Recognized as a World Natural Reserve, the Vam Sat Eco-Tourist
Area in Can Gio District is a popular destination for tourists to discover water
life, biodiversity and local culture.
With its goal of bringing something a bit special to tourists, the area is
offering visitors the chance to be a Vam Sat farmer for the day.
If you sign up for the tour with Saigontourist, you will depart from HCMC by bus
or boat from Bach Dang Wharf in District 1. If going by bus, you will be picked
up by boat at Dau Day wharf to cruise around the mangrove forest, exploring
fauna and flora species in the forest and seeing farmers do a spot of fishing.
Tourists then will take a boat to trap crab in Vam Sat. Whilst waiting for crabs
to enter traps, guests will go on a small wooden boat to visit Doi Nghe reserve
for 30 minutes.
The most unexpected moment comes when tourists catch crabs which will be used
You will then stop at an oyster fishing village. Guests will have a chance to
see how oyster live and how farmers raise them and catch them. The important
thing is that tourists can catch oysters together with farmers and then enjoy
the catch with them.
Fishing is another must. Tourists will be asked to put on traditional costumes
of the Southern farmer, then bring a fish trap and wade in the canals or ponds
to catch fish.
Staff at the tourist area will show tourists how to grow trees and also the
brave ones can learn how to feed crocodiles.
The tour is priced from VND850,000 to VND1.15 million per guest, depending on
the number of visitors.