Within the Can Gio Mangrove Reserve, the Vam Sat mangrove forest and salt marsh ecological tourist site is located within a section of forest between the Vam Sat and Long Tau Rivers. Destroyed during the Vietnam War, it's now regrown and protected as a wilderness park. Visitors here can explore Bat Swamp to fish for crab or spot for flying foxes hanging from the tree branches, and there’s a crocodile farm where you can take a boat tour and toss fish treats to the hungry reptiles. A 50-foot-tall wildlife observation tower offers a great vantage point for birdwatching or taking panoramic pictures of the marsh wilderness, and at Monkey Island you can stroll island trails among thousands of monkeys.
Vam Sat is a 1.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, and tours can be arranged either by car or by boat that include entrance fees, meals, and transportation.