Best places in Vietnam for trekking

Tourist travel to Vietnam are often mesmerized by the wildly beautiful nature of the country, from the yellow terraces in harvesting season of the North stretching to central highland or the fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South. Jungle trekking, mountain hiking, countryside hitchhiking, walking, and other climbing adventures are just some of the options for outdoor enthusiasts. Below is a list of the 9 best trekking places in Vietnam as voted by local and foreign tourists.


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Book a Vietnam vacation packages and include Sapa as one of the most enchanting and popular destinations in Vietnam. It is situated among the greenery of the high Tonkinese Alps. The mountain terrain with magnificent scenery and rich nature, cool climate and colorful cultures of the ethnic minority peoples make Sapa and surrounding area a superb place for trekking. Aside from its excellent hiking setting, Sapa is also known for its concentration of several ethnic minorities such as the following: Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay.

Pu Luong (Phu Luong)

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Pu Luong (Phu Luong) Nature Reserve is located at Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc District of Thanh Hoa Province. It is home to a rich natural landscape, interesting cultural values and high biodiversity. Dense forests, limestones and lush rice terraces are just some of the spectacular sights visitors will be treated to when visiting the place. Pu Luong (or Phu Luong) Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding splendor, cultural interest and high biodiversity value. Pu Luong in Thai language is the word for mountain and Pù Luông is not only the highest mountain of this Nature Reserve, but of the entire province Thanh Hoa. The reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, which stretch from northwest to southeast, and are divided by a central valley. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Make sure to check all the possibilities for a perfect Vietnam vacation packages if you are interested into trekking and nature exploration.

Mai Chau

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Located in the North West region of Vietnam and is a district of Hoa Binh Province. Mai Chau is composed of a green valley and stilt houses belonging to several ethnic minority groups. The White Thai and Black Thai tribes make up the biggest ethnic population in the region.
135 km far from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh province, in the northwest region of Vietnam. As seen from high above, the superb vista of Mai Chau is surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses of ethnic minority group. The two tribes, White Thai and black Thai, settle in this area and make up the largest ethnic population of the region.

Cao Bang

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To travel to Vietnam you may find out somewhere in the northwest that shares the borders with Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan, and Lang Son; Cao Bangis definitely a trekking spot with high mountains twisted with rivers, streams and untouched jungles. The “Ban Gioc” Waterfall which is on the border with China is a well-known natural feature in the province.

For the nature lovers, this is probably heaven on earth with its majestic mountains, enchanting rivers and pristine jungles. Cao Bang is a province in the North West region of Vietnam. It shares borders with Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan and Lang Son. Ban Gioc Waterfalls is also another popular site in the area aside from its already incredible trekking environment.

Cuc Phuong National Park

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The oldest national park in Vietnam established since 1962. It is located 140 kilometers from South Hanoi and covers an area of 25,000 hectares. Cuc Phuong National Park is densely forested with areas of primeval forests. It is home to a wide variety of flora species including parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park of Vietnam, with the area of 25,000 hectares and 140 km far from South of Hanoi. The botanical richness of the forest is remarkable as it is the home of a large number of flora species and patches of primeval forest, embracing ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, and parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.

Typically tropical with an area of 7 hectare, this is a forest of limestone mountainous region with a lot of caves. There are also relics of approving that people had used from 12.500 years ago.

Nam Cat Tien

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Nam Cat National Park is located in the three provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan, South Vietnam. It is rich in biodiversity such as ancient trees, waterfalls, and rivers, among others. Ngok Linh Mountain, Chu Mon Ray jungle, and Dak To hot spring are just some of the tourist attractions at Nam Cat Tien. Several ethnic groups also reside in the area.

Travel to Vietnam and to Cat Tien that is the national park situated in three provinces Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Thuan, in the South of Vietnam. The national park is truly well-reserved with impressive biodiversity including many ancient trees which may live for a thousand years. The system of waterfalls, rivers are also stunningly striking. Central Highlands Area The Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) of Vietnam are a distinct contrast from the tropical south, with an arid climate and rolling hills. Much of the Central Highlands is a series of flat plateaus, mainly settled by various ethnic groups. Apart from Dalat, most of extraordinary sights and attractions are not mentioned much in travel books, probably because they are located too far from regular tourism routes. Some of the must-see destinations are Ngok Linh Mountain, Chu Mon Ray jungle, Dak To hot spring, etc.

It is a national forest which located in three provinces Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan, has many rich and attractive botanic and animals, is protected by the most strict methods. NCT has many kinds of millions years trees with more than 30m diameter. Stream, waterfall and mountain system is very gigantic and attracting…

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