Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City


Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

From US$ 159 per person


Vam Sat is located in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh city. During the war against the US, Vam Sat was destroyed by bombs, yet it is now the most gorgeous world biosphere reserve of mangrove forests.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
  • Explore Giant Bat Lagoon by rowboat and visit a crocodile reserve
  • Search for gibbons, monkeys, and migratory birds in Vam Sat Eco Park on a mangrove walk
  • Zoom past canals to a riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta
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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.
  • Air-conditioned car
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Tip (optional)

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  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

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After 2 weeks in Vietnam and many a tour, this one was easily our favourite, exceeding all our expectations. Phufoole was a fantastic guide who was informative, friendly and kind and went out of his way to make the day special. We were so well looked after! The motor boat down the river was spectacular, the lunch excellent and we got to see bats, birds flying above the jungle, salamanders, crabs, so many monkeys - and feeding the crocodiles was an absolute highlight. What a beautiful area. We were told that mid week is best, and it was so quiet and we got to see all the wildlife we’d hoped to. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

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March 30, 2023

This trip was booked at the last minute .as we did not fly away until late at night and it was the best we had in that part of the country .pick up on time very good driver and guide told you lots about this part of the city we were going past .the history of where we are going .and what we would see ,I would say it it a trip worth taking and if you get guide NIA you will have somebody enjoys his job

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March 30, 2023

Unser Guide Phử war toll- er hat in gutem Englisch viel wissenswertes unterwegs und auf der Tour erzählt. Unser Sohn hat besondere Bedürfnisse und hat unterwegs und am Rückweg Anfälle gehabt, weil es für ihn so aufregend war. Phử ist damit sehr professionell und verständnisvoll umgegangen. Insgesamt hat sich der Ausflug gelohnt, ich fand es nur recht teuer wenn ich das Verhältnis von Preis-Leistung zu anderen Touren betrachte, die wir in Vietnam gemacht haben.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 171027