Saigon To Phu Quoc Motorbike Loop – Detailed Guidelines
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Phu Quoc, one of the fascinating destinations in Vietnam for tourists, still keeps its attraction over the years. Taking a plane to that beautiful island is affordable and straightforward. However, if you are looking for a challenging and interesting adventure, riding to the South coast Vietnam on motorbike is an ideal option.
This option allows you to contemplate the beauty of highways, rice fields, various plantations, rivers, towns, and beaches. Now, it’s time to explore these Saigon to Phu Quoc motorbike loop details.
Saigon To Phu Quoc Motorbike Loop Overview
The information below will give you the overall image of this road trip. Considering those components to be ready for the real adventure!
- Duration: 5 to 7 days
- Distance: approximately 800 kilometers (about 497 miles)
- Route: both main roads and back-roads, ferries via the Mekong Delta
- Terrain conditions: stable, good, paved roads on island and mainland, ferries.
- Scenery & highlights: amazing rice fields, stunning rivers, lush mountains and hills, lovely beaches, locals’ fishing villages, lively towns, etc.
About This Place
Phu Quoc is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand and southwest of Vietnam. This is the largest island in Vietnam. This city was established in early 2021 and is the first island city in Vietnam.
The distance between this island and Rach Gia City is 120 km and about 45 km from Ha Tien. Generally, the city has an area of 589.27 km², and the population will be around 144,460 in 2020.
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The weather is cool with a tropical climate. This island has two distinct seasons. In the dry season, the highest temperature is around 35 degrees Celsius in April and May. In the wet season, Phu Quoc has high humidity, from 85 to 90%.
Therefore, the ideal time to go to Phu Quoc is from October to March, which is the dry season on the island. The weather is not too sunny at this point, and the temperature is only about 27 degrees Celsius. The sea is calm and suitable for fun activities and exploration.
In this article, we recommend the route counterclockwise, as seen on the map. However, you can ride in the opposite direction if you understand the map clearly.
It would be best if you took a week to complete the itinerary. This gives you time to explore the tropical beaches and experience the bustling riverside towns of the Mekong Delta.
Motorbike Tour Saigon To Phu Quoc Instruction
In this part, we divide the instruction into three sections for you to easily follow.
Section 1: 300km From Saigon To Ha Tien
It’s ideal to depart from 4 to 5 A.M. as you can avoid the bustling traffic and feel the cool, fresh air of dawn in Saigon. As you can see from the map, there are many roads that you have to go through. So, you should carefully follow the map for the most memorable motorbike trip in Vietnam!
The roads are listed orderly below for you to easily check-in and ensure you’re on the right way.
- Vo Van Kiet Expressway
- Ho Hoc Lam Street
- QL1A Highway
- Road DT10
- QLN2 Highway
- Le Loi Street
- Tran Van Tra Street
- Tan Chau Street (take on a ferry)
- Tran Hung Dao Street
- Huu Nghi Street
At this point, you’re in Ha Tien City - the energetic and gorgeous beach hometown. This place offers ferry services to Phu Quoc island. It usually takes 2 to 3.5 hours to arrive.
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Section 2: Phu Quoc Island Discovery
Once you’re on this island, there are many attractive tourist destinations. If you’re planning to take a ride, as on the map, the total distance is around 210km.
We don’t want readers to spend time reading the description of our directions on this island. You can choose to follow these illustrated lines on a map or discover this beautiful island on your own. The island roads aren’t complicated.
They’re in good condition and quite easy to explore for a tourist. The main roads include TL48, DT973, DT46, and DT47. The other back roads are also paved and stable for motorcyclists to ride.
However, we’ll suggest some specialties and famous places to explore and experience.
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Scenery & Attractions:
- National Park
- Vinpearl Safari
- Duong Dong Market
- Phu Quoc Prison
- Cao Dai Temple, Coi Nguon Museum
- Hon Thom
- Beaches (Khem, Ong Lang, Long, Ganh Dau, Cua Can, etc.)
Specialties & Goods:
- Bun Ken (Ken noodles)
- Thick noodles soup with fish
- Raw herring salad
- Shrimp noodles
- Seafood with local cooking methods & recipes
- Fish sauce
- Black pepper
Section 3: Back To Saigon From Rach Gia
We recommend that tourists take a ferry back to Saigon via Rach Gia city from Phu Quoc. You can go back to Saigon via the previous directions; however, coming back by another loop is more interesting!
Rach Gia is a lively, busy, and developed city in the Mekong Delta area. On the way, you can feel the lively pace, watch the busy locals’ lives, and understand more about the culture and the delicious foods.
Some places to drop by before riding to Saigon include Nguyen Trung Truc temple, Kien Giang Museum, Tam Bao Pagoda, etc. In addition, many plates are worth trying, such as rice noodle soup with grilled fish, steamed coconut cake, Siam sticky rice, My Tho noodles, etc.
Now, let’s follow the named street below as in illustrated lines on the map to head up to our beloved Saigon:
- Ton Duc Thang
- Phan Thi Rang
- Nguyen Trung Truc
- Vo Van Kiet Street (the starting point)
During this round-trip, you’ll see famous rivers in the Mekong Delta area, such as Vam Co Dong, Mekong, Ham Luong, etc. In general, we’ll go through 4 rivers and two sea crossings.
You’ll have the opportunity to see marvelous lush agricultural fields, lively commercial riverside towns, boating markets, bustling local markets, and even quiet villages. Besides, the tropical island beaches with coconut trees, fresh sea air, and sunlight would bring you a unique and awesome combination of tropical sea.
We hope you’ll have an amazing Saigon to Phu Quoc motorbike loop.
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