If you want to get out into the countryside and do a spot of canyoning and white water rafting, Dalat’s Datanla Canyon, is a good place to clamber, rappel, slide and jump its waterfalls, while the Cai River, depending on seasonal flows can offer grade II – III rapids, making for a pleasant river raft or kayak excursion. A rope-based playground including a zip line can also be found in this area. 

An excellent dry rappel can be found in the Marble Mountains, at Thuy Son Mountain, near Danang, which features a triple cave descent of 22 metres, 15 metres and 50 metres respectively. 

The ultimate dry rappel in Vietnam, however, is found in in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, with its 82 metre (270 feet) descent into the spectacular spaces of the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, containing within itself its very own jungle, the staggering depths of which provide for a truly awesome and amazing adventure.

Understandably a much sought after experience for adventurers from all over the world and requiring more than casual skill and experience, access to the six day exploration tours of this stunningly beautiful and otherworldly cave is restricted by party size and often fully booked well in advance, even years, especially at peak times. 

Son Doong, however, is just one of some 300 caves in the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Park, including the beautiful Phong Nha Cave, and with other features including the world’s longest underground river, the whole area is a wonderfully scenic place to explore on foot, mountain bike and kayak.  

With several steep peaks over 1,000 metres, the area also presents some challenging climbing. A spectacular cave requiring no expertise is Thien Duong, over 30 kilometres long, while the Chay River-crossing ziplines are an additional novel reason to visit Toi Cave. 

Other splendid caving sites in Vietnam include the three caves at Tam Coc, south of Hanoi and the wonderful Dau Go Cave in Ha Long Bay. 

For climbers, Ha Long Bay presents some interesting and unusual climbing challenges, and on Cat Ba Island the sport climbing crags at Butterfly Valley provide some 50 routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. For the novice, climbing courses are also available here. 

The numerous island cliffs in Ha Long Bay afford the novel opportunity to climb above the water, and many feature some splendid overhangs and serious walls. Other interesting sport climbing routes can be found at Quoc Oai and Huu Lung, close to Hanoi or at Hoi An. 

Close to Hue, Thanh Han Hot Spring features an interesting collection of fun aerial games, including a highwire and 560 metre zip line.


Taking to a Kayak is a great fun way to explore the scenic areas of Vietnam, such as Ha Long Bay, Ba Be National Park, Tam Coc and the Mekong River.

The long beach at Mui Ne is a favourite spot for Kite surfers, and blessed with good winds for most of the year, with the peak season running from November to March.


Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Heritage, Beach, Trekking, Wildlife
Destinations: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao Archipelago
Duration: 15
Guideline price: US$ 3008     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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A delightful tour suited to those who want to leave conventional tourism aside and really connect with the culture and environment of Vietnam, visiting the usually unvisited villages of the northern and central highlands and culminating with a visit to Con Dao Island. Travellers wishing to model a tour on this template should be aware that, in some village locations, the local river will provide your only bathing and washing opportunities.
Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Diving
Destinations: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa and beyond, Nha Trang
Duration: 14
Guideline price: US$ 2168     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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Designed for those seeking to escape the tourist hotels and connect in an active way with the peoples and landscapes of Vietnam, this 14 day adventure sojourn of Vietnam visits the street life Capital city, followed by a cruise of Ha Long Bay for some sea-kayaking, and the mountainous landscape of Sapa for a spell of mountain biking, before heading south to Nha Trang and Whale Island for some snorkelling or Scuba diving.
Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Wildlife
Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa and beyond, Hue, Ha Long Bay
Duration: 12
Guideline price: US$ 2097     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 12 day tour explores some of Vietnam’s precious national parks, from Ba Be Lake in the north, to the island haven of Cat Ba, set amid the stunning vistas of Ha Long Bay, then on to Cuc Phuong and its Primate Rescue Centre, before culminating in the delightful forest trails of Bach Ma.

Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Biking
Destinations: Hanoi
Duration: 5
Guideline price: US$ 932     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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Designed as an interesting component to a wider tour for those wishing to get close to the landscape, this 5 day cycling tour of the mountainous terrain to the southwest of Hanoi, pedaling through the nature reserve at Pu Luong and Cuc Phuong National Park, and staying in simple accommodation, is an ideal getaway from the usual tourist haunts.
Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Trekking
Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa and beyond
Duration: 10
Guideline price: US$ 1269     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 10 Day tour of the mountainous landscape of Vietnam’s picturesque northwest highlands, brings you close to the many ethnic communities that make their living in these hills, encircled by swirling sculptured rice fields, before ascending Mount Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest mountain to overlook this vast wilder land.

For Climatic reasons, this tour is only available within two weather windows, between October and mid-December, and during March/April. Although fitness and good health are prerequisites for this tour, no specialist climbing skills or technical equipment are nescessary.

Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Wildlife
Destinations: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 9
Guideline price: US$ 1542     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 9 day tour takes you deep into diverse habitats of Vietnam’s wildlife, including Cuc Phuong, Xuan Thuy and Nam Cat Tien National Parks, seeking out the wild creatures that inhabit these areas. With accommodation standards within the parks unsuited to mainstream tourism, this mild adventure holiday is aimed at amateur and professional nature enthusiasts, who enjoy simple living. This template can be adapted for the specialist wildlife enthusiast or Photographer who wishes to focus their explorations on particular habitats or species.
Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure
Destinations: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa and beyond
Duration: 12
Guideline price: US$ 1945     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 12 day adventure into Vietnam’s stunning landscapes, begins with a trek of the Sapa highlands, meeting and staying with the various ethnic minorities that inhabit the area and imbue it with its unique character. You’ll then travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to trek the jungle, kayak the river and explore its remarkable caves, before having a cruise of the beautiful seascape of Ha Long Bay.
Country: Vietnam
Type of holiday: Adventure, Trekking
Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa and beyond, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 14
Guideline price: US$ 2148     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This charming 14 day hiking tour of Vietnam, visiting the remote areas around Sapa, Pu Luong and Hoi An is ideal for visitors who enjoy simple living and experiencing the authenticity of the underlying cultures and landscapes, with a strong emphasis on sharing your time among the many ethnic minorities, staying in their villages, seeing their ways of life up close and occasionally assisting them in their daily tasks. 
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