Can Gio Biosphere Reserve belongs to Can Gio District, a coastal suburban district located 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This reserve has been listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000. The site is an important wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam as it is characterized by a wetland biosystem dominated by mangrove and many rare species. Can Gio Mangrove forest is also known as the lungs of Ho Chi Minh city.
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Discover the intricate system of canals and tunnels, some complete with underground kitchens, hospitals, living quarters and more. Explore a traditional cricket farm, an organic herb farm and learn how rice paper is made in an authentic Vietnamese house. As an add-on to this insightful excursion, experience the unique architecture of a Cai Dai Temple, the spiritual home to the Caodaists. Because Cu Chi Tunnels is a popular attraction with Vietnamese school children and holidaymakers, we set out early to avoid large crowds, ensuring that our boats arrive before everyone else.
Our specialized combined boat and motorbike tours allow you to visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and the Secret Mekong Delta – a lush agricultural area whose verdant fields and charming markets make it a more convenient alternative to the actual Delta – in the same day. To experience both the natural beauty and city life, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and the buzzing metropolis of Saigon from the back of a vintage Vespa with our Cu Chi Tunnels and Hidden Ho Chi Minh Day Tour.