Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 - 7:57 AM



Con Dao where located in Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province, a familiar place for tourists to the historic, unspoiled natural landscapes. From April to September, focusing on the upper mid June to July week, Con Dao is more attractive when the season starts sea turtles lay their eggs on the shore. Just two way to come there: by air or by boat because it is an Island. Con Dao is still rare animals, such as: Nicoba pigeon, Pied Imperial-pigeon, geckos, dugong. Especial, sea turles which rare animal at risk of extinction, nesting ashore at night during the breeding season. Because the sea turtles are afraid of bright and noisy.

The tour guides are the rangers who are guarding the small island and turtle conservation. A trip to see the turtles laying usually starts from 4 pm to 6 am the following day. Starting at the cruise terminal, with a limited (from 5 to 7 people), visitors are taken to Bay Canh Islet, one of the place where turtles come to spawn most in Con Dao. 


After dinner, tourists and tour guide see the sunset and watch to wait tortoises appear together. Before, visitors will be guided thoroughly, fully what thing should to do and should not do to avoid impacts on the reproductive activity of the mother turtle. The sky is large and star twinkle, the sea is immense and dark. Just a flickering light from a lamp, tourists can see the mother turtle nesting, incubate, filled eggs with curious and thrill feeling. The mother turle crawl up beach slowly and heavily, then she selects the high and dry land to avoid affecting the egg by water sea, before digging the hole, she used hind legs and tail flicked soil from side to side and the eggs is born alternately. After spawning completely, she overwhelm the nest with its two hind limbs, just move and fill to delete vestige. Looking traces on the sand, tourists can localize turtle nesting, but the exact location of the eggs is very difficult to identify. Sea turtles have a very good praxis, that is usually returned to the place where they were born to spawn. Tourists are not always see turtles laying, some visitors who staying at Bay Canh Islet for two or three days, still didn't seen.