Hoian City, Vietnam, August 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Cu Lao Cham Islands, offshore island of Hoian City has just been recognized as the World Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.
Visitors who go to Hoi An – a world cultural heritage city in the central region — can enjoy a one-day or overnight tour of Cham Archipelago (Cu Lao Cham) in the East Sea, 10 nautical miles from Cua Dai Beach.
This island group has 3,000 inhabitants; most of whom make a living from fishing. Cham is a 300 square-kilometer archipelago. It is also called Mother of Cham Island and has a 518m high mountain with three peaks, Ngoc Long, Tien But and Bat Lao, where the king of Cham Pa lived long ago.
Cham Archipelago has 8 big and small islands, the Cham Island is the biggest and most populated among others. Hon La, Hon Kho, Hon Dai, Hon Man, Hon Lon Hon Loi and Hon En lie scattered in the East Sea. Hon En (Island of Bird’s Nest) is an island where a swallow’s nest industry is exploited by the local people and has an output of hundreds tons of bird’s nest yearly for Hoi An City.
Visitors can reach Cham Island by sharing tour boat or by wooden boats from Hoian’s Bach Dang Dang quay on a one-day or overnight tour. Visit www.songhoitourism.com for more information about options and boat service. The speedboat is faster; all most resorts in Cai Dai provide this service for their in house guests.
Day trippers can take a day tour, the schedule is set as follows: At 08:30a.m., visitors board the tourist boat Song Hoi at Bach Dang quay Bach Dang Street.
Sitting on comfortable chairs on the boat, visitors can get a good view of the sea where many small islands rise from the sea with several ranges of beautiful standing sea-pine.
The postcard pictures with white sand beaches, villages, fishing boats and coco trees appear, at 10:30a.m., the boat reaches the Bai Lang on Cham Islands. Visitors visit a small museum, boats shelter near by and walk to the oldest Hai Tang pagoda through a rice field on terrace. The local market Tan Hiep should not missed before visitors board again the boat.
Boat continues cruising further to the eco-tourism area Bai Chong, guests can snorkel and scuba dive on the near by lagoon.
“China Beach is voted one of the six best beaches in the world, Bai Chong Beach is probably the best hidden beach in the China Beach” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Company on his recent trip to Cu Lao Cham Islands.
For lunch at noon will be served in the local restaurant on Bai Chong beach, there are several local specialties for the visitors to choose from such as shell-fish and other sea foods. A sumptuous sea food lunch served at cheap price.
The rest of time is free at leisure for relaxing, walking, trekking, kayaking, boating and swimming and playing beach volleyball.
Visitors can go back to Hoian at the end of a day tour at 14:00 and get the Bach Dang Pier at 16:00. Visitors can book a tour of Cham Archipelago at any travel agent in Hoi An town or book the Cham Island Discovery Package online at www.luxurytravelvietnam.com