Are you an adventurous soul who loves aquatic activities and exploring? Then the Mekong Delta in Vietnam is your haven – its vast rivers, canals, swamps, rice paddies, and fruit gardens are a testament to this riverine wonderland. With a unique culture that has evolved out of rural life along the riverside and diverse landscapes ranging from evergreen mountains to flat delta plains dotted with coconut palms, the Mekong Delta offers something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for exotic foods or scenic beauty, tranquil villages, or vibrant markets bustling with activity – Mekong Delta has it all. Here’s Metta Voyage guide to some of the top things to do on your visit so you make sure you get to explore everything it has to offer!

1. Overview of Bay Mau coconut forest 

Bay Mau coconut forest is a must-visit attraction for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the West in the heart of Vietnam. Unlike the mossy ancient houses in Hoi An, Bay Mau coconut forest boasts a stunning and unspoiled green coconut forest running straight along both sides of the river. This place used to serve as a base during the resistance war of the Vietnamese army and people, which adds historical significance to its already idyllic charm.

The Bay Mau Water coconut forest has a rich history that is rooted in revolution and resistance. With its origins dating back to the time of the French and American wars, this area was once a safe haven for the army and people who sought refuge in its discreet and dense terrain. Today, Bay Mau coconut forest has grown to hundreds of hectares and remains a testament to the courage and bravery of those who fought for their freedom.

Address: Can Nhan Village, Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

Opening hours: 7 am – 5 pm

Entrance ticket: 30.000 VND

2. The best time to visit Bay Mau coconut forest


Bay Mau coconut corest is an area with a tropical monsoon climate divided into two distinct hot and cold seasons. The best time to visit Bay Mau coconut forest is from February to June when the weather is dry, cool, and pleasant. This time is also convenient for activities to explore and travel to the West of the river. You can enjoy the fresh air and immerse yourself in the lush green coconut forest.

May to July is the peak summer season in Hoi An, although it is quite hot and sometimes there are days with very high temperatures, it is still chosen by many tourists. These months are suitable for those who want to enjoy the festival season with colorful lights and the bustling atmosphere of the old town. You can have a tour combined with experiencing the Coconut Forest or Hoi An Ancient Town festival.

3. How to get to Bay Mau coconut forest

If you’re planning a trip to Bay Mau coconut forest, you’re probably wondering what types of vehicles are available to help you get around. Luckily, there are a number of options to choose from depending on your preferences and travel style.


Price: 100.000 – 200.000 VND/day

Motorbikes are a popular option for traveling around Bay Mau coconut forest. You can easily rent a motorbike in Hoi An or Da Nang at a very cheap price. Not only is it a cost-effective way to travel, but it allows you to explore the beautiful countryside at your own pace. It’s a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the scenic views of the coconut forest.


Price: 1.000.000 VND/car

For those who prefer a more comfortable and convenient way to travel, renting a car is a good option. You can rent a car in the center of Hoi An or Da Nang for around 1.000.000 VND daily. This is a great choice if you’re traveling with children or a larger group who want to stay cool in the heat.


Price: 20.000 VND/km

Taxis are another convenient way to travel to Bay Mau coconut forest. If you want to avoid the sun or want to reach the location faster, an affordable taxi is always at your service. No matter which transportation method you choose, exploring the picturesque and verdant Bay Mau coconut forest is an experience not to be missed. You can call a taxi or hail one on the street in Hoi An or Da Nang. It’s perfect if you want to sit back and relax while someone else does the driving.

4.  Exciting things to do at Bay Mau coconut forest

4.1. Take a boat tour

Price: 150.000 – 200.000 VND/boat

Bay Mau coconut forest is known for its winding waterways and lush greenery. A boat tour is the perfect way to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Winding through the narrow canals, you can observe the tranquil surroundings of the bay and the local life of the fishing village. After a peaceful ride around the Bay Mau coconut forest, you can witness an impressive “basket boat dance” performed by middle-aged fishermen. This traditional show is both captivating and thrilling, leaving onlookers in.

4.2. Try fishing

Fishing is a popular activity in Bay Mau coconut forest village and is a great way to experience the local customs and traditions. With the help of experienced fishermen, you can try your hand at catching fish using traditional nets and methods. It’s a fun and unique way to connect with Vietnamese culture. 

4.3. Watch the Coconut Show

The Coconut Show is a popular cultural performance that takes place in Bay Mau coconut forest village. You can watch locals perform traditional Vietnamese dances and music with coconut instruments, showcasing the symbiotic relationship between the people and the trees.

4.4. Explore the Fruit Garden

In addition to coconut trees, Bay Mau coconut forest is home to many other fruit trees, such as papaya and mango. You can take a stroll through the fruit garden, taste fresh fruits, especially “chè dừa nước” – a traditional drink to cook down in the hot temperature of Central area, and learn about their cultivation and history.

4.5. Take Home Delicious Recipes

If you’re a foodie, Bay Mau coconut forest is the place to be! Here, you can join cooking classes to learn how to make local specialties such as Grilled Marcorels, Fried Springs Rolls, and Vietnamese rice pancakes. Once you’ve perfected your recipes, take them home with you so that you can recreate them whenever the mood strikes.

 4.6. Collect Souirs Made From Coconut Leaves

Join the basket boat trips, you will fall in love with the people’s offerings. You can pick some unique souvenirs made from leaves, such as flowers, grasshoppers, rings, and watches. These mementos will serve as a reminder of the friendly locals and their enthusiasm for life. 

5. 1-Day Tour to the Bay Mau Coconut Forest – Vietnam Local Tour

If you wanna have a tour guide throughout your trip, then the following tour is perfect for you. You will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to the pier. Transfer to Cam Thanh water coconut community via wooden boat. Discover the day-to-day lives of Vietnamese fishermen, their families, and their communities. Board the boat and begin traveling along the Cua Dai River. Join local river fishermen for a round net or cast net adventure. Discover how to paddle the Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Explore the now-calm coconut-palm-fringed rivers of a bygone conflict and learn about the harsh circumstances suffered by soldiers on both sides. Lunch will be served in a local family’s home in the hamlet. Relax and return to the hotel. The tour is over. 

Have a look at this tour to find out more.

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