Vietnam: See King Kong’s World Firsthand


Halong Bay, one of the filming locations for King Kong movies.

Kong: Skull Island 

The new King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island, premiered earlier this year and scored a very respectable score of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. While I’m sure the acting and special effects were the highest contributors to the film’s positive reviews, the breathtaking scenery of the film’s locations surely captured moviegoers’ eyes.

The beautiful city of Saigon, Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Cruise Critic
The beautiful city of Saigon, Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Cruise Critic

Vietnam is a popular tourist destination as it is, but now there is even more to see in the Southeast Asian country. Exotic Voyages is now offering a ten-day trip that takes visitors to the various spots where Kong: Skull Island was filmed. Starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon, this Kong tour will leave you astonished at Vietnam’s natural beauty.

Quang Binh Province, home to the massive caverns of Paradise Cave and Phong Na. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Tour Planner
Quang Binh Province, home to the massive caverns of Paradise Cave and Phong Na. Photo courtesy of Hanoi Tour Planner

In the new tour’s press release, Global Head of Sales and Marketing at Exotic Voyages, Andrew Carroll, said, “There are natural settings in Vietnam, off the beaten tourist path, that are as raw and unbelievable as King Kong himself.”

After seeing the immense beauty on this expansive King Kong tour, you will agree with Andrew’s claim.

The New Kong Tour

Beginning in Hanoi, Vietnam, tourists will get a gander at the city’s rich history while visiting the main historical sites in the Vietnamese capital, followed by fine dining at some of Hanoi’s finest eateries.

The next leg of the tour involves scenic driving from Hanoi to Ninh Binh while enjoying some delectable Vietnamese

The Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh. Photo courtesy of Asia Travel Legend
The Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh. Photo courtesy of Asia Travel Legend

‘banh mi.’ Later that day, tourists will be able to witness the biodiversity of the beautiful Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh.

The following day, tourists will get on a private seaplane headed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. Aboard the seaplane, incredible views of the bay and the Gulf of Tokin will be visible. Once you arrive at Ha Long Bay, an overnight cruise with plenty of fresh seafood will be your next means of travel and vacationing.

Next, travelers will fly to Dong Hoi airport in Quang Binh where they will be able to visit Phong Na and Paradise Cave in Central Vietnam’s most well preserved mountainous and remote region.

There are tons of fun things to do at the Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh. Photo courtesy of TripPlanner
There are tons of fun things to do at the Nuoc Mooc Stream in Quang Binh. Photo courtesy of TripPlanner

Furthermore in Quang Binh, visitors will get to take part in various activities, including camping and sports, at the Nuoc Mooc Stream.

Quang Binh’s Beauty

Following the natural beauty of Quang Binh, you will get to see the city of Saigon while riding classical Vespa motors. Visitors will experience an authentic Vietnam riding through popular, crowded spots as well as hidden corners of Saigon.

The next two days are all about exploring Saigon freely, experiencing Vietnam’s nightlife and delicacies, and relaxing before the journey home.

There is so much unbelievable scenery to see in Vietnam, from the massive caverns to an underground river and beautiful sand beaches inside caves. Do keep in mind that if you wish to see the world’s largest cave, Son Doong Cave, in Quang Binh you must book about a year in advance because of the restrictions on the number of visitors.

Come see Kong’s world in what the tour’s press release calls, “The latest installment in a series of packages that deliver travellers direct to the sites of their favourite movies.”

For more information regarding the trip, head to Exotic Voyages’ website.

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Shane Fay is a creative writer and soccer enthusiast from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts intent on traveling across Europe to enhance his knowledge of the beautiful game, and explore the vast and various landscapes that the continent has to offer.



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