Adventure and sport tourism

Vietnam is an emerging name in the world's tourist map as its terrain is ideal for many adventural sports mixed with distinctive travel destinations. Popular sport tourist services of both domestic and foreign tourists include hiking, mountain climbing, motorcycle racing, cycling, scuba diving, rowing, surfing, kayaking, etc.


Many travel agencies also offer tours to satisfy both domestic and foreign risk-lovers. Regions and popular activities include:

For cyclying and motorcycle racing popular locations include: routes of Danang – Kon Tum, Da Lat – Phan Rang, Prenn Pass; No.4 Route of Cao Bang – Ha Giang; two routes in Ha Giang (from Ha Giang town to Dong Van, from Bac Quang to Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man); the Northwestern bend from Hoa Binh to Son La and Dien Bien; Lai Chau – Sapa route (Lao Cai) and Lao Cai town – Bac Ha route.

See more: Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Da Nang, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh highway
Ho Chi Minh highway. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Mountain and rock climbing enthusiast will find challenges from Fansipan mountain (Lao Cai), Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang), Lang Biang mountain (Da Lat), Bach Ma Mountain (Thua Thien – Hue) , the Fatherhood Crag in Ha Tien and more.

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Fansipan mountain
Fansipan mountain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Scuba diving, kayaking, rowing, surfing and hang gliding are possible along the long tranquil shores of Cat Ba, Cham islands, Phu Quoc, Con Dao and islands in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays.

See more: Phu Quoc Island: Don’t miss out! Top 5 Things To Do

Ban Gioc fall
Ban Gioc fall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

There is great potential for aquatic sports and underwater discovers among the interlacing river systems such Ba Be, Hoa Binh, Lady waterfall, Coc mountain, the Rouge river, Da river, Perfume river, Ma river, Lo river and Mekong river.

Van Long – Ninh Binh

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Those who love natural beauty and sensational tourism will hardly get enough of the sporting tours “Emeralda Ninh Binh.” It includes cycling over various terrains, rowing and climbing to discover the pristine beauty of the natural Van Long reserve in Ninh Binh Province.

Para Gliding

Para Gliding
Para Gliding. Photo: PxHere

Yearn to rule the sky with your wings? Vietwings Club in Vietnam is the place to make your dream come true. Vietwings is a para gliding club of the Southern Aviation Club (370 Division, Ministry of Defense). Main activities of the club include couple gliding, gliding maneuvers, and tutorial sessions for those interested in this aviation sport.

Sensational tours in Da Lat

Datanla waterfall
Datanla waterfall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tourists in search of memorable experiences should never miss out on sensational tours in Da Lat. These include hiking, cycling to Lang Biang or Elephant Mountain, visiting ethnic minorities’ residences, discovering Datanla waterfall or the Seven-Storied Waterfall, rope climbing on cliffs by Prenn Pass or Tuyen Lam lake and Elephant Rides. Tourists can also register for overnight camping in local forests.

See more: 7 things to do in Da Lat city at least once in your life

Kayaking – beyond the harsh currents

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Navigating through turbulant rivers, precipitous crags and fatal whirlpools, kayakers was born to conquer the entire world. However, travelers can enjoy a relaxing kayaking experience as the most ideal way to explore all the breathtaking mountains and creeks of Ha Long bay. Ha Long bay was once voted by the National Geographic Adventures Journal as one of the 25 best destinations for kayaking in the world.

Scuba diving – enrich your mind of the underwater world

Scuba diving
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Black Islet (Nha Trang) or Cham Islands (Quang Nam) are among the best locations for scuba diving in Vietnam. You can make reservations for diving tours in any ticket office in Nha Trang. Tours can last for 30 to 50 minutes depending on the diver’s physical stamina. Participants will be fully equipped with an oxygen tank, snorkel, swimming fins and boiler suit. Those without diving certification will be accompanied by an instructor. You can swim through majestic and sparkling coral reefs and marvel at colorful fish peaking out in the crystalline water.


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