Notable for its extensive mangrove forest, Can Gio is a low, palm-fringed island sitting at the mouth of the Saigon River, some 25km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. It was formed from silt washing downstream from the river, so don’t expect any white-sand beaches. A few hopeful resorts have sprung up along the murky 10km shoreline.
Of more interest is the forest. This listed Unesco Biosphere Reserve contains a high degree of biodiversity, with more than 200 species of fauna and 150 species of flora. If you’re looking for a relatively traffic-free route to explore by motorbike, it’s a great day trip.
8:15 am: Our tour guide pick you up at booking and head to Can Gio, otherwise known as "Monkey Island".
On arrival, we visit mangrove forest to see over 1,000 monkeys, living there, you also can feed and take photos with many monkeys surrounding and climbing on your shoulder. Continue with a short walk to an alligator farm,where local people conserve many huge alligators from " American war" and you can try "alligator fishing" (optional). Then take speed boats to "Sac" guerilla camp built in the deep jungle. Today the camp has become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what jungle life in the war must have been like.
We will stop at the local seafood market selling various kinds of fresh seafood regarding octopus, lobster, ray, etc and dried food. There, enjoy a welcome drink (sugar cane juice) before having a Vietnamese style lunch at a beach resort, where we are at leisure for swimming and sight-seeing.
Heading back to Saigon & end the tour at approximately 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
-Mosquito spray, personal travel box
-Hat, comfort shoes.
Note: The price of the ticket does not apply on holiday.
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