Eckhart Tolle- a spiritual teacher who has captured the world with his genius- has famously said that ‘life is an adventure, not a packaged tour.’
To seek the best thrills life has to offer, there aren’t many places in the world that encompass as much as Vietnam does- with its geographical diversity and spellbinding sunsets. In this article, we will talk about the Vietnam adventure tours you can’t miss out on!
life is an adventure, not a packaged tour
A motorbike tour on the Ho Chi Minh trail
For someone who is looking to explore Vietnam, this ride is absolutely worth trying out. The Ho Chi Minh trail consists of beautiful breathtaking mountains and stunning waterfalls untouched by human civilization.
You can stop to witness how the locals make a Vietnamese staple – rice paper, along with the most exquisite local cuisine. It would be a great way to unwind and relax. The tour can be customized as per your requirements, it could be from a week to a month-long tour. This Vietnam route will help you see and interact with the local residents and experience a new culture in its entirety.
Location: Ho Chi Minh
Canyoning & abseiling in Da Lat
If you are looking for an adventurous sport to try out, to get that adrenaline pumping through your veins, Da Lat is one of best places to visit in Vietnam.
Complete with hiking trails and waterfalls, this trip has a lot of danger to offer and it might not be for the faint of heart.
This place is considered to be a haven for those who love canyoning and abseiling.
Da Lat also provides river rafting and tubing as a part of its Vietnam adventure tour experience.
An added bonus is the Crazy House, which finds its place on the list of top 10 weirdest buildings in the world. It somewhat looks like a tree and is full of themed guest rooms for tourists.
Location: Da Lat
Sandboarding in Mui Ne
Mui Ne is known globally for its adventure offerings. The best one on its platter is sandboarding on huge sand dunes. The best time to do this, of course, is early morning when the sand is not too hot. After practicing a while, you can try out bigger and bigger dunes. This is something that brings out the 6-year-old in you and is a lot of fun. All you have to do is rent a sand board and get going!
If you plan to go to Mui Ne, you might also want to check out Vietnam bicycle tours like an HCMC to Mui Ne or the Mui Ne to Nha Trang stretch.
Location: Mui Ne
Climbing Mount Fansipan
Mount Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam with an astounding height of 3,143 meters. Filled with remote trails, rough terrains, and steep edges, it is paradise for an adrenaline junkie.
The entire trek to conquer the mountain will be of about 3 days. During these 3 days, one would have to cross rough terrains, endure harsh winds that are blowing across and manage to steer clear from the dangerous steep cliffs. It is a goldmine of natural scenic beauty on the Indochina roof. The kind that gives you tranquility.
Location: Lao Cai Province
Cliff jumping in Nha Trang
Cliff jumping has been one of the most favorite activities for extreme sports fanatics. One of the best offerings of Vietnam is its beautiful waterfalls and cliffs.
Hidden amidst the thick green luscious forests and rocky terrains are wonderful water bodies. The most famous one for cliff jumping is the Ba Ho Falls in Nha Trang.
The Ba Ho Falls is a beautiful water body with exquisite turquoise clear waters, providing a perfect adventure for the soul. To reach there, one has to make a journey on a motorbike which will take roughly about an hour- but the trip will be worth it once you see the isolated waterfall. Not to mention the jump in itself is a surreal experience, once you learn to ‘let go.’
Location: Ba Ho Falls in Nha Trang
In addition to the above mentioned daring adventures, there are people from all around the world who come sailing in Vietnam as well, as the currents of the water here allow just the right kind of flow for a good sail. Vietnam is heaven for the ones looking for goosebumps and a pump of adrenaline. If you seek, you shall find your Vietnam best adventure at a convenient price point, waiting for you to roll up your sleeves and be a daredevil!