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Con Dao is not only known as "hell on earth" in the past, but also a "tourist paradise" of the present by its great beauty. The curved and curved white sand beach stretches, the coconut trees embrace and hanging down the beach sand. More wonderful, discover beautiful coral reefs by snorkelling at low tide or trekking throught the National Park of Ong Dung Gulf are really the great experiences on this beauty island. Beside that, Con Dao is one of the most feared prisons existed 113 years in Vietnam during the war against the French colonists and the U.S. imperialists in the past.
When coming here, you will find a strong belief most people can live andsurvive the extreme of evil. So, this trip is one of the most wonderfultrip that everybody doesn’t miss when travel in Vietnam.
ConDao Island sheltered brave revolutionary spirits of the Vietnamesepeople in the past. The best time to visit Con Dao Island is from Marchto June, when the sea is calm. The ocean around Con Dao Island is aheaven for sea life and the splendid forest cloaks the land. This isecotourism at its best. Clean, smooth sand banks, blue sea, dolphinsjumping and racing after boats, tropical almond trees swinging in a coolsea breeze, peaceful narrow roads, and forest covering most of theisland, make Con Dao seem like heaven to visitors from far and wide.
Con Dao is one of the few places in Vietnam that is home to rare dugong,sea turtles, and dolphins, and to varieties of orchids found nowhereelse in the country. In addition, the island has large and diverse coralreefs comparable to the most famous ecotourism spots in the region.
Hence, let’s take you trip to Con Dao and keep all you emotions about history culture and wonderful beauty heritage of Vietnam.
Tour : Con Dao Island
Today Con dao has great historical import and attracts Vietnamese and increasing numbers of foreign tourists to the renovated prisons. Prisoners were kept in extremely overcrowded conditions on the island and as many as 20,000 are believed to have died here and this can be relived here Con Dao is part of a maritime and national park and is made up of 20 or so islands. The islands are mostly rugged and still have a lot of original forest cover and associated flora and fauna. The most famous indigenous animal is the dugong or sea cow although it is rarely seen. Several species of rare squirrel and apes are found here and there is an important breeding program for turtles on Banh Canh island near to Con Dao island. The islands have very nice beaches, great swimming and snorkeling opportunities and a very relaxed, colonial feel to them. Rainforest hikes can be booked through the National Park Office. Most hikes require a guide, but for good reason. Many of the trails are unmarked, so having a native guide is essential. Motorbikes can be rented through most hotels, and riding them up Con Dao's mountain roads can offer some of the best views for travelers looking to take in Con Dao's natural beauty and
Con Dao's range of places to eat and drink is limited. - Dugong Restaurant to appertain Cong Doan Hotel - Poulo Condor Restaurant to appertain SaiGon Con Dao Hotel - Phuong Hanh Restaurant Add: 38 Nguyen Hue Street - Lan Huong Restaurant , Vo Thi Sau Street, Con Dao District - Son Phuoc Loc Tavern Add: Vo Thi Sau Street, - Thanh Huyen Tavern, Hoang Phi Yen Street, Con Dao District. - Thu Ba Tavern, Pham Van Dong Street, Con Dao District. - Yen Van Tavern, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Con Dao District; - Gia Dinh Tavern, N7, Tran Phu Street, Con Dao District; - N7 Tavern Add: N7, Tran Phu Street, ConDao District
Tourists can enjoy hiking and trekking in the main land since the national park headquarters offer tourists to explore the and enjoy the mainland, they can also help tourists show the trails and camping sites of the place.
Con Dao Market
Go and visit the Con Dao Market even if you don’t plan to buy anything as it\'s quite a feast for the eyes. Most vegetables and fruits consumed on the island are sold here. The market starts very early each morning.
Saigon Con Dao Resort
The Vietnamese option
18 Ton Duc Thang Rd, Con Dao Dist
The middle option
16B Ton Duc Thang Rd, Con Dao Dist, Con Dao Resort
The luxury option
8 Nguyen Duc Thuan Rd, Con Dao
• With the traveler who wants to visit Vietnam’s Con Dao archipelago, May is an ideal time to visit this island.
• From September to January, the weather is bad so swimming; snorkeling and diving activities aren’t allowed. If you want to do these activities, let’s come after January.
• There are no taxis and virtually no “xe om” (motorbike taxis) on the islands. So if you want to get around, it’s easy to hire a small motorbike. Prices are somewhat higher than on the mainland.
• Be prepared psychology for accommodation – the best hotel on the island is lower than the local standard.
• If you want to try fruit on the island, banana and coconut are always ready to serve.
• Don’t waste time to looking for another cuisine on the island, there is a best choice for you: seafood
• There is a good fruit and vegetable market in Con Son town that starts early - 6am or so. Prices are cheap and the locals don\'t seem to overcharge foreign purchasers
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Code : VNS03 Duration : 9 days and 8 nights Destinations: Southern Packages Start from : Ho Chi Minh city Finish in : Ho Chi Minh city Price from : 609$