For those who love adventurous experiences, new discovery and desire to immerse in nature, consider to make Vietnam adventure holidays.
Vietnam is one of the top countries that still maintain charming beauties of nature, breathtaking landscapes, and worth-conquering routes and mountain passes. In the article today, we will take you close to the wild beauty of the S-shaped land so that you will have a memorable trip here.
Why Vietnam adventure holidays worth your visit
Vietnam, the country of true nature, has many marvelous destinations for a road trip, especially its northern region. As you might know, Northern Vietnam is famous for its majestic yet craggy landscapes.
Coming to Northern Vietnam, you will have a chance to conquer the top 4 greatest passes in Vietnam, namely O Quy Ho, Khau Pha, Pha Din, and Ma Pi Leng. Aside from this, the upland regions also have many single-tracks, which are wide enough for only one off-road motorbike to pass through.
Joining Vietnam adventure holidays, you will have time to experience culture-based tourism from hill tribal villages as an extra and go native with the local people in the highlands.
The most spectacular off-road routes
Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang)
Dubbed as the King of the best passes in Vietnam, Ma Pi Leng is a 20km pass stretching around Dong Van Global Geological Park. The pass runs around the mountains, with the most magnificent abyss in Southeast Asia on its sides. As such, Ma Pi Leng – one of the top 4 great passes in Vietnam is a rugged challenge for any true riders.
O Quy Ho (Lai Chau – Lao Cai)
Famous for its length of 50 kilometers, O Quy Ho or Tram Ton Pass is the longest pass in Northwest highland, which connects Lao Cai and Lai Chau Provinces. On top of the pass is the Heaven’s Gate, lying at the height of 2000 meters. The heavenly place is hugged by fog all year round. On the days the temperature goes down, the peak is covered with snow that might block the vision and cause danger for riders.
Pha Din Pass (Dien Bien)
One side of Pha Din are stiff cliffs while the other side is a thrilling abyss along with numerous steep slopes. That’s why it is considered one of the most dangerous mountain passes in Northwest Vietnam. At an elevation of 1000 meters, travelers can get the best aerial view over the rolling mountains stretching as far as the eyes can see.
Khau Pha Pass (Yen Bai)
Listed among the top 4 great passes in the Northern region, Khau Pha Pass is located in the border area between Van Chan and Mu Cang Chai districts. This is the way through many well-known landmarks, namely La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le, and many more. From the top of the pass, visitors can fully admire the scenery of immense terraced fields. The top winding roads and slopes there are so challenging to bikers, even the well-experienced ones.
Ma Phuc Pass (Cao Bang)
20km away from Cao Bang to the east, Ma Phuc is the most beautiful pass on National Highway 3 from Phu Lo to Ta Lung border gate. Winding through the sides of the karst mountains, the pass can be compared to a God-given treasure of the land. Though it’s not too hard to conquer like O Quy Ho or Ma Pi Leng, the bends here can still threaten riders on the first trip.
Besides Ma Phuc, Me Pia Pass has the sections which are extremely rugged and tough. The route is on National Highway 4A, the connection between Xuan Truong Commune and the center of Bao Lac District. 14 layers of this fierce pass are full of zigzagging and erect bends crawling on mountains’ sides. Do not travel through this pass in the evening, when the vision is blocked by the dark.
Thung Khe (Hoa Binh)
Thung Khe is renowned among travelers as the most breathtaking pass in Hoa Binh Province. Here there are not only mind-blowing inclines and bends but also lots of means of transport shuttling every day. The layers of white limestone running down along the green cliffs create a jaw-dropping scene. Any visitors coming here wants to stop for a while to snap some shots as well as enjoy nature from up high.
Top 5 must-visit heavens of clouds in Northwest Vietnam
Taking Vietnam adventure holidays, you will not only pass through the aforementioned off-road routes but also the top 5 places for hunting clouds below.
Located in Ta Xua Commune, Son La Province, Ta Xua is 200km away from the capital city of Hanoi. There, you can easily see the sea of drifting clouds. This spot is not too far and quite easy to reach, then tourists can take a Vietnam motorcycle trip here to get the view of the vision.
The best time to hunt clouds is the period from November to March when the layers of clouds are thick and long-lasting. It’s sure that you will see impressive and magical moments.
At the height of 3143 meters, Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina” that attracts a great number of visitors each year. Whether you climb the peak yourself or sit in a cable car, you can still easily view the fluffy clouds floating along the sky, over the valleys.
In particular, if you get in a cable car, you will have time to stop at Fansipan Legend Sapa – the city on clouds and the intersection of land and sky with Europe-like stunning settings.
Bach Moc Luong Tu
Lying at the height of 3000 meters above sea level, Bach Moc Luong Tu is the fourth highest mountain in Vietnam. As for backpackers, Bach Moc Luong Tu is a place that can’t be missed if you are heading out for the Northwest. The ideal itinerary for the journey shall last 3 days 2 nights.
Chieu Lau Thi
Chieu Lau Peak is over 2400m, located in Tan Minh and Chien Thang Villages, Ho Thau Commune, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province. This is a new place for energetic adventurers to hunt clouds which can still keep its original charm of magnificent nature.
The period between November and April is the best time to come. Finishing the off-road route to reach the parking lot, it will take 2 hours to trek to the peak. Chieu Lau Thi is easy to reach out for. It’s not too tough for beginners. The vision of clouds and mountains never fails to wow visitors. Nothing more to say, it definitely is the perfect spot to spend your weekend.
Cua Tu is a mountain standing in Hoang Nong Commune, Dai Tu District, Thai Nguyen. It’s also a new spot on the map. In summer, tourists can get there to go swimming, slide waterfall, and hunt for clouds.
The sea of clouds here is as breathtaking as Ta Xua or Bach Moc Luong Tu, however, there are not many tourists knowing about this place. So, pack it up and reach out for the place as soon as possible, before it’s full of crowds.
Adventurers, what are you waiting for? Let’s start off your Vietnam adventure holidays today and make a journey of a lifetime.