Top places for trekking in Vietnam

10, November, 2015

Top places for trekking in Vietnam

Vietnam travel packages offer so many different activities you can do with your time there. As a country with remarkable scenery, plunging highland valleys, stunning rice paddies and soaring limestone mountains, Vietnam is a perfect destination for trekking. In general, northern Vietnam is your best hiking bet, its dramatic mountain paths and fascinating minority culture are a huge draw. Here is the list of famous trekking areas voted by both local and foreign tourists. And remember to always be safe.

1. Sapa
Located in the northwest of Vietnam and belonged to Lao Cai province, Sapa is a modest land but hides many wonders of the natural scene. Traveling to Sapa, you will be overwhelmed by the stunning beauty of rice terraces, ethnic people, and high mountains. There is no doubt that Sapa is considered the best trekking spot in Vietnam.

2. Mai Chau
Mai Chau is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. The district is located at about 160 km from Hanoi. The scenery of Mai Chau attracts many tourists. If you’re looking for a hard-core exploration, this is not the place, but for easy to medium trekking and biking, hiking and relaxation, Mai Chau fits the bill nicely.

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3. Pu Luong
Pu Luong natural reserve is an area of fascinating beauty, culture interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the North to West to Cuc Phuong national park in the South East. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. It offers opportunities for easy to moderate trekking.

4. Ba Be National Park
Ba Be National Park was established in 1992 as Vietnam’s 8th national park. The scenery here is breathtaking with waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves which all set a picturesque landscape. Trekking in the natural world of Ba Be is the best way to really get to know the region, because you are walking on trails that the locals have travelled for years.

5. Cuc Phuong National Park
Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. The challenging trek trail inside the jungle combines with unique home stay experience making Cuc Phuong a real eco & community trekking tour.

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