Enjoy some rest and relaxation on the island of Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Visit a local pearl farm and enjoy a day of snorkeling in the marine reserve around the island. Spend a free day to explore the rainforest of the island as you like. A relaxing addition to any Vietnam or Southeast Asia tour.
Day 1 : Arrive Phu Quoc Day 2 : Pearl Farm & Snorkeling Day 3 : Free Day Phu Quoc Day 4 : Return Home
Learn about the history of pearl farming in Phu Quoc
Snorkel in a marine reserve at Thom Islet & Dam Ngang Islet
Explore Phu Quoc at your leisure and arrange local activities
This morning your guide picks you up and takes you south to visit a Pearl Farm. Here find some remarkable pearls and learn about the history of pearl farming on the island. Drive further southward on a dirt road to visit Phu Quoc prison historical site, which was built in 1949-1950 by the French colonists to jail those considered dangerous to the government. Board a boat at the An Thoi Pier for a trip along the southern islands to enjoy snorkeling in the marine reserve at Thom Islet and Dam Ngang Islet. Lunch is served on board with grilled seafood before heading back to the pier. Drive along Sao beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with white sand and crystal water. Take a swim and relax on the beach here before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.
Alternative tour November through April - After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for driving to Duong Dong pier to embark the cruise. You will cruise along the coastline until you arrive at Turtle Island. There are not a lot of larger fish species here but the hard corals that are present are spectacular. The underwater terrain is “canyon like” with some sections deeper than others. You will see a lot of tree branch coral (acropora), whip coral, brain coral, as well as several varieties of soft sponges.
After rejuvenating in the ocean, enjoy a delicious lunch on board before lifting anchor and cruising to Finger Island for an incredible fishing trip. Relax and take in the serene atmosphere as you cast a line out into the ocean. Once you’ve had your fill, hop aboard your boat once again and cruise slowly back to town just in time to catch the spectacular sunset. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of day free at leisure.
Enjoy a free day on the island to arrange local activities as you like. Go snorkeling again, spend time relaxing on the beach or swimming. Try your hand at fishing, go hiking in the hills and forest or visit the local markets. The day is yours to spend as you like.
Day 4 Return Home
Return to the airport for your flight back to mainland Vietnam to catch your international flight home or continue on to your next destination.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.