5 Best Trip Ideas for Adventurers in Central Vietnam
Central Vietnam has long been known as the land of war trauma and harsh climate. As if to compensate for the pain and hardship that Mother Nature has to endure, Mother Nature has endowed this land with ravishing landscapes from sun-drenched beaches to mysterious unspoiled lands hidden in the ocean. lush forests. It is no exaggeration that Central Vietnam is a one-of-a-kind place where visitors can experience many adventurous activities. If you wonder how to make your trip to Central Vietnam more adventurous than ever, here are some options for you.
Visiting caves in Quang Binh province
Quang Binh is considered an outstanding destination of adventure tourism in Vietnam because of the extremely rich cave system in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. With more than 350 caves discovered in the past 25 years, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is known as the kingdom of caves including Son Dong cave, Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave, En cave, Tien cave, etc. Tu Lan cave, … Coming here, you can enjoy the limestone system with strange and unique shapes created millions of years ago and immerse yourself in the romantic forests under the shade of big trees. thousands of years old or strolling on the wooden path along the quiet stream.
In Quang Binh, there are many tours with different difficulty levels. If you are short on time or health, a day tour would be a great option. Normally, you don’t need to book a tour from an agent, most tourist caves such as Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave in Quang Binh provide a full range of cave exploration and national park walking services. or kayaking. However, for long tours to explore unspoiled caves such as Son Doong cave, Tu Lan cave, En cave, Tien cave, etc., it is necessary to book a tour with a professional guide and safety equipment.
For true backpackers, the journey of 4 days and 5 nights to discover Son Dong cave is one of the most difficult challenges. With about 3 million years old, Son Doong cave was recognized as the largest cave in the world in 2009. The cave has a length of nearly 9 km and a width of 160 meters, in some places, the ceiling of the cave is up to 200 meters. make tourists overwhelmed as soon as they step in. On the journey to explore the cave, you can pass through a primeval forest with tall tropical trees like coconut or palm and a large underground river system formed from two rivers Khe Ry and Rao Thuong. The huge size of the cave and underground rivers allow clouds to form inside the cave, creating a mysterious yet breathtaking scene. Therefore, conquering Son Dong cave will be an activity not to be missed by backpackers when coming to Vietnam.
Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided when you book the tour.
Best time to visit: April to August
Note: You’ll need a tour guide for a day-long tour of unspoiled caves
Snorkeling in Nha Trang
Possessing beautiful islands, splendid coral reefs, colorful fishes and clear blue beaches stretching to the horizon, Nha Trang is an ideal destination for tourists who love the sea, especially. scuba diving enthusiasts. There are two popular diving sites in Nha Trang – Monkey Island and Hon Mun. With clear blue sea water and beautiful coral reefs, Monkey Island is home to many strange and precious sea fishes. This is a place chosen by many tourists for scuba diving. Meanwhile, Hon Mun island is still quite wild. Visitors who want to dive must take a boat to the middle of the sea, then jump off the boat to dive.
It is very easy to book scuba diving in Nha Trang. You can book a room from a travel agency or ask the hotel to help you with the reservation. Prices range from 450,000 VND to 700,000 VND. The diving services will provide diving equipment, boats and professional tour guides so you can enjoy the journey. But remember not to touch the corals to protect them from damage.
Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided when you book the tour.
Best time to visit: March to August
Note: Two famous diving sites in Nha Trang are Monkey Island and Hon Mun Island
Many Thrills in Mui Ne
Many people think that Mui Ne – Phan Thiet is only famous for its beautiful beaches, fishing villages and fresh seafood. However, Mui Ne is also a great place for the adventurous with a list of exciting activities including stand-up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, jeep tours and sandboarding.
With the advantage of waves and wind, Mui Ne is an ideal choice for stand-up paddle boarding and kitesurfing. You can easily rent equipment or hire a coach if you are new at the local shops right by the beach. Alternatively, the desert-like White Sand Dunes and Red Sand Dunes right next to the beach are best for jeep tours and sandboarding. You can rent a jeep to run to the top of the sandy slope and experience the thrill of driving the powerful engine. Then you can rent a board from the locals to sand down the slopes.
Equipment: You can rent the necessary equipment at the local shops right next to the beach
Best time to visit: December to February or June to July
Driving a motorbike through Hai Van Pass (Da Nang) and Khanh Le Pass (Nha Trang)
Besides beautiful beaches, Central Vietnam is also famous for its majestic passes. In which, there are two popular passes that you should ride a motorbike at least once: Hai Van pass and Khanh Le pass.
Hai Van Pass is located between Da Nang city and Thua Thien Hue province on the last peak of the Truong Son range that crosses the sea. With an altitude of nearly 500 meters above sea level, from the top of the pass, you can have a panoramic view of Da Nang city on the banks of the Han River, the clear blue water of Lang Co Bay or the cloudy Son Tra mountain. government.
Khanh Le Pass, also known as Bidoup Pass, is located between Khanh Hoa province and Lam Dong province. Driving a motorbike through this pass, you will be surprised and delighted by its unspoiled scenery. It seems that time here goes on quietly with the sound of murmuring streams and gentle breezes weaving through unspoiled forests.
Equipment: You can rent motorbikes in Da Nang city (Binh Minh store – 0986 862 986, Song Han shop – 0905 304 050, etc.) and Nha Trang city (VietCoral Tourist – 0934 993 599, Best Motor – 0329 161 516, etc.)
Best time to visit: March to July
Note: Make sure you have good driving skills to make the trip
Hiking through the forest in Bach Ma National Park
Bach Ma National Park is located in Phu Loc district, about 60 km from Hue city center. This is home to more than 55 species of precious animals and more than 500 species of plants, including many rare species of plants. Along the small paths leading into the deep forest, you will easily encounter many animals with strange shapes. So you can really immerse yourself in the wildlife when coming to Bach Ma National Park.
There are several places that you should visit in Bach Ma National Park. The first place is Hai Vong station where you can see far away from the majestic Bach Ma mountain. About 2 km from Bach Ma peak, you can see Ngu Ho – a landscape converging 5 small lakes, creating a rather large stream. Walking about 3 km from Ngu Ho Lake, you can reach another beautiful destination – Do Quyen Waterfall. In March, azalea flowers bloom in the whole area around the waterfall, so the waterfall is named after the Vietnamese name of this flower. Besides, camping at Bach Ma National Park to enjoy the nightlife and singing by the campfire will be an interesting activity. However, you must prepare your tent or sleeping bag before starting the trip. In addition, remember to bring thermal clothing because at night the temperature will drop to 10-15C.
Equipment: You need to prepare the essential tools yourself
Best time to visit: December to April or June to July
Note: Some famous destinations are Hai Vong station, Ngu Ho, Do Quyen waterfall