Explore Kong: Skull Island Film Set

HanoiNinh BinhQuang BinhHo Chi Minh CityTay Ninh
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Trip code: VN10KS

Departure Point: Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Styles: Adventure

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Trip overview

The 2017 Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island in the series of MonsterVersedirected by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring of Brishtain actor Tom Hiddleston, earning global out box of 566,2 million USD. Thanks for the film has a great imfluence into Vietnam tourism after one month filmed in 3 unknown breath-taking sites of UNESCO World Heritage sites here like Halong Bay, Trang An and Phong Nha Cave. Actually there are less pieces of work from the film crew left on the ground but sure that you might like resurrected the film and follow the steps of former British Special Air Service Captain (aka a skilled tracker) James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and beautiful colleage, a pacifist and photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) to discover primitive, majestic and tranquil beauties of the stunning island by Alsimexco’s 5 Days Adventure Tour To Skull Island of Kong.

Trip Inclusions

    • All transportation mentioned in the program
    • Acommodation based on Double/Twin sharing Room
    • Boat on Mekong Delta, Trang An, Van Long
    • 1 night accommodation on board in Ha Long Bay
    • 25 minutes fly on seaplane to visit Ha Long Bay
    • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
    • English-speaking Tour Guide
    • All meals as metioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Trip Exclusions

    • Visa Arrangements
    • Beverage
    • Tips and other Personal Expenses
    • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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    Tour itinerary

    Day 1 Hanoi Arrival (N/A)

    Alsimexco Team welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport upon your arrival to Hanoi then transfer you to Hanoi down town for check-in your selected hotel Balance of the day is free at your leisure.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 2 Hanoi - "Skull Island" of Halong Bay (B/L/D)

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

    7:30        Shuttle bus pick up from the hotel in Hanoi downtown to Halong Bay. Check in at Cruise Lounge.
    12:00     12:15     Transfer from the Reception Lounge to your “Spirit of the Bay” boat to be welcomed onboard by your crew who will be hosting you.
    12:15     14:45     Heading to the South. Lunch is served while continuing to cruise through the tranquil, peaceful and calm waters between Cat Ba Island & Halong Bay.
    14:45     16:15     Arrive and drop anchor for a visit at a local Pearl Farm located in the Lom Bo Canal area. Weigh anchor and cruise westerly to bay area of “Tra Bao” (commonly known as “Kiem Lam”)
    16:15     18:00     Arrive at Kiem Lam. Have a kayaking or a swim for one hour before cruising back easterly to “Anchorage 690”
    18:00     21:00     Arrive overnight anchorage location. Get ready for “Wrap & Roll Time”. Dinner is served.
    21:00     Local squid fishing or play some board or card games

    Overnight on board.

    Day 3 Halong Bay - "Skull Island" of Ninh Binh (B/L)

    6:30        8:00        Relax or learn Tai Chi from our cruise team before breakfast.
    8:00        9:00
            Drop anchor and take and exploring walk & tour through Sung Sot “Surprise” Cave for one hour.g and kayaking at Dau Trau islet area
    9:00        10:30     Return to your boat. Cruise north again towards Tuan Chau Island
    11:00     11:15     Check out. Disembark for the L’Azalee Cruises Reception Lounge.
    11:30     11:55     Take off from water for scenic flight 25 minutes over Halong Bay with Seaplane
    After your wonderful visit ‘Skull Island’ in Halong Bay then driver picks up at the harbor and transfers you to Ninh Binh Province where has many famous sceneries which was used as film sets for marvelous scenes of the Hollywood blockbuster movie, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve with the beautifully pristine variety of creatures, flora and fauna. Arrive in Ninh Binh, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner.

    Overnight Ninh Binh.

    Day 4 Discover "Skull Island" of Van Long & Trang An (B/L)

    In the morning, after breakfast from your hotel, our guide and driver welcome at hotel in Ninh Binh and transfer you to Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex to take a boat trip to visit cave complex of Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a “Ha Long on land” of Ninh Binh.

    Lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon you continue Van Long Nature Reserve then have a bamboo boat trip as local sampan around natural limestone mountains. This swamp is the most abundant place for ecosystem that is the residence of many flora and fauna such as fish, bird, stork and more than 40 kinds of Delacour’s Langur.

    From here you have chance to visit film set of Kong: Skull Island where the crew left some pierces of shooting scenes like the tents of Iwi native village. You might want to talk and take photo with the local people who once casted as Iwi tribe in  the film and they dress up as tribe people on the film to welcome tourist.

    Farewell to Ninh Binh, the driver and guide will transfer you to return Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 5 Hanoi - Flight to Quang Binh (B/L)

    You will commence your half day trip with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex (*) which contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and museum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace as well as the One Pillar Pagoda. Then you will visit the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070 and was originally built as a temple to Confucius. 

    From this site you will have a transfer to visit the Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, the history of which is dated back to the 13th century. You will enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant before having a transfer back to your hotel for another to airport at noontime for flight to Dong Hoi at 14:40.

    (*) closed on Mondays and Fridays. Annually closed time for maintenance is October and November.

    Upon your arrival at Dong Hoi Airport, your will be met by our driver and have another transfer to your hotel in city centre.

    Overnight at hotel in Dong Hoi.

    Day 6 Phong Nha Cave (B/L)

    Have breakfast at the hotel then start our journey to visit UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave, the newly discovered cave was acclaimed by the British scientists as "the largest and the most beautiful cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang area". Actually, Phong Nha also held several world cave records, including the longest underground river as well as the largest combined caverns and passageways.

    07:30 - 08:00 Transfer from hotel to the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park by air-conditioned vehicles. 09:00 Visit Phong Nha Cave First is considered "First wonders" Take a boat approx 5km along the Son River to tour the Phong Nha Cave (river cave).

    Yacht upstream Son river dreaming, enjoy charming natural scenery either side, you will see pictures of the girls, the children have fun on the waterfront and have the opportunity to experience the daily life of the neighborhood riverside village bearing the Vietnamese country soul.

    Conquering the Phong Nha Cave: The longest cave in Southeast Asia, enjoy the scenery spectacular limestone, underground river system and unique stalactite in the world. Caving Fairy & Imperial admire the beautiful stalactites blocks are created by nature over thousands of millennia.

    11:30 Return to the Xuan Son marina.

    12:00 Lunch at a restaurant with local specialties from the people here processing.

    13:00 Continue the journey to visit the Paradise Cave

    13:30 Paradise Cave is first discovered in 2005 by the British Cave Research Association, It’s a largest and most beautiful cave in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area by British spelunkers. It is said that the cave's beauty is reminiscent of an imperial palace and very well resented with easy access, great walkways, and excellent feature lighting which made it extra special.

    You take the electrical car from the parking to the foothills of the cave (2km). Admire countless stalactites with different shapes: Thach Thien Cung, waterfall Thien Ha, Quan Tien converging, Thap Lien flower... Before your eyes the image of typical terraced rice civilization, Champa tower, Buddha Guanyin, Phuc Loc Tho, Rong House of Highlands Vietnam...

    16:00 - 16:30 Vehicle transfer you back to your hotel in Dong Hoi City.

    Overnight at hotel in Dong Hoi.

    Day 7 “Skull Island" Mooc Spring - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

    We will spend whole day to discover the hidden in ever-green land for Kong Skull Island crew filming in Quang Binh – Nuoc Mooc Spring which appeared in several scenes in the film, especially in fights of the King Kong against giant reptilian underground monsters dubbed "Skullcrawlers". Here, you can do camping, trekking, kayaking and camping.

    10:30: Leave Dong Hoi for Mooc Spring, visitors will admire the unique beauty and the diversity of flora and fauna in the lush karst forests on the trail along small streams leading into the forest.

    12:30: Have lunch then visit Mooc Spring. The hike takes you along the spring, on stone paths and bamboo bridges, through the orchid garden, where it eventually meets with the Chay river. You can swim in blue water; play many adventure games on the water and kayaking.

    15:00: Back to Dong Hoi city.

    18:00: Check out hotel and enjoy your transfer to Dong Hoi Airport for evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in city centre.

    Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

    Have breakfast at your hotel.

    Your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel for visiting Re-Unification Palace, the former Presidential Palace. Your next visits are to the nearby Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, which are in Romanesque art and French-style, and the War Remains Museum, where you can have a closer look of the Vietnam War. After enjoying lunch at a nice local restaurant, you take a drive to visit the Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city. The next destination is the China Town, home to more than 400,000 Chinese-Vietnamese. Here you visit the Binh Tay market or one of many beautiful Temples and Pagodas, before having another drive to Ben Thanh market, where there are available any of the local goods which Vietnam has to offer. The tour will be then end at your hotel.

    Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 9 Mekong Delta - Cao Dai Temple (B/L)

    At 8:00am, the guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at our pier. The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.

    Enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, overwater Tuong Van Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta. Visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!

    At 10:30am, reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River. Turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily.

    Depending on the route, you will visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky. Or you will visit a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, and whisky and wine.

    You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live, before exploring a charming village where you can try fresh coconuts from the tree. This variation provides fascinating insight into life in the Mekong Delta region.

    Please note: Our tours are flexible. Your guide may combine parts from both routes.

    At 12:30pm, enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks. Following is a visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple.

    Around 02:30pm, return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.

    04:00pm, arrive back in Saigon and return you to your hotel by car. The evening is on your leisure.

    Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 10 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

    The remain time before flight home is on your leisure. Relax at the hotel then our driver will pick up and transfer you to the airport. End the tour.

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