DAY 01: ARRIVAL – CON DAO (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at the Con Dao airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. You will be free to discover the island of immense natural beauty with forested hills and deserted, pristine sandy beaches. A suggested beach is Dam Trau, one of the most peaceful beaches here. Dinner will be served in the restaurant. You can later discover Con Dao in the night-time. Overnight at Six Senses Resort in Con Dao.
DAY 02: CON DAO (B/L/-)
After breakfast, you will take a boat ride to Bay Canh islet, where you can swim and look for sea turtles laying eggs on the sandy beaches (in March and April). You also can go swimming or take a walk to some quiet and romantic road hidden beneath the shady vaults of old trees. Being curious in Con Dao’s history, you will have the chance to visit the notorious “Tiger Cages”, the former prison built by French colonialists, and Hang Duong cemetery. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at Six Senses Resort in Con Dao.
DAY 03: CON DAO (B/-/-)
Con Dao is the best place for diving in Viet Nam. After breakfast at your hotel, you will be free to explore the region by yourself, go for a dive with a a small fee but worth every penny or just relax on the beach. Overnight at Six Senses Resort in Con Dao.
DAY 04: CON DAO DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
You will be free until the car takes you to Con Dao airport for a flight to the next destination.
• Hotel in twin or double sharing room basis with daily breakfast
• Meals: as indicated in above itinerary
• Transfer and transportation by private car
• Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary
• English- speaking guide
• Boat trip
• Travel insurance
• Flight tickets as: Sai Gon - Con Dao and Con Dao - Sai Gon
• Drink and beverage
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide & driver
• Early check-in & late check-out charge at hotel (normally check-in time is at 02:00 PM and check-out time is at 12:00 PM)
• Other items than mentioned in the program
About Con Dao Island
Con Dao is a 16 island archipelago within Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, in south east Vietnam. It is famed for its crystal clear blue-green waters, soft golden sand beaches, lush mangrove forests and beautiful coral reefs. Six Senses Con Dao is nestled in a beautiful secluded bay 8 km from Co Ong airport. The resort has a magnificent beach, a beguiling 1.5 km strip of golden sand with sloping dunes leading to turquoise waters, and dramatic Elephant Head Mountain as a backdrop.
Getting there is easy. Con Dao is approximately 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) which is served by many of the world’s leading airlines. The transfer flight to Con Dao takes approximately 45 minutes.
Climate & Eco systems
Located close to the equator, Con Dao enjoys a warm tropical climate. The average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. Sea conditions are calm, certain times of the year, throughout the archipelago which makes for excellent swimming, snorkeling and diving all year round. The island also benefits from abundant shade provided by evergreen trees.
Con Dao was recognized as a nature reserve in 1984 and became a national park in 1993. The total protected area of the park is 20,000 hectares, including 14,000 hectares of sea and 6,000 hectares of forest. Con Dao National Park encompasses oceanic and coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, coral reefs and sea grasslands. The park is the most important egg-laying area in Vietnam for sea turtles as well as being home to rare dugong, dolphins, and varieties of orchids found nowhere else in the country. In addition, the island has large and diverse coral reefs.
In 11 November 2011 At 3:45pm, the eight-member family of Brad Pit & Angelina Jolie together with an entourage of over ten people set foot on Con Son Airport in Con Dao - 230km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City after a 30-minute flight with Air Mekong. "Con Dao is very beautiful," she reportedly said. "My kids like the island very much. We hope to return here in the future."