The world-famous travel magazine Lonely Planet has just introduced 8 ideal destinations in Vietnam for travel enthusiasts to experience by hiking or trekking.
Sapa (Lao Cai)
This is one of the most popular, suitable and easy hikes for beginners. Visitors can spend 1 to 2 days exploring the town on foot.
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If you love peace and want to explore the daily life of the people here, Lonely Planet suggests traditional small villages such as Sin Chai, Cat Cat, Ban Ho, Y Linh Ho, etc. More authentically, visitors can stay overnight at the homes of local people.
Bac Ha (Lao Cai)
The villages in Bac Ha have wild and attractive beauty with 11 ethnic groups living together. Just like in Sapa, visitors can hire a local guide and stay overnight here to experience life in the Northwest mountains.
In particular, coming to Bac Ha, visitors certainly cannot ignore the famous markets and bold local culture such as Bac Ha market or Can Cau market.
Mount Fansipan (Lao Cai)
At an altitude of 3,147m, Fansipan is the highest mountain and is rated as the best trekking spot in Vietnam, offering an attractive challenge for those who love adventure travel.
Up to the “roof” of Indochina – the peak of Fansipan mountain, visitors can admire and take beautiful pictures with the breathtaking scenery of the town.
Ba Be National Park (Bac Kan)
Ba Be National Park is a suitable destination for those who want to get away from crowded places. Come here, mingle with the majestic mountains and forests, admire the limestone peaks standing in the mist, the clear blue water and the dense forests hiding countless different species of animals and plants. Ba Be Lake area is also home to Tay, Dao, H’Mong ethnic groups…
Visiting Ba Be National Park, tourists will learn about the culture and interesting life in the mountainous region. Besides experiencing village life, visitors can visit majestic waterfalls and cave systems large and small, and stay overnight at traditional houses of indigenous people.
Hiking through the forest of Cat Ba National Park ( Hai Phong )
Cat Ba National Park possesses mountains, forests, sea and extremely diverse flora and fauna ecosystems. Visitors can encounter a number of rare and wild animals, including the yellow-headed langur. To fully explore Cat Ba National Park with unforgettable memories, visitors should choose to hike through the forest and climb the mountain to mingle with nature, with the fresh space of the mountains.
Cat Tien National Park
Stretching over 3 provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc , Cat Tien National Park covers an area of over 71,000 hectares with valuable biodiversity resources. It is home to countless wildlife species such as elephants, leopards, primates such as gibbons, pygmy loris, langurs along with reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Mai Chau (Hoa Binh)
About 135 km from Hanoi capital , Mai Chau owns green terraced fields, picturesque roads, suitable for gentle and leisurely walks. Visitors can stroll through the small villages of the White Thai people, stopping to see handicrafts and traditional brocade weaving products.
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Cao Bang is considered as one of the beautiful trekking spots but few people know about it. Coming to this place, visitors will be walking on long roads along the small villages of the Tay, Nung, H’Mong, Dao…
Besides, Ban Gioc waterfall and Nguom Ngao cave are definitely destinations not to be missed when coming to Cao Bang. Visitors should stay overnight here to be able to fully explore the natural beauty as well as the indigenous traditional cultural values.
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