Con Dao Island Discovery & Trek with Lunch
A journey on Con Dao Island will provide you an overview of its historical background during the war in Vietnam through the Tiger Cages and Han Duong Cemetery. You will also be trekking in the Con Dao Archipelago National Park. Upon arrival at the jetty by your SeaDream tender, depart by your local minivan for a visit to the few surviving French "Tiger Cages" where, from 1940 to 1955, prisoners were kept in open pits and monitored from above by jailors. It was said they were abused and tortured. The prison was closed in 1975, when North Vietnam (now unified as Vietnam) toppled the South Vietnamese government, in the wake of the withdrawal by the United States and its allies (South Korea, Australia) from the Vietnam War. The facilities were reopened some years later; however, to temporary incarcerate boat people captured by local coast guards until the late 80s. Your next visit will be Han Duong Cemetery which is a National Shrine to more than 20,000 heroes in this country. Han Duong Cemetery is a memorial cemetery in Vietnam with the remains of independence fighters and prisoners who died at the Con Dao Prison. Many of the graves are unmarked but marked and numbered notable graves. Then proceed to Con Dao Archipelago National Park for approx. 1.5 hrs. Trek in the park along local pathway to Ong Dung Beach. To date, 882 vascular plant species have been recorded at the national park, including 91 species of medicinal plant. One outstanding feature of Con Dao's flora is the 44 plant species that were discovered for the first time on the islands. A number of these species are named after the site, including Dipterocarpus condorensis, Ilex condorensis, Pavetta condorensis and Psychotria condorensis. You will enjoy rare see flowers en route of your trek. Return to you jetty after trekking.
Notes: Please dress conservatively for the visit to the Han Duong Cemetery. No shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops please. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Con Dao Island, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours
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