Can Gio Mangrove Forest Tour by Luxury Speedboat


  • 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

Embark on an unforgettable eco-adventure to the Can Gio forest and discover the untouched natural beauty of the Can Gio UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Located just 40 kilometers outside Ho Chi Minh City, this stunning wetland is alive with tropical forest life, including monkeys, gibbons, crocodiles, and countless bird species. The lush, green palms, and fresh air of this pristine environment will transport you to another world, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.

As you journey to Can Gio, you’ll travel by a scenic speedboat from Saigon through the verdant green canals of the Mekong Delta. Along the way, you’ll stop at a vibrant local riverside market, immersing yourself in the vibrant colors, sounds, and aromas of this fertile region.

Once you arrive in the Can Gio forest, the landscape transforms into a verdant expanse of emerald water palms and towering mangrove forests. The Can Gio Forest tour will take you on a trek through the mangrove jungle, where you’ll get up close and personal with the exotic flora and fauna of the area, including monkeys and a variety of birds.

In Giant Bat Lagoon, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the mangroves from a different perspective as you row through the lagoon’s stunning landscape. The tour is educational and informative, providing insight into the ecology of the region and the importance of preserving it for future generations.

As part of the eco-adventure, you’ll also have the chance to glimpse into the lives of the locals who live along the river in a nearby fishing hamlet. This immersive experience will give you a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the Mekong Delta region.

To cap off your unforgettable day in the Can Gio forest, a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared for you to savor while surrounded by the beauty of the biosphere reserve.

Whether you’re a nature lover or simply looking to escape the city for a day, our Can Gio forest tour is a must-see destination that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the natural world.



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’s pier.

8:15 am: You 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.

8:45 am: Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!

9:45 am: At around this time, the surrounding landscape will begin to change from lush riverside water palms to dusky mangrove swamps as you move from the Delta towards Can Gio Forest.

10:00 am: Arrive at the Giant Bat Lagoon and explore gently by rowing boat, before trekking through the mangrove jungle.

11:30 am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12:30 pm: Arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park, where you see monkey in their natural habitat, as well as enjoy crab fishing and bird-watching for exotic local and migratory species. You can also enjoy another mangrove jungle walk.

2:15 pm: Depart Can Gio’s mangrove jungles for Saigon.

4:00 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 fruits, 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 during Can Gio forest 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 Vam Sat Eco Park, you can visit a crocodile reserve and even feed them (via a fishing rod!). Crocodiles were once common in the region but sadly were hunted to near extinction. And be sure to wander around and meet cheeky gibbons and monkeys, who swing from the trees – kids always enjoy this part of the tour!

You will have plenty of opportunities to see exotic birdlife – both local and migratory – including painted storks and duck-billed pelicans, so bring your binoculars! Can Gio is the perfect tour for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

As part of the tour, your Les Rives chef will cook you up a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch including fresh spring rolls, lemongrass chicken and Fried Elephant Ear Fish, a famous Mekong Delta specialty.

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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