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Small-Group Tour to Can Gio Vam Sat Mangrove Forest

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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup at your Saigon hotel, then make the trip to Can Gio – Vam Sat in an air-conditioned vehicle, a roughly 1.5-hour drive. Upon arrival in Can Gio, take a rowing trip along an immense river to find a thriving colony of large fruit bats. During the bird breeding season of November through May, you’ll continue on foot into the nearby bird reserve, where you can climb a watchtower to spot thousands of birds. This area is rich in biodiversity, with more than 200 species of animals, and more than 52 species of plant, and your guides keep the focus on the natural world throughout the tour.

    Pause for lunch at a nearby restaurant, then take a walk to a crocodile lake: watch for crocodiles in the water, and try to spot the wild monkeys that occasionally appear at the edge of the forest. After visiting the crocodile lake, make the return trip to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

    Note: during the non-breeding season of April through October, tours will learn about local salt production rather than visit the bird reserve.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    254 Đường Đề Thám, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up and drop off travelers at all kind of accommodation in the city center. Please provide your pick up address for the pick up.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • AC mini-van
    • Lunch
    • English speaking guide
    • Water (1 bottle/pax)
    • Boat trip
    • Entry/Admission - Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Because of the rainy season, we were the only ones on the tour. They still organised it just for us with the best tourguide, Jun. He told us many things about the city and the mangrove forest. The nature was really beautiful, a must see! Thank you Jun!
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    Response from Maps36296703142, Customer service at Small-Group Tour to Can Gio Vam Sat Mangrove Forest
    Responded Jun. 5, 2019
    Dear Laurens T, Dear Thank you so much for choosing Ginkgo Voyage and leaving such kind words for us on Tripadvisor. At Ginkgo Voyage, your satisfaction is our motivation and priority at work so we're more than happy to know that you enjoyed the trip with Mr Jun. It was a pleasure to have you on the tour and we hope to see you back in the future. Thanks & Best Regards Sofia
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    It's almost 1.5-2 hrs distance from Saigon District 1, depends upon heavy Saigon traffic and ferry availability. Overall it was good, started with mangrove speed boat ride..followed by sampan boat ride in mangrove marshes of Mekong Delta. This was followed by bird
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    Response from GinkgoVN, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour to Can Gio Vam Sat Mangrove Forest
    Responded Dec. 31, 2018
    Dear 105ganeshk, Thank you so much for choosing Ginkgo Voyage and leaving a review for us on Trip Advisor. At Ginkgo Voyage, we thrive to provide our travelers with an informative yet memorable trip with amazing experience and outstanding service. We offer you a variety of activities so that you could deep dive into authentic scenario there. We're glad that you were satisfied with the trip with us in Can Gio. Again, it was an honor for us to have you and your friends with us in the trip. Have a great journey in Vietnam and we're looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks and Best Regards.
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    We had an amazing day tour to the Mangrove Forest. Led by our lovely guide, June, we’ve learned a lot about Vietnamese history, culture, and wildlife. June was very knowledgeable and patience with our questions. In the reserve, we went to see the bats, birds and alligators,
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    By: Ginkgo Voyage Private Day Tours
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    Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
    Amazing Guide, Informative Tour!
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    Sally C
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    An amazing day all round - so many interesting things to see and very capably led by Jun, who was brilliant, spoke
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    Gene P
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    Touristy now, but a must-see.
    Our guide, Jun, should be a history professor. On the ride from Saigon to Cu Chi, he gave us a brilliant history
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    Ho Chi Minh in Half A Day
    The guide was well informed and offered great stories to go with the commentary. The driver managed the traffic
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Nam, our handsome guide
    What a wonderful afternoon we had . Just the best guide, Nam the handsome man! attitude great, information, great
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    London, United Kingdom
    Great day on the Mekong Delta!
    We had such a great day today, Jason was one of the best tour guides we’ve had in our 3 weeks of travelling
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    Singapore, Singapore
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    San Jose, California
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    Great half day tour. I recommend the early tour so you can visit places with least amount of people. Jason was
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    Well worth taking this tour
    We were taken on the tour by Jason. It was excellent throughout. Jason really goes the extra mile to explain
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    Kitchener, Canada
    Great experience !!
    We had the tour with Jason and he was a great guide!! Very good sense of humor and he provided great information
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    Sydney, Australia
    Really enjoyed it
    Wanted a trip to the Mekong so got a recommendation from our hotel. Very happy and Jun was full of knowledge and
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