Top 10 Amazing Adventurous Things to Do in Vietnam

July 12, 2023 - 1114 views

Vietnam is one of the most wonderful countries in SouthEast Asia for adventure tourism thanks to its diversity and origin nature. The country is well known for its blue sea with white sand beaches, great caves, high mountains, and massive forests. These characteristics are facilitating adventure tourism development. In this article, let's discover the top 10 Amazing Adventurous Things to Do in Vietnam

Adventurous things to do in Vietnam

1. Mountain Biking

Talking about adventure tourism, we can’t mention Mountain Biking Vietnam, one of the most popular outdoor activities in Vietnam. With 75% total area of the country is a mountain, Vietnamese topography is extremely diverse for all levels of bikers, from beginners to experts to take an amazing ride. Imagine going biking on the mountain roads of Sapa enjoying the breathtaking yellow rice terraces or slipping downhill in the middle of Dalat foggy, dreamy city, the adventure will excite every venturer just thinking about it. From North to South, Vietnam has hundreds of adventure tourism attractions, if you love to discover them in the most authentic way, mountain biking is something you should not miss.

Vietnam moutain biking

Vietnam moutain biking

 

2. Rafting 

Rafting is a type of outdoor activity that challenges anyone to try it for the first time but gives them a lot of excitement to do it again after that. This is a very popular type of adventure tourism in the world that requires a really rough topography. Coming to Vietnam without trying rafting in Nha Trang or Da Lat is such a pity. The game is surely adventurous, but so much fun and gets your blood pumping quickly. Once you get on the raft, there's no chance for you to stop paddling, rolling through a rough river in the middle of the stunning countryside. All the scenes will flash through your eyes, but the memories will stay in your heart forever. If you love to do some Vietnam adventure activities, Rafting is the thing for you.

Rafting Vietnam

Rafting Vietnam

 

3. Ziplining 

Originated as functional and practical transportation, Ziplining Vietnam now exploding as a popular recreation that attracts millions of people’s hearts. Ziplining can be considered as one of the funniest adventurous outdoor activities in Vietnam that can involve several experiences in one adventure. Ziplining through the Vietnamese tropical rainforest canopy or beautiful terrace fields is such a wonderful adventure that you can’t get anywhere else. Yen Bai, Quang Binh, Hue, Da Nang, Da Lat are the famous attractions that provide you the best ziplining tours, so count them in your itinerary and let’s go to Vietnam.

Ziplining Vietnam

Ziplining Vietnam

 

4. Diving

The sea creatures are always great and mysterious for humans, and the only way to discover them is to get into the water. Vietnam is a relative newcomer as a dedicated dive destination, however, this adds to the element of adventure tourism for those divers exploring this exciting destination. With the majority of its waters still unexplored, the diving sites are largely unspoiled and in good condition. Diving is one of the most amazing adventurous things to do in Vietnam you absolutely should try.

Vietnam Diving

Vietnam Diving

 

5. Kayaking in the Sea

With an over 3400km long coastline, Vietnam is really famous for a lot of water sports and outdoor activities, especially adventurous things. And of course, Kayaking is always on the top of most favorite adventurous things to do in Vietnam. Go Kayaking in the middle of Halong Bay, one of 7 Natural World Wonder, with jewel green water, hundreds of karst islands surround and the breathtaking sunset gives anyone an experience that will last a lifetime. South Center and South sea with transparent blue water, sunshine, and white powdery sand make it perfect to do kayaking. Under the sun of a sub-equator tropical country, there’s nothing better than paddling in the colorful coral reefs and fishes swimming below. With the rental cost only from 2.5-5$/hour, out of all adventurous things to do in Vietnam, kayaking is one of the most affordable to the majority of tourists, more convenient, and above all, more fun.

Kayaking in Halong bay Vietnam

Kayaking in Halong bay Vietnam

 

6. Trekking/ Hiking

If you are an adventurous things seeker, a Vietnam trip will offer excellent trekking with remarkable sceneries. Besides immersing in nature with the images of soaring limestone mountains, tiers of rice paddy fields and plunging highland valleys, etc, you can have chances to discover the diverse culture of ethnic minorities in every region your trek takes to, and enjoy the authentic food that went global. Trekking is tiring and time-consuming, but once you give it a try, this is one of the most worthy outdoor activities in Vietnam you can have.

Trekking/ Hiking in VIetnam

Trekking/ Hiking in VIetnam

 

7. Rock Climbing

Being visited by a large number of famous international rock climbers for decades, Vietnam rock climbing has so much to offer rock-climbing enthusiasts. Considered one of the best adventure tourism spots in Asia, Vietnam is ideal for rock climbers if they come in the right season, which allows them to avoid touristy crowds. Halong Bay, Cat Ba island, Huu Lung in Hanoi are the most popular destinations in North Vietnam for this sort of adventure. If you love the plethora of breathtaking limestone crags, the feeling of climbing up and overseeing the whole Halong Bay, or falling into the water of Cat Ba island or any other Vietnam adventure activities, you better book your flight to Vietnam.

Vietnam rock climbing

Vietnam rock climbing

 

8. Motorbike Adventures

With 61.3 million registered motorbikes on a 96 million population headcount, Vietnam has one of the highest motorbike ownership rates in the world. And certainly traveling by motorbike is also another Vietnam adventure activity that you can’t miss. Of course, for thrill-seekers and those who enjoy motorcycle riding more than anything else, Vietnam is an adventure playground just waiting to be explored. Riding along buffalo trails, narrow mountain passes, through forests and streams, and along hundreds of miles of beautiful white sand beaches is such an amazing adventure. If you fall for all motorbike adventures, this 200,000-kilometer road network country will certainly satisfy you.

Motorbike adventures Vietnam

Motorbike adventures Vietnam

 

9. Conquer Mount Fansipan

Being considered as the roof of the Indochina peninsula, Mount Fansipan Conquering is one of the most adventurous things to do in Vietnam. However, this is not an easy adventure designed for everyone. To successfully conquer the highest peak at 3143m, you need to be in good physical condition and properly equipped with such things as sleeping bags, waterproof tents, food, stove, raincoat, and other miscellaneous survival gear. The total time to climb the mountain is around 3 days 2 nights, or just 2 days 1 night for strong and healthy experts. In April and May, Azalea blooming all around Fansipan Mount create a great and alluring nature. I promise that you will not want to leave regretting that you missed some Vietnam adventure activities like this.

Conque Mount Fansipan

Conque Mount Fansipan

 

10. Canyoning in Da Lat, Vietnam

Growing up watching several action movies a lot of children dreamed of having an adventure from high towers like the actors. If you want to get your heart racing in a much more wonderful place, go canyoning in Dalat instead! Known as one of the only places to offer this type of activity making it one of the more unique things to do in Vietnam, Da Lat is also a perfect place to learn sorts of outdoor activities in Vietnam like this, providing easier routes and ideal half-day tours while still offering routes that are not for the faint-hearted. The game is not as easy as it looks, you do need to have a high level of physical fitness and be prepared for what nature might throw at you, however, Canyoning in Da Lat is still an amazing adventurous thing to do in Vietnam.

Canyoning Da Lat Vietnam

Canyoning Da Lat Vietnam

 

Vietnam has a diverse topography with high, massive mountains, a long coastline, and a thick river system that is amazing for adventure tourism lovers to discover. To join these wonderful adventure activities, let's have look at our Vietnam adventure tours and find the best one for you.  

Hue Pham
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