Your first port of call should be the National Park headquarters on Vo Thi Sau Rd who can provide you with a useful booklet detailing available trips. Remember that an individual itinerary can be created. Most walks require a guide, and at 100,000D (around $6) for the day, it's well worth it. Some walks can be completed alone, but still require a permit from the National Park - for example, the ... Read more about Con Dao activities .
Only a couple of hundred miles lie between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao -- a small group of islands in the South China Sea. Considering its proximity to the backpacker hub of Saigon, very few people make the journey, probably opting for Phu Quoc as their primary island getaway choice -- but labelling both islands with the same 'short break' brush would be unwise. ... Read more about Con Dao escape .