Ganh Dau Trail is the most popular and easiest walking trail on Phu Quoc. Jogging, bicycling and jeep driving is all possible since there are bicycle and jeep rental are available in Duong Dong town. Ganh Dau trail is a great place to get lost in nature since trees, mushrooms, flowers grow on the sides of the path.
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Ganh Dau Trail Location
The trail entrance lies near Ganh Dau fishing village and you can see it from Suoi Cai Road. Ganh Danh trail ends at Rach Vem fishing village – a place small quiet, pretty place of the island. Rach Vem is also famous with many floating restaurants.
By walking, you can access the trail really easily since the trail’s sign is really big and located at the place clear to see. If you want to walk, you can leave your vehicles on the board sign of the national park and pay fees to the staff. To September 2017, tourists can enter Ganh Dau Trail without admission.
It’s such a great feeling to be in the middle of nature after days living in cities. Since bicycle, motorbikes and jeeps are allowed on the trail, why not rent one of those right now to start your adventure? Except for jeeps, you can rent bicycles and motorbikes so easily from your hotels/hostels.
The trail is all dirt, small rocks and gravels but doesn’t have too many bumps and the soils are firm. The total length of this trail is about 5 kilometers. And since it’s one-way, you will have to return to where you started to exit. At the south of the trail, you can find the boundary of Phu Quoc Safari.
Easiest and safest way to discover Ganh Dau trail is to book a tour from a travel agency. The trail current condition is abandoned from park rangers. The lack of signs may worry you but it’s actually quite hard to get lost if you only follow the trail. When the trail leads you to other smaller trails, you should know that it’s the end of it. You should turn back to the entrance.
Ganh Dau trail is worthy of your visit the most when you come at dawn. If lucky, you can see a glimpse of the wildlife in the forest, some Colobus Bouvier monkeys, some reptiles and even a giant Ratufa Bicolor squirrel. The old trees will fascinate you, especially the old tree at the entrance where it makes a hot spot for photographing.
Tips for trekking Ganh Dau Trail
- If you want to come here by yourself, you should notify your hotels
- Suoi Cai road is a dirt road, so your shoes should be non-slip and flexible
- Bring enough water and fuel if you go there by motorbike
- Anti-mosquito/insect cream is necessary when you visit Ganh Dau trail on the early morning
- Help protect the environment