The Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is located in the coastal district southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The reserve provides opportunities to advance environmental protection across a continuum of habitats, ranging from coastal areas to the boundaries of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest industrial city in Viet Nam.
Can Gio Eco Forest
Today you will discover the National Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio and immerse yourself in its natural beauty and learn about its wild life. 08:00 we take a 2 hour drive to Can Gio. Upon arrival we visit Monkey Island situated in Can Gio Mangrove Forest, which UNESCO has recognized as an International Biosphere Reserve on January 21st, 2000. You can also visit Can Gio Museum, with archaeological relics, as well as unique flora and fauna. Continues to explore the Mangrove Forest by boat and visit Rung Sac Guerilla Base by canoe, from which you'll see crocodiles, wild cats, otters, pythons, playful monkeys and more. The Purebred Crocodile Reserve Park boasts more than 80 specimens of these prehistoric reptiles.
Following lunch at Carot Restaurant, you will drive to Vam Sat Eco-Tourist area. You will take a canoe trip to visit Vam Sat, traveling pass the flora typical of mangroves, and then visit the bat-reserve. You can also experience crab and crocodile fishing on the boat. You will visit the crab ponds to learn about their lifecycle and how to collect the best crabs for eating. You will enjoy seeing a variety of wild animals and admire the bird sanctuary in Vam Sac. Ending your trip by visiting crocodile farms to learn about the process of crocodile egg-laying and visit the new born crocs. Around 16:00 we head back to Saigon. (L)
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