HANOI – CONDAO HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS (3 days, 2 nights)

(3 days, 2 nights)

Con Dao is known as a brutal place, a training environment of patriotic solders against French colonialism and old Saigon regime. Visiting and studying a past period of Vietnamese nation, tourists will feel the life in Con Son hell on earth that is considered as a spiritual experience to gratitude deeply for national heroes sacrificed and stayed on this holy land

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DAY 01: HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY – CON DAO                                                   (L, D)

In the morning, Hanoi Tourism’s car will meet you at your hotel. Then we will transfer to Noibai International Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, we will catch another flight to Con Dao. You will be picked up at Con Dao Airport, following by hotel check-in registration and lunch.

In the afternoon, when reaching Con Dao, we will have an opportunity to discover the southern part of the island, including:

  • Having a stop at White Rock BeachShark Cape and the Love Peak, visiting the War Memorial of revolutionary martyr.
  • Ben Dam Port: the largest port and the main economic centre of Con Dao. Admire the beautiful landscape of Ba Rock (Hon Ba) and Cross Mountain.
  • Nhat Beach: famous for its smooth white sand and sparkling water, for swimming, fishing and sunbathing time.

Dinner, evening activities and overnight stay in Con Dao.

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DAY 02: CON DAO                                                                                                         (B, L, D)

You will have a busy morning with a plenty of locations to visit around Con Dao, including:

  • The Old French Governor’s House: where you can learn more about the grim history of the island and arrange for a tour around the various prison structures on the island.
  • Phu Hai Prison: The primary prison in the area, this monument to the torturous occupation of the French comes with chilling exhibits and a ghastly look into the treatment of Vietnamese prisoners. In a few of the chambers, mannequins are set up in the positions that locals were actually held in, giving a disturbing visual reference point to what may otherwise seem distant. It is the oldest prison camp on the island and it still carries a heavy and disturbing air.
  • The notorious Prison Tiger Cages.
  • Hang Duong Cemetery: a memorial cemetery in Vietnam with the remains of independence fighters and prisoners who died at the Con Dao Prison.
  • The isolated cow shed relic: which was used to raise the cattle during French and American periods, also the place where the prisoners were tortured by dimming into the cattle’s excrement pool.
  • Lady Phi Yen Temple: which was built in homage to Lady Phi Yen, wife of Nguyen Emperor Gia Long, who was sequestered on the island. The temple honors her tragic tale, her fortitude, and her love of peace.

After lunch and a short break, you will be free for your own leisure, or choose one of the optioanl programs (Note: you have to pay fees for those programs)

  • Visiting and swimming at Dam Trau Beach (12km far from the center of island)
  • Taking a boat to Bay Canh Islet and stop at Con Son Bay. Diving into the ocean for coral reef discovery and visiting the reservation of sea turtle.
  • Visiting Ma Thien Lanh Bridge, exploring Con Dao National Park and Ong Dun Beach.

Dinner, free exploration and overnight stay in Con Dao.

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DAY 03: CON DAO – HO CHI MINH CITY                                                                         (B)

After breakfast, you will have free time for your own leisure, until  transfer to Con Dao Airport & Tan Son Nhat National Airport for your departure flight, ending your unforgettable trip with Hanoi Tourism.

PACKAGE PRICE: USD/PAX

Private tour

4pax

5-6pax

7-8pax

9-11pax

12-15pax

16 pax (1 FOC)

3*

230

215

206

199

193

183

2*

215

201

191

185

179

168

Inclusions:

  • Car/Van in tour.
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing room
  • English speaking guide.
  • Mineral water on the car
  • Meals at restaurant as mentioned
  • Entrance fee.
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions:

  • All airfares, transfers & visa arrangements.
  • All services not clearly included.
  • Flight ticket
  • Tip for driver and guide.
  • 10% VAT tax.

Notes:

–          Child policy:

  • Children under 5 years old: free (sharing with parents)
  • Children 5 – 11 years old: 50% tour fee and sharing with parents
  • Children from 12 years old and above: as adult

–          Airfare policy: according to the Airlines’ regulation

  • Children under 2 years old: 10% of the price of adult’s plane ticket
  • Children 2 – 11 years old: 75% of the price of adult’s plane ticket
  • Children from 12 years old and above: as adult

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