Below are some amazing places for kayaking that you should consider for your next Vietnam tour.

1.  Tu San Canyon (Ha Giang)

Tu San Canyon

Located along the Nho Que River in Dong Van Karst Plateau, Tu San Canyon is the deepest valley in Southeast Asia. It has a total length of 1.7km, and its highest cliff has a depth of 700–900m.

The majestic Tu San Canyon will be an unforgettable experience for kayaking lovers in Vietnam. Tourists can hire a kayak at a cost of VND 50,000 or a speedboat at VND 100,000 to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fresh air.

In February and March, both sides of the river glow with the red rice flowers and emerald water, showcasing the beautiful mountains and forests.

2. Ba Be Lake (Bac Kan)

Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake is known for being one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the North of Vietnam. It is recognized by UNESCO as one of the top 20 most beautiful freshwater lakes in the world that need to be protected and preserved. Located at an altitude of 150m above the sea level and surrounded by 450 million year old rocky mountains, the lake is an ideal place for water sports, especially kayaking.

Together with contemplating picturesque landscapes, tourists have an opportunity to explore the cultures of the Tay and Dao ethnic minority groups.

3. Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh)

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay has been voted as one of the top 25 kayaking destinations in the world by the prestigious National Geographic magazine (USA) and the top destination for kayak enthusiasts around the world by Wanderlust (United Kingdom).

Ha Long Bay has more than 1,600 islands and islets and is famous for its calm and clear water. Kayaking in the bay enables kayakers to have a closer view of the beauty of the high limestone mountains and explore mysterious caves.

Tourists can hire a kayak at a reasonable prize to explore magical Sung Sot, Thien Duong, and Luon caves, and watch fish swimming around the colorful coral reefs.

4. Lan Ha Bay (Quang Ninh)

Lan Ha Bay

Located around Cat Ba Island of Hai Phong, Lan Ha Bay, which covers an area of more than 7,000 hectares with about 400 islands and islets, is one of the must-visit destinations in summer in Vietnam.

The bay has crystal-clear water, so kayakers can see coral reefs and seaweed from the surface.

5. Chay River (Quang Binh)

Chay River

Nestled in majestic limestone mountains, the Chay River has turquoise water and different kinds of aquatic animal. While kayaking on the river, tourists will have a great view of the river, ancient trees and corn fields, and have an opportunity to learn about Ha Loi, Phong Nha, Na, Tram, Me, and Chay Lap.

6. Tuyen Lam Lake (Da Lat)

Tuyen Lam Lake

Tuyen Lam Lake is surrounded by pine forests and many small oases. Kayaking on the lake is one of the most exciting activities for tourists in Da Lat. October to December the ideal time to visit the area, as maple leaves turn red, creating a romantic scenery. Tourists also have a chance to harvest strawberries and explore Tuyen Lam forest.

7. Bai Sao (Sao Beach) (Phu Quoc)

Sao Beach

Situated in An Thoi town, Bai Sao is a 7-km long smooth beach and is regarded as the most beautiful beach in Phu Quoc. Bai Sao is one of Vietnam’s most famous places for water sports, including kayaking.

You can paddle out into the middle of the blue sea in the sparkling afternoon sun to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the sea and watch the sunset.

Source: VnExpress

Translated by Song Anh