For those looking to discover the island and find out what Con Dao life is all about we recommend taking a local life tour with your guide. Travel through the island exploring the narrow back roads, small local dwellings and agricultural plots peppered with livestock. During your tour visit the Ben Dam Harbour where the majority of Con Dao’s catch and all island suppliers are brought in; Van Son Tu Pagoda where you can walk the 170 steps to the islands newest pagoda and the Phi Yen Temple where the local Vietnamese pay their respects to the former wife of Emperor Nguyen Anh. During your Con Dao discovery stop for some stunning photo opportunities at Nhat Beach and Shark Cape and soak up the atmosphere at the daily market as the locals purchase the exotic fresh produce on offer. Spend time with your guide at the end of your tour, enjoying a local Vietnamese coffee and chatting about life on the island from a local perspective.