Traveling To Cu Lao Cau


Cu Lao Cau Island or Hon Cau Island is the name of a small island in Tuy Phong District, Binh Thuan Province, about 110km northeast of Phan Thiet City. The closest island is about 10 km;  the length of this beautiful island is 1.5 km; the largest is less than 800 m. The island is extremely pristine with blue sea water, surrounded by thousands of rocks of different color and shape, completely separated from the world of technology because there is no electricity, only solar energy. Freshwater is just from rainwater sources or the Fairy Tale well.



The weather here is divided into two distinct seasons: the south and the Northwind. Between January and June of the lunar year, the weather is good, many boats moored over the island. From June to December of the lunar calendar, tourists should not travel to here this time when they intend to have Vietnam luxury tours.

In addition, on the island, there is the Than Nam Hai Temple Festival on April 15th – 16th lunar year so if you are interested in spiritual festivals or folk beliefs, you should visit the island in this time.

To get to Cu Lao Cau, take a boat to go to Lien Huong town, Phuoc The fishing port or Ca Na town. Please contact the port owner prior to your arrival in port. If you take Vietnam private tours and want to experience the feeling of floating at sea, you can go by boat of fishermen.

From the fishing port, if you take the ship Song En, it takes about 45 minutes to go to the island. If you take a wooden boat,  it will take about 2-3 hours, depending on whether the sea is passive or not.

Cu Lao Cau has no guesthouse or hotel, only two cafes of Tu Huu and Uncle Ba. You can order in advance or go to the island or buy seafood, vegetables, and fruits.

Since there are no guesthouses on the island, if the group travels to a few people, they can ask for a stay in the home of uncle Tu Huu and uncle Ba. If you go to large group, bring sleeping bags, camping tents, bring fresh water about 4 liters for each person.


The Coral in Cu Lao Cau

One of the characteristics of Hon Cau is that the surrounding water has the presence of typical tropical marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs and seagrass beds which is great biodiversity value. This is also home and spawning grounds of many rare aquatic species. So this is a great place for you experience best tours in Vietnam with coral.


The Peace of Cu Lao Cau

In Vinh Tan commune, there is a tourism company specializing in organizing for tourists to snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. The company has its own cruise ship that can carry 12 people to the island for $ 200 per trip. In the early morning, guests are taken to the diving island, watching the coral reef catch fish, shrimp on the reef. Evening back to shore (do not sleep on the island overnight).

On the island, there is a temple of Nam Hai for fishermen dropping in worshiping fish annual festival on the full moon in April.

Around the island, there are many kinds of seafood, so if you like adventure, you can equip yourself with a fishing rod and some baits to find food by yourself or go along the coast to catch cuffs to cook soup. It is so great to set fire to the camp at night and eat the soup made by yourself.

Another option is that dropping in the grocery store to book food in advance. On the island, there are two stores which are regular opened. They are Song Bien of Mr. Tu Huu which is mentioned above, cooks are really delicious. He is very nice, friendly and enthusiastic. He is willing to be your tour guide for the whole day on this island because he loves this area the most.

The specialties that you should try is snail; the price is only about 50.000VND / kg. I thought this dish is only in Cu Lao Cham or Con Dao, however, we can find them here quite much; it is even cheaper than the other. Moon Crab, a kind of crab with spots on his cover. Many people think that it is as good as Huynh crabs, however,  its price is several times cheaper. Here also has scallops scattered peanuts, delicious and strange.

Cu Lao Cau,  a good place for Vietnam tours for family, helps your family relax after exhausted working weeks.

Top ‘rising stars’ in tourism in Central Vietnam


Central Vietnam has so many beautiful destinations to visit, from stunning beaches to ancient lovely towns. Hue ancient capital city, Hoi An ancient town, Nha Trang and Da Nang city are the very well-known places in your Central Vietnam tour.

However, besides those famous names, there are a lot of other great destinations in Central Vietnam that you should visit. So, let’s make a Vietnam private tour to Central Vietnam with these top new destinations:

Quang Ngai

Ly Son Island

Ly Son Island

Located in South Central Coast, Quang Ngai has stunning beaches which are as beautiful as beaches in Nha Trang or Da Nang. Sa Huynh, My Khe, Le Thuy and Minh Tan are four best beaches in Quang Ngai. The beaches here are featured with blue clear water and long white sand. Also, Sa Huynh beach is a large area of making salt. You can experience how local people produce salt on the beach which is quite unique and amazing.

Quang Ngai has an island which has been very famous among tourists recently. It is Ly Son Island. Ly Son is located about 30 km from the mainland. The island impresses tourists with stunning beaches, immense garlic field and amazing coral reef in Small Island (Dao Be).

If you are interested in historical exploration, Quang Ngai is the one for you. Quang Ngai used to be a very harsh battlefield in the war. Therefore, there are so many relics still maintained in here. You can visit My Son Memorial where memorizes the victims of the My Son Massacre, Pham Van Dong Memorial where honors one of the leading leaders of Vietnam, Chau Sa ancient city – the old kingdom of Cham people, etc.

Phu Yen

Da Dia Rapid

Da Dia Rapid

Located in South Central Coast, Phu Yen is a destination that you should consider when you travel to Central Vietnam. If you don’t want the crowd and bustle of Nha Trang, Phu Yen is the best choice for you, especially when you want to make a private tour in Vietnam. Phu Yen has both gorgeous beaches and breathtaking natural landscapes. Dai Lanh Cape is the first place in Vietnam bathed in morning sunlight. Witnessing the glow of dawn in a picturesque spectacle of Dai Lanh Cape is one of the unforgettable experiences in your life. Standing on the lighthouse, you can see the fantastic view of the ocean, featured by fishing ships, imposing rocks and beautiful blue water.

Next to Dai Lanh Cape is a beautiful pristine beach called Bai Mon. Bai Mon beach is protected by Mui Nay cape in the North and Mui Dien cape in the South, with the seashore of over 400 meters long, characterized by white and smooth sand, blue and clear water as well as gentle waves. Particularly, Bai Mon has a small freshwater spring, lying behind cliffs and the old-growth forest North Deo Ca, creating an outstanding landscape.

You can enjoy the Spitting Pit (Vuc Phun) in the superb mountainous and forestry view, forming a poetic landscape. There are a lot of interesting activities such as learning about the ecology, mountain climbing, stream baths, camping….

Da Dia Rapid (Ghenh Da Dia), located in An Ninh Dong commune, Tuy An district, is one-of-a-kind landscape in Vietnam. It is strangely structured rocks include large upright stones equally arranged in a star pattern. In a general view, this unique terrain looks like a giant beehive or thousands of stone plates arranged side by side. This place is completely pristine and inhabited. You can walk on the stones, watch the whole view of the sea, go fishing or catch the cellana under the stones. This destination should be a highlight of your Vietnam private tour.

Nghe An

Pu Mat National Park

Pu Mat National Park

Nghe An is actually a very new destination on the Vietnam tourist map. It is located in Northern part of Central Vietnam, about 300 km from Hanoi. Nghe An is the home of President Ho Chi Minh. Coming to Nghe Anm you can visit Kim Lien where President Ho Chi Minh was born and had a peaceful childhood.

Nghe An is also well-known for Pu Mat National Park where is the home to thousand species and a lot of them are very rare. The beauty of Pu Mat is pristine and untouched. You can take a boat tour going along Giang River to visit amazing sceneries and explore a diverse flora and fauna system. Besides, Pu Mat also has Khe Kem waterfall, Nuoc Moc stream where you can set camp to enjoy the wildlife and try local food.

Nghe An has a famous beach which is called Cua Lo beach. The beach attracts a great number of domestic tourists in summer because of its blue clean water and smooth sloped sand.

In the end of November, Nghe An draws a lot of attention from tourists because it has the immense blossom sunflower field which is very stunning.

Those destinations are still new for international tourists. So, if you are quite bored with other famous destinations, let’s consider these three in your Vietnam private tour to Central Vietnam.