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From Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio Mangrove Guided Forest Tour

3.2 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Vietnam Travel Group VNTG
Water activity

From Ho Chi Minh City: Can Gio Mangrove Guided Forest Tour

Activity provider: Vietnam Travel Group VNTG

From US$ 50 per person

Visit Can Gio Mangrove forest with an experienced guide and enjoy a trip to Monkey Island. Spot an abundance of wildlife in the forest whilst driving on a speedboat and enjoy trying bird's nest soup.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Play with long-tailed monkeys
  • Enjoy a jungle speedboat ride through Can Gio National Park
  • Visit Ex-Vietnam Base used in the war
  • Haggle with locals at Can Gio market
  • Taste the swift bird's nest soup
Full description
Start your day of adventure bright and early at 7:45 AM - your comfortable, air-conditioned van will take you on a 37-mile cruise outside of Ho Chi Minh city to your first stop, Monkey United.  Once you arrive at Monkey United, your tour guide will take you to the entrance of the preserve where your tour will start. Once inside you will have the opportunity to see and play with a multitude of Long-Tailed monkeys. Get up close and personal to these fun and delightful creatures.  Next, you will head to the Crocodile Farm. Here you will be able to get close to these prehistoric creatures. Marvel at their strength and size and even get a chance to see them eat. As you wander through the Mangrove Forest, you can keep your eye out for all sorts of other wildlife that live in the water and along the banks of the river. Follow your trip to the Crocodile Farm with a trip on a speedboat. Hop on board and go through a pleasant cruise along the river that makes its way through the jungle. Appreciate the untouched scenery of Can Gio National Park. Continue on your tour to a Vietnam War base, here, your expert guide will provide you with many fascinating historical insights. At midday, you will visit a popular lunch destination that is a favorite amongst the locals - Phuong Nam restaurant. Following lunch, feel free to spend some time relaxing or enjoying a swim by the pool before going to Can Gio Market. Here, you can practice your bargaining skills among the craft, food, and textile vendors.  Finally, wind down the day with a convenient ride to the Vietnamese Swiftlet Farming Village. There, you will have a great chance to taste Vietnamese bird's nest soup, one of the world's most expensive foods. Finish the day with a trip back to your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Air-conditioned minibus for hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trip
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request depending on availability. A small surcharge may apply to some languages)
  • Cool-towels and mineral water (1 bottle per person)
  • Swift bird's nest soup tasting (1 soup per person)
  • Beverages and other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

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Pick-up available from your accommodation in District 1.

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Important information

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  • Vegetarian option available
  • Points of interest can be changed without notice due to the tide of the river but will ensure all the main attractions will be visited
  • Please inform of afternoon flight departure at time of booking
  • Insect repellent, sun cream and swimsuit are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 11 reviews

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March 5, 2023

Guida completamente inesperta che continuava a raccontarci di partite di tennis e argomenti a caso. Il luogo molto bello ma non vale assolutamente il prezzo pagato. La pozza dei coccodrilli una delle cose più tristi mai viste.

February 1, 2023


Für uns war diese Tour ein tolles Erlebnis. Wir wurden an unserem Hotel mit einem neuwertig, gepflegten PKW abgeholt. Die Gruppe bestand aus 4 Personen. Es dauert etwa 2 Stunden, bis man den Park erreicht hat. Dort ist, im Vergleich zu anderen Touren, wenig Tourismus, sodass man hauptsächlich mit seiner kleinen Gruppe den Mangrovenwald erkunden kann. Im Anschluss konnten Krokodile gefüttert und Affen aus nächster Nähe beobachtet werden. Das darauffolgende Essen bestand aus etwa 3 Gängen und war mehr als ausreichend. Der Tourguide hat mit guten Englischkenntnissen viel über Ho Chi Minh, die vietnamesische Kultur und den Park erzählen können. Neben der eigentlichen Tour zählt zu meinen persönlichen Highlights die hohe Motivation und die überragende Führung des Guides, die ich wohlwollend und ohne jegliche Aufforderung am Ende der Tour mit Trinkgeld belohnt habe. Das dankbare, überaus glückliche Gesicht für die Wertschätzung seiner Arbeit werde ich vorerst nicht vergessen können. Danke

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January 25, 2023


Product ID: 194951