U Minh Thuong National Park is widely considered the richest region in terms of plant and animal life in the Mekong delta. It boasts of over 243 species plant. The park has a rich mammalian population, totaling an impressive 32 species, which includes hairy-nosed otters and fishing cats. U Minh Thuong National Park is a haven for rare and endangered birds. A total of 187 birds have been recorded here, including the oriental darter, spot-billed pelican, black-headed ibis, glossy ibis, greater spotted eagle and Asian golden weaver. There are also a total of 39 amphibian species and 34 species of fish in the park.
During the First Indochina War the U Minh Forest was a Viet Minh stronghold. During the Vietnam War it was a Vietcong base area. Humbert Roque Versace who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and James N. Rowe (who would escape five years later) were captured by the Vietcong during a battle in the U Minh Forest in October 1963.
Tour Duration: 1 Day or 2 Day (homestay).
- Pick up and start in Rach Gia City at 7 AM (or 8AM).
- Stop by pineapple gardens on the way from Rach Gia To U Minh Thuong National Park.
- Arrive at 9:30AM. Walk around and see some rescued animals in the Park.
- 10:30 AM : Take a boat to go deep inside the forest to see more birds.
- 11:30 back to go to local people around the area to see Crab farming.
- 12AM: Having lunch there.
- 1PM : Take a small boat to visit Crab farming area and back around 2PM.
1 person: $50 /person per day
2 people: $40/ per person per day
Special price for Rach Gia Day trip
- Motorcycle(s), all fuel;
- Tour guide/Translator/photographer;
- All food - Noodle soup, bread with egs, orange juice;
- All entrance fees, permits;
- Exploring Mekong provides support. We are with you along the way;
- Vietnamese tea and rice wine.
- boat rental.
- Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
- Drinks other than tea and local rice wine;
- Single room supplement;
- Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
- Train or flight tickets;
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• No deposit refund.
• No refund for cancellation during the tour.