Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Vam Sat Mangrove Forest Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

From US$ 159 per person

Vam Sat is located in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh city. During the war against the US, Vam Sat was destroyed by bombs, yet it is now the most gorgeous world biosphere reserve of mangrove forests.

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  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
  • 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
  • Zoom past canals to a riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta
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After pick-up from your hotel go for a 2-hour car ride to Vam Sat, Can Gio. 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. Then move 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 you 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.
  • Air-conditioned car
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Tip (optional)

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  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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4.3 /5

based on 21 reviews

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This excursion is recommended during the animal activity season. Historically very interesting, images of wild nature and absolute calm. Regarding our guide „Phio“, I strongly recommend his employer to a salary increase of this guide. He is there with all his heart, he has an enormous talent for persuasion, a good knowledge of history and knows how to lead conversations. Attention Head Hunters!

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November 12, 2022

After 2 weeks in Vietnam and many a tour, this one was easily our favourite, exceeding all our expectations. Phufoole was a fantastic guide who was informative, friendly and kind and went out of his way to make the day special. We were so well looked after! The motor boat down the river was spectacular, the lunch excellent and we got to see bats, birds flying above the jungle, salamanders, crabs, so many monkeys - and feeding the crocodiles was an absolute highlight. What a beautiful area. We were told that mid week is best, and it was so quiet and we got to see all the wildlife we’d hoped to. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

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October 13, 2022

We really enjoyed the trip to the nature reserve. Our very good German speaking guide Vu with two names Max was particularly positive. 2 hours each. For a return trip from Saigon (bus, ferry, speedboat) and approx. 3-4 hours in the nature reserve. 1st station with a long boat through the mangrove forest. 2nd stadium crocodile farm / monkeys, approx. 20 m observation tower with a great view over the mangroves and plenty of lunch. Small tour through the mangrove forest on a stilts path. Very relaxing and lots of animal sounds from the jungle. We could even spot a few large bats.

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April 2, 2019

Product ID: 171027