“It is 60 km far from city center. I went there during my weekend. there is plenty of seafood at good quality and cheap price.” – Fabian.
“We joined a day tour to visit this reserve/wetlands. It was very interesting to see the mangroves, crabs, monkies (tons of them ), wild crocodiles and farm crocodiles. We even did crocodile fishing. It was fun. Although this is not the season for birds, we did manage to see kingfisher and some others. We did manage to see some bats…” – AB.
“Come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. So relaxing and calm here. Alot of salt, shrimp, birds nests and other farms here to see and alot to explore. ” – Don.
“These are the three things that our group actually lost to the monkeys. They attacked from behind and ambushed you on a little bridge across a creek. However, don’t let that discourage you from enjoying the mangrove forest, watch the crocodiles (they were now imported from somewhere else since the last one was killed long ago).” – Keen.
Can Gio is now more and more popular for an ideal one day ecological tour. Located in a Southeast suburb of Ho Chi Minh City center, it takes approximately 1.5 hours to get there. A package tour is recommended because public transportation to and from Can Gio might not be a good idea for foreigners. If Ho Chi Minh city center is always crowd and exciting, Can Gio is more quiet and relaxing with lots of natural landscapes. On a small boat along a tiny canal , you can enjoy the fresh air and the cool atmosphere from the trees’ shadows.
Arriving at Vam Sat Ecological tourist center, you will have a chance to let your body float in a lake like the Dead Sea in Jordan. Besides, if you want to show your braveness, you can try feeding crocodiles with a rod on a secured boat! Another tourist attraction in Can Gio is the Monkey Island. You must be startled at the number of monkey once you get there. Watch out your belongings or else the funny naughty monkeys might take them! Can Gio is also famous for its seafood at cheap price. You should try the fresh crabs, snowy crabs, shells and shrimps there! It will be a good time hanging out with your friends in a natural landscape with great seafood.
Go through the mangrove forest protected by UNESCO, and feed crocodiles at Can Gio. Take a boat, or a ferry to the island, populated by monkeys, and crocodiles. You can feed monkeys, but don’t carry the food with you, as monkeys will try to take it from you. Crocodiles live in protected area, and you can feed them only if with a guide. Take a guided tour to go deeper into the jungle, and find out how Vietnamese soldiers defended themselves from US army, and even crocodiles. Go to the forest to see mangroves to see this biosphere reserve.