Nam Du Archipelago, around 40 kilometers away from Phu Quoc Island, is becoming an attractive destination for backpackers heading to the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
Located in Kien Hai District, the archipelago has 21 islands, of which the Hon Lon (Big Isle) is the biggest.
How to get to Nam Du:
-You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia (Kien Giang). A two-way ticket costs VND300,000-350,000. It takes around 5-6 hours to get to Rach Soi Bus Station in Kien Giang.
-From the Rach Soi Station, take a xe om (motorbike taxi) for around VND60,000 per person to the Rach Gia ferry wharf.
-Buy a speed-boat two-way ticket at the wharf to Hon Lon (Big Isle) for VND440,000. Note that you do not need to book the ticket in advance from Monday to Thursday, but you have to from Friday to Sunday.
-The boat sets off at 8:15 a.m. It takes around two hours and 45 minutes to get to Hon Lon. The boat will drop by Hon Tre and Hon Son, two other isles in Nam Du, on the way.
-The boat’s return trip starts at 12:15 at noon. Please note that there is only one return trip each day from Hon Lon to the mainland.