• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy a full-day eco-adventure by luxury speedboat, traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Gio Biospere Reserve with an expert guide. Cruise through the canals of the Mekong Delta en route and visit a vibrant riverside market. In the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, discover Giant Bat Lagoon by rowboat, trek through mangrove jungle, see a crocodile reserve, observe gibbons and monkeys, and enjoy bird watching. Lunch and light breakfast are included, and numbers are limited to 14 participants, ensuring an informative small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Luxury speedboat cruise to UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
  • Zoom past canals to a riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta
  • 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
  • Enjoy on-board breakfast and a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a riverside restaurant
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Ho Chi Minh City by air-conditioned vehicle included
  • Small-group limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve Tour by Luxury Speed Boat

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve Tour by Luxury Speed Boat

In the morning, your guide meets you in your hotel lobby for transfer to Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier, where you depart by luxury speedboat for the lush, green tributaries of the Mekong Delta.

Enjoy a light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, tropical fruit and Vietnamese coffee onboard your boat during the 2-hour journey to Can Gio. Once the target of chemical warfare, 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. Take in the bustling Can Giuoc Market, where you can sample local fruits and get great photo ops. Then cruise past a tapestry of green paddy fields, tropical fruit trees and water palms before moving 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 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.

Depart Can Gio in the afternoon, returning to Ho Chi Minh City by boat. At the central pier, transfer to your air-conditioned vehicle for drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Alessandra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

professional organisation and staff. beautifull places. an amazing tour!

sierra a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour Guide was awesome! Made a huge effort to speak with everyone individually and made note and comments about their interests. The food was amazing and constantly refreshed, as were the drinks.
Tour was the right amount of adventure for everyone family, kids, adults

Terry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Booked this tour to hopefully see a bit more of the life outside Ho Chi Minh and this tour did not disappoint. The tour crew were helpful friendly and considerate, ensuring we were well fed and refreshed all day. We were updated regularly as to what would happen next and what we could expect and the experience was a pleasure. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone especially if you only have time for one trip, do this one it will give you a snapshot of South Vietnam.

pharbour United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Very interesting. Kept us busy doing various things. The monkey and crocodile visit was exciting. Both

Ingrid J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Outstanding tour. Our guide Hao was exceptional. Visiting a local market was a highlight. There were no other tourists there and Hao was very informative about the local produce and products. The mangroves and bat viewing was interesting. Visiting the monkeys and crocodiles was exciting. Our four children aged between 15 and 5 years thoroughly enjoyed the all day tour. I did not feel they were in any danger with the monkeys or crocodiles whilst on the tour with Hao. The speed boat added to the excitement and adventure. This tour is worth the extra cost. This was one of our favorite trips in Vietnam.

Elizabeth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

GREAT experience. Our tour guide, Huo, was so helpful and informative to share the Vietnamese culture. The whole tour was great but my favourite was the market where Huo walked us through and spoke about the items for sale. Loved the crocodile and monkey part as well. GREAT day! Thanks so much. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Richard K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Well run tour - alot of fun.

Peter S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

A great day out. I was not one hundred percent happy on the small pontoons feeding the crocodiles, I would rather have been on something more substantial! lol.

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