Naturally blessed with a variety of landscapes from highlands, national parks, hills, mountains, forests to beaches and islands, Vietnam is an amazing place for trekking and hiking tours. Let's discover some of the best trekking trails in Vietnam.
Pu Luong, Thanh Hoá
Located in Thanh Hoa Province, Pu Luong is a new tourist attraction deeply rooted in culture. Pu Luong is home to a scattering of Thai villages which are the epitome of sleepy, rural life where the people rise with the sun to nature's soundtrack. Trekking to Pu Luong, you should wake up early, join with the local farmers to scroll around the village, listen to the very first sounds of nature stirring into action, watch the sun rising from the valley, breath the incredibly fresh atmosphere. During the journey, you can admire a wide array of natural sceneries including crystal stream, jungle, rice terrace, a limestone mountain, and cascades.
Cuc Phuong National Park
Located in Ninh Binh, Cuc Phuong National Park is the first national park in Vietnam which now conserve some of the last primary tropical forests of the country. It's also the most important protected area which is home to more than 300 species of birds and more than 2,000 species of registered plants. Trekking to Cuc Phuong National Park, you can follow the short trail to the large botanical garden - the massive nature museum and the longer one to the Muong minority village. Boasting a considerable nature value, the diverse ecosystem, the valuable history and culture, Cuc Phuong is the outstanding destination for trekking as well as eco-tourism.
Nam Cat Tien National Park
No place in South Vietnam can surpass the Cat Tien National Park for the incredible biodiversity and outdoor adventure. Recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2011, Nam Cat Tien National Park is home to many ancient trees, numerous birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as more than 400 varieties of butterflies. Grasslands and forests can be explored through well-established trails. And thanks to a series of comfortable bungalows in the park, it is possible to spend the night here or spend a few days exploring this area.
Sapa - The city in the cloud
As a country which mountainous area makes up over ¾ of the whole area, Vietnam is undoubtedly a great destination that enables travelers to discover the majestic beauty of mountains and experience exciting adventurous activities. Just a small town in the mountainous northwest of Vietnam, Sapa has always been listed as the best tour in North Vietnam, which has attracted millions of travelers each year.
Coming to Sapa, tourists will be impressed by the magnificent mountains loom in front of them. The high green hills, the colorful terraced rice fields, and the marvelous mountain peaks are the irresistible appeal to travelers. In recent years, under the influence of climate change, the winter gets dramatically cold and the temperature drops sharply. Therefore, if you come to Sapa in late December or early January, there is a likelihood of seeing snow. Especially, Fansipan peak – the summit of Indochina is crowned with a headdress of ice.
Despite unfavorable terrain, hiking in Sapa is still such a hit with tourists. What is more interesting than trekking, visiting trial group villages, sightseeing, admiring the sunrise and sunset or enjoying the cool air?
Lang Biang Mountain, Dalat
Lang Biang Mountains is located on Lang Biang Plateau, Lam Dong Province. About 12 km from Dalat center, Lang Biang stands stunningly like the roof of Dalat. From the top of Lang Biang Mountain, you can admire the Golden Stream and Silver Stream, or observe the whole dreamy Dalat, which looks like a lush green valley with two pieces of silver silk (the Golden and Silver Stream), and especially enjoy the sunset with your lovers and hear the legend about K’Lang and Ho Biang’ love story.
Here, tourists can take part in many different activities such as camping, exploring the natural flora and enjoying the unique and diversified culture of ethnic minority groups. Lang Biang is also an ideal place for those wishing an adventurous trip like mountain climbing, conquering high peaks, paragliding, and trekking.
Finally, “Hundred-year valley” at the foot of Lang Biang is a must-see destination for those loving an entertainment and ecological tourist site.