Vietnam has a diverse and fantastic landscape worth exploring. However, not everyone is interested in just exploring the country. There are those that want to experience the country through heart pumping and adrenaline spiking activities. Well, Vietnam got you covered in that department as well. Here are the top five destinations in Vietnam that will get your adrenaline glands spiking over and over.
1. Canyoning in Dalat
If you are asked to choose only one activity, then this is it. Dhasan River has five waterfalls featuring heights of eight, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-six, and a mind-blowing sixty meters height. You get to cut through all of them. If that is not enough, you can swim, go cliff jumping, or go canyon sliding. Thanks to that, Dalat has become a very popular spot for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies from all over the world.
2. Ostrich Riding and Slend Sand Dunes in Mui Ne
Yes, there are actual dunes in Vietnam. Mui Ne is where the dunes are and a bunch of ostriches. They stretch for miles and are virtually indistinguishable from the ones in the Sahara desert. You can go on a wild 4X4 jeep ride, sliding through them at high speed, or ride down a sledge. Either way, it is a lot of fun. Then there is the ostrich riding that is pretty wild and fast. Ostrich riding in Vietnam’s dunes will cost you just $3. How’s that for a deal!
3. Explore the Dark Caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang
Phong Nha Ke Bang is a national park in Vietnam where the caves are. You get there a few hours of kayaking, after which you go swimming through the caves with a flashlight on your head, pass through a muddy passage, and zip lining. All that in one single day.
4. Rock Climbing and Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
In the last few years, Ha Long Bay is one of the most visited areas in entire Vietnam. Its sparkling waters and captivating cliffs approve that. Several local companies offer adrenaline-filled tours. Some of the trips include exploring hidden caves, deserted beaches, kayaking, cliff climbing, and so on. The list is quite long and full of various activities that most thrill-seekers like. What’s even better, there are tours for absolute beginners, as well as tours for the most hard-core adrenaline junkies. Fun is guaranteed for everyone as it is a huge area that is yet to be fully explored.
5. Go through the Khe Sanh Military Base and DMZ Vinh Moc Tunnels
The Vinh Moc Tunnel is a tunnel near built during the Vietnam war. Their purpose was to shelter people from the massive US bombing that took place in that region. Then there is the Khe Sanh base which was one of the most famous US bases in the area. Even the old airfield still exists. If you are a history buff, you will find this one day tour very appealing and exciting. Also if you are not into history and all that, the tunnels are all but boring. Just walking and crawling through them is an adventure for itself.