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

3.1 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Vietnam Travel Group VNTG

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

Know before you go

  • 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

3.1 /5

based on 10 reviews

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This tour was a great experience for us. We were picked up at our hotel in a new, well-kept car. The group consisted of 4 people. It takes about 2 hours to reach the park. Compared to other tours, there is little tourism there, so you can mainly explore the mangrove forest with your small group. Afterwards, crocodiles could be fed and monkeys observed up close. The meal that followed consisted of about 3 courses and was more than adequate. With a good knowledge of English, the tour guide was able to tell a lot about Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese culture and the park. In addition to the actual tour, one of my personal highlights is the high level of motivation and the outstanding leadership of the guide, which I benevolently and without any request rewarded with a tip at the end of the tour. For the time being, I will not be able to forget the grateful, extremely happy face for the appreciation of his work. thanks

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January 25, 2023

Hotel pick up was punctual, and guide was friendly and spoke good English. On arrival at our first location we discovered that the water levels in the mangrove were too low to enable boat use. Our guide then worked hard to organise an alternative agenda, despite having difficulties with connection coverage to the necessary people. We then moved to another location and took part in a much wider range of activities than originally expected. We were able to see the beauty of the area, along with a range of fauna and flora. A fantastic opportunity to get close to nature and to gain perspective in our place within it.

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January 2, 2023

Trip in half!

They took us to monkey island but the guide was in a hurry so it was a very quick visit no more than 40 minutes. Too bad because the park could be very nice to visit. Furthermore, we did not do two planned attractions in the park. On the return journey two other visits were planned, one to a market and one to a village where we had to taste the typical soup (although we wouldn't have tasted it), we didn't make them, we woke up from the bus and we were already in the hotel. I think the nasty driving and the driver were wrong on this trip. They didn't even say goodbye to the return. The other trips I made with get your guide were perfect, this one to forget !!! Really the tour guide is very important the lord of this tour must send him to retire. Sorry I don't like writing bad reviews but in 10 days of vacation this tour was the worst. But with the others we did everything ok.

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January 13, 2019

Product ID: 194951