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Along the sea of Vietnam

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Let’s discover tourism heavens in this narrow coastal strip and earn some experience while having Vietnam islands tours.

If you are craving for a piece of tropical paradise in South East Asia, Vietnam has some magnificent and intriguing offerings in islands and beyond, including white sandbanks and crystal clear beaches that surely lock up the heart of many foreign tourists. So do not hesitate to consider your own Vietnam islands tours with the list of exciting things below.

In the north, the Ha Long Bay area has earned its enormous reputation with majestic landscape of craggy limestone islets, but you need to choose your boat trip carefully as this UNESCO-listed region is wildly popular. So why do not invest a little time to explore the less-visited, outer islands?

Near the famous bay is Cat Ba, the largest island in the Ha Long Archipelago. Off the central coast, Ly Son Island will be a great escape to nature, while in the Deep South; Phu Quoc is developing fast as one of the biggest tourist attractions but still preserves its unspoiled wild beauty. All of them are well recommended for some ideal Vietnam islands tours.

Cat Ba Island

Being fed up with common suggestions found in the countless number of travel reviews, such as swimming, kayaking, snorkeling or boat tours around the bay? Here is another thing you can do only in Cat Ba area. The island is well-known for its majestic limestone ranges of mountains, which challenge the conquering instinct of the adventurous. Thus, there are some rock climbing tours organized in Cat Ba Island to meet the increasing demand.

One of the most popular organizers is Asia Outdoors. Depending on your own skill, the climbing guides will help you choose the suitable destinations to get the most out of experience in Cat Ba. The climbing areas around Cat Ba require either an access pass or direct payment to the property owner. Visitors can purchase the access pass through travel agents as well as inquire about direct payments. The fee ranges from VND50,000 to VND70,000 per hour. For further information, you can seek on its own website at www.asiaoutdoors.com.vn or contact the local telephone number to get the best services.

Steep rock wall at Tiger Beach in the south of Cat Ba Island

Steep rock wall at Tiger Beach in the south of Cat Ba Island

The Face is an incredible challenge for the climbers

The Face is an incredible challenge for the climbers

Ly Son Island

Ly Son Island has an utterly unhurried ambiance. The slow pace of local life creates the specific tranquil atmosphere all over the island. Although it has been fastly commercialized in the last 2 years for potential tourism, the wild beauty is still seducing many nature lovers to have Ly Son island tours. Besides popular activities like swimming, snorkeling and sightseeing, tourist can savour brand new thing at here: overnight camping.

The final point of the island, close to the Duc Temple, is the ideal campsite for groups of friends and romantic couples. Not far from the residential area but still quiet, it is a paradise for wilderness camping with rock hollows forming natural corners on the beautiful curved beaches, crystal clear sea water and deep blue sky.

Opening view to the blue world around Ly Son Island

Opening view to the blue world around Ly Son Island

Do not forget to bring adequate food, water and basic personal items with you if you plan to go camping there. Ly Son Island does not have fresh water so you must bring enough water; along with tents, blankets and camping utensils. You can also hire at some rental shops in the island center or local families at reasonable prices (from VND100,000 to VND200,000 per night)

Recommendation: Gio Bien Homestay and Camping, Dao Be, AnBinh Commune, Ly Son District.

                                                                                                       

Phu Quoc Island

In the deep southern part stays the largest island of Vietnam. With the abundant resources of seafood given by Mother Nature, Phu Quoc is world renowned for producing some of the best fish sauce (nướcmắm) It is also one of a handful places in the world where tourists can actually witness how the stinky sauce is made. Thus, a visit to a traditional fish sauce factory is no doubt a novel experience in the Phu Quoc Island tours.

Tourists can visit warehouses where large wooden vats containing tons of anchovies are held, look at the drainage pipe with every single drop of the sea essence and stop by the gift shops for local souvenirs. There is no admission charge to visit these factories and a guide is not necessary as the making process is too simple for foreigners to understand.

The following are a list of fish sauce factories in Phu Quoc that worth paying a visit:

Khai Hoan Fish Sauce Factory

Khai Hoan Fish Sauce Factory

Address: 11 Hung Vuong Street, Duong Dong Town

A tour to Phung Hung Fish Sauce Factory

A tour to Phung Hung Fish Sauce Factory

Address: 201 Nguyen Van Cu, AnThoi Town

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