Vietnam is one of the destinations not to be missed during your tour to our beautiful Vietnam. Coming to this beautiful country, visitors can not only discover the culture and lifestyle of the inhabitants but also participate in extreme sports with so many unforgettable experiences. Besides, extreme sports is also a new type of tourism that attracts many visitors, especially to those who are sport enthusiasts. Here is useful information on extreme sports in Vietnam for you. Let’s take a look!

Extreme Sports in Vietnam: Best List of Activities, Places & Tips

Extreme sports in Vietnam – a totally fresh and exciting experience!

Extreme Sports in Vietnam – Overview

This category is a popular term for a particularly dangerous sporting activity that can lead to serious injury or even death if you make mistakes. These sports can be practiced at sea, in the sky or on land. They often involve speed, height, physical engagement, as well as specific equipment. In addition, while these types of sports are widely known in foreign countries, they are prevalent for one to two years in Vietnam.

Extreme Sports – Why Are They Worth The Risk?

Daily life does not give the individual the opportunity to identify his/ her identity with qualities, faults, level of reactivity, courage, etc. Facing the danger provides the opportunity to know yourself better, to define yourself, to understand the limits, to know how far to go. Playing extreme sports is gradually becoming a way of living, the habit of pushing yourself to the boundary. From that base, your mind and body will create a constant need to go beyond your abilities and step out of your safety zone.

List of Indoor Extreme Sports in Vietnam

Adventure tourism is one of the travel types that attracts many visitors, especially enthusiasts. The reason is that extreme sports provide players with unforgettable experiences. This kind of sport is divided into 2 types: outdoor and indoor activities. Do you have a good plan for a holiday in Vietnam this summer? Are you a fan of sports, discoveries, nature and adventure? Then, these adventure sports activities will surely make you excited!

Vietnam Tours 2020

Indoor climbing

You will have to use a lot of muscles and neurons in this sport

You will have to use a lot of muscles and neurons in this sport

It is one of the extreme sports that attract a lot of enthusiasts and is played indoors in Vietnam. To climb a natural mountain, you need to prepare a lot of necessary protective equipment. And so are indoor! Because you cannot predict unforeseeable uncertainties and accidents, you will need to prepare specialized climbing shoes, 150 m long ropes (to make sure you do not get tangled or knotted), safety keychains, hooks climbing, climbing peaks, specialized belts, etc. Also, large wooden planks are often used to compose cliffs with different terrains: erect, uneven or parallel to the ground. The stones of 5 different colors (yellow, orange, green, blue and purple) are randomly placed on the walls. Their unique colors and sizes allow players to distinguish the placement of hands and feet, and predict the difficulty of the terrain. On each climb, climbers can only set foot on one color.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Indoor Climbing

1. In Hanoi:

  • Kinderpark: 614 Lac Long Quan Street, Phu Thuong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Vietclimb: No. 40, Lane 76 An Duong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2. In Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Push Climbing: 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Push Rock Climbing: 67-1 Sky Garden, Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Vertical Academy: District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

Mountain biking

It’s an extreme sport with a bike. There are 2 types of this game: Races and Freestyle. While Races is not popular in Vietnam, Freestyle is prone to free representation. Freestyle itself is divided into four main groups: Street (street bike), Park (skateboard field), Green (hollow ground), Trails & Flatland (free mountain bike). In Vietnam, Park is the best known. The skate park is often a place that is suitable for enthusiasts as well as skateboarders. Training courses generally have two main types: wooden floors and cement floors. The style of play on the 2 floors is different from each other. Those who play on the floor are specialized in technology and the “trick” while the young people play on the cement floor prefer to fly very high or jump long distances. However, players on these 2 floors often coordinate two styles “well” together.

Best Place in Vietnam to Experience Mountain Biking

In Hanoi: Kinderpark – 614 Lac Long Quan Street, Phu Thuong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam.

List of Outdoor Extreme Sports in Vietnam

This is a better choice for people who want to take an adventure tour to Vietnam. Here are the extreme outdoor sports not to be missed!

High-wire Walking

Are you willing to try this yoga in the air?

Are you willing to try this yoga in the air?

It’s one of the first extreme sports to appear in Vietnam. To join this game, participants need health, bravery, and ingenuity. To ensure safety, players must comply with the regulations on protective equipment such as straps, safety hooks, pulleys, helmets, etc. All the equipment is to make sure you have a safe experience. High-wire walking poses three stages from easy to difficult. The game has a total length of 587 m, composing of 1463 wooden components and dividing into 32 challenges. The first one is designed for the whole family to play together. The second and third stages, with more difficult challenges, require concentration and balance in order to move on the rope and climb on the bridge. This is why players will need to spend a lot of energy focusing and balancing.

Best Place in Vietnam to Experience Tightrope Walking

Alba Thanh Tan Hot Spring: This is the most ideal place to participate in this game.

Location: 40 km to the north of Hue city.

Zip line

While the high-wire tests players of their ability to keep balance in motion; the zip line allows players to escape the fear of heights. Zip line is a rope stretched between two points on which a slide system connects those two points. The players will take a rope and slip 500 m from the top to the foot of the mountain/ cave. The game attracts many players from around the world to join due to its daring, fairly adventurous entertainment and enabling tourists to admire the panoramic view of nature from above. By crossing a forest road of 560 m length and 45 m height above the ground, you will have the impression of flying in a large space and then passing through the green forests, finally landing at the edge of the magnificent hot spring.

Best Place in Vietnam to Experience Zip Line

You can explore this sport on Ma Yen mountain on your trip to Ninh Binh, Vietnam. The price is around $22.


This is an activity that involves falling from an airplane, with a height of hundreds of meters to several thousand and then returning to the land with the help of a parachute. The sport has been around for more than a decade. In fact, skydiving requires a high level of health and experience. To become a member of the skydiving club, students must undergo a mandatory health assessment and have the passion and courage to overcome the fear of heights or dizziness.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Parachuting

You can practice this sport fully at the South or North Aviation Club of Vietnam. The price is not expensive, only $108 for the costs.


Kayaking in Halong Bay, Vietnam - an ideal activity to take your boat out of the caves' complex maze and through strong waves

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – an ideal activity to take your boat out of the caves’ complex maze and through strong waves

This water sport requires players not only of strength, endurance, patience, but also courage and flexibility. The attraction of kayaks is the nature of adventure. This sport helps you train your courage, your calm, your persistence and your ability to handle situations with flexibility. Because you have to pass a lot of difficult activities such as crossing rivers or rugged rock formations, keeping the paddles steady. In fact, by joining this sport, you can have a chance to admire the majestic beauty of so many landscapes. In 2000, the National Geographic Adventures Journal voted Ha Long Bay is one of 25 top world kayaking tourist destinations. Many kayakers and young amateurs have come here to venture out.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Kayaking

1. Ha Long Bay

2. Lan Ha Bay

3. Dai Lai Lake, Vinh Phuc Province

4. Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Dam, Hoa Binh Province

5. Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan Province

The rental for a boat is approximately $50 to $100/ hour, depending on the type of boat with 1, 2 or 3 seats.


Let's create some waves of your own!

Let’s create some waves of your own!

This is a discipline that allows you to fly over the surface of the water, perhaps up to 10 m above the waves. Invented by Frenchman Franky Zapata, this adventure sport has become a sport in vogue worldwide. The principle is simple: a board with two nozzles connected by a hose to the turbine of a jet ski. The powerfully expelled water raises the flyboard and, extraordinary sensation; you fly above the waves (like a superhero).

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Flyboard

You can explore this sport at any beach in Nha Trang. The price is quite expensive, about $50 – $60/ time for 10-15 mins.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

The best plus side of this activity might be having a chance to make friends with coral reefs and underwater organisms

The best plus side of this activity might be having a chance to make friends with coral reefs and underwater organisms

If you just want to swim and watch some aquatic animals, go snorkeling. This is even the most interesting activity among extreme sports in Vietnam. When diving, you will get so excited at the first time as Vietnam is renowned for its underwater diversity with colorful fish and spectacular coral reefs. By participating you will be equipped with scuba diving equipment and materials for professional divers, including clothing, glasses, oxygen tubes, etc.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Beaches and islands in Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. The price for a 30-minute dive is $22 – $26.

In addition, there are also underwater photography services for visitors with a cost of $8/ 10 photos.


Wanna do some gyms on the water? Join this!

Wanna do some gyms on the water? Join this!

There are three popular types of surfing: Kitesurfing, Windsurfing and Stand-up Paddle. It is recommended to travel to Vietnam from November to March to surf because this period corresponds to the dry season on the central and southern beaches.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Surfing and Sliding

1. Da Nang surf schools in Da Nang.

2. Shack Surf School and Single Fin Surf in Nha Trang.

3. Vung Tau Beach Club in Vung Tau.

Mountain climbing

It is one of the types of adventure tourism that attracts many players to participate in. This sport allows you to admire the beauty of the landscapes while climbing in the mountains. You will need to train your health with adventurous and regular exercise before planning to conquer the cliffs. To start exploring the summit, there will be preparation of tools such as specialized climbing shoes, a belt strap, ropes, helmets, and hooks to hold the hook ropes on the cliff, if available.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Mountain Climbing

There are two famous places to explore with this game: Cat Ba Island and HaLong Bay.


This game is more challenging than it looks. Are you ready?

This game is more challenging than it looks. Are you ready?

For speed enthusiasts, the speed of this game can go up to 50 – 80 km/ h. However, for the shy ones, it is possible to adjust to a slower pace. Currently, the lowest speed of this type of chute is 5 km/ h. By participating in this game, visitors slide on beautiful double cars with a handbrake to keep a safe distance between cars.

Best Places in Vietnam to Experience Sliding

Ba Den Mountain, Dalat. The cost of a sliding slide varies from $4 to $8/ person.

How to Limit The Risks of Extreme Sports in Vietnam?

If by definition, extreme sports all pose great risks. Limiting yourself to a regulated practice helps to avoid dangerous situations as much as possible. Training yourself with essential skills and knowledge of your favorite extreme sport in an association or club will provide you with recognized guarantee of safety and suitable education. So, here are tips to limit the risks of extreme sports in Vietnam:

1. A good learning of safety standards will allow you to go very far in your experimentation while exposing yourself to the minimum of risks.

2. You must be in good physical condition to practice an extreme sport and above all, to get out of the difficulties to which you may be exposed.

3. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you have pain, physical difficulties or even illnesses. Your doctor will certainly be able to advise you on practice and equipment adapted to your situation.

4. Knowing your body well with its strengths and weaknesses is fundamental in this type of sport. This is a very important thing that you must keep in mind that enables you to explore the maximum of your possibilities.

5. Remember that any muscular effort requires not only a good diet, sufficient and permanent hydration, but also recovery periods adapted to your efforts.

6. After doing every step above and getting ready, you should check the conditions of your environment one last time! If a decree or a weather warning procedure has been decreed in your region, there is no point in adding risk to a practice that might be already dangerous! Sometimes patience for optimal conditions provides a much better experience.

Hopefully, this article helped support you with useful information on extreme sports in Vietnam. Our advice is that you book an adventure tour with a local travel agency with a list of your favorite extreme sports in it. As a local tour operator for over 10 years, Paradise Travel is confident with our knowledge and organizing ability to help make your emprise experiences more amazing than ever – let’s customize your Vietnam tours now!

Start planning your tailor-made Vietnam tour by contacting one of our specialists…

Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published