Top 7 trekking places in Vietnam

Especially, thanks to the wild beauty nature throughout the country, Vietnam is an ideal place for trekking and hiking activity, including jungle trekking, mountain hiking, countryside hitch-hiking, walking and rambling. Check out Top 7 trekking places – cannot-be-missed in your To-go-list when traveling to Vietnam.



It can be said that Sapa is the best trekking place in Vietnam. Staying in Sapa, you cannot miss either a mountain trekking to conquer the highest peak of 3143 meters of Mt. Fansipan, or a trekking – hiking tour to Sapa ethnic villages where you can stay with ethnic people of Hmong, Dzao, Giay, Pho Lu and Tay as well as experience their unique customs and culture. Besides a good spot for trekking, Sapa is ideal for photographers for its imposing beauty and stunning terraced rice fields. More tours in Sapa can be found at:

Pu Luong Nature Reserve


The 2nd trekking place is the nature reserve of Pu Luong, which is situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc District of Thanh Hoa Province. It is a complex of outstanding splendor, cultural interest and high biodiversity value. Trekking in Pu Luong, you will go along two parallel mountain ridges stretching from northwest to southeast to discover rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery.

Mai Chau


About 130km far from Hanoi capital, Mai Chau in the northwest province of Hoa Binh is another best place for trekking in Vietnam. You will have a chance to trek in a town surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses of ethnic minority group. In addition, another chance to meet and talk as well as to experience the life of the two tribes of White Thai and black Thai will surely give you unforgettable memories.

Cat Ba Island


Cat Ba Island is listed 4th in Top 8 best trekking places in Vietnam. Lying on Southeastern edge of the famous Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island is the largest with the famous Cat Ba National Park for trekking activity. Visitors joining Cat Ba Island tour can admire the place where ocean and jungle meet each other to create a wide variety of natural ecosystems along with incredibly high rates of biodiversity.

Ba Be Lake and National Park

Another is Ba Be National Park and its lake, which is dubbed as the largest natural lake in Vietnam. The national park is located in the middle of a huge limestone mountain range of Bac Kan province and endowed with waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves, which create a picturesque landscape, capturing every visitor’s heart on the way trekking. Furthermore, Ba Be is home to many ethnic minorities with different ethnic lifestyle, waiting for your exploration.

Cuc Phuong National Park


When mentioning best trekking places, you cannot ignore Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh province, a which is easily reached after about two-hour-drive from Hanoi capital. The oldest national park of Vietnam with the total area of 25,000 hectares will surely satisfy your sense of adventure. Upon your trekking, you will catch a variety of flora species and patches of primeval forest, embracing ancient trees with thick clusters of roots, and parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.

A day tour from Hanoi to explore Cuc Phuong National Park is an ideal option for those who want to escape from a noisy city for relaxation at weekend.

Cat Tien National Park

Lastly, Cat Tien National Park in three provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Thuan is a good choice for your trekking trip if you are in Southern Vietnam. You will not only be attracted to the truly well-reserved with impressive biodiversity including many thousand-year-ancient trees but also admire the stunning waterfalls and rivers.

While planning for a trekking in Vietnam, remember to check Vietnam visa requirement and apply for Vietnam visa if required to ensure no entry refusal at Vietnam entry point.