Vietnam. It is perfect for travelling by speed boat to the forest, experience life on waterways, taking sampan through water palms, mangroves on water channels, and enjoying a walk through the jungle.
Discover Can Gio Mangrove Forest
8:00 am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at Saigon's pier.
8:15 am: You boat will depart Saigon for the lush, green tributaries of the Mekong Delta as you have light breakfast of pastries or sandwiches, tropical fruit and Vietnamese coffee (ca phe sua da) is served.
8:45 am: Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!
9:45 am: 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.
10:00 am: Arrive at the Giant Bat Lagoon and explore gently by rowing boat before trekking through the mangrove jungle.
11:30 am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12:30 pm: Arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park, where you see monkeys in their natural habitat and enjoy crab fishing and bird-watching for exotic local and migratory species. You can also enjoy another mangrove jungle walk.
2:15 pm: Depart Can Gio's mangrove jungles back to Saigon.
4:00 pm: Arrive back at Saigon's central pier. Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel by car.