Vietnam off the beaten track tours to Hoa Phu Thanh

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Do you want to have Vietnam off the beaten track tours? Try to visit Hoa Phu Thanh in Danang to enjoy your time.

Hoa Phu Thanh Resort is located in Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang. This is a resort complex with a variety of sports activities and entertainment. Includes Rafting, Zipline, Fish Massage, Restaurants and Restaurants with traditional folk food. And it is considered the must-go destination in your Danang tours.

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Hoa Phu Thanh waterfall

From Da Nang city, follow Ba Na – Truong Son road, then turn to DT604 (Prao road, Dong Giang) for 20 km, you can get to Hoa Phu Thanh. In fact, there are signs on your left-hand side.

 There is also a private guest house for the delegation (in the traditional style of the Co Tu house), especially the collective stilt house can accommodate more than 500 guests. In addition to the restaurant and overnight stay, you can take a day out with your picnic foods. The resort has an exclusive area for renting mats, private huts for groups of lunch breaks and catering establishments. Normally visitors will have fun and then have their self-sufficient lunch here.

The top things to do in Danang as well as the most attractive activity when coming to Hoa PhuThanh is a game of waterfall cascading by rubber boat, each boat has two people, equipped with protective gear. There are 2 shifts per day at 10 am and 2 pm. The preparation time for each shift is 30 minutes. You should arrange reasonable travel time to be able to arrive on time. The slide shows last about 45-60 minutes experience on the stream.

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Waterfall cascading

Before joining the game you will change the swimsuit, you do not bring personal belongings, phone or wallet when the boat on the falls cascade. All personal belongings will be sent to the post office with surveillance camera system so you can assure that your things are safe.

After preparing your personal outfit, you will be provided with safety outfit, life jackets, helmets, and instructions on how to take part in the game to avoid any obstacles on how to play safely.

After completing the training, you will be transferred to the point of origin. There are 2 people on a canoe slide into the lake when everyone is ready, the staff will open the water to the stream and you start the 3km journey through the rapids with different heights.

You should note when joining a waterfall slide game that you should wear neat, preferably swimwear, bathing cloth.

If you want to take pictures with your phone you should carry water-resistant items. The resort has photo services, fee 5000 VND / 1 soft image by email or USB or a hard copy on demand.

In the process of participating in the game will have rescue teams will support when you have difficulty, most of you will be the main movement.

There is a bathroom where you just need to prepare: towels, clothes instead of playing

Children under 14 years old, who have neurological, cardiovascular, or stimulant use will not be permitted to participate.

With 2 safety cables for high security. Zipline here is quite fast because the 300m line has two stops and about creating a new feeling for the first time you play this game.

Currently, the official price is 50 thousand dongs/guest/slip.

Play this game is not difficult, you just need to wear full protective gear and check before you slip. You can play this game after the waterfall falls. To ensure the best you should follow the instructions of the technical staff.

Besides, you can try fish massage service. This service is not strange, because many resorts in Viet Nam and other Southeast Asian countries also have this service. Fish here is no teeth, using mouth to suck dead skin. It is also quite safe for visitors. If you have never tried it before, you can relax at leisure.

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Fish massage

This is also an ideal resort for a picnic, you can go in one day. After participating in the games, you can have lunch here inbuilt huts. You can eat, sleep and relax. These shelters are located in an area known as Co Tien Village (name of a Co Tu village) in this area has been relocated to other places. The management has retained the traditional houses of Co Tu people so that visitors can understand more about the architecture and culture of the Co Tu. Rental rates from 200 thousand to one million dongs, depending on the area used corresponding to the number of people in the delegation.

This place recently has become Vietnam tourist attraction due to the unique services. Give it a try to make it your best memories.

Vietnam off the beaten track tours in Cat Ba National Forest. Why not?

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Do you want to try new things, challenge yourself with a trip to the jungle? Then a Vietnam off the beaten track tour to Cat Ba National Forest will be the top in your list of destination.

Cat Ba National Park is in Hai Phong including 366 islands of Lan Ha Bay, adjacent to Ha Long Bay. With a total area of 15,200 ha, Cat Ba National Park possesses an ideal natural environment for the development of many kinds of plants and animals. The park has been recognized by UNESCO as the biosphere reserve of the world. Here you can see countless limestone karst, or caves, waterfalls, streams flowing in the rainy season to the sea. Moreover, you can visit many non-touristy destinations in Vietnam here. Cat Ba National Park also attracts tourists by the values of human history. The archaeological sites found here suggest that humans may have lived in this area between 6000 and 7000 years ago.

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Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park covers an area of 26,240 ha, including 17,040 ha of land and 9,200 ha of the sea surface. This is where the convergence of different ecosystems (HST): mangrove ecosystems, forest ecosystems on limestone mountains, marine ecosystems with coral reefs. There are a wide variety of flora and fauna, including 2,320 species of flora and fauna, of which 282 species live in the forest, 538 species of marine life, 196 species of marine fish, 771 species of terrestrial plants, 23 species Mangrove species, 75 species of seaweed, 177 species of coral, etc. Particularly, the Cat Ba archipelago contains up to 60 rare endemic species which are included in the Red Book of Vietnam such as White-headed langur, white-legged langur, black crown, black squirrel; plants have a priest, flowers, needles, honey. Especially, in the Trung Trang area, there is a forest, a kind of endemic species that grows into a group of tens of hectares in the middle of the garden. According to the recent survey, there are only 60 white-headed monkeys in Cat Ba – the only endemic species in our country and in the world. This place is a must go destination for your travel to Vietnam, right?

The first trekking route is about 100m long and the road is the most difficult with the stone steps. It’s usually good to be active in this activity. The sides of the mountain are dense woody forest, under the heel of the shoe is wet leaf cover.

After a long climbing over the slope, you can see in front you a vast water area, so call Frog pool. You can relax and enjoy the foggy sound at this place. Remember to bring food and drink lightweight convenient for travel. Hai Phong specialties can be a hint of a great lunch.

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Frog Pond

After taking a moment to rest, you should take sometimes to explore Frog pool – a unique mountainous wetland in the North, a famous landscape of Cat Ba National Park. Frog Pond is about 4km from the forest gate and about 4km from Viet Hai fishing village. This pond is an area of 3.2 hectares, located halfway up the mountain at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level, the pond is rarely dry. From the bottom of the pond, reaching up to thousands of trees that cannot be found anywhere else. The tree is about 5 to 10 meters tall and grows on the water to a very beautiful and mysterious.

In the next trail to Viet Hai village, you will have to get over the limestone cliffs hidden under the thick forest canopy, the crooked crosses on the ground, the steep cliffs with narrow sloping slopes. This journey will challenge your health and toughness.

Over 8km through Cat Ba National Park, in front of you will be a small fishing village in Viet Hai. This land is a pan inside the surrounding mountains, to be here only or through the sea, landing Viet Hai port or climbing over the national forest as the last destination in your journey.

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Cat Ba Beach

At the end of the journey, you can enjoy the special dishes such as fish salad waterfall, sour pink snapper, especially the comedy cooking on the charcoal stove smells scented. The attraction of Cat Ba is the sea. After a day of climbing or exploring caves, you are immensely immersed in the blue water, lying on the smooth white sand. This journey will be the most memorable Vietnam tracking tour for you.

How to have a wonderful South Vietnam group tours to Thach An Island?

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Do you know that there is a beautiful island just 70 km to the east of Ho Chi Minh City? Thanh An island commune is completely separated from Can Gio and Ho Chi Minh City. This place must have a spot in the list of your South Vietnam group tours.

About 70 km to the east of Ho Chi Minh City, you can find one of the best destinations in South Vietnam – Thanh An Island, which is a hidden treasure of Saigon. It is an ideal destination for those who like simple rustic life. You can go there within one day as traveling does not take much time. Come here, you will discover a wild nature, peaceful life with the warm welcome of people in the fishing village, who are gentle, hospitable to guests. You can truly enjoy the special flavor of the sea.

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Road in Thach An island

If you are wondering where to go in South Vietnam and why Thanh An is the best choice. Then you should know that Thanh An Island is a special island with an area of about 131 square kilometers with about 5,000 inhabitants. It is considered as the key gateway of Saigon – Gia Dinh in the past located between two big rivers: Thi Vai River and Long Tau River. This is also the logistical area of the 10th Sacrifice Mission in the old days. Due to the geographic return, the life here is extremely difficult. The poor islanders are still dependent on fishing, salt-making, and tending.

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Thach An from above

You can visit Thanh An Island at any time of the year, but avoid going on rainy days, as the boat to Thanh An is a wooden ship and is not suitable for the rainy season. You can get to Thanh An Island by cars, motorbikes, and buses. If you decide to travel by motorbike and car, you should go along Huynh Tan Phat road to Binh Khanh ferry. If you take the bus at Ben Thanh bus stop, you can get on the bus No. 20 to the last station that is Binh Khanh ferry. From this ferry, you will have to get in ships to Thanh An island and ships to Vung Tau sea. Pay attention to the ship scheduler as follows:

  • Ships from the mainland to the islands: 6h30, 9h00, 10h30, 12h00, 14h00, 17h00
  • Ships from the island to the mainland: 6h30, 7h30, 10h30, 12h, 14h, 17h

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Ship in Thach An

Train ticket price is VND10,000 / visit. However, boat hours may vary depending on weather conditions, tides …

There are plenty of motorbikes on the pier, or you can park your car right in the supermarket next to the pier. In addition, if you wish, you can also send a motorbike to the island for easy exploration.

Since the island has not yet been exploited in tourism, there is no guesthouse or hotel on the island. Visitors come here mostly for the day. However, in recent times due to increasing number of visitors to the island, many households on the island have opened more popular room service.

Thanh An is not a famous tourist destination, there is no beautiful scenery that visitors have to dazzle but in return, this pristine island brings the feeling of peace, simplicity, the life of the villagers fishing gentle year round with a smile always blooming on the lips.

At present, the shops in Thanh An have more than before, most concentrated in the market near the commune committee and scattered along the main road through residential areas on the island. You can buy seafood directly from the fishermen at the new boat at the shore and then visit the people by processing or residents where visitors are staying thanks to buying seafood processing and very cheap. Seafood is not as rich as Can Gio, but it is all fresh because of the fresh catch, the price is quite cheap.

In addition to the seafood market, the island also sells snacks such as noodles, rice noodles, steamed bread, grilled chicken legs, skewers, grilled yellow fish, baked rolls, baked bananas, …

Not famous for the delicious food like Binh Ba or beautiful scenic beauty as many other islands, but Thanh An bring the beauty of a private island peaceful, suitable for those who want to find a The atmosphere is quiet, clean, away from the smoke and noise of the city, which is worthy to have a spot in the list of top places in South Vietnam.

Explore Halong in your own way

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There are many places that you want to discover in your Vietnam tours.  However, it will be an interesting experience if you have a chance to discover the entertaining park in Halong. How is that possible? In this writing, you will find the best park in Halong to enjoy your time in Vietnam.

Royal International Park

Royal International Park is located along Bai Chay beach, from the Bai Chay Tourist Boat to the night market Ha Long. This is one of the outstanding recreational areas of Ha Long with an area of about 10 hectares. There are restaurants specializing in serving European dishes, restaurants specializing in Chinese dishes, Vietnamese rice restaurant with specialties seafood. Ideal place for your private tour in Vietnam, right?

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Restaurant in Royal International Park

Various entertainment services include the artificial sand beach, refreshment center, swimming pool, etc. The park has bird garden, orchid garden, archery beach, boat shake strong emotions, ghost house, karaoke room, electronic car, art gallery, etc. The stage has an outdoor stage, water puppet show and ethnic music, museum …

The Bai Chay Tourist Boat Port is about 400 m away from Rieu Island – an attractive ecological tourist area in Vietnam private tour.

Here, you can visit ethnic dance and musical theater, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional songs and dances of Vietnam such as the Calligraphy, Katu dance, Champa dance, etc. Or you can go to water puppet theater that was built in the 12th century under the Ly dynasty. If you are interested in the Vietnam history, you can visit the museum, where displays antique collections of various dynasties such as Bat Trang pottery, Dong Son bronze drum, Cham Pa wood sculpture, etc.

Dragon park

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Dragon  Run game

Dragon Park is the largest theme park in Southeast Asia and the second largest item in the Sun World. Ha Long Park – the entertainment brand of Sun Group has officially come into operation after Cable The Queen has hit two Guinness World Records and the Great Sun Rays have been launched since June 2016. This is also the first park in Asia managed by the Parques Reunidos Group (Spain) – a reputable brand, has established itself as a world leader with over 60 well-known parks in 14 countries. All games at Dragon Park are imported from Europe based on the strict standards of the TUV (Technischer Überwachungsverein) – the German Association for Quality Assurance, under the supervision of experienced experts from Europe.

Produced in limited quantities worldwide by B & M, Dragon Spirit is a world-class adventure game that gives players a sense of suspense. This is not a game for the weak-heart person. You have to be brave to face the fear of the feeling of flying in the sky and immediately go down to the land.

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Dragon Park from above

A little bit more adventurous, but equally adventurous compared to Fast Dragon, where you can feel the freedom to fly around the magic swirls. Although not the most adventurous game in Dragon Park it is challenging to cause many people who afraid of speeding games.

The Mystery Journey is also a roller coaster that makes you scream because you may be fear and feel happy at the moments of playing as you will plunge down from the air during a mysterious ruin exploration journey.

After the adventure to the extreme emotions, you will have a chance to enjoy the romantic moment drifting on the romantic river with a tropical yacht, to watch the clouds and clouds of trees and peaceful bushes in your Vietnam private tour.

Dragon Park is very generous with people who want to get a ticket for their childhood as it is equipped with many modern games appealing not only attractive to the little.

Splashing on the back of the lovely animals with a giant two-tiered gyroscope system in the magnificent space of light and music. Many children have demanded further play when the rotation stopped. Even the girls who have gone through childhood have enjoyed the first two-story “Merry Miracle” in Vietnam. The ultra-modern supercar with exciting touches brings a sense of excitement to groups of friends and family.

These two unique destinations will surely bring you the best time in your travel to Vietnam.

Vietnam tailor made tour in 5 days

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Nature always has the mystery to challenge people to explore, discover and experience, Vietnam islands too. If you are planning a tailor-made tour in Vietnam for 5 days, do not forget the following suggestions:

Tuan Chau islet- Quang Ninh province

Tuan Chau is known as the “golden spot” for the northern sea tourism, 160km from Hanoi with great scenery, long stretches of white and smooth sandy.

From the end of April to October, the weather is cool, pleasant and suitable for tourism especially swimming, this is considered as an ideal time to travel Tuan Chau.

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Tuan Chau island

From Hanoi, you catch the bus to Bai Chay. From Bai Chay with a small road linking Bai Chay to Tuan Chau, you can rent motorbike or taxi for the convenience and safety to go to Tuan Chau Island.

If you travel Tuan Chau from Ho Chi Minh City you should land at Cat Bi airport then move to Tuan Chau Island.

Tuan Chau island resort has an area of 220ha, built by gentle hills. There is a concrete road about 2km long connecting the island to the mainland. From the entrance gate you will pass through a hilly area with villas with infrastructure of international standards.

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Resort in Tuan Chau island

The next is a culinary street with five restaurants and roundhouses designed in the beautiful royal architecture can serve over 1,000 guests with Europe, Asia, and ethnic dishes made by famous foreign and domestic chefs. In the center area, visitors will be overwhelmed by dolphin, lion and seal performing clubs transformed modernly and uniquely.

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Water sports in Tuan Chau

In Tuan Chau Island, visitors can take part in many water sports activities such as high-speed jet skiing, windsurfing, fishing in Ha Long sea ; rowing; touring Ha Long Bay by ballon or climbing, camping.

Nam Du island- Kien Giang province

In your Vietnam tailor made tour, you should travel in the dry season from December to March every year. The most beautiful weather is in the range from January to March because the sea is quite calm. The seasick will also be reduced.

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Nam Du island

After reaching Rach Gia – Kien Giang, you can take a speed boat  to go to the Nam Du island of (about 2 hours).

To explore the islands around Hon Lon (Lon islet) and visit some beautiful places, you should hire boats to move. There is some boat for rent. (if you can not rent you can go to the pier, find any fishing boats of the locals, bargain the price and places to go).You can rent motorbikes in the boarding house area for about 150,000 – 200,000 per day.

These days, there are diverse types of hostels and even homestay, you can also set up the camping tents right on the beach on the island.

Where to go in Vietnam? It’s Nam Du. Nam Du is a pristine island with 21 large and small islands cleverly arranged. The largest island is Nam Du Island with a height of over 300m. Nam Du Island has many small islands and beautiful beaches with clear water all year.

  • Men islet

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Men island

It is a beautiful bay in the Gulf of Thailand. Men islet is considered as the most beautiful beach in the Nam Du island. The green coconut tree rows are up to 70 – 80 years old. You can dive to catch squid or view colorful coral.

  • Nam Du Lighthouse

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Nam Du lighthouse

Nam Du lighthouse is located on the top of Hon Lon in An Son commune. This is considered as the highest lighthouse in Vietnam thanks to location on the 300-meter hill above sea level.

  • Dau islet (Hòn Dầu)

Hon Dau is relatively large compared to other islands because it contains primary forest occupying about 90% of the area. There are many coral reefs on the shore. The sea is clear and clean.

There are some gentle coconut trees facing the sea, you can lie on it and take a nap in the cool breeze.

Nam Du is also a seafood paradise with a variety of dishes such as:

  • Nhum (cầu gai) ( sea urchin):

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Nhum dish

  • Grilled scallop with onion: Scallop is a must-try dish when going to Nam Du. With white meat, not sickly, not tough, it’s suitable for baking or steaming.

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Grilled scallop with onion

  • Baby squid: Baby squid is popular seafood on the beach, baby squid is not only delicious but also very nutritious.

Four- islet tour in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. There are 19 large and small islands with hundreds of pristine beautiful beaches. Among them, 14 islands are being exploited for tourism development.

Conquering all these islands is the wish of many visitors. Four- islet tour of Nha Trang, a journey to return to the sea and sky, wild nature, splendid corals and hundreds of attractive seafood … will help you make your dream come true.

  • Mun islet (Hòn Mun):

Only about 1.2 km2 but Hon Mun contains many wonderful things. This is a very rich marine ecosystem with more than 1500 species of hard, soft coral and marine.

Hon Mun

  • Mot islet (Hòn Một)

Hon Mot – A small fruit orchard in the middle of the ocean. Hon Mot has surprised many first- time visitors thanks to a small island (less than 1 km2) but it has a beautiful beach, a peaceful fishing village and fruit orchard which is no less than Southern Vietnam.

This is also the only sea area of Vietnam that can develop both aquaculture and perennial industrial crops.

  • Tranh beach (Bãi Tranh)  

Tranh beach is one of the highlights of Nha Trang Bay with friendly nature closing to people – an interesting destination with unique games.

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Tranh beach

With sand stretches wrapping around the island, set foot on the island, visitors will feel relaxed with natural scenery and cool air. On the island you are free to explore, dive or enjoy water sports.

  • Tri Nguyen Fish lake

Tri Nguyen fish lake is located on Bong Nguyen island, also known as Hon Mieu (Fish Island) in Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. The lake contains hundreds of rare and beautiful marine life as a living museum of the sea.

The visitors will see the open-cast lake containing a variety of fish such as tuna, mackerel … behind the cave is the giant squid or giant lobster with the weight up to 3kg

Let’s come and experience the beauty of Nha Trang islands in your Vietnam tailor made tour!

Conquer Chàm Islet as a native Vietnamese | Here is how

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As you may beware, Danang does not take too much time to prove you how stunning and worthwhile it is to cost you a couple of days for a relaxation here. This Central metropolitan city gets to ever stay high in the list of best tours in Vietnam. Hence, it is simply so easy to find out what to do in Danang from both local and former outlander visitors who paid a visit to this domain before that is spread widely on the Internet. Today’s picked talk is about what you should do to be a truly smart local in a highly-visited area such as Danang, and the answer is Chàm Islet.

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Chàm Islet

Lied roughly 15 kilometers away from Hoian Old Quarter by sea, Chàm Islet or Cù Lao Chàm in local given name contains 7 natural small islands known as Lao Islet, Dài Islet, Lá Islet, Khô Islet, Tai Islet, Mồ Islet and Nồm Islet. Over here, besides immersing yourself in the primitive beaches formed by the vast white sand, deep blue sea under a high clear sky or enjoying a fully satisfying seafood treat, our local advice below is other hidden highlights you can get to be offered when taking a South Vietnam group tour to Chàm Islet.

Chàm Islet is covered with layers of the ecosystem and enclosed with ancient civilization background. This is the second sea preservation of the country following the initial one located in Môn Islet, Khánh Hoà Province. Chàm Islet is known to own a suitable climate standard for the system of flora and fauna such as birds, porcupines, pythons, monkeys, snakes, swallows and stone crabs.

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If you are a sea lover or even a scuba diving fan, you can choose to pitch a tent on the seashore and feel the fresh air of Chồng Islet, one of the most pristine spots at this site. Paying a visit here, sailing on a glass-bottom boat, partaking in a scuba diving tour to observe the tropical colorful coral reefs, witnessing the natural habitats of swallows, conquering the giant sand dunes and joining sporty activeness such as jet skiing, paragliding, surfing, kayaking and a lot more will be expected to be impeccable activities during your trip to Chàm Islet. Are you down for a day like this? Contact a Vietnam local tour operator right away!

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Diversified activities

In addition, most locals visiting Chàm Islet will visit Hải Tạng Pagoda at least once in a lifetime. Most of the constructions here were fortunately remained untouched, which gives out a fact that religious life is seen as an essential part of the islet dwellers.

Notably, when picking Chàm Islet as your next destination in your Central Vietnam excursion, you may somehow live in a warm welcome of these native fishermen and sailormen and get to smell an utmost authenticity like the way it is. An opportunity to taste Chàm exotic seafood such as squid, shrimp, fish, abalone, Cellana, stone crab and wild veggies will fulfill your empty stomach. Or else, you can choose to live like a real local with a night trip catching squid in the middle of the ocean and up all night chit-chat around a night campfire. Find the finest customized South Vietnam tour like this and travel when no one else knows!

A few words above do not seem to wholly illustrate how admirable Chàm Islet can be. The best thing to know why Vietnam is such a country that you cannot skip when visiting Southeast Asia is to reach there on your own. If you are a fan of the high blue sky or a wild wind chaser, do not forget to stop over Chàm Islet for a couple of days. They say visiting Danang without a short stop-over to Chàm Islet is such a big mistake. Internationally recognized beaches such as Mỹ Khê will somehow make you forget lesser-known primitive spots, and that is the reason why the presence of a Vietnamese local or at least an attendance in the best South Vietnam group tour will give you a chance to travel in a way that only the Viet locals know how to.

Vietnam off the beaten track tours and top things to do on Gam Ghi Island

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Besides Phu Quoc Island, Gam Ghi Island is a flawless place for your Vietnam off the beaten track tours.

Where is Gam Ghi Island?

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Odd shaped rocks gam ghi island

Gam Ghi Island, one of the untouched islands in Vietnam, has recently become famous to tourists all around the world. Perhaps, its long seashore, clear blue sea water, and green trees growing everywhere are the reasons why. Gam Ghi Island will be a perfect destination for your vacation this summer.

Located in the South side of An Thoi Town, Kien Giang Province, beside the Gulf of Thailand, Gam Ghi is one of the 17 small islands of Phu Quoc Islands. There are not many people living on it so the island is still undamaged and beautiful. For those who love the charm of the ocean and want to engage with nature, Gam Ghi will be a great option.

How to get there?

The only way to get to the island is renting a boat in An Thoi or Bai Sao Port. If you travel in groups, renting a large boat is the best idea to have a safe ride. It takes only about 20 to 30 minutes to arrive at the Island. Along the ride, you will be able to see the wonderful beauty of the ocean.

Where to stay?

Gam Ghi Island is considered a secret paradise, which is completely unexploited by the human. So there is no hotel or homestay here. In case you want to sleep on the island at night and return in the next morning, you can set up a camp or stay in some locals’ house. Otherwise, the only choice is to have fun on the island by day and return to An Thoi Port before 6 pm.

What makes the island so captivating?

There are many reasons why the trip to Gam Ghi Island can be your best tour in Vietnam. The first one is definitely the sea water, which is extremely blue and clear. Also, because the other islands around it make a perfect shield, you will only find small waves while taking sea-bathing. Therefore, the island is ideal for tourists who don’t know how to swim to have a pleasant time.

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Coral reef gam ghi island

Gam Ghi beaches are more magnificent than ever with coral reefs. They surround the whole island and stay very close to the seashore. Because the island is one of the nature reserves of Phu Quoc Town, the coral reefs here are very thick. You can see them just by facing down the water surface.

Another thing which makes the island so special is the large and odd-shaped rocks. They appear in large numbers on beaches and under the water, making an impressive scenery. When the waves crash against them, churning the water to foam, the scene looks even more imposing. Due to the coral reefs and beaches, Gam Ghi Island is often considered a miniature of Bali in Vietnam.

Top things to do for your trip

There are not many entertaining activities on the island so you will have to be creative. One exciting suggestion is snorkeling to see the coral reefs. You will be stunned by the marine world as well. Although snorkeling is easy, it is recommended to have an instructor if you have never done it before. He will give you directions and help you in case anything happens.

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Sea urchin Gam Ghi island

After a few swimming hours, you can borrow a fishing-rod from some fisherman and start fishing. That is how you have your lunch. If you travel to Vietnam with your friends, it will be the best seafood party that you can ever attend.

In case you travel with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or family, walking on the beach or sunbathing are some appropriate activities. Just lie on the beach, listen to the sound of trees and the ocean and all of your sorrows will disappear.

Some notifications for your Vietnam off the beaten track tours

  • Because Gam Ghi is not only an island but also a coral reserve, remember not to hit the coral reefs so hard or try to break them. They get only 1 centimeter longer every year so it is best to protect this masterpiece of Mother Nature. 
  • If you want to take part in a fishing tour, you have to make sure that you don’t have seasick.
  • You should go sightseeing only in tourist spots and avoid forbidden forests as well as places which are too remote and neglected.
  • Sea-bathing is a great thing to do. However, you should not swim too long or at the time when the sun is at its highest. It is easy to get sunstroke or catch a cold.

Have a tourist visa into Vietnam in the easiest way

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Traveling to Vietnam is getting more and more popular in travelers’ eyes worldwide. Almost any type of topography and experiences can be found across the length of the country. However, how can you have an opportunity to try all of these kinds of Vietnam tours if not having a permission to enter the country? The post below will walk you through each step in details to obtain a single entry tourist visa into Vietnam.

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A classic Vietnam

There are currently three ways to obtain a tourist visa into Vietnam updated in 2018:

Getting your visa done directly through Vietnamese Embassy or Vietnamese Consulate in your country of residence. In this case, as a tourist you are required to submit:

  • Entry permit form
  • Two photos (usually 4cm x 6cm or 3cm x 4cm)
  • Your original passport (at least six-month validation)

Processing duration: four or five working days.

Visa fee: varies based on different offices’ policies.

Getting your visa done online, which is commonly referred to as E-Visa. In this situation, you can choose to submit an online form by filling out a secure form requiring personal details such as name, passport number, arrival date and designate your preferred online payment method. After submitting, your application letter will be processed within five working days (or less depending on whether it is an urgent visa application or not). Then, you will be sent a pre-approved visa letter via email and required to print the PDF attached file and prepare two photos as mention above in section 1. Upon arrival, you are accordingly expected to fill in a simple form and present your passport, photos and printed E-Visa form along with an extra stamping fee.

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Notwithstanding given the fact that what if after all these processes, your tourist visa application gets rejected without you giving a clue about it? If so, asking for a favor from charismatic Vietnam tour operators may be needed. You can choose to contact a visa agency in your homeland, yet Vietnamese locals always get to know their country inside out. Hence, I do recommend you to consider a help from these operators and agencies and all you need to do is packing your bags and wait until the day your start exploring this tropical East Asian country. In addition, you may be able to scan through their list of available Vietnam tours and get the whole packages ready-made beforehand.

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Save more time to fully explore Vietnam

This type of visa is known to as Visa On Arrival, or VOA. All you are expected to do is handing to these travel agencies an archive of documents. On arriving at Vietnam international gateways or airports, such as Nội Bài in Hanoi, Tân Sơn Nhất in Saigon or Đà Nẵng Airport, you just need a stamp and that is everything.

Required documents and details handed to Vietnam travel agencies include:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Passport number
  • Arrival and departure dates

In case you are an overseas Vietnamese, you may need to provide some extra information as stated below:

  • Year, reason and transportation upon your Vietnam’s emigration.
  • Contact information of your Vietnamese relatives in Vietnam.

Vietnam tour operators will then hand you back the approved letter from Vietnam Immigration Department. As said, after arriving at any International airport, you will get a stamp on your original passport by providing the available approved letter, two photos (4cm x 6cm) taken within the latest six months and a stamping fee in cash.

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Tân Sơn Nhất Aiport panorama

From then on, you can embark your lovely time across the country without worrying about any further issues arising. Seeking for a help from a local Vietnam travel agency provides you not only a deep insight about need-to-know terms and policies regarding the country’s immigration department but also an advice and assistance on typical questions such as accommodation, destinations, and activities. After entering the country, do not hesitate to reach out the best Vietnam travel guides in order to fully taste and feel Vietnam in the most authentic and local way.

5 ideal routes for Vietnam trekking tours

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After trekking through the terrain with many things on your back, you will have a chance to enjoy the endless beauty of the majestic nature. Vietnam trekking tours today will introduce you 5 recently routes that are extremely attractive to domestic and foreign travelers.

Ta Nang – Phan Dung

The trekking route through the three provinces of Lam Dong – Ninh Thuan – Binh Thuan is attracting people who are interested in exploring in the south. Starting from Ta Nang Commune or Da Quyn Commune, Duc Trong District (Lam Dong Province), it takes about 3 days and 2 nights to experience nearly 60 km of passing forests, climbing hills and wading streams. Visitors will move from a height of 1,100 m to 500m above sea level.

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Green grass hills in Ta Nang – Phan Dung

The most impressive sight is the vast grass hills, the sparse rows of pine trees, the floating clouds far away, a beautiful scenery like peaceful pictures. It is worth to be in top places when trekking Vietnam.

Ta Lien Mountain

Ta Lien Mountain (also known as Co Trau Mountain) belongs to Ta Leng Commune, Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province. It has the altitude of 2,993m above sea level and a spectacular mountain landscape along with a primitive forest. Obviously, you cannot miss trekking this mountain in the list top things to do in Vietnam.

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Pristine forest on the way to Ta Lien Mountain

You need 3 days 2 nights to climb to the top of Ta Lien. At mid-day of the 1st day, you will start your trip with the road which is a complete path of the villagers. You can have the night at a rock cave that people go or climb to jungle since there is almost no camp on the road. You need to find a flat place near water source before dark. On the first day, it takes 3-4 hours to climb up to 1,900 m. On the next day, climbing to the peak of 2.993 m before 14h to be able to return to the resting place before dark. On the third day, going down the mountain until at noon, you will arrive the edge of the forest and then transfer to Sa Pa before sunset.

Lao Than Mountain

Lao Than Mountain, known as Y Ty roof, is located in Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province. It is the ideal place to combine trekking and “hunting” clouds for 2 days and 1 night.  For those who are nature lovers, this mountain is suitable for your Vietnam tours.

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The breath-taking view of Lao Than Mountain

Moving to Y Ty, you can park your motorbike in a large vegetable farm at the entrance of Phin Ho village (the military airport of the France colonial Period) and begin the journey to reach to the 2800m of Lao Than. Be careful to ask the villagers for guidance as well as bring enough dry food for the journey.

Lung Cung Mountain

Lung Cung Mount is named after a village located in the harshest mountain in Nam Co commune, Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai. To explore Lung Cung, you take approximately 2 days and a night in the forest to reach the top and go down the mountain. You can climb from 3 different directions are Chao Chua Chai, Lung Cung or Tu San. The journey will go through a primary forest with beautiful scenery, so you can encounter the unique flora or the branches of maple leaves.

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At the peak of Lung Cung Mountain

Swallow Cave (Hang En)

In the previous year, Son Doong area, Tu Lan or Hang En were very popular spots. Hang En is the third largest cave in the world with its flourishing and unique ecosystem. Many adventurous people who have not registered to Son Doong tour can choose this place to conquer.

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The entrance of Hang En – the third largest cave in the world

From Dong Hoi city, you go along Ho Chi Minh highway in the west about 35km and keep move more than 8km to Hang En cave. The road has many sloping segments through Rao Thuong Stream, Doong Village, and a small village of Van Kieu people located in the core area of ​​Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Going deep into the cave, you will admire the Rao Thuong stream flowing S-shaped again. When you go deeper inside, you will observe the stalactites of various shapes or nests.

Experience the first sunlight in Vietnam

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From the crossroads of historic Vung Ro, take a motorbike driver to get to Mui Dien or you can call Dai Lanh lighthouse. This is recognized as the easternmost point of Vietnam. Due to the higher terrain, Mui Dien is also considered as the first place to receive the first sunlight of Vietnam. So that it deserves to be one of the top must-go destinations  in Vietnam.

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Panoramic view of Dai Lanh lighthouse

1/The ideal time

The weather in the easternmost is the same as Khanh Hoa province with two seasons: the rainy season and the sunny season. The rainy season lasts from September to December, from January to August is the dry season. If possible, you should arrange the time to conquer the easternmost at the beginning of the year (from January to May). At this time the weather is cool, no rain so it will not make you too tired or hard for walking.

2/ Things need to be prepared for tourist of Vietnam all-inclusive packages

  • Tents, sleeping bags, knives, flashlights, lighters (if you camp overnight at the beach).
  • Food, water. Each person needs at least 2 liters (daytime) or 3 liters (overnight).
  • Sports shoes, trousers, sun visors, wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen
  • Medicines and medical devices, mosquito repellants, insect repellent.
  • Electronic devices (phones, GPS monitors, cameras) and extra batteries if you want to stay in the Easternmost.

3/ Accommodation

For an interesting trip, you should spend at least 2 days. The night before, you can stay right at Dam Mon (this place only a single guest house). If you come in groups, you can have a BBQ party on the beach and early the next morning to move to the easternmost point, picking up the first rays of sunlight on the land of Vietnam.

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You should not forget to bring tents to sleep

4/ Journey to conquer Easternmost

From the foot of the lighthouse, you have to walk more than 1km to get the place in the Vietnam all-inclusive packages. The path leads up to the lighthouse with its crooked stone steps and white fence make the tourist feel the peacefully of listening to the waves of the sea.

Dai Lanh Cape is a tributary of the Truong Son range that pierces the sea. The border guards here said that, a few years ago, before the asphalt road leading to the lighthouse, here is completely isolated with residential areas, want to go to the market also have to walk 16 km, so a week they only go to the market once.

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The Easternmost of Vietnam

The electricity must run by the electric machine and light up only about 2 hours a day because the transportation of oil is very difficult. Weekly, the water must buy under the lighthouse, then they self-carry them up the hill or hire the workers.

5/ The best place to watch the sunrise

Visitors usually come to the lighthouse of Dai Lanh to see the sunrise. But according to the local people here, the most beautiful spot is on the mountain slope to the left, just go along Route 29 will see a wide range without trees obscured sight. From there, we can see the light of the lighthouse of Dai Lanh lighthouse in the night sky, below the many fishing boats of fishermen catching in the soon morning, sparkling like white spots from far away.

At 4 am, the moon is still a crescent-shaped hanging overhead. At the horizon of the east, amidst the area of rosy light, the clouds get together into strange shapes. The sun has not risen yet, fishing boats are on the way to come back to the village. There is no picture more peaceful than that.

In the calm morning, only the winds rustle the leaves of the forest and the sea waves mingled into Bai Mon Beach, creating an interesting nature symphony that tourists can easily immerse. The dawn is about 5 minutes, then the red sun slowly rising out of the sea.

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Enjoy sunrise moment in Dai Lanh

Dawn is the start of a new day, the first rays of the sun symbolize the new beginning. This trip is purely for travel purposes, it is also a stress reliever after a period of “running” with daily life. Standing in front of the dawn sunlit beyond, your soul as washed away the worries. All the space was the sound of the wind, there is no the noises of the road, no smoke, no motorcycles, absolutely quiet. Taking a deep breath, the fresh feeling of freshness pervades both the outer and inner spirits. This will be an amazing experience for tourists who travel to Vietnam.