Private Can Gio Tour by Speedboat & Car (Less Touristy)

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Can Gio
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8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Vietnamese

About this tour

Enjoy the most authentic Can Gio tour by speedboat and car, with mangrove forest, biosphere reserve, monkey island, crocodile and bat swamp,… In this tour, you will explore Can Gio from the most popular things to do, to the unseen places that are rarely touched by tourists.

Please keep in mind the transportation of this tour is a combination of private A/C car, speedboat, rowing boat, and walking. We have designed the time of each transportation to fit best with what you need, to optimize your experience and cost. For details, please check our Private Can Gio Tour by Speedboat & Car (Less Touristy) Itinerary.

Can Gio - a hidden gem of Vietnam tourism
Can Gio - a hidden gem of Vietnam tourism

Can Gio Tour information

Tour type

Private tour


Car, speedboat, rowing boat

Can Gio Tour Price

Price per person (USD)
2 guests3 guests4 guests5 guests6+ guests


  • This tour is only available for 2 pax or above
  • Children from 6-10 price is 75% of adult price
  • Children under 6 are free of charge
  • This price does not include lunch (there will be 2 options for you to choose)


Why choose us?

Private & comfortable

Enjoy exclusive, comfortable touring with personal attention and privacy. Your tour guide will take care of you better.

Less touristy

We know the best of Can Gio, and the exact areas that are more authentic. Our Can Gio tour also takes you to the less touristy ones.

A true nature experience

Can Gio is famous for its biosphere reservation. Green is all about it. And this Can Gio tour focus on what make the place renowned.

Honest & clear

Transparent pricing with no unexpected costs. As one of the top travel companies, we make sure everything is clear.


At 7:30 AM, our tour guide will come with a private A/C car to pick you up at your hotel. It will take 30-45 minutes to leave Ho Chi Minh City center and arrive at Binh Khanh Ferry. This ferry is the only connection between the urban sites of HCMC and Can Gio District, which we will visit.

We highly recommend that you go to the toilet before the tour, as there may be traffic jams at Binh Khanh Ferry and it may cause inconvenience in case you need to go.

During the time on the ferry through the river, our tour guide will tell you stories about the life of local people here before we enter Can Gio.

Binh Khanh Ferry to visit Can Gio
Binh Khanh Ferry to visit Can Gio

Saying goodbye to the traffic jam at Binh Khanh Ferry, you will enjoy 23 kilometers of Rung Sac – the most beautiful road in Can Gio – where the sceneries will change 100% from urban to a green, breathtaking forest one. After about 30 minutes on this road, we will stop at Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve Center, and get on a speedboat for a new journey on the river.

Rung Sac - the most beautiful road in Can Gio tour
Rung Sac - the most beautiful road in Can Gio tour

Here comes the most exciting part of our Private Can Gio Tour by Speedboat & Car (Less Touristy): enjoying the view & local life on the river by speedboat. You will continuously spend about 15 minutes on the speedboat before we arrive at the Bat Swamp.

Travel by speedboat - a must-do in every Can Gio Tour
Travel by speedboat - a must-do in every Can Gio Tour

Temporarily getting off the speedboat, you will visit the Bat Swamp, or Bat Reservation Island, to explore the life of wild bats in Can Gio for about 30-40 minutes. You will travel on a rowing boat through the beautiful mangrove forest to the territory of the bats. Please stay quiet when coming close to the territory, and keep in mind that we can only observe the bats from afar, as getting closer may disturb the animals.

Rowing boat at Bat Swamp Can Gio
Rowing boat at Bat Swamp Can Gio
Bat Swamp in Can Gio Mangrove Forest
Bat Swamp in Can Gio Mangrove Forest

Leaving the Bat Swamp, our speedboat will take you to Vam Sat, an island of Can Gio to explore the Monkey Island, the Crocodile Swamp, and the Bird Reservation Area. Here we will take a walk or travel by electric vehicle/ car.

At the Crocodile Swamp, you will explore how this species is reserved in Can Gio and their habitat. Along with the learning, you can also try the Crocodile Fishing activity in a safe boat.

As one of the best Can Gio Mangrove Forest tour operators, we are 100% honest about our itinerary, so here are some notes you should keep in mind:

  • The Monkey Island we bring you to is a part of a bigger one. There will be fewer monkeys in this area. However, the monkeys will be far less aggressive (they won’t try to attack or steal from you as much as ones on the bigger island), and the area and less touristy. We still highly recommend you protect your belongings when visiting this area.
  • The Bird Reservation Area is only crowded with birds in a few months of the year (normally April to July). Besides those times, the area will be quiet, with nothing to see rather than a good place for walking to enjoy nature. Therefore, it may not live up to the expectation of yours.
Crocodile fishing in Can Gio
Crocodile fishing in Can Gio
Tourists playing with monkeys in Can Gio
Tourists playing with monkeys in Can Gio

After the nature exploration of Can Gio, our speedboat will take you back (15-20 minutes traveling) to the place where our private car is waiting. From here, we will travel to Can Gio Beach. On the way, we may visit the local salt-making fields (if we are lucky, there will be salt dunes on sunny days, or else it may be nothing but an empty water field).

Salt-making in Can Gio
Salt-making in Can Gio

We will visit a local restaurant with a sea view to enjoy lunch (seafood). In case you have seafood allergies, or are vegan, we will change to a nearby restaurant for you. There are some notes that we want you to know before booking the tour:

  • The sea is very local, with not many tourists around like in other areas. However, the sea may not be as beautiful as one in Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, or Vung Tau.
  • Because these restaurants are not touristy, they are quite “too local” with old-fashioned toilets that may cause you uncomfortable. You may want to go to the WC before we arrive at the restaurant.
  • Although lunch is at your cost, we make sure that these local restaurants meet the quality of food, price, and honesty. The full meal will cost you only 10-15 USD per person (our tour guide will advise what to choose in the menu)
Garlic butter sweet snails dish
Garlic butter sweet snails dish

After lunch, we will start going back to your hotel. It will take 2 – 2,5 hours depending on the traffic. We will end the tour at your hotel at around 4:00 – 5:00 PM.


  • Less-touristy Can Gio tour
  • Traveling by speedboat on big rivers
  • Visiting mangrove forest by rowing boat
  • Visit wild Bat Swamp
  • Monkey Island
  • Crocodile Fishing
  • Salt-making fields (only on sunny days)
  • Local unseen restaurants


  • Private car, speedboat, rowing boat
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance & activity tickets
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses




HCMC - Saigon

Tour's Location

Can Gio
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