Hiking is the primary activity for active adventure travellers since country offers some of great places for both easy treks and challenging adventures.
Sapa can be considered as capital of trekking in North Vietnam while Dalat is its “brother” in Vietnam central highlands. Mai chau and Pu luong also offers good easy treks in combination with Homestay. Cao bang and Ha giang provides some of the most challenging trekking tours to remote hill tribe villages and less traveled mountainous areas..
Trekking in Vietnam used to be offered in combination with other activities such as Caving, Camping, Jungle, white water wrafting…
There ‘s no problem about striking out on your own for a day’s hiking.However, for anything more adventurous, particularly if you want to overnight in villages, or to camp in the Jungle, you will need to make arangements in advance. This is easily done through Cong Tours. Note that its ‘s essential to take a guide if you are keen to get off beaten track: many areas are still sensitive about the presence of foreigners.