Experience the diverse landscapes of this island forest, with a dynamic mix of wildlife and Vietnamese villages thriving around the sizable Mount Chua.
Explore the lush forestland and enjoy the scenery of Phu Quoc National Park. From your motorbike, cross the changing landscapes, spot abundant wildlife and visit the pretty coastal sands that surround this reserve.
Phu Quoc National Park was established in 2001 to protect and restore about 78,000 acres (31,000 hectares) of Phu Quoc’s dynamic forest ecosystem. Visit this expansive reserve covering much of the island’s northern regions, stretching as far as the northern and western coastlines in places.
Rent a bike from the island’s main city, Duong Dong, and begin your park adventure. Dirt roads lead into the park and take you past some of the island’s best inland scenery. Wetlands and mangroves can quickly change into sparsely covered flatlands and rugged forests in this diverse environment.
To keep track of your whereabouts, use the peak of the 1,980-foot (603-meter) Mount Chua as a point of reference.
While exploring the roads, look for examples of the many animals that live here. Lorises and long-tailed macaques occupy the treetops while hornbills take to the skies. Try to spot some of the dozens of orchid species included in this colorful environment.
To get immersed in the lush forestland, follow one of the park’s walking trails, which begin about 4 miles (6 kilometers) along the road from the village of Ganh Dau. Be sure to pack extra water and tell someone responsible where you’re heading.
Afterward, enjoy this fishing village and its beach. Then head to the Ganh Dau cape and view the Cambodian coastline. Continue this loop to the south, past picturesque Bai Dai beach and on to Cua Can village.
If you have time, rent kayaks or canoes to paddle up the Cua Can River, watching for native birds and fish.
For a safe and informative experience in Phu Quoc National Park, take a guided walking or kayak tour. This can be organized through your hotel or travel agents in major cities.