3 days of exploring Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province, located deep in the Gulf of Thailand. It is known as a jade in the middle of the sea with clear sea, peaceful streams and fresh seafood.

Time to travel

You can go to Phu Quoc any season in the year because the weather is quite stable. However, the best time is from October to May next year. At this time, the blue sea with sunshine is very suitable for walking and taking pictures.

Phu Quoc beach

Transportation

Fly by plane

Currently domestic airlines are operating flights to Phu Quoc Airport. One-way, no-tax flights from Ho Chi Minh City are priced at 390,000 – 1,900,000 VND, from Hanoi in the range of 1,345,000 – 5,000,000 VND.

Transportation by car and speedboat

You can go to Phu Quoc Island in two ways:

HCMC – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc

From Ho Chi Minh City, you catch the car to Ha Tien at the Western bus station. One way ticket is 140,000 – 170,000 VND.

In Ha Tien, you have two options to Phu Quoc. One is to take the ferry at Thanh Thoi wharf at 6 am or 12 am daily. Ticket price VND 185,000 per turn. After 2 hours of traveling, you will be at Da Chong harbor, Thom beach which is 20 km from Duong Dong town center.

Boat from from Thanh Thoi wharf to Phu Quoc Island
Boat from from Thanh Thoi wharf to Phu Quoc Island

The second way is to take high-speed train at Ha Tien wharf. After more than an hour, you will stop at Ham Ninh port, An Thoi Commune, which is 15 km from the center of Duong Dong town. Ticket prices range from 160,000 to 230,000 VND each passenger.

An information for you is if you want a place to discover nature, along with Phu Quoc Island, you can also chose our Halong bay tour from Hanoi!

HCMC – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc

In Ho Chi Minh City, you come to the Western bus station to catch the car to Rach Gia. Ticket price is around 110,000 – 130,000 VND. It takes about 5 – 7 hours.

From here, you arrive at Rach Gia pier to Phu Quoc. There are currently two carriers operating this route with adult fares of VND 215,000 – 270,000 per visit.

After arriving at the island, take a taxi or motorbike taxi to the town.

Moving in Phu Quoc

Motorbike is the convenient transportation in Phu Quoc
Motorbike is the convenient transportation in Phu Quoc

Taxi in the island is quite popular so you can easily call one to move. However, when you want to be more flexible and economical, you can rent motorbikes on Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town at a daily cost of 150,000 – 200,000 VND per motor scooter or 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND for a normal motorbike. You can also rent directly at the hotel or resort you are staying.

Accommodation

Phu Quoc is one of the tourist destinations offering full range of services from camping, homestay, hotels to high-end resorts. Price of an average hotel room is about VND 350,000.

Sighseeing

You can visit Phu Quoc in three directions: north, south and east. The sites in the north of the island include North Island Nature Reserve, Ham Rong Mountain, Gao Dau, Cua Can, Long Beach, Da Thoi Stream, Da Ban, Nguyen Trung Truc Temple. Places in the south are Phu Quoc prison, Tranh stream, Khem beach (Kem beach), pepper kingdom, fish sauce production house, pearl production base. In the east is Dinh Cau night market, Ham Ninh fishing village, Cuoi Nguon Museum, Su Muon Pagoda (Hung Long Pagoda) …

Tourists can visit fish sauce factory, the famous specialty of Phu Quoc.
Tourists can visit fish sauce factory, the famous specialty of Phu Quoc.

In addition, there are other interesting activities you should try is the night squid, exploring the primitive forest in the ecological conservation of Da Ngon or Ganh Dau stream, fishing at Hon Ham, Hon Thom, snorkeling to sea view coral.

Eating

Phu Quoc has a lot of delicious food that you can not ignore
Phu Quoc has a lot of delicious food that you can not ignore

The specialties you should enjoy are salted herring salad, Ham Ninh crab, grilled sausage with chili salted, grilled oyster baked with onion, grilled egg marinated, grilled boiled egg whites, mushroom soup, fish sauce, Sea fish with shrimp, fried shrimp. Some of them are Dinh Cau night market, Duong Dong town center, 30/4 street…

Shopping

In addition to the dried seafood, you can buy fish sauce, black pepper, mushrooms as gifts. If you move by plane and want to buy fish sauce, you should place the goods sent by mail.

Reference schedule

Day 1: Saigon – Lunch at Phu Quoc – Ham Ninh fishing village – Suoi Tranh – Hung Long Pagoda – Garden pepper – Tank house.

Day 2: Dinh Cau – The production of liquor sim, Phu Quoc specialties – Duong Dong Market – Pearl culture – Phu Quoc prison area – Sao beach.

Day 3: Discover freedom – Saigon.

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