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With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.


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Luxury Can Gio Mangrove Forest Speedboat 1 Day

We are proud to introduce an eco-adventure speedboat tour to the mangrove forests of the Can Gio UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Your scenic speedboat journey 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. At Can Gio, you will explore Giant Bat Lagoon by rowing boat, visit a crocodile reserve, trek through mangrove jungle, meet monkeys and enjoy a spot of bird watching. Your Les Rives chef will serve a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

Three of favorite things to do in Can Gio Forest…
Monkey Island: Monkey Island isn’t too far away and a chance to get up close and personal with the cheeky animals. The monkeys are friendly and harmless but are also known for being quite bold so be careful about holding tight to your belongings. Kids will love it!
Feed the Crocs: If you feel like being a bit daring, feeding the saltwater crocodiles (via fishing rods, thankfully!) is quite a thrilling experience!
Bat Lagoon: A gentle river cruise down Dam Doi is a peaceful and pleasant way to see the mangrove greenery. It will also offer you the chance to visit the Bat Lagoon where hundreds of bats hang from the trees.

Luxury Can Gio Mangrove Forest Speedboat 1 Day

7:30am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at Saigon’s central pier, Bach Dang.

7:45am: 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.

8:30am: Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!

9:45am: 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.

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

12:00pm: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at a private riverside location, including the Mekong Delta speciality, Elephant Ear Fish.

01:00pm: Arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park, where you will visit a crocodile reserve (and feed them if you wish!) and 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.

03:00pm: Depart Can Gio’s mangrove jungles for Saigon.

04:15pm: 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.

Inclusive

  • Vietnam Visa invitation letter.
  • Hotel pick-up in downtown - district 1 (and drop-off for two-way speedboat option), If your hotel is at outside HCM downtown, please pay for extra charge.
  • Boat from Bach Dang pier to Ben Dinh and back (or shuttle bus ticket if you return by bus).
  • English speaking tour guide (Other language is available upon request)
  • Season fruit and soft drink on boat
  • Entrance fee
  • Mineral water and wet tissue
  • Local lunch (for return speedboat guest only)

Exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above.

 

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