Hon Thom Cable Car ( Phu Quoc Cable car ) on Phu Quoc Island-The Longest cable car in Vietnam and the world has officially opened. Bringing the local people and visitors the chance to enjoy the entire Phu Quoc island from above.
Hon Thom Cable Car About
The newly-opened cable-car ride from Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island to Hon Thom, also known as Pineapple Island, is a genuinely breathtaking experience. You soar over a turquoise sea and coral reefs, hopping between islands, with an amazing bird’s-eye view. At almost 8km long, the Phu Quoc cable car is also the longest non-stop three-way cable car in the world, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Is the Phu Quoc cable car ride scary?
If you are scared of heights, then I do think this would be a pretty challenging experience. It’s VERY high up and the cable cars aren’t entirely steady. Occasionally they stop in mid air for a minute or two and swing slightly, and as they pass the tall cement pillars on each island that hold up the cable lines, they dip and plummet downwards a TINY bit, as if you’re on a very gentle roller coaster. That said, I truly think it’s so worth it. Unless you have an actual phobia, I’d highly recommend going for it. Nobody on the cable car ride with me in either direction seemed to be nervous at any point, except for when we stopped in the air the first time and people seemed to be wondering if that was normal (turns out it is!).
The view from the Phu Quoc cable car
What’s on the other side of the Phu Quoc cable car ride when you get to Hon Thom Island?
The short answer: not much. The cable car takes you to Hon Thom Nature Park. There’s a lovely but small golden-sand beach, which features a fun jumping-castle-style playground in the water, deck chairs and swings from the palm trees. Oh, and water so turquoise it makes you want to cry. The cable car ticket includes free return transfers to this beach. Open-air shuttle mini buses
The ride itself is a pretty amazing experience. You get a 360 degree aerial view of the An Thoi Archipelago, flying over green islands, turquoise coral reefs and charming fishing boats. You can actually look down at the harbour and the water is so clear you can see the shadows of the boats on the sea bed, and watch fishermen wearing cone-shaped hats sailing their boats out to sea.
What’s on the other side of the Hon Thom cable car ride when you get to Hon Thom Departure Terminal – Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park?
The short answer: not much. The cable car takes you to Hon Thom Nature Park. There’s a lovely but small golden-sand beach, which features a fun jumping-castle-style playground in the water, deck chairs and swings from the palm trees. Oh, and water so turquoise it makes you want to cry. The cable car ticket includes free return transfers to this beach. Open-air shuttle mini buses (kind of like long golf buggies) leave pretty much constantly throughout the day in both directions and it’s only a few minutes’ drive from the cable car station on Hon Thom Island to the beach.
How time the Hon Thom Cable car ride ?
The cable-car ride from Phu Quoc to Hon Thom Island takes about 15 minutes each way, so you have time to really enjoy the amazing views. It’s a fast ride at times (up to around 30km an hour apparently) so you genuinely do feel like you’re flying above the water.
How to take great photos from the Hon Thom cable car?
There are narrow windows at the top of each end of the cable car, plus there are small and thin windows in the top half of the door, so you can get a partial look at the view and take photos at some angles unrestricted by glass. I’d definitely bring a polarising lens for your camera or a clip-on polariser for your phone. A polariser is just a glass lens you screw onto your camera or clip over your phone’s camera that cuts out reflections on glass or water, and you can buy them inexpensively from Amazon and electronics shops. Using a polariser will allow you to get photos of the views through the cable car’s glass walls with less distracting background reflection. I stupidly didn’t bring mine with me for the cable car ride and so took most of my photos by holding and tilting my camera out of the windows
How much does the Hon Thom cable car cost?
– The cost of the Phu Quoc cable car ride is 500,000 Vietnamese Dong, which is around £16 / $22 USD.
-There’s a cheaper price of 350,000 Dong (£11/$15) for children under 1.3 metres tall and kids under 1 metre tall can ride the cable car for free.
– The ticket price covers the cable car ride both ways, plus a return shuttle to the beach on Hon Thom Island once you get there and Duong Dong – An Thoi bus free.
How to get to the cable car in Phu Quoc?
The cable car in Phu Quoc is located in the south, just outside the town of An Thoi.There’s not much in the way of public transport on Phu Quoc island, so you either need to take a taxi , hire a motorbike , Ganh Dau – Duong Dong- An Thoi bus or Duong Dong – Cable car station ( free).
The taxi ride from the Long Beach ( Duong Dong) area, where most beach resorts and hotels are located, costs around 300,000 Vietnamese Dong, which is around £10 / $13.
Lots of travellers do hire motorbikes, but even though it’s a small tropical island, the traffic on Phu Quoc is still pretty hectic on the bigger roads, so only do this if you’re a confident motorbike rider. It’s easy and relatively inexpensive to hire a motorbike, but if you have an accident and need medical attention your travel insurance almost certainly won’t cover you if you don’t have a motorcycle license, so make sure you check on this and are aware of the risks!
Find Out More About Phu Quoc Cable Car Service
In addition to the mentioned benefits above, using Hon Thom cable car, guests have a chance to watch many interesting shows by local and international artists. Find out more about Phu Quoc cable car service at Phu Quoc Green Travel.
Booking Phu Quoc Cable Car : https://phuquocxanh.com/en/package/hon-thom-cable-car-ticket/