The Best Hiking Areas in Vietnam

If you are a true fan of walking and exploring the natural beauties of exotic areas on foot, Vietnam really has a diverse offer of great paths for you, no matter whether you are looking for a relaxed walk in one of the numerous exotic beaches, highland valleys, and rice paddies, or some more demanding trekking routes somewhere in the limestone mountains. Check out our favorite locations for the best hiking experiences in Vietnam!

Bac Ha District in Lao Cai Province

The rising star of tourism in the Northeast region of Vietnam destinations, Bac Ha represents a gorgeous rural district with an incredibly lush countryside, providing some exquisite trekking paths in the north, mountainous area of the town.

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When you get tired of trekking, you may want to visit the vivid Sunday morning market and get in touch with the local people and admire the women’s handmade costumes.

Mai Chau District in Hoa Binh Province

Another lovely rural area in the Northwest region of Vietnam, Mai Chau District, may be a perfect destination for all of you looking for some nice and relaxed hiking and biking experiences.

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Spreading in the picturesque valley and surrounded by breath-taking hills, this district will enchant you not only with the rice fields ideal for hiking but also with its traditional spirit all around – with charming stilt houses and friendly locals that are said to be distantly related to tribes in Laos, China, and Thailand.

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Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh Province

Located in Vietnam’s Red River Delta, the inspiringly intact lush area of Cuc Phuong National Park definitely is one of those places that’ll make your long walks really interesting.

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Being one of the most important protected zones in Vietnam, this tropical forest is a habitat for a remarkably diverse world of flora and fauna! In Cuc Phuong you may find more than 2000 plant species, more than 300 bird species, more than 130 species of mammals and more than 120 species of reptiles. Awesome, isn’t it?

Ba Na Hills Resort near Da Nang, Central Vietnam

With stunning views of the countryside and cool climate with the fresh breeze, Ba Na Hills Resort that was established in the first half of the 20th century is a great place for hiking in vietnam! Back in the time of its establishment, it was the home of 200 villas, however, nowadays, there are only a couple of ruins left.

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Even though you’ll be able to hike through the area, we’re also advising you to take the advantage of the cable car system and experience the beauty of the area from another perspective as well. During the ride, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, dense jungle and an impressive replica of a French provincial town. Don’t miss visiting Linh Ung Pagoda with the sitting Buddha statue!

Cat Tien National Park near Tan Phu, South Vietnam

If you’re interested in hiking in vietnam in stunning lowland tropical rainforest of Cat Tien, make sure to make a reservation since the park only accommodates a limited number of visitors.

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Even though you may not be that lucky to see larger mammals in this park, you will certainly be able to enjoy mountain biking, birdwatching, and hiking – which are the most popular activities in the park. During your hiking adventure in Cat Tien, you’ll be able to explore and observe 350 different bird species, 79 types of reptiles and a large number of insects, including more than 400 species of butterflies.

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