Ganh Dau Trail
Trek or hike through the Ganh Dau Trail and discover beautiful flora and fauna of the Phu Quoc Forest. The Ganh Dau Trail is located in the north west section of the island in between Ganh Dau Village and Rach Vem Village. Learn more today!
Ganh Dau Trail on Phu Quoc Island
The Ganh Dau Trail is probably the most accessible and popular trail on the island. It is located near Ganh Dau Village off Suoi Cai Road, a red dirt road that takes you to the Bai Thom Highway. The trail entrance is clearly marked and you can park your motorbike or bicycle next to the National Park sign, which unfortunately is in written in Vietnamese.
The Ganh Dau Trail can be explored by foot, mountain bike, or motorbike The trails terrain is mostly flat and consists of a mixture of dirt and gravel. The total length of the Forest Trail is 5km’s and it is a one way trail, which means you have to come back the same way you came in.
Currently there are no trail markers but it is almost impossible to get lost if you just follow the dirt path. If you do get lost, it is likely that you will end up at someone’s pepper farm. You know when you have reached the end of the trail when the wide main trail breaks off into smaller trails.
Ganh Dau Trail Tour (Video)
Watch the video below to see exactly what this trail looks like and then make a decision if this is an appropriate attraction for you to visit while vacationing on Phu Quoc:
What You May See At The Ganh Dau Trail:
The Ganh Dau trail is best experienced at at dawn just before the sunrise. Here at the Ganh Dau Trail you will definitely see a lot of plants and large trees, naturally.
The above tree can be found close to the parks entrance and it is a popular spot for taking pictures. If you are lucky you may see monkeys, reptiles, and maybe even flying squirrels while hiking this trail but it is highly unlikely.
How To Get There:
The most popular way to discover the Ganh Dau Trail is by joining a tour. However you can also go there independently by motorbike, bicycle, or by car/jeep. Alternatively can hire a taxi or a Motorbike Taxi (Xe Om). If you want a motorbike driver for the day, it will cost you about 300,000VND to 500,000VND for a round trip ride depending on where you are. The motorbike taxi driver will take you to the entrance and wait for you until you are finished exploring.
Driving instructions on how to get to the Ganh Dau Trail
From The West Coast: Duong Dong Town – Cua Can – Ganh Dau – Suoi Cai Road
To get to the Ganh Dau Trail head up to Ganh Dau Village. The road from Duong Dong Town to Ganh Dau Village is paved and it is an easy ride either by bicycle, motorbike, or car. From Ganh Dauh Village, follow the paved road until you reach a side dirt road (Suoi Cai Road) that takes you to the Petrolinx gas station. This is the road that will take you not only to the Ganh Dau Trail, but also Rach Vem Village and eventually Thom Village. This road is visible on Google Maps making it easy to find.
Follow the road for about 6kms and you will see a large green sign and a path marking to entrance to the Ganh Dau trail.
From The East Coast: Duong Dong Town – Bai Thom – Suoi Cai Road
Alternatively, you can head north from Duong Dong Town to Bai Thom Village along the Duong Dong – Bai Thom Highway to reach Suoi Cai Road. Access to the Suoi Cai Road is available just before you entrance the Phu Quoc National Park.
Need to know
- If you are planning on trekking/cycling/motorbiking the Forest Trail on your own, please let your hotel/resort know just in case something happens.
- The Suoi Cai Road is long unpaved red dirt road. Once you leave Ganh Dau Village,
- Bring enough water with you and fuel up your motorbike before you embark on your adventure. You can do this at Ganh Dau Village.
- The best time to see wildlife is at dawn and if you are planning on coming up here this early please make sure you bring mosquito/insect repellent with you.
- During the peak season, you will notice a lot of trash all over the place and this can be quite disconcerting.
- As always, leave only footprints and take only pictures.
Trail Rating: Easy