Distance: 140 km
Running time of boat: 4h30’
Length of tour: 8 hours
Transportation: Private speedboat
Including services: Boat trip, insurance, mineral water, wet tissue, tropical fresh fruit on the way, entrance fees, tour guide (Vietnamese and English speaking), lunch, pick up and drop off at your hotel.
Vam Sat is an eco-tourism site with an area of 2,000 hectares in Ly Nhon Commune, Can Gio District, 50km from center of Ho Chi Minh City. The Can Gio Mangrove Forest was recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. It is the first biosphere reserve in Viet Nam, and is the 368th member of the international network of biosphere reserve.
07:45 AM: Blue River Tours’s guide will pick up from your hotel in the early morning.
08:00 AM: Our boat will depart from BlueRiver Boat Pier (Tan Cang Village, A100, Ung Van Khiem Str, Section 1, Binh Thanh Dist., HCMC). The speedboat brings tourists along Saigon River crossing Tan Thuan Harbor, Ben Nghe and enters the confluence of Nha Be River and Dong Nai River. Then the boat goes in one of the most beautiful canal with interminable and limitless mangrove forest – Vam Sat Canal.
09:15 AM: The boat landed at Vam Sat Ferry Boat.
+ Tourists will learn about Vietnamese guerilla warfare in the mangrove forest
+ Taking a walk on the path through the forest, try to experience the natural life in the forest.
+ Challenging suspension bridge, visiting friendly deer.
+ Learning about ecosystem in Can Gio forest.
+ If tourists aren’t afraid of height, tourists can climb up Tang Bong Tower with the height of 28m and bow shape – symbol of strength and will of elder generation in the war. When climbing up the highest floor of the tower, tourists will be “wow” by the nice scenery mangrove forest as far as the eyes can see.
11:30 AM: Enjoy lunch at Vam Sat Restaurant and relax.
12:30 PM: Tourists go in the boat and landed at Dan Xay Bridge Pier. Then tourists will be transferred to Monkey Island (Can Gio) by car.
+ Visit long – tailed monkeys and have a funny moment in “Monkey United”
+ Visit and fishing the crocodile farm
+ In the high tide condition, tourists can take a speed jungle boat to enjoy the wide beauty of scenery in Can Gio National Park and visit the Vietnamese base in the war in the deeply forest (exclusion jungle boat ticket)
+ Visit wild animals in a mangrove forest.
+ Visit and shop crocodile leather products.
+ Visit the museum to see ecosystem model and exhibits in the war.
03:30 PM: Tourists go aboard and back to Bach Dang pier (Sai Gon), tourists can see a very nice sunset on the river.
05:00 PM: Arrive Tan Cang Pier, finishing your interesting trip with Blueriver Tours, say good bye and see you again.
***You can also book tour to Vam Sat Ecological or Monkey Island only.