Co To is one of the most beautiful islands in the sea of Quang Ninh, a popular tourist destination for many years. However, Co To travel is often rated by many visitors as a relatively expensive cost destination.
The following traveling Co To experience is shared by Phuong Thao (Vinh Phuc) will help those who are planning to travel this summer 2017 can save both finance and time for themselves. Thao emphasized that “Co To self travel in group, the more crowded the group is the cheaper the expenditure is. In addition, it is easy to generate a lot of expenses while traveling, especially when it is not able to return to the mainland on schedule when the weather is bad.”
After traveling to Co To with her group of 6 friends in the beginning of May, Phuong Thao has a specific sharing of travel experience to Co To in 3 days and 2 nights.
1. How to get to Co To Island
To go to Co To Island, any visitors need to be in Cai Rong port to buy boat tickets. You can move to Cai Rong – Van Don port by many means such as passenger cars, private cars, motorcycles.
If you go from Hanoi, you can take the car from Giap Bat and My Dinh bus stations with many different carriers to go to Quang Ninh. All are high quality cars with spacious and comfortable seats in an average price from Hanoi to Cai Rong port of about 110,000 – 130,000 VND / person.
Note: There are some cars only to Van Don bus station, you have to take taxi from wharf to Cai Rong port at a cost of about 150,000 VND / turn. Visitors to Co To can choose Xuan Truong car to go directly to Cai Rong port, saving both time and money.
To save time, visitors to Co To should move from early to stop at Cai Rong port and continue to travel to Co To Island. High speed boat runs from the port to the island takes about 90 minutes, there are about 6 trips per day and 10 times in a day off, the earliest boat trip is at 6 o’clock and the last at 17h30.
2. Accommodation in Co To Island
Being a place where tourism services are developed, resorts and accommodation in Co To are very various in types with different rates from hotels, motels, or homestay. Especially, in the last 2 years, the homestay system with many young and unique architectural styles appeared in Co To. The price of accommodation in Co To range from 300,000 – 900,000 VND/room/night.
Note: In order to avoid the lack of room, you should book early and bargain on the price of the rental property.
3. Attractive places to visit in Co To
Getting around Co To Island
In Co To, you can spend time on walking, swimming and visiting some attractive places by various means such as: rental motorcycles (about 200,000 VND/car/day, self-refueling), bicycles (20,000 VND/hour or 100,000 VND/day), or trams (10,000 VND/person). Guests can contact to rent a bike directly at their accommodation.
In addition, if you want to visit Small Co To island, you need to hire wooden boat to move to this place. The cost for each ship to small Co To is between 400,000 – 1,200,000 VND/trip, depending on the number of people moving.
Attractive tourist activities at Co To Island
In the 3 day and 2 night schedule in Co To, visitors can allocate time to visit Co To with a variety of scenery in different time such as: biking on the wharf bridge, waiting the dawn in Cau My, watching the sunset at the beach of Van Chay, morning bath at Hong Van beach; visiting Co To lighthouse (ticket price: 5,000 VND/person), fresh water lake, fishing villages …
Besides, Small Co To island is a beautiful place you can not ignore. The place is quite wild; only a few restaurants appear on the coast. This is an exciting place for you to have fun, bathing and taking pictures with white sand shore and mossy green rocks.
In addition, you can participate in interesting paragliding here at a cost of about 500,000 – 600,000 VND/group flight, time of a flight is though about 15 minutes. Those who love adventure and want to experience new feeling should not miss this game.
4. Delicacies on Co To Island
Coming to Co To, you will enjoy fresh seafood dishes at local restaurants or book your order at the resort. With crowded travel groups, you can order food on table or organize a seafood barbecue on the beach.
Some dishes you can not ignore when coming to Co To such as nail snails, sea cucumber, mantis shrimp, peanut-worm, sea urchin.
In Co To, due to the movement by boats from the mainland to the island often caused many people seasickness, the family should consider to take the baby to travel with.
Many visitors to Co To can not return on the expected time because of the bad situation of the sea, you should prepare psychologically and abundantly financially to prevent unforeseen events.
Thus, with the fixed costs of boat tickets, meals, accommodation and other admission tickets, the trip to Co To in group only costs about 1.5 million VND or more. When traveling with a group of friends or colleagues, you can save money on food and accommodation while having fun together.
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