Best Kayaking Destinations in Vietnam
Travel is the best way to learn and explore the new things. Nowadays, Vietnam becomes too attractive destination in Asia for numerous travels in the world. Coming to Vietnam, visitors have many opportunities to admire the beautiful nature, discover the cuisine and history. In this post, I will pick you up to the best kayak destinations in Vietnam that will make you extremely enjoy it.
1. Nho Que river – Ha Giang province
Ha Giang is not only a rocky plateau with majestic scenery located in the headland of the country but also Ha Giang is known as a famous kayak destination. Coming here, visitors can experience kayaking on the jade green Nho Que river, crossing the majestic cliffs, enjoying the cool fresh air. If you come here in February or Match, you will lose in the red silk cotton flower season in both side of the river – where is considered one of the deepest canyons in Southeast Asia and this place has unique geological formations in Vietnam. This gorge is located between Dong Van and Meo Vac with an altitude of 1500m, a depth of 700 – 900 m.
2. Ba Be lake – Bac Kan province
Ba Be lake is in Ba Be national park far from Hanoi around 200km. Coming to Ba Be national park, you come to a special landscape complex created from the lake in the top freshwater lake in the world in the middle of limestone mountains formed 200 million years ago. Ba Be lake has a water surface of around 500 ha, an average depth of 20 -35 m, and the lake bed is covered with a clay layer of 200 meters thick.
Kayaking in Ba Be lake you can go to the ravine to see firsthand the mossy rocks or the ancient trees along the lake with wild and wonderful beauty. Furthermore, visitors have the opportunity to discover the culture of the ethnic group such as Tay, Dao, Pac Ngoi, Coc Toc, or Po Lu…
3. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long bay is considered one of the top 25 destinations in the world that are voted by National Geographic magazine and the top destination for kayaking enthusiasts by Wanderlust.
Boating in the clear green bay, calm water, windtight with more than 1.600 large and small islands, you will be admired of limestone mountains at the close distance and impressive caves such as Sung Sot cave, Thien Duong cave or Luon cave,…Especially, tourist can see the fishes swarm under colorful coral reefs.
4. Lan Ha Bay
Near to Ha Long to the south, Lan Ha belongs to the Cat Ba archipelago, Hai Phong is a destination that should not be missed in the summer.
Covering more than 7000 hectares, the arches bay has more than 400 islands, covered with trees. Downstream and wriggle through small islands, you can see coral reefs, seaweeds because the water here is so clean.
From Cat Ba island, there are 2 options for visitors: boating to discover the bay from the Monkey island or 3 Peach island. When you boating in Lan Ha Bay, you can visit Cua Van fishing village or some places in Ha Long bay: Sung Sot cave, Luon cave,..
5. Tuyen Lam Lake
Tuyen Lam Lake is a lake located on the outskirts of Dalat city, located at the foot of Phung Hoang Mountain, spreading over 350 ha. This is the largest freshwater lake in Dalat. The lake is surrounded by immense pine forests. Coming here, visitors will be admired for immense and majestic natural beauty. The climate is always fresh, cool, quiet space and wild and natural landscape and clear water the image of the sky on the surface.
Boating in the Tuyen Lam lake like a journey to paradise of peace, living with birds and trees. It would be wonderful when you can see the great view of the maple leaf season. On the banks of the lake, the rich and diverse vegetation appears in the chirping of birds. Visitors totally can join in the peaceful and rustic life of people in the Central Highlands…
Tips for First Time Visitors:
If you’ve never been to Vietnam before, I kindly provide some helpful tips to make your trip easier.
Prepare your passport in advance, and make sure that your passport has at least 6 months’ validity, with left space for visa stamping.
- Check to see whether you are a citizen of a country listed in the Vietnam visa exemption list or not. If you are required to have a Vietnam visa, and want to get a visa in a very urgent case, you can use Urgent Vietnam visa to get it and fly to Vietnam on short notice
- The currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong, but you can bring USD and exchange this to VND before getting on board a plane or at one of the exchange counters at the airport, upon arrival
Make sure you book your flight tickets, a tour if you would prefer one, through a reliable agency.