Top 10 Places for Adventure Travel in Vietnam

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Vietnam, especially Northern part of Vietnam is the best place for adventure travel with dramatic mountain paths, national parks – nature reserves established trails and fascinating minority culture, offering adventurous activities like hiking, trekking, climbing, kayaking, biking, homestay…

To take travelers beyond the standard tourist trails and sights, go somewhere most people only dream of, Handetour.Com’s travel experts offer several options of adventure tours Vietnam – Vietnam Tours and recommend Top 10 Places for Adventure Travel in Vietnam.

  1. Bac Ha

Bac Ha makes a relaxed base to explore the northern highlands and hill-tribe villages. The atmosphere is very different to Sapa, and you can walk the streets freely without being accosted by hawkers, enjoy famous Sunday weekly market of Flower H’mong people. Bac Ha is an excellent destination for adventure travel.

  1. Sapa

Sapa offers spectacular hiking options and the breath-taking views, Sapa also features terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields, good for adventure travel. Sapa is also a fascinating destination, especially when local hill-tribe people fill the town with color.

  1. Mai Chau

Mai Chau area is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The small town of Mai Chau is unappealing, but nearby are Thai villages surrounded by lush paddy fields. The villagers are mostly White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. Most no longer wear traditional dress, but the Thai women are masterful weavers producing plenty of traditional-style clothing and souvenirs.

Mai Chau is a good place for biking, hiking and relaxation.

  1. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong national park is one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. Though wildlife has suffered a precipitous decline in Vietnam in recent decades, the park’s 222 sq km of primary tropical forest remains home to an amazing variety of animal and plant life: 307species of bird, 133species of mammal, 122species of reptile, 2000 plant species and counting. Cuc Phuong national park is a worthy place for walking and trekking.

  1. Halong Bay

Halong Bay – 170 km from Hanoi capital, an estimated 1969 islands pepper the waters, one of the most spectacular places in all of Vietnam. These limestone towers may not be unique, but nowhere else can they be seen on such an impressive scale. Overnight cruises with cave exploring, kayaking are the most popular here.

  1. Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba national park is home to 32 types of mammal and 70 bird species…, offering mountain hiking, forest trekking and fishing village walking options for those who love adventure.

  1. Ba Be National Park

Ba Be national park is a rainforest area with more than 550 named plant species, 65 mammals, 353 butterflies, 106 species of fish, 04 kinds of turtle and 233 species of birds.

Homestays, boat trips and multiday tours of Ba Be National Park, including trekking and kayaking are offered by local travel agencies.

  1. Lang Bian Mountain

Also called Lam Vien Mountain, this spot has five volcanic peaks ranging in altitude from 2100m to 2400m. The hike up to the top’s spectacular views takes three to four hours from the ticket booth. On bicycle it takes about 45 minutes. Adventure activities on offer here include paragliding.

  1. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth.

More than 100 types of mammal (including 10 species of primate, tigers, elephants, and the saola, a rare Asian antelope), 81 types of reptile and amphibian, and more than 300 varieties of bird have been logged in Phong Nha.

  1. Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien comprises an amazingly bio-diverse area of lowland tropical rainforest. The 72,000-hectare park is one of the outstanding natural treasures in Vietnam, and the hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching here are the best in the south of Vietnam. Fauna in the park includes 100 types of mammal including the bison-like guar, 79 types of reptile, 41 amphibian species, plus an incredible array of insects, including 400 or so butterfly species. Of the 350-plus birds, rare species include the orange-necked partridge and Siamese fire-back.

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HANDETOUR, A local, reliable Vietnam Tour Operator and Vietnam Travel Agency, specializes in High Quality and Luxury Travel in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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