Vietnam Top Destinations For Active Travelers
When touring Vietnam, there are many great destinations that have beautiful landscapes and provide exciting adventure experiences for those who love to be active.
Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
Kayaking is a service that appears at many tourist destinations but kayaking in Ha Long Bay is still very different and exciting.
You will be provided with life jackets as well as necessary emergency equipment. The staffs will give you instructions on how to paddle the boat and they will also suggest some interesting locations where you should explore. If you follow their suggestions, you will get to see the majestic and unspoiled nature of Ha Long Bay. The most fascinating experience is paddling to the foothills to witness first-hand the daily life of the ancient fishing villages.
Conquering Mount Fansipan
Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula, it is also known as “the Roof of Indochina”. Currently, there are cable cars that take tourists straight from Sapa town to the top of Fansipan mountain. However, conquering this misty peak with your own feet is still an unforgettable experience.
Some experienced trekkers have shared some Fansipan climbing experiences as follows: Always go with groups of five or more, prepare all the necessary tools and items, bring the most packable outfit, practice walking each day about 10 – 30 minutes before the start of the trip.
Riding motorbike through the “Four Great Peaks” of the Northwest
“The Four Great Peaks” of the Northwestern highlands of Vietnam that motorbikers often talk about are O Quy Ho pass cutting through Hoang Lien Son, Ma Pi Leng pass in Dong Van plateau (Ha Giang), Pha Din pass connecting between Son La and Dien Bien provinces, and Khau Pha pass located in Yen Bai province.
Coming through these four passes by motorbike is not easy because the road is dangerous, the high slopes and cliffs are ready to discourage any motorbikers. But when you reach the top of the pass, you will be stunned by the breathless sceneries of the northwestern mountains seen from above.
Cycling around the Mekong Delta
Discovering a peaceful, hospitable land on the banks of the Mekong River by bicycle is a service that has been promoted in recent years. Tourists will have opportunities to witness and experience the daily life of the people in this Western Region of Vietnam and learn about the cultural beauty and long history of this region. Currently, there are many travel companies offering bike tours around the Mekong Delta with detailed schedules.
Sandboarding in Mui Ne
Located in Binh Thuan Province and about four hours away from Saigon City, Mui Ne sand dunes with an area of about 50 hectares is a paradise for those who love to sandboarding. The two popular sand dunes are the Red Sand Dunes and the White Sand Dunes. This place is also listed among the best destinations for sandboarding in the world.
The price of renting sandboards in Mui Ne is very cheap, and there are always enthusiastic staffs to guide you. Once you have familiar yourself with the sandboard, you can conquer the longest and most challenging slopes.
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