Can Gio Forest & Local Life Experience


  • Adult

    2,699,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    1,999,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

Departure Time: 8:00 AM

Finish Time: 4:00 PM

Thieng Lieng Island, situated in the heart of Can Gio, is a hidden gem that embodies serenity and tranquility. The island is surrounded by lush mangrove forests and winding waterways, and is renowned for its unique biodiversity. If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, or simply want to immerse yourself in nature, Thieng Lieng Island is the perfect destination.

Thieng Lieng Island is home to a number of traditional fishing villages, where visitors can learn about the local way of life and sample delicious, locally-sourced seafood. The island offers a fascinating insight into the culture and traditions of the local people, and is a wonderful opportunity to gain an understanding of their daily lives.

Our Can Gio Forest and Local Life Experience Tour is the perfect way to explore Thieng Lieng Island and the surrounding area. This tour is a combination of our best-selling Can Gio Forest and Mekong Delta tours, making it the ultimate eco-adventure experience.

Guests on this tour will have the opportunity to reconnect with nature, learn about the unique biodiversity of the region, and gain an understanding of the local way of life. The tour is suitable for all ages and is an educational experience for anyone interested in wildlife and culture.

During the tour, you will have the chance to explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which is alive with tropical forest life, including monkeys, gibbons, and crocodiles. You will also have the opportunity to trek through the mangrove jungle, learn about local fishing techniques, and sample fresh seafood caught by the local fishermen.

The Can Gio Forest and Local Life Experience Tour is a unique and enriching travel experience that combines natural beauty with cultural insights. We believe that this tour will give you a day off the grid to rediscover the simplicities of life, and leave you with unforgettable memories of Thieng Lieng Island and its surrounding areas.

**Minimum 6 adults per booking is required for this tour. If your group size is less than 6 people, kindly contact us to check for availability.


Premium servicesAvailable in small group tourGuided by local experts Meal included (breakfast & lunch)Pick-up and drop-off included

8:00 amYour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at Saigon Water Bus Station.

8:15 am: Your boat will depart Saigon for the lush, green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast of pastries or sandwiches, tropical fruit and Vietnamese coffee (ca phe sua da) is served.

9:00 am: Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!

10:00 am: Arrive at Thieng Lieng Island, our tour guide will take you to walk around the island and learn how they make salt in a traditional way. You will also visit the five-color house and enjoy the traditional music performed by the only artist on the island.

1:00 pm: Having a delicious lunch at local house.

2:00 pm: Continue to explore the island, guests will have a chance do a foot soaks with salt and herbal while relaxing and learning about the daily life of the people on the Island.

3:00 pm: Depart Can Gio’s mangrove jungles for Saigon.

4:15 pm: Arrive back Saigon’s central pier. Les Rives’ staff will take you back to your hotel by car.

Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly. 

Inclusions: Light breakfast, lunch, unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.

Exclusions: Food and drinks (unless specified), gratuities (optional),  surcharge for halal meal options (if required).

Please note we only pickup and drop-off at hotel located in district 1 and district 3.

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Explore the lush UNESCO Biosphere Reserve  and learn about daily life of local people on peaceful island during Can Gio forest and Local Life Experience Tour

After departing Saigon, the first stop on your speedboat tour will be a bustling riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Here you can observe a traditional market scene, take some great photos and sample the local Mekong produce.

As you depart the market, the slow-paced agricultural world of the Mekong Delta begins to give way. The tapestry of green paddy fields, tropical fruit trees and coconut palms turn to towering mangrove trees looming over the boat, enveloping you in a dusky twilight world.

You have arrived at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio, one of Vietnam’s most important ecosystems, providing a habitat for 52 species of flora and 200 species of fauna.

Les Rives have excellent relationships with the locals here and you’ll visit traditional fishing hamlets, where fisherman knot their nets by hand by the river. Then you can take a gentle row on the tranquil waters of Giant Bat Lagoon. You can also enjoy a short, guided trek through the mangroves.

At Thieng Lieng Island, guests will have a chance to to meet friendly local people and learn about their culture and traditions! You can also try to make salt in the traditional way or do a foot soaks treatment with salt and herbal. Our Can Gio Forest and Local Life Experience is the perfect tour for wildlife, nature and cultural enthusiasts.

Have any questions, comments, or requests? Feel free to contact us anytime by using live chat at the right corner or sending us a message.


What happens in the case of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather or unsafe conditions, the tour may be rescheduled or canceled. We will notify you in advance and provide alternative options.

What should I bring with me on the speedboat tour?

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and a camera to capture the scenic beauty of the Can Gio Forest. Don’t forget to bring any personal medication you may need.

Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.

How long does it take to get to Can Gio forest by speedboat?

It takes you approximately 1h20 to get to the Can Gio Forest by speedboat. Along the way, the boat will stop at some locations for our tour guide to give some insight about people life on Saigon River.

Why does your price seem higher than some others?

We price all of our tours according to the value we provide. Most tour companies have hidden fees and don’t provide high quality services. When traveling with Les Rives , you won’t be reaching for your wallet as everything will be covered in the tour price (except for bullet fee in Cu Chi Tunnels). Each tour also helps out the local families we work with, who we also help out with sustainable business practices.

How many people in one boat?

The maximum capacity of our speedboat is 20 people. However, we keep the group size maximum at 15 in order to ensure the safety and comfort for guests.

Where is the meeting point if my pickup location is not in district 1 or 3?

The meeting point will be the Saigon Water Bus Station, kindly open this link to get the direction to the meeting point.

Are there any age restrictions for the speedboat tour?

The tour is suitable for all ages; however, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Are you able to provide dietary requirements?

Yes we are able to do that. If you wish to have vegetarian food or some specific deitary requirements, do let us know in the booking form. For the Halal food, we will charge an extra $10 for 1 person.

What languages do your tour guides speak?

Our tour guides are fluent in English. Please let us know your language preference in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate it, kindly note that there will be extra fees depends on which language your prefer.

  • Adult

    2,699,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    1,999,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

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