VIETNAM TRAVEL & CULTURE SERVICES TARIFF 2006-2007
ASIAN TRAILS “4-DAY PHU QUOC ISLAND” – VTN6005
(Daily departure from Ho Chi Minh City, breakfast only, one lunch on day 2)
Day 01 – Phu Quoc island
... Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to airport for morning flight to Phu Quoc. Welcome and transfer to Resort. Time at leisure, enjoy the pristine beach of Phu Quoc.
Day 02 Quoc Island (B/L)
8.30 Transfer to the central island to discover primitive forest
Visit a peppers garden at Khu Tuong Village, Phu Quoc National Park. Reach Ganh Dau beach to enjoy swimming, sunbath, relaxation on the most natural of Dai beach.
12.00 have a picnic lunch by the beach
Enjoy and pay boat trip yourself to explore coral reefs, having sun bed on white sand beach in an intouched enviroment of Doi Moi islet (800m offshore)
17.00 transfer back to Resort
Day 03 Quoc Island (B)
a.m. Full day at leisure or more discovery the island on your own.
Day 04 Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Leisure time until transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City and connecting flight to next destination.
- Accommodation with meals as indicated in the programme
- Transfers, tours with English speaking local guide
- Entrance fees
- Return air ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc and domestic airport tax
- Service charge, room tax and handling fee
- International airport tax from Ho Chi Minh Airport at USD 14.00 nett per person
- Personal insurance
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.
White sandy beaches
First-time visitors to Phu Quoc are often surprised that its beaches can be so sugary-white and the water so crystal-clear. All are rated to be the best in Vietnam. The most spectacular beaches mostly spread along the western coast and gather around the southern end of the island. Not far from the district town, private beaches next to all kinds of cozy hideaways are perfect for the family holiday. For young couples, the best choice of a secluded haven is deserted bays ringed by sand, bushes and hills at the southern tip of the island.
Phu Quoc National Park
Established in 2001 and later expanded to a total area of 31.422 ha, Phu Quoc Natural Reserve with diverse flora and fauna covers mainly the mountainous northern part of the island. There are nearly 929 tree species of which 19 newly-found species are first recorded in Vietnam. The forest is home to many species of birds and small mammals (flying squirrels, sloth-monkeys…). As explained by the French Larousse dictionary, the famous Phu Quoc dog is a well-tamed wild canine species which has become hunters’ favourite companion. Trekking through the park should be done in the dry season only.
Duong Dong Riverside Market
A nice way to get an insight into the life of a locality is by socializing yourselves in its marketplace. Everything in Duong Dong market looks so different from everything else in town: huge fish, odd fishing tools… A lively and cheerful atmosphere permeates the marketplace from vendors in conical hats sitting on the ground with their small baskets of little fruits and vegetables to salespeople at their big well-stocked stands. A walk to the market jetty where visitors can take wonderful snapshots of boats constantly loaded and unloaded in a hurry is worth trying.
Dinh Cau Rock
Situated by the mouth of the Duong Dong River, Dinh Cau Rock is considered the symbol of Phu Quoc where sand, sea, sun and stone blend in perfect harmony. It is not only an odd-shaped scenic beauty but also a quaint sacred holy place. With its small shrine dating from the 1930’s, this place has become a sanctuary where local fishermen pray to God before setting sail. The romantic steps take visitors to the top, where visitors can feel the gentle sea breeze, watch sunset over the eroded rock formation and enjoy a peaceful view of the Duong Dong River.
Pagodas in Phu Quoc
Away from the hustle-bustle of the mainland, Phu Quoc is an ideal serene retreat for those who wish to while away the time in contemplation or meditation. Quite a few temples and shrines lie scattered across the island, in the district town and in the surrounding countryside as well. Built in the early 19th century, Sung Hung Pagoda, with its original structure and intriguing statues, is well worth visiting. Nestled in thick vegetation on a hill side, Su Muon Pagoda is always an inspiration for visitors thanks to its unique blend of nature and architecture. All the rest is yours to discover and explore.
An Thoi Islands
Off the southern tip of the main island (30 minutes by boat from An Thoi), the 15 islands of An Thoi abound with scenic beaches, azure waters, colourful coral reefs and colonies of diverse fishes. Large or tiny, some of them are still uninhabited and perfectly pristine. A host of leisure activities awaits visitors such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, fishing or just lounging. Don’t fail to stop at a fishing village in Hon Thom to see the locals’ daily chores and experience their friendliness. Boats can be arranged at your hotel.