Vietnam is famous around the world for being an adventure lover’s mecca. Boasting dramatic, diverse terrain, beautiful scenery and everything from mountains to seascapes to explore, there is no better way to get that adrenaline pumping than with a holiday with an awesome Vietnam tour! As Vietnam has only recently become such a hotspot for adventure tourism, you may not realize just how many incredible experiences can be found in the country.
Indeed, around the country there are an endless amount blood-pumping sporting experiences to be had. So here are our top unmissable extreme sports to try out in Vietnam!
One activity that has always been a part of the Vietnam experience is trekking. This is possibly the best way to discover the rural areas of Vietnam and their unique cultures. Simply pull on your walking boots and go! There are countless hiking routes in Vietnam, from rice paddies to jungles, but perhaps the most impressive is Mt Fansipan. At 3,143 metres high, this mountain is the highest peak in Vietnam and located in the Lao Cai Province in the Northwest of the country. Hiking to base camp will lead you through some of the most remote areas of Vietnam, and once you’ve climbed to the summit you will be utterly breath-taken by the spectacular views.
A trekking experience in one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam, Sapa, can be one of your most memorable experiences
If you prefer to travel on wheels, the ultimate experience of Vietnam can be had whilst cycling.
With complete ease you can rent a bike and go on an adventure through villages, cities, farmland and much more. The rolling rice paddies of Sapa will look gorgeous as you glide by on your bicycle, or for something a little more blood-pumping, why not try out mountain biking? This popular activity is loved by visitors every year, some of whom even take a kind of pilgrimage from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, over two weeks! Of course, you don’t need to spend so long to enjoy mountain biking – areas such as Sapa, Mai Chau, Bac Ha, Da Lat and the Mekong Delta all provide exciting terrain and amazing sights.
Cycling around the magnificent sceneries of Da Lat is truly an interesting experience.
If you’re feeling the need for a little more speed, take your biking up a notch and try out motorbiking around Vietnam! Locals are huge fans of motorbikes and mopeds, which isn’t surprising considering the motorcycle is possibly the most efficient way to get around the country.
Rent a moped or bike and you can either feel the buzz of Highway 1 or take it easy taking in the views around Phong Nha – Ke Bang World Heritage National Park.
The most fantastic part of this kind of activity is that you can feel the wind blowing in your face without making any effort like cycling.
However, you know what, this list is still not finished. So if you want to find more about interesting activities that you can enjoy while traveling to Vietnam, HERE is where you can find it.
- The most popular activities while taking a Vietnam tour (part 2)
- 5 places for trekking in Vietnam