Conquering dangerous destinations, sneaking into the mysterious deep forest, overcoming rugged waterfalls are not only looking for the fresh aftertaste of life but also the process of experiencing your limits. Have you ever tried those experiences? If not, please follow the following article to find out four destinations in Vietnam for those who love adventure travel!
1. Conquering Fansipan peak, Lao Cai
As the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina, Fansipan has long been a destination in Lao Cai that attracts mountaineers from all over the world. Getting to Fansipan peak is now a lot easier since the cable car, but for those who are adventurous, conquering the mountain by themselves is still an engaging activity.
Climbing Fansipan can take 2-3 days, depending on the condition of the climber. The climbing time is long, and there are some tight sections, but the natural beauty along the trip will help you reduce fatigue.
The feeling of conquering the Roof of Indochina yourself and seeing the sunrise atop Fansipan is hard to match, which is something if you go by cable car, you will not be able to feel.
On a high point of 2,963m, there was a landmark marked by the French in 1905 when reaching the peak. Further up is a giant block of rock formed by small stones like the table which is Fansipan peak.
The appropriate time to conquer Fansipan peak is from September last year to March next year. If you want to see the blooming mountain flowers on the Hoang Lien mountain range, you should go to Sapa at the end of February.
2. Exploring the cave system in Quang Binh
Quang Binh is considered an outstanding destination for adventure travel in Vietnam because of the extensive cave system tours in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Especially here is Son Doong cave, “the largest natural cave in the world,” has been repeatedly on international media magazines and programs.
Watching the shimmering sunbeams from the Son Doong cave is the desire of the eco-adventure enthusiasts. However, not everyone can join the journey to conquer the world’s largest cave.
In addition to Son Doong cave, there are many caves and natural areas in Quang Binh that adventurous travelers can explore such as Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave, En cave, Tien cave, Tu Lan, etc.
Businesses in Quang Binh provide tours at different levels of difficulty, from day tours, 2-day-1-night tours to the most difficult one, conquering Son Doong cave in 5 days four nights.
If you feel that you are not fit to join the long caves, there are still many other activities such as walking in the national park, kayaking, helping you enjoy the beauty of Phong Nha. – Ke Bang.
3. Overcoming waterfalls in Lam Dong
Lam Dong tourism has long been well-known for its majestic, beautiful waterfalls. Now you can not only come and see the waterfalls from afar, but you can also guide your boat or rowing through the rapids. Only some places in Dalat are allowed to organize these activities, and these are not activities for the faint of heart.
Datanla Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located right in the city of Dalat, in the middle of Prenn Pass, about 10 km from the center of Dalat city. The most beautiful pass road of Dalat City with thousands of flowers. On the two sides of the road are two vast pine forests.
The waterfall has a plentiful amount of water due to the stable upstream. It flows from a rapid of 20m high, the stream water in the lower part forms an open water area, so it is called the Fairy stream. The upper suction area has a deep area called the death zone. When crossing the Datanla 7-storey waterfall, participants will have to swing the rope down from the vertical cliffs or in the middle of the torrential cascade, stick the cable to follow the cliff, and even jump freely down the waterfall stream.
If you do not go over the falls, you can choose other adventure activities that are more “gentle” such as kayaking, trekking, jungle trekking, zipline rope climbing, cliff climbing. You should note that only participating in activities that are allowed to organize adventure travel such as: Tuyen Lam Lake, Datanla Waterfall, Golden Valley Resort, Madagui Resort, Da Sar Waterfall, River Đạ Đạ.
4. Diving in Nha Trang
Nha Trang is the favorite coastal city of beach tourism devotees. It possesses beautiful islands with many coral reefs as well as many colorful fishes along with blue beach stretching to the end of the horizon. Not only immersed in the sun, the sea, and the clear blue water when visitors travel to Nha Trang but also passionate about other adventure travel activities.
Referring to adventure travel in Nha Trang, Vietnam, it is impossible not to mention scuba diving activities. You can try your driving skills to explore another underwater world. Snorkelling activities in Nha Trang are increasingly attracting domestic and international visitors, especially for those who love to explore, adventure and learn about the ocean. But to dive in Nha Trang is not an easy thing that requires a guide as well as a little experience when diving.
You can snorkel, scuba dive or wear oxygen hat to walk on the bottom of the sea. There are many diving sites suitable for people with different levels of experience. Hon Mun, Hon Tam, Monkey Island and Hon Lao are all beautiful diving spots.
When diving deep into the sea, you will have the opportunity to watch corals, all kinds of exotic fish with eye-catching colors. This experience will make you sometimes forget that you are at a depth of several meters and tinnitus consistently disturbing.
Playing the game of chasing the bottom of the sea is an exciting experience when the footsteps of wanting to follow the school of guppies are caught by sand and water. At this time, the feeling of bare feet touching the sand is entirely different when you walk on the beach because of the floating and the fairy scenery around. In the end, the fish disappeared, leaving a sense of confusion for divers.
If the water pressure makes you uncomfortable, wave your instructor to take you to the surface. After a few moments of calm and balance, you will be able to continue the journey to conquer the ocean world. The interesting and unexpected scenes continue to follow until you are brought back to the original position because the time has run out of time without knowing it.
In addition to scuba diving in Nha Trang, there are many other extreme sports activities such as paragliding, surfing, flyboard, sure to bring very interesting experiences.
A journey to conquer dangerous destinations on the Vietnamese land requires you to take risks, sometimes have to trade, but surely, you can also gain yourself the most exciting experiences in life. If you have the opportunity to travel to Lao Cai, Quang Binh, Nha Trang, or Da Lat, do not miss the chance to conquer challenges.