The Long Son Island Tour from Phu My Port

Activity 92 Nguyễn Trường Tộ, Vũng Tàu Published on: 20-11-2015

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
First-time visit
the dock gates
Off the beaten path
Cultural & Theme
Day Trip
40.00 - 160.00 USD

The Long Son Island Tour from Phu My Port is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
The Long Son Island Tour from Port Phu My in Vietnam, is a shore excursion onto the nearby island of Long Son. On the island is an old, mysterious complex that doesn't look to belong here. It hides a massive history. This very popular has been operating ever since the first cruise liner docked at Phu My Port. The Long Son Island Tour has everything; history, culture, meeting the locals, relaxation and delicious food. This tour does NOT HAVE endless steps.

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Why The Long Son Island Tour from Phu My Port is special ?

Most tourists who leave this old wooden structure, think they have just visited another temple. It looks like a temple. It sounds like a temple. It even smells like a temple. There are many shrines.  There are people praying. However, it is NOT a temple. It is a far more exciting place. I have heard people refer to it in English as the Big House. This gives away no clues as to what it really was.This complex holds a very unique position in Vietnam's history. The story is fascinating, the characters are real and a bit larger than life. Long Son Island is in the fingers and tributaries that make up the mouth of the Saigon River. 

What to explore at The Long Son Island Tour from Phu My Port?

  • 8:30am pick up from the dock gates, or
  •  9:00am pick up from the entrance to Co-op Mart in the small town of Baria. 
  • A very short air conditioned drive to Long Son Island.
  • Have a FREE green tea to welcome you to the mysterious complex.
  • Take the tour. The men will be guided by the male guides, who look like monks - they are not monks. The women will be guided by female guides who look like nuns. They are most likely lay-devotees, and are not part of the story.
  • After the 'official' tour we will drive to a nearby coffee shop. Grab a FREE coffee or coconut while Sen explains the story of the Big House. This is also connected to FREE wi-fi so bring a mobile device and connect to family back home.
  • Next a walk through one of the oldest markets in the area.
  • After this, we will head back to the Big House for a FREE foot massage.
  • The women of the strange old complex will cook us a lovely traditional lunch. Lunch is also FREE.
  • Sen will give you a FREE Vietnamese hat. The art on the hat has been done by our teenage daughter, Tina.

Addtional information

Where do we get picked up from?

There are two places to be picked up from. It depends solely on which cruise company you are with.

- Princess Cruise Liners provide free shuttle buses to the nearby small town of Baria. Sen will pick you up from the Co-op Mart in Baria.

- All other Cruise Liners. Sen will pick you up OUTSIDE the main dock gate. The pick up point is at least 100 metres from your ship, and is not on the dock.


  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Lunch at the local house
  • Foot massage

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1.0 day
26.30 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
5 places




92 Nguyễn Trường Tộ, Vũng Tàu

Meeting point

the dock gates

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Price table

The Long Son Island Tour from Phu My Port serves Private tour.

  • Private tour

    (1 - 1 participants.)

    160.00 USD
  • Private tour

    (2 - 2 participants.)

    80.00 USD
  • Private tour

    (3 - 3 participants.)

    53.00 USD
  • Private tour

    (4 - 10 participants.)

    40.00 USD

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