Situated in the Gulf of Thailand 45 kms west of Ha Tien on the Vietnamese mainland and 15 kms south of the coast of Cambodia, Phu Quoc is ringed with some of most beautiful beaches and best seafood in Vietnam. Phu Quoc Island served as a based for French missionary Pigneau de Behaine from the 1760-80s and at one time he provided shelter here for Prince Nguyen Anh (later Emperor Gia Long) when he was being hunted by the Tay Son rebels. During the Vietnam war there was little fighting here but the Island was used by the Americans as a prison for captured Viet Cong. Phu Quoc is not really a part of the Mekong delta and also doesn’t share the deltas extraordinary ability to produce rice & fruit due to its soil quality and inaccessible terrain. It is however home to the best Fish sauce (nuoc mam) in the world also reputedly known to produce high quality pepper and fantastic seafood. Another point of interest in Phu Quoc is the island's native dog; this dog was originally a wild animal and later trained as a hunting dog by local people. These days they are very domesticated and it's unusual to go anywhere on the island without seeing one of these dogs! These animals have unusually sharp teeth (as they tear their food when they eat it rather than bite) and have claws that over the years have been conditioned for catching their prey and are razor sharp.
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc Island (L/D)
Morning: Breakfast at your own. Free at leisure till transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure to Phu Quoc. Arrive in Phu Quoc, check in hotel. Take a rest. Have lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon: Take around Phu Quoc Town for visiting: Hung Long Pagoda, Thatch Spring, Ham Ninh fishing village (enjoy fresh seafood by yourself). Free time for sea bathing at hotel’s beach. Have dinner and overnight in Phu Quoc island.
Day 2 : Phu Quoc Island (B/L)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to An Thoi village for visiting the best famous fish sauce factory. Then visit Phu Quoc vestige prison; War Memorial and a famous underground work grows Australian pearl. Have lunch at local restaurant before being free for shopping snail shell & coral. Relax yourself at the beach.
Day 3 : Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh (B)
Breakfast. Free at leisure. Pick up & transfer to Phu Quoc airport for take a short flight to HCMC. Arrive in HCMC. Return to hotel. End of services.
||4 - 6 pax
||8 - 10 pax
Tour cost per Person (in $US) from 1st Oct, 2010 to 31 Sept, 2011
|Duong Dong, Sea Star Resort 2*
|Thien Hai Son Resort 3*
|Blue Lagoon Resort 4*
|Saigon Phuquoc Resort 5*
- A/C vehicle transfer with driver.
- Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room with breakfast.
- Sightseeing and entrance fee at all mentioned sites.
- English, French speaking local guide.
- Meal as stated in itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Luch, D = Dinner )
- Domestic flight as mentioned
- GOV tax tour.
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites
- Tips and gratitude for guide, porters and drivers.
- Others not mentioned in the price above.