Extreme Sports in Vietnam

in Vietnam

There are those who like to take holidays to relax and are looking for somewhere exotic, interesting and different in which to do very little other sunbathing and a little light sight-seeing. Then there are those who wish to augment their travel experience by taking part in some activities which are either physically or mentally challenging (or both). Vietnam caters for both types of visitor.

Vietnam offers water sports, land sports and air sports. Of these, water sports are the most common. With about 2,021 miles of sea coast, the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong Delta in the south, Vietnam is not short of water to play on – or in.

Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, White-water Rafting, Catamaran Sailing, Ocean Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Jet Skiing, Body Boarding, Aqua Cycling, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Banana Tow  - Vietnam has them all.

Nah Trang is well known for scuba diving and snorkelling. Among the diving spots, the "Electric Nose" has an abundance of sealifeand an amazing array of soft corals. Even more sea life can be seen at the Madonna Rock.

Mui Ne Bay, situated near Phan Thiet is one of the more windy places in Vietnam and offers windsurfing almost all year round. From August to December the winds can be strong with high waves suitable only for the experienced surfer. At other times of the year the conditions are more suitable for the novice.

In Halong Bay to the east of Hanoi it is easy to go kayaking among, or even inside, the thousands of islets many of which are riddled with caves where you can kayak among the stalactites and stalagmites.

Among the land sports is rock climbing. Dalat in the Central Highlands is one centre which includes rock climbing and rappelling. Trips cater to everyone from the inexperienced beginner, to the experienced pro looking for a challenge. Mountain biking is another option, especially in the highlands in Vietnam's far north-west.

A combination of sea and sky sport is kite surfing. Mui Ne beach is the top venue for this sport.

Which ever sport you wish to follow, no matter how experienced you are, it is essential to follow the local guides and instructors instructions at all times. By doing so, you can be assured of a safe and happy adventure.

You can visit  Indochina Odyssey Tours to get more information about Vietnam, below is a tour package maybe useful for your trip to Vietnam.


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This article was published on 2010/10/29