CAN GIO NATURE RESERVE The lungs of Saigon


The Mangroves of Can Gio


  • Visit a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Explore Southern Vietnam’s water network that extends all the way from the East Sea to the Cambodian border.
  • Learn about the local history, the place’s role in the Vietnam War and the culture of this less known area of Saigon.

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.

Meet our friends from Les Rives and embark on an scenic speedboat journey that will take you from the heart of Saigon to the dense riverside jungles of idyllic Can Gio, via the verdant green canals of the Mekong Delta. At the gateway to the Mekong Delta, you will stop at a lively local riverside market, where you can absorb all the colors, sounds and aromas of this fertile region. Once we depart the Delta, the surrounding landscapes of emerald water palms give way to the tall mangrove forests of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve. During the Can Gio Forest tour, you will explore Giant Bat Lagoon by rowing boat, trek through mangrove jungle, meet monkeys and enjoy a spot of bird watching. You will enjoy traditional local lunch before returning to the city.

Start your journey today!

  • Duration

    Day Tour

  • Destinations

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  • Meal Provided [B|L|D]


Our Services Include:
  • English/German speaking guide
  • Private air-con transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Set lunch menu at a local restaurant
  • Bottled mineral water & cold towel
Our Services Exclude:
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Other services not mentioned in our program
  • Drinks

An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Tet (Lunar New Year)