21 - 26 November 2022.
The 20th ISV will take place in Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark, Dak Nong Province. Dak Nong is located in south-central Vietnam, about 250km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The map shows the direction from Ho Chi Minh City to Gia Nghia City (Dak Nong Province)
The symposium will be organized jointly by Dak Nong Provincial People’s Committee (Dak Nong PPC), Vietnam Institute of Geoscience and Mineral resources (VIGMR), Vietnam National Museum of Nature and The Commission on Volcano Caves - UIS.
(+84 )2613 93 93 93
Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark
23/3 street, Nghia Trung ward, Gia Nghia city, Dak Nong province.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (in Ho Chi Minh City) or Buon Ma Thuot Domestic Airport (Dak Lak Province) are the closest airports to Dak Nong Province. Shuttle busses from these 2 airports will be provided.
It takes about 5 hours from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 2 and a half hours from Buon Ma Thuot Domestic Airport to the ISV20 venue in Dak Nong Province.
** Shuttle buses from these 2 airports will be provided with fixed drop-off point.
There are 2 fixed departure times of shuttle buses at each airport: One in the morning and one in the evening.
** Detailed of shuttle bus times will be provided on registration form.
If you want to reach Dak Nong Province by bus from other cities/provinces in Vietnam, you can check this website
Self-drive rental vehicles are not widely available in Vietnam and it is essential to have a valid Vietnamese driver’s licence. International Driving Permits are not recognized.
We could assist you in finding flights that fit the airport shuttle buses and ISV20 schedule. Depending on the departure location, ticket class and time, the fares will be notified to you after you tick the box that needs assistance with booking air tickets in the registration form.
As most of the hotels and guest houses in Gia Nghia City are not popular on booking apps, we could support you for 3-night stay booking (from Nov 21st to 24th) in Gia Nghia during the Symposium by your choice on the registration form.
We have two types of accommodation: Guest House and 2-Star Hotel. You can choose to stay in a single room or a double room with your travel companion, or a shared room with another attendee. The exact prices will be quoted to you after we receive your request on room booking support on the registration form.
Due to the limited number of rooms, we will prioritize the arrangement for those who book earlier. In case there is no room of your choice, we will contact and inform you of the best alternative.
If you would like to book a hotel that is not on our list of providers, we will support you to get the contact number of the hotel you prefer, so that you can book the room by yourself.
Accommodation is included in the total price of the post – symposium trips (one night stay for the Short field trip and 2-night stay for the Main field trip).
If you wish to extend your stay and need our room booking assistance, please mention this in the registration form.
Please note that hotel quality and room class are at local standards.
With the exceptions of the Icebreaker, Welcome Party, Farewell Party and 2 buffet lunches, other meals are not included in the Symposium fee.
Gia Nghia City offers a large variety of restaurants, food inns and bars. Suggestions will be provided in ISV20 booklet.
For package post-symposium trips, lunches are covered.
The Government of Vietnam has just decided to re-open the country and normalize visa procedures as the same as before 2020. Effective from March 15th, 2022. International travellers can enter Vietnam very easily. No test on arrival is required, no quarantine is needed, and vaccination is not a must. Please check the latest Vietnam Travel Requirements 2022 for all the details below.