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Join Mr Biker Saigon for a unique tour to the UNESCO Site: the Can Gio Vam Sat Mangrove Forest. This 30km ride will give you insight into 602.5 hectares of one of the world’s most sustainable ecological sites as per the World Tourism Organisation (WTO). Can Gio Vam Sat is home to many incredible species such as wild monkeys, bats, crocodiles and birds that you will be able to see by bike, boat and trek. Moreover, cycling around the Mangrove Forest will introduce you to the real Vietnamese countryside. While pedaling, you will get to see the local industries such as fish farms, rice paddies, fruit plantations, salt-makers, as well as edible bird nest farms. From 7am to 5:30pm, escape busy Saigon and enjoy the fresh air.
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It will be hot. If you have never been to SE Asia, expect to sweat. A lot. So dress accordingly!
We will provide water and snacks, but we recommend bringing your own water bottles to reduce plastic bottle usage.
We also recommend bringing your own bike, helmet, gloves, or anything else that will make your ride more comfortable. However, we do provide all of these stated.
Our Mr Biker Saigon’s team will pick you up at 7am from your hotel for a transfer to the relaxing countryside by private van (45 minutes transfer). You will get on your bicycle in Long Hau and start cycling on small roads through fish farms and shrimps aquacultures as well as along the river for 7 km until the first ferry station. The ferry ride will take you and your bike to the other side of Saigon River.
Many locals use this ferry daily to get to work. Once on the riverbank, you will continue cycling through small authentic farmer villages. This ride will enable you to travel along rice paddies and a numerous number of edible bird nest farms unseen with any other tours. Bird nest is an ancient delicacy very popular in South East Asia and a kilogram might reach up to 3000 USD!
You will continue for 6 more kilometers before getting to a bigger ferry station. While crossing this second river arm, a lovely view on the local fishermen at work will appear. It will then be time to get back on your bike for the last 16 km to the National Park. On the way to Can Gio Vam Sat, you will observe traditional salt-making processes surrounded by dragon fruit plantations.
The National Park’s entrance will be crossed through a single track path in the middle of the mangrove forest. In Can Gio Vam Sat, you will be able to spot some of the unique 26 bird species of the park, including 11 water birds. Once at the center of the park, you will leave your bike and go up the impressive observatory tower to get a panorama view on this UNESCO World Preserved site. The visit will continue with a boat tour within the mangrove forest where many bats can be spotted. A traditional lunch will be served before offering you some free time to see the park’s crocodiles, wild monkeys or even go for a short trek. At 3:30 pm, our driver will await you for the transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be back at your hotel at 5:30pm.