Besides being located in Southeast Asia and having a dominating communist rule, Vietnam has a lot to offer to its tourists in terms of its scenic beauty and cultural relics.
Cool Travel will steer you through the best of Vietnam. The winding green hills and the adventurously challenging waters make you never want to leave Vietnam.
Adventures in Vietnam
Guided tours include Sapa trekking, Tropical forest cycling, Mekong delta watery cruising and more...
With Sapa trekking, you can walk into oblivion without the hustle and bustle of the city on the tracks of a winding mountain until your body wants to retire. Tropical forest cycling allows you to roam about the empty streets of Vietnam with a devil-may-care attitude filling your lungs with the cleanest air around.
At Halong Bay you can get adventurous by going kayaking in the placid yet potent waters, exploring hidden caves and lagoons.
Where to Visit in Vietnam
• The mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail offer an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route - especially if you travel on the back of a motorbike
• Lose yourself in the markets of Ho Chi Minh City
• Bask on the beaches of Nha Trang
• Wander the colourful streets of Hoi An
• Explore the stunning countryside around Hue
• Enjoy a Halong Bay boat cruise
• Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi
Experience more of lush Vietnam by travelling by bike. We'll guide you along to the best bits!
• Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi
• Check out ancient Hue on two wheels
• Cycle up and over the Hai Van Pass
• Bike the scenic route to Nha Trang
• Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang
• Lose yourself in the markets of Ho Chi Minh City
More over comming
• Cruise the amazing Mekong Delta
• Stay with a Vietnamese family
• Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City’s history
• Laze on the beaches of Nha Trang
• Cycle the countryside around Hoi An
• Dragon boat to the pagodas of Hue
• Cruise overnight on a traditional Junk
• Swim and snorkel in Halong Bay
With Cool Travel the destinations to visit across Vietnam are perfectly planned.
Hanoi, which is the capital city, has a rustic feel to it where the spirit of old medieval Asia fuses with the ones of new and modern Asia. Mekong Delta is another place you must not miss. It is said to produce enough rice to sustain all of Vietnam. Last but not the least is the Saigon city where most of the history shared with America comes alive. The most famous War Remnant Museum is present in this city which showcases all the excrement the war in Vietnam had left with the USA.
Vietnam for adrenaline junkies
Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenaline-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam.
Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just being here is one long adventure, but these experiences will take it to a whole new level.
Kayak Halong Bay
Use paddle power to explore this incredible forest of karsts that jut out of the South China Sea like stone sentinels. Kayaks go where other boats cannot, such as into hidden caves and secret lagoons, and will reveal to you the very best of the bay.
Conquer Mount Fansipan
OK, so it is not Mt Everest, but at 3,143m, it is the highest peak in the country. Meet some of the people on the trek before tackling the elements to arrive on the roof of Vietnam.
Motorbike through the deep north
Saddle up for the ride of a lifetime in the mountains of Vietnam's deep north. The roads are absolute rollercoasters, the scenery is simply stunning.
Cycle the Mekong Delta
Forget about those newfangled engines and pedal through the back roads of the Mekong Delta - a patchwork of emerald greens. Stick to the roads less travelled or jump on the odd boat or two for the full Mekong experience.
See Vietnam from a different angle by scuba diving off its curvaceous coast. Tank up, buddy down and explore the reefs off Nha Trang. Other options are Phu Quoc Island or, the final frontier, Con Dao.
If all that underwater stuff sounds too deep, then float above it all with something more carefree like kitesurfing. Mui Ne is the unashamed kitesurfing capital, but the sport is (literally) taking off, up and down the coast.
Explore Vietnam's national parks
Vietnam's jungle is massive - well at least in some of the protected areas. Track shy wildlife, hike to hidden waterfalls or mountain-bike down paths less travelled in one of the country's remote national parks, such as magnificent Nam Cat Tien.
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