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Can Gio - Monkey Island Excursion from Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Can Gio - Monkey Island Excursion from Ho Chi Minh City
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into the vibrant flora and fauna of Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, a chemically damaged expanse that now teems with life, on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Start off by exploring the Vam Sat Ecopark by boat or canoe to see bird's nesting as well as a crocodile swamp accompanied by an expert naturalist guide. Ascend to the summit of Tang Bong Tower to capture sweeping views of the surrounding and catch a glimpse of Rung Sac Guerilla Base. Then enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Monkey Island, the Can Gio Museum, and and the Mangrove Forest Park.
  • Can Gio Biosphere Reserve small-group trip from Ho Chi Minh City
  • View nesting birds, a bat lagoon and a crocodile swamp at the Vam Sat Ecological Tourist Zone
  • Take in the panoramic views from Tang Bong Tower
  • Visit the Can Gio Museum and Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation at Monkey Island
  • Hear about the ravages of war at the Rung Sac Guerilla Base and marvel at the UNESCO-listed reserve
  • Local lunch and hotel transfers are included
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English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in HCMC Center (Except District 2, 7, 9)

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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 peek 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vam Sat Ecopark
Our tour will begin with a departure for Dan Xay Bridge where we will take a boat or canoe to visit the natural bird reserve at Vam Sat Eco-Tourist Zone when the bird nesting is at its peak (from May to October). Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone is located within a section of forest between the Vam Sat and Long Tau Rivers that was destroyed during the Vietnam War, now is regrown and protected as a wilderness park. We will also visit the crocodile swamp
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve
After conquering the tower, we will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Next, we will depart for Forest Park (Monkey Island), where we will visit Can Gio Museum and Mangrove Forest Park Faun Conservation - filled with thousands of monkeys as well as saltwater crocodiles. We will visit Mangrove Forest Ecosystem and Rung Sac Guerrilla Base.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum group of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum 1 child accompanied 1 adult, the 2nd child will pay the adult price
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hoi An Express Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Can Gio - Monkey Island Excursion from Ho Chi Minh City?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Understand what you will really be...
Cherie W
, Dec 2016
Understand what you will really be seeing. I booked this trip expecting an outdoor and wildlife adventure when it's really more about the Viet Nam war history. It is an interesting look at recovery of an area that was hit hard by agent orange but certainly not beautiful. I found the monkeys and military music blaring from loudspeakers very creepy and unsettling. Our guide spoke good English and was very good.
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This tour might be on the pricey...
Kathleen Amor P
, May 2015
This tour might be on the pricey side but its worth it. Its activity packed and well worth the money you spent on it.
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