1 Day Cruising Can Gio – Monkey Island & Mangrove Forest

Do you need a little help riding in Vietnam traffic on a scooter like the Honda Blade or a motorbike like the XR150L? Are you looking to brush up on your motorbike skills before heading out on a big Vietnam adventure? Maybe you just want to get to grips with the currency, local culture and a bit of food ordering practice.

This tour takes you on a daytrip to see the beautiful and authentic Vietnamese scenery outside the main city and enjoy the flourishing mangrove jungle & the monkeys that live in it. We’ll also stop to visit the seafood market, relax at the beach, and get used to life on a motorbike in Vietnam. We’ve got a full day of excitement planned to get you on top of your motorcycle game along with plenty of sites to see. 

Price
  • $85 all inclusive
Duration
  • 1 day
Tour guide
  • Hoang – Local
Attractions
  • Mangrove Park
  • Monkey Island
  • Two Different Ferries
  • Seafood Market
Motorbike
  • Honda XR150 Dualsport
  • Honda Blade Semi-auto
Road Type
  • Tarmac,gravel
Distance
  • 100km

 

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Monkey Island/Mangrove Forest Tour Highlights

  • Experience the beautiful and authentic Vietnamese scenery outside of the main city
  • Brush up on your riding skills in a controlled environment
  • An enjoyable day of easy riding
  • See the flourishing mangrove jungle and interact with the monkeys, crocodiles, and hike to commando’s camp
  • Visit an authentic Vietnamese seafood market
  • Lunch & water included
  • Relax at the beach
  • A refreshing dip at a resort swimming pool
  • Photo opportunities of the days excitement
  • A full day of fun!

Who Is This Tour For?

  • Anyone new to the world of motorbike riding and wants to expand their skills with the safety and the experience of a local guide.
  • Those of you headed out on a big adventure for a few weeks & wants some insider culture tips before off.
  • Those just wanting a chilled out escape from the big city.

The day is designed to be leisurely and exciting, we know that traffic in Vietnam can take a bit of getting used to and that sometimes all of the sights and sounds of the big city can be a lot to take on for a first time rider and visitor to Vietnam. Here we can guide you to some of the most interesting spots just outside HCMC and help you build your confidence for more adventurous trips, and to just settle into life in Vietnam. Don’t worry about taking a spill either, this tour includes our Tigit damage waiver

What We Expect From You

For this little adventure we expect you to show up with a positive attitude, and look forward to an easy going tour at a leisurely pace. This is your chance to ask a local English speaking tour guide anything about Vietnam. There are no stupid questions and he is prepared to tackle any question from Vietnamese history to culture and language.

Monkey Island/Mangrove Forest Tour  – What It Looks Like

We set off from Tigits main office just outside the city center in the morning then make our way out towards Monkey Island crossing some of Saigons’ incredible bridges, enjoying the relaxing scenery, and the open road in the middle of the mangrove jungle. Along the way, we’ll see oyster farming, birdnest houses used for farming the main ingredient of the infamous soup of the same name, and water coconut. Then we stop for a couple of hours to explore the island, feed the monkeys & crocodiles, and hike to Commando Camp. Does this sound like the plan?

Next, we hop on the bikes and head over to an authentic Vietnamese seafood market. This stop makes for some interesting photo opportunities & a chance to try things like snail & squid. After, we take a short ride to Phuong Nam Resort, Can Gio for a bit of time to eat, relax on the beach, lounge in the pool chairs, and take a swim. They have Wifi here if you can’t wait to upload some of the days’ adventures!

During the day we will cross the river systems that surround Saigon. We’ll get a chance to ride on some of the incredible bridges around the city and experience the ferry service that fills in the gaps where bridges haven’t yet.

From here we ride back enjoying the sites and sounds outside of Saigon before ending back at Tigit’s main offices at the end of the day. It’s a full day of fun and we usually return between 5-6pm.

 

Tour Itinerary

8:00am

  • Meet at Tigit Motorbikes 
  • Preparation of your motorcycle gear and motorbike
  • Average riding speed of 30km/h (normal Vietnam city speeds)

During The Day

  • (1.5hrs) Ride 50km south of Saigon to Monkey Island in Rung Sac, Can Gio. Light traffic, crossing a number of the incredible bridges that surround Saigon & some interesting ferry rides.
  • (2hrs) Explore Monkey Island: Monkey/Crocodile feeding, trek to Commando Camp, optional speedboat ride for a fee
  • (45mins) Visit the Seafood Market and try some local seafood
  • (2hrs) Phuong Nam Resort Can Gio: Lunch, beach chairs, pools, relax and wifi 
  • Plenty of photo opportunities  

5-6pm

  • (1.5hrs) Ride 50kms back to Tigit HCM
  • Drop off motorbikes and let us take care of the dirty work
  • A full day of adventure while you build your skills, learn the culture & country, and see the sites!

Monkey Island/Mangrove Forest Tour Pros & Cons

Pros: 

  • Gently ease into the local driving in a controlled way. Even experienced riders will see the benefits of understanding the roads before setting off on their own. 
  • Enjoy some top sites around Saigon with the excitement of a motorbike.
  • Great Value: Tour, guide, learning, lunch, hiking, motorbike, safety gear, resort access, & more.

Cons:

  • Not for adventure junkies looking for off roading. Check our Escape Saigon tour for that.
  • This is only a taste of Vietnam, but should get you going comfortably in the right direction. For the full experience, rent a motorbike to Hanoi. 

Only offered in Saigon. If you’re looking for other city motorbike tour options, check out our full tour routes.

Tour Price

Tour price is $85 per person.

Tour Information

What’s included

  • Motorbike and petrol and damage waiver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Lunch, water and soft drinks on tour
Not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Personal health insurance
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Seafood market shopping
  • Boat ride at the Monkey Island

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