Vietnam is regarded as the “Pearl Of Indochina” The country possesses beautiful natural landscape, multi-colored culture, and people. Vietnam has been one of the top-picked destinations for travelers who would like to explore the best of Asia. In this article, I will reveal the three best travel experiences that real travel lovers seek when visiting Vietnam.
- Enjoy a majestic Halong Cruise
Halong Bay is one of the most attractive destinations that no one can miss when traveling to Vietnam. The Bay is recognized by UNESCO as one of the seven Wonders of the World. The best way to explore Halong Bay is to get on a cruise from which you can see the Bay to your eyes.
Halong Bay is a system of karst mountains, limestone caves, and sea that ensure a great travel experience. Joining on a trip to Halong means you will have the chance to get on caving, kayaking, swimming, and more special, photographing for beautiful landscape addicts.
You can easily book a Halong Bay cruise from Hanoi. There are many options for you depending on your time budget: the most popular are 2 days 1 night, or 3 days 2 nights. If you are in short of time, a Halong Bay tour day cruise is worth considering. There are three main tourist destinations in the Halong system: the main Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay. Most travel experts will choose Bai Tu Long Bay for a more magnificent landscape and fewer tourists.
If you are a fan of natural wonders, why wait? Get on a trip and explore this pearl of Vietnam. On the trip, you will have the chance to explore caves, fishing villages, pearl farm, and do some interesting activities like kayaking, swimming and cooking class.
2. Getting Off The Beaten Track To Explore The Pure Beauty Of Northern Vietnam
For those who are more fond of adventure and nature, Northeast Vietnam is an ideal destination. Joining a trekking Northern Vietnam tour means you will have the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore the hidden beauty of the mountainous areas. Moreover, you will experience the local lives of ethnic people when you hike from villages to villages.
The trip will take you to Ha Giang, Cao Bang Geopark and Ba Be National Park. They are all the unexplored areas with breath-taking landscape and, especially unspoilt because they are lesser known to mass tourism. Conical Travel (https://www.conicaltravel.com) is the best company organizing such off the beaten path trip. The company is well recommended on Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet and other famous guidebooks.
Other than that, there are some more regions that you can explore with hiking experiences:
Mu Cang Chai: hiking in Mu Cang Chai is worthy if you would like to see the heritage rice terraces of Vietnam. The best time is from May to September, when rice is green until it get yellow.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve: the living places of Thai ethnic people, along with the natural forests, ricefields and waterfalls. It is such a rural paradise for adventures and relaxation in the middle of nature.
Ta Xua: the mountainous area for heavy treks. The place is famous as a place to hunt for the cloud. Trekking Ta Xua is one of the best choices if you seek for real adventures.
Dalat: the highland is famous for its cool climate and mysterious forrest. It is also a good place for you to hike and trek, and explore the mountains there. Moreover, if you like some more adventurous activities, joining the rafting tour or canyoning tour will be the unforgettable highlights of your Vietnam travel.
National Parks: there are some national park that you can do the hiking and trekking, along with exploring the natural wildlife and biodiversity like: Northern Vietnam: Cuc Phuong National park, Tam Dao National park, Hoang Lien Son National Park. Middle Vietnam: Bach Ma National park, Phong Nha National park. Southern Vietnam: Nam Cat Tien National Park, Yokdon National Park..vv
3. Explore The River Life Of Mekong Delta
Visiting the Mekong Delta and exploring the river life in this area is an unmissable experience when you travel to Vietnam. Coming to Mekong Delta, you will have the chance to witness different lifestyles of people who belong to the river culture. You will also learn about the colorful history of this areas and the unique traditional culture here which is typical of Southern Vietnamese people.
You can choose to explore Mekong Delta with 1 day, 2 days or 3 days according to your time schedule. We recommend at least 3 days so that you can discover the best of this land, the local culture, lifestyle and landscape. Some people also choose to explore Mekong by cycling, which is also highly recommended.