6 popular adventure travel activities in Vietnam

, 6 popular adventure travel activities in Vietnam

SUP rowing, kayaking, jet skiing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, camping, trekking… are attracting young people recently.

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According to the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), adventure tourism includes elements such as physical activity, the natural environment or cultural experiences. This type of tourism has a variety of levels from easy to difficult.

You don’t have to do base jumping or scuba diving with sharks to be an adventure tourist. Adventure travel doesn’t mean pushing your boundaries. Travelers need to know and respect their limits when visiting an unfamiliar area.


Suggested places: Ham Lon Mountain (Hanoi), Ta Dung (Dak Nong), Tuyen Lam Lake (Da Lat, Lam Dong), Nam Cat Tien National Park…

Camping is a tourist activity, an overnight outdoor picnic. The chosen location is usually a place far from the city center such as in the forest, mountains, riverside, sea… In other words, tourists participating in camping often have the need to enjoy a quiet natural setting, not crowded.

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Due to the lack of convenient elements such as urban life, visitors need to plan their destination, what to bring before the trip. Tents, sleeping bags, food and drinks are indispensable for these trips.

Rowing SUP

Suggested places: Tuyen Lam Lake (Da Lat), Back Beach (Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Saigon River (HCMC), Phu Quy Beach (Binh Thuan)

In recent years, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) has gradually become popular in Vietnam and is loved by many young people.

In addition to curious guests who love to experience new things, this sport also builds a community of passionate players, long-term investment.

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Unlike kayaking or boating, SUP is an individual sport. Therefore, the tools and playing equipment are all one. Players will stand on a large board and use paddles to move on the water.

In fact, SUP is suitable for many types of terrain such as rivers, streams, canals, lakes, but it is still ideal when playing in open water such as the sea. With prices from 350,000 VND, visitors can experience SUP rowing in Ho Chi Minh City or nearby tourist destinations such as Da Lat, Dong Nai, Vung Tau…


Suggested places: Phu Quoc Beach (Kien Giang), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Phu Quy (Binh Thuan)…

If you are bored with normal beach tourism activities and want to find something new, scuba diving is the right choice for you. Diving activities are quite diverse in form and level of experience. You can participate in snorkeling, sea walking or scuba diving, free diving…

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Snorkeling, walking under the sea are relatively simple types, no experience required. Visitors experience shallow sea areas, often with many corals that can be viewed at close range.

Meanwhile, on the more difficult level of freediving, diving courses usually last about 3 days. Tuition is at 6 million VND/person. Students will have the first day of theory and practice at the pool. Two sessions after practice at Nha Trang, Phu Quoc or Da Nang beaches to complete the course and get a certificate.

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Those who enjoy scuba diving will need to invest in more equipment.


Suggested places: Ba Den Mountain (Tay Ninh), Ta Nang – Phan Dung (Binh Thuan – Lam Dong), Da Do Mountain (Ninh Thuan), Bidoup (Lam Dong)…

Trekking is an outdoor travel activity. Participants go hiking, climbing, crossing a variety of difficult terrain, interacting with nature a lot. The journey is long, the experience is greatly influenced by natural conditions such as terrain, weather…

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Beginners in this subject need to pay attention to choosing a route that is suitable for their health and ability instead of running after hot destinations.

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The team leader needs to carefully study the map, and at the same time have certain orientation, navigation and survival skills. Besides bulky items that are supported by the tour operator, participants must bring their own belongings. You need to have a stable health condition, regularly practice endurance before the trip.


Suggested places: Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai), Da Nang, Nha Trang, Hoanh Bo (Quang Ninh), Lam Dong…

Paragliding is a form of free flying without an engine. Pilots start by running and gaining lift. The seats of this form of experience are sewn with sturdy straps.

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This is a subject not to be missed for visitors with a passion for thrills. Activities usually take place at some famous locations, certain times for you to enjoy the majestic and unique scenery from an overhead perspective.

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With the characteristics of mountainous terrain and sea, Vietnam is always an ideal destination for domestic and foreign tourists when they want to challenge themselves. Paragliding visitors have the opportunity to admire the impressive natural scenery at Mu Cang Chai, Da Nang, Hoa Binh…

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Like other forms of flying, visitors participating in paragliding experience need time to learn and master skills to deal with dangers related to loss of control, sudden weather changes. ..

Cave exploration

Suggested places: Son Doong (Quang Binh), Trang An cave complex (Ninh Binh), Tam Coc Bich Dong (Ninh Binh), Dau Go cave (Quang Ninh)…

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The secret discovery journeys inside the caves are always attractive to visitors who love to explore and conquer new things.

Thanks to the favor of nature, Vietnam owns many beautiful and unique caves and is praised by many world media.

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Son Doong is the world’s largest natural cave, created by erosion over millions of years. Son Doong Cave was discovered in 1991 but was not fully explored until 2009. This cave is located in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave complex, which is part of an underground system connecting more than 150 other caves in Vietnam, near the border with Laos.

Visitors have to spend about 60 million VND/person and book early if they want to conquer this place.

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