4 Days in Phu Quoc Island Itinerary: Ultimate Guide by a Local

We’ve put together this 4 days in Phu Quoc Island itinerary to help curb that feeling of being overwhelmed, while also increasing the amount of joy and wonder found in a trip to Phu Quoc Island. A visit here is a dream trip for so many–and with only 4 days in Phu Quoc, you want to get it right.

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Day 1: Hon Thom cable car – Tour 4 islands – Coral park

Hon Thom cable car is the longest three-wire cable car in the world (7,899.9 m) connecting from An Thoi town to Hon Roi, Hon Dua to Hon Thom. You can see the islands and seas from the cable car cabin, capturing the paradise-like beauty in the south of pearl island. The cable car travels for 15 minutes through many fishing villages, beaches, primeval forests … Round trip ticket price is 300,000 VND / adult, 250,000 VND / child.

Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc

4-island tour includes car transfer from hotel, lunch, canoe to May Rut Island, Gam Ghui, Mong Tay, Hon Thom, diving activities, fishing, photography, swimming … This is the tour During the day, many people love it when traveling to Phu Quoc; with prices from 800,000 – 1,2 million VND / person. Such an island tour can include Hon Thom cable car ticket, canoe to the coral park. Particularly at the coral park, you must book and pay separately for the service of walking under the sea.

Seaworld Coral Park is the first coral conservation park in Vietnam; currently has about 200 species of corals, anemones, antlers … 100 species of fish, and many marine creatures such as pearls, sea cucumbers, snails, clams. . All create a rich marine ecosystem such as a miniature aquarium at Ky Lan cape – Hon Thom or Hon Roi, An Thoi town.

An Thoi - Hon Thom cable car system with more than 7km from An Thoi to Hon Thom island is an interesting experience to discover for you when traveling to Phu Quoc.
An Thoi – Hon Thom cable car system with more than 7km from An Thoi to Hon Thom island is an interesting experience to discover for you when traveling to Phu Quoc.

With VND 950,000 / person, you can experience walking on the seafloor, watching up close to colorful fish and corals. Each person will wear a hat that provides oxygen, with a diving staff to help take guests down to a depth of 5, 6 meters to walk, touch corals, and fish swimming around.

Note: Do not wear shoes, just wear sandals to wade through the canoe. Should bring swimsuits, 1 or 2 dry clothes to change after swimming, and a waterproof bag for the phone.

Day 2: Vinpearl Safari – Vinwonders – Phu Quoc night market

Vinpearl Safari is the first semi-wild zoo in Vietnam, about 30 minutes northwest of Duong Dong town center. You should go in the morning to have plenty of time to visit and watch the animal shows that usually take place at 10 am. Tickets to safari are 650,000 VND / adult, and 490,000 VND / child. Here, you can feed animals, take pictures with animals, ride the tram, watch Zulu dance performances, explore the giant bird garden …

Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is animal care and conservation park built and designed based on the world-famous Safari model.(Vietnam Amusement Parks)
Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is an animal care and conservation park built and designed based on the world-famous Safari model.

Especially the experience of “locking people to release animals”; passengers riding the glass window bus in the area where large dangerous animals such as tigers, leopards, rhinos …

Vinwonders Phu Quoc is a new entertainment complex that came into operation earlier this year; located in Ganh Dau commune and about 4km from safari. With 6 themed subdivisions, this park has nearly 100 interesting games such as a roller coaster, zipline, water park, aquarium … Admission fee here is 750,000 VND / adult, 560,000 VND / child, or the elderly.

Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is animal care and conservation park built and designed based on the world-famous Safari model.

Safari and Vinwonders both offer free shuttle bus transfers from Duong Dong town. If you want to move freely, you can rent a taxi or self-drive motorbike. Both zones are also offering discounts.

Phu Quoc night market is located in the heart of Duong Dong town, open from 16 – 23:00. The market sells all kinds of food, seafood, and clothes … Although the Covid-19 epidemic is currently affected, the market has not opened all stores, but this is still a place worth spending an evening. In addition to seafood, you can buy specialties as gifts such as cakes, jaggery, 30 flavors peanuts, sim candy …

Day 3: Pepper garden – fish sauce-making house – Phu Quoc Prison – Sunset Sanato

There are many pepper gardens in Phu Quoc, mainly located in Suoi May hamlet, Suoi Da hamlet. Currently, visitors can visit the pepper gardens Duc Thanh, Duc Ninh, Tuan Viet, Ngoc Ha for free. After visiting, taking pictures, and learning about pepper growing, you can buy products from the pepper.

Phu Quoc pepper garden

The fish sauce-making house is also an interesting destination because the profession of making fish sauce from anchovies is a long-standing traditional profession of the Phu Quoc people. Hong Duc, Phung Hung … are some of the stops that tourists can both watch and buy fish, dried squid, fish sauce … of good quality. Visiting houses to make the fish sauce is usually free of charge.

Phu Quoc prison is located at 350 Nguyen Van Cu, An Thoi town. There are exhibits of artifacts and old prison simulators with almost the same location. This historic site is open free of charge from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Here you should go in groups, early in the morning or in the afternoon because the prison area is wide and quite empty.

Phu Quoc traditional fish sauce production establishment
Phu Quoc traditional fish sauce production establishment

Sunset Sanato is a favorite dining and photography spot for many young people and families when traveling to Phu Quoc. There are restaurants, beaches with beautiful locations to watch the sunset; many unique check-in models, and entertainment services on the sea. The admission fee is 100,000 VND / person.

Day 4: Rach Vem fishing village – Duong Dong market – Ocsen Beach Bar

Rach Vem fishing village – Starfish beach is 24 km from Duong Dong town center. You should carefully ask people the way to avoid getting lost. The fishing village has many raft houses, floating wooden bridges on the sea, concentrating seafood restaurants. Starfish beach near the fishing village is a “selfie paradise” for everyone with coconut trees, beautiful beaches, and starfish lying on the shore.

In Rach Vem, starfish season is from November to April. In May and June, there are still starfish but not many. Take photos with starfish, you should pay attention not to pick up from the water, avoid touching because they easily die when lacking water. Note that the road to Rach Vem is quite bad, with a lot of red, dusty, rugged, rocky, and few inhabitants.

Duong Dong Market is a residential market located in the center of Duong Dong town. The market sells fresh seafood at affordable prices with many Phu Quoc specialties such as sim wine, fish sauce, pepper, …

Ocean Beach Bar is located at 118/10, Tran Hung Dao Street, is also a “great” sunset viewing spot in Phu Quoc. You can spend the night sitting lazy listening to music, watching the sea, relaxing with cool drinks, priced from 50,000 VND / dish. The shop has many beautiful view seats and is decorated with characteristic orange.


Transportation: In June, tourists can buy a round-trip ticket to Phu Quoc; from Hanoi for 2 million VND / person or from Ho Chi Minh City for 1.1 million VND / person. In addition to choosing an aircraft, you can also go to Phu Quoc by speedboat starting in Rach Gia City, Kien Giang; travel time 2.5 hours. Train tickets are about 300,000 VND / person.

Accommodation: Hostels, homestays, and hotels in Phu Quoc are having many incentive programs for the summer. The price of a dormitory room is only from 80,000 VND / night; the price of a high-class hotel or resort room is from 600,000 VND to 1- 5 million VND / night.

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