Can Gio Mangrove Forest and Monkey Island

Can Gio Mangrove Forest and Monkey Island
From Upon request
Duration Full Day


Spend a day in the Can Gio mangrove forest on an 8-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City, and explore the wildlife, nature, and history of the UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Get aerial views of the forest from Tang Bong Tower, eat lunch at a local restaurant, and visit the Monkey Island animal sanctuary, then travel to Rung Sac Guerrilla Base by canoe.

What’s Included

  • Tours and transfers by non-private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

What’s Not Included

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance




At 8:00am depart from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the scenic drive to Dan Xay Bridge, where a motorized canoe awaits. Climb aboard alongside your knowledgeable guide and absorb the tranquility of the natural enclave as you sail towards your first stop.

Head first to a natural bird reserve to catch rare glimpses of exotic birds nesting and then summon your courage at a crocodile swamp as you listen to fearsome facts about the incredible reptiles. Sneak a peak at a newborn crocodile and hear of complex incubation processes before venturing to a local bat lagoon.

Next, ascend to the summit of Tang Bong Tower and enjoy sweeping vistas of the scenery from a height of 85 feet (26 meters). After capturing fantastic photographs, return to land and revitalize with a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue to Forest Park, aka Monkey Island, and disembark to peruse the intriguing exhibitions of Can Gio Museum; learn about the biodiversity of the mangrove forest and absorb the staggering number of species that reside there before heading to the Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation. Observe thousands of wild monkeys and scour the thickets for wild cats, pythons and deer as you cruise around the naturally diverse area.

After reveling in the playful antics of the monkeys, glide through the mangrove forest by canoe to the Rung Sac Guerilla Base. Listen to captivating commentary about the Vietnam War guerillas who hid in the forest and hear of how the forest was devastated by a chemical warfare attack in 1998.

Return to dry land and relax during the journey back to your Ho Chi Minh hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan.


Note: We only run private and customizable tours.

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