ITINERARY BY DAY
CAN GIO MANGROVE FOREST & MONKEY ISLAND (-/L/-)
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.