Can Gio biosphere reserve is located in the coastal district southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. One of the main advantages of Can Gio is that it provides the opportunity to work on environmental protection on a continuum of habitats, ranging from the sea to the boundary of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest industrial city in Vietnam. The mangrove forest is regarded as the “green lungs” of the city. Covering about 40 thousand hectares of planted and natural mangroves in destroyed areas during the war, this is a luxury mangrove in Vietnam. There is diver habitats including mangroves, wetlands, salt mash, mud flat and sea grasses as a “green lung” of the industrial city, Ho Chi Minh City as they are daily absorb carbon dioxide and polluted agents. There are 52 true and associate mangrove species, 200 animal species, hundreds of fish, crab, shrimp species and benthos. Over 40 bird species including shore birds and migratory species have been found in this biosphere reserve. The mangrove forest gives a lot of ecological services including protecting the shore lines, extension of mud flats and as a “green wall’ to protect the city from storm surges, typhoons and sea level rise.
Fiditour’s guide meet you at your place then we depart for Can Gio. It takes us around an hour drive to Nha Be where we take local ferry across Saigon River. Then we continue our way to Can Gio. On arrival we visit to this site including mangrove forest, monkey Island and Rung Sac, the former base of Vietcong during American and Vietnam War. Lunch at local restaurant then we drive. End of service.