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Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh: Private Can Gio Mangrove Forest Day Tour

Your tour begins at 8:00 AM, at which point you will be collected in a private car from your hotel. After a 40-minute drive, you will reach the Binh Khanh Ferry from where you will depart to Can Gio by boat. Once there, you will drive towards the Can Gio mangrove forest where you can admire the beauty of the green trees along the road. At 10:00 AM, you will have time to explore the mangrove forest, enjoying the fresh air and understanding the locals’ daily lives living along the river banks. You can also learn about the typical flora of mangrove forests and the other types of fauna at the local fishing hamlet. Furthermore, you will go through the forest on a canoe to visit the Reserve Bats Lagoon and the crab pond, before encountering and feeding a herd of deer which is friendly to man. Whilst here, you will also experience a crocodile farm where you can learn the process of hatching crocodiles and witness them in their natural environment. After that, you will venture toward the center of Vam Sat to observe the immensely panoramic views of the Vam Sat mangrove forest from the Tang Bong tower. Whilst there, you can also challenge yourself by crossing a suspension bridge. At 1:00 PM, you will have time for lunch at the Carrot Restaurant, before continuing with your tour in the afternoon. At 2:30 PM, you will go to Monkey Island to see over 1,000 monkeys that are living there. At 3:30 PM, you will return to the Binh Khanh ferry and drive directly to Saigon, where your tour ends at around 5:00 PM.

Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

2. Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

After pick-up from your hotel go for a 2-hour car ride to Vam Sat, Can Gio. The UNESCO-designated Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, located south of Ho Chi Minh City, is teeming with wildlife and biodiversity in lush mangrove forests. Make several scenic stops on your way to the reserve. Then move into a landscape of mangroves. Your guide explains the features of Can Gio, one of Vietnam’s most important ecosystems, where more than 52 flora species and 200 fauna species live. Visit traditional fishing hamlets, then cruise the tranquil waters of Giant Bat Lagoon in a rowboat. Your guide leads a short trek through the mangroves to a private riverside location where you have a traditional Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, head to Vam Sat Eco Park. There, you might spot gibbons and monkeys, try crab fishing, and go bird watching for local and migratory bird species. See a crocodile reserve (and feed them via a fishing rod if you wish) to learn about the once-plentiful crocs that were hunted to near extinction. Alternatively, take another mangrove jungle walk with your guide.

Ho Chi Minh City: Classic Mekong Delta Tour

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Classic Mekong Delta Tour

Your classic Mekong Delta tour starts with pickup from your hotel at 8:00AM. From there you will travel by road to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. Upon arrival in My Tho, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a unique pagoda and a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodian construction. Afterwards, take a cruise around the intricate small canals of the Delta region, which will prove to be a great way to observe the local lifestyle and take in the views, dotted by many islands. You can watch the locals go about their everyday lives, and see how they make their coconut candy and crispy rice cakes. You will also be welcome to chat to the friendly vendors about life in the Mekong Delta. Following that, take a short walk around an orchard, where you will discover many seasonal fruits. You can enjoy wonderful traditional music while tasting some tropical fresh fruits, and can afterwards visit a honey bee farm to taste special hot tea. After feasting on a delicious lunch, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel by approximately 5:00PM.

Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

4. Ho Coc Beach, Nature Reserve & Dragon Fruit Farm Day Tour

After an early pick-up from your hotel, drive directly to Xuyen Moc (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) province by air-conditioned private car. The 55-km section of Thống Nhất, Cẩm Mỹ, Long Khánh, and Xuân Lộc in Đồng Nai Province is the great green way that provides the most beautiful scenery of many fruit gardens, paddy fields and local villages. After 2.5 hours' driving, arrive at Ms. Thuan’s house in Bong Trang commune. Experience a taste of local live in this community. Explore her dragon fruit farms in the area and learn about its farming. Chat with her and enjoy learning more about local life, exchanging cultures and perspectives, walking around her dragon fruit farm, learning how the local people take care of their farms, drinking Vietnamese traditional coffee or ice tea, enjoying local fruits (dragon fruit, jackfruit, etc. depending on the season) and freshen up after your drive. Afterward, a tasty authentic Vietnamese lunch cooked by Mrs. Thuan is waiting for you. Enjoy a range of dishes from seafood to freshly-picked vegetables and yummy dessert.  After lunch, it's beach time. Depart Bong Trang commune, and drive to Ho Coc Beach. You can truly feel the peaceful and natural atmosphere by watching pepper farms, cashew farms and Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve on the way. You can spend half an hour walking through the jungle if you want. When arriving at the beach, you will have free time to relax, enjoy the cool wind and fresh coconut juice (or cold beer). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for an early evening drop-off.

Ninh Binh: 2-Day Excursion with Guide and Activities

5. Ninh Binh: 2-Day Excursion with Guide and Activities

Option 1: Day 1: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua cave Day 2: Bai Dinh – Trang An Option 2: Day 1: Hoa Lu - Trang An/Tam Coc – Mua cave Day 2: Bich Dong pagoda, Thai Vi temple – Thung Nham Bird Valley Morning: Have breakfast at Hotel/ Bungalow then be ready for the trip 08h30: Get picked up by our friendly guide then cycle to visit the Thai Vi temple and Bich Dong pagoda (the second most beautiful cave in Viet Nam) 11h30: Check out and have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, spring roll, fried rice… Vegetarian foods are always available at the lunch 13h00: Continue to Thung Nham Bird Valley. Get on a small sampan to discover Hang But (Buddhist Cave), about 500m in length, a magical view of the stalactites and stalagmites, and see a big Buddha-shaped stalactite sitting beside an underground river, as well as visit an orchard of tropical fruits in this area. The best time for the bird park in the afternoon, sit quietly on a boat and slowly paddle through Thung Chim (Thung Nham), discover the most features of this area with more than 4,000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit every day. Your best chance to take nice photos and immerse yourself in the wild and nature. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h30: Get dropped off at hotel in Hanoi Option 3: Day 1: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc/Trang An - Mua cave Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park Cuc Phuong National Park belongs to Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh province, which is bounded by three provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, and, Thanh Hoa province. It is far about 100 kilometers from Hanoi to the southwest. Cuc Phuong national park is the first national park in Vietnam, established in July 1962. Cuc Phuong National Park has a population of abundant flora and fauna. 08h30: Have breakfast and be ready for Cuc Phuong National Park. 09h30: We will firstly visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre - a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats. 12h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with the local foods. Continue taking a short trek into the National Park for sightseeing and learn more about the fauna and flora in this oldest forest of Vietnam. Back to the Park Centre visit the “Cave of Early Man”. 16h00: Take the Limousine Bus back to Ha Noi 18h30: Arrive Back to Ha Noi and get dropped at the hotel

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Incerdible day out. Our guide Steven was very knowledable and the wildlife was amazing. It was a very relaxed day (mid week) and we were able to spend as long as we wanted at each attraction. Lunch was delicious.

A nice experience out of the chaos of the city. A dip in the rural life and nature of this beautiful country, accompanied by a friendly guide who explains everything very clearly. Highly recommended!

Great tour of the Mekong Delta where you can see a lot, and for little money. The only thing that is a bit annoying are the bad roads from Saigon but otherwise really recommendable!

Alex was amazing. He was not only professional but his knowledge of the history of each area that we visited was impressive. Thanks for the adventure and education Alex

This was a wonderful trip. Kyler was an excellent guide and did a brilliant job. Fredreka Burbidge