Cape Ca Mau National Park (Mui Ca Mau National Park)
Cape Ca Mau National Park (Mui Ca Mau National Park)

Cape Ca Mau National Park: Travel Guide, What to See

Cape Ca Mau National Park (Vuon Quoc Gia Mui Ca Mau, Mui Ca Mau National Park) is located to the southern tip of Vietnam's inland area. Cape Ca Mau is 110km or 2 hours by speed boat from Ca Mau City.

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The monument near the border marker for Vietnam's inland territory

Cape Ca Mau National Park has the total area of over 41,000 hectares, of which over 15,000 hectares is in-land flooded forests and over 26,000 hectares is of sea water. Most forests at Cape Ca Mau National Park are with cajeput trees. The fauna system of the park includes 93 species of birds, 26 species of animals, 43 species of reptiles, 9 amphibian species, 233 aquatic species, many of which are rare and endangered species.

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A motorboat (Vo Lai in local language) travel on the Rach Tau River in Cape Ca Mau

 On 26May2009, some areas of Ca Mau Province with 371,000 hectares in total including Cape Ca Mau National Park were enlisted a Global Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO. In Dec2012, Cape Ca Mau National Park is waiting approval by the UNESCO to be a Ramsar Site in Vietnam.

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Rach Tau River

 The other Ramsar Sites in Vietnam are Xuan Thuy National Park (Vuon Quoc Gia Xuan Thuy, Nam Dinh Province), Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake in Cat Tien National Park, Dong Nai Province), Ba Be Lake (Ba Be National Park, Bac Kan Province), Tram Chim National Park (Vuon Quoc Gia Tram Chim, Dong Thap Province). Ramsar Sites are flooded areas which are internationally important and which are habitats for many bird species.

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A cajeput forest at Cape Ca Mau

 At time of press, there are virtually no tourist facilities at Cape Ca Mau National Park. Most tourists charter speedboats and day-trip from Ca Mau City. If you want to overnight in the par area, then the alternatives are staying at the guest house of the park (with very poor facilities and service) or at homestay with local residents. There is a floating restaurant off-shore of Cape Ca Mau that serves seafood or cafe for day-trippers.

Cape Ca Mau VietnamThe area of Cape Ca Mau adjacent to the sea, view from the Observation Tower

If you are foreign travelers to Vietnam and if you would like to travel to Cape Ca Mau National Park as well as other tourist attractions in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam with AdvnetureGreen, please  give us enough time to arrange the permit, so that we could travel to Cape Ca Mau, which is more or less a restricted area to foreigners.