Can Gio stretches from the ocean to the edge of Ho Chi Minh City, covering some forty thousand hectares of diverse habitats including mangroves, palm-fringed islands, steamy jungle, wetlands, and salt marsh. The region boasts astonishing biodiversity and supports one of the most important ecosystems in Vietnam.
Although development has been slow so we recommend it as a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, rather than staying there. There’s a 10km coastline too, although the beaches will never rival that of Phu Quoc – it’s the vibrant jungle that attracts visitors, and nature and wildlife enthusiasts will love this beautiful corner of southern Vietnam.
Can Gio is a wonderful escape from the bustle and pollution of Ho Chi Minh City, ideal for reconnecting with nature, relaxed exploration and wildlife-spotting.
8.15AM Gather at office and 8:30 AM depart to Can gio. At Dan Xay Bridge pier, halting and enjoying sugar cane juice. At Can Gio Island:
_Visiting heaps of the long – tailed monkeys
_Visiting the crocodile farm and other wild animals in mangrove forest
_Speed jungle boat, the climax of tour, take you to the Vietnamses base in the war.
_Having Vietnamese style lunch
_Free time at swimming pool
_Relax or walk aroungd for sightseeing.
• Home to Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve listed by UNESCO
• Đảo khỉ (Monkey Island) with more than 1,000 monkeys
• Rừng Sác – a former guerilla base (during Vietnam War)