Is Vietnam on your travel to-do-list? Sometimes visiting a country you haven’t been to before can be daunting as you don’t know where to start and where is worth travelling to.
Enter the Phu Quoc jungle
Phu Quoc is a tropical island situated in the Gulf of Thailand with white, sandy beaches. Plan your visit around the two prominent seasons depending on what you want to get from your trip: the dry seasons last from late October to late May, while the wet season happens from June to October.
The island is developing rapidly and has many hotel resorts and bungalow accommodation from 5* luxury to cheap and cheerful backpacker hostels.
During the wet season the rivers and small waterfalls come to life to reveal beautiful nature walks for those who love the great outdoors.
The main attraction aside from the beautiful beaches is the expansive tropical jungle; 65% of the island is raw, untouched jungle with many opportunities for adventurers to explore.
Explore the island
Towards the south of the island lie the An Thoi islands which are made up of 14 beautiful islands and are a haven for snorkelling, diving, cruising and beach combing.
You can take full day trips around the islands, stop overnight and camp or for the adventurous there are 3 day trips to other offshore destinations.
The best way to explore the island is by motorbike or scooter as many of the most isolated places are the most beautiful. If you’ve never ridden a bike before you won’t miss out as riders can be arranged.
During jungle treks, you might be interested in bird watching as you’ll have a very good chance of spotting the local wildlife in their natural environment.
There are important cultural sites you can visit while travelling around the island including Cau Temple, pearl farms and fish sauce factories.
If you’re travelling during the dry season, dry riverbed running is something you have to experience for yourself.
Last but not least, Vietnamese food is something not to be missed and for seafood lovers this is the place to be, as the flavours and freshness are unbelievably mouth-watering.
Phu Quoc is a destination for families, couples and honeymooners to enjoy beautiful beaches and adventure an experience of a lifetime, which Jerry’s Jungle Tours can help you with.