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Vietnam Sports & Activities

  
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Motorbiking is popular with locals and tourists alike. Given that motorbikes are the main mode of transport in Vietnam, they can give a particularly authentic view of travelling through the country.

Renting or buying a bike is possible in many cities. Also consider Motorbike adventure tours, which involve being guided on multi-day drives to remote regions of the country. Most tours include accommodation, petrol, helmets, drivers and entry tickets to local places of interest. Guides usually speak good English or French and offer customised tours if desired. Motorbike Sightseeing Tours are similar but have a more local range specific to one city or area and can focus on food, shopping or sightseeing.

As mentioned in the Work & Study section, many travelers like to spend some time working with the local community as a volunteer. Most of these programs require the volunteer to pay fees which cover meals, accommodation and which also allow the local organisations to fund social programs. These fees can vary from a hundred dollars a week to several thousand so it is a good idea to research thoroughly.

Places for Sports & Activities in Vietnam

Watersport Dam Sen Water Park
Close to the city centre. Opened in 1999, with new water slides added each year — this water park offers some truly unique water slide experiences (including the amazing "Space Bowl")! The slides have been ... more
Admission is based on height and time of arrival; under 0.8m free, others 60,000-100,000 dong., in Ho Chi Minh City
Spa/Wellness Xuan Spa
Top End, in Ho Chi Minh City
 
Spa/Wellness Happy Ending Massage Yuan
"Legitimate" foot and body massage, hostess will explain pricing to you at the beginning, usually offering 30% discount.
223,000 dong, in Ho Chi Minh City
Sport (Other) Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
(57 Dinh Tien Hoang St., across the street from the shores of the Hoan Kiem Lake; tel. +84-4-824-9494, fax +84.4.824-5117) A visit to the water puppet theater is a real highlight of a trip to Hanoi. Live musicians accompany folk legends from Vietnamese history... more
in Hanoi
 
Cooking Hidden Hanoi
$50, in Hanoi
Cooking Vietnam Culinary School
in Hanoi
 
Adventure Sport Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour
Many tour companies and hostels offer "Top Gear" motorbike tours over the Hai Van pass, through Da Nang and over to Hoi An. For someone who knows how to properly operate a motorbike or scooter this can be a very rewarding experience. Keep in mind that ... more
in Huế
Spa/Wellness Blind massage
at the institute for the blind, off Phan Boi Chau street (Kiet/Alley 180 Phan Boi Chau) on the right up the hill about 1km past the train tracks (look for a small blue sign with English). 40,000 dong/hour for massage and 30,000 dong/hour for steam-bath. All of t... more
in Huế
 
Spa/Wellness My An Hot Spring and Spa
7km from Hue on the way to Thuan An beach. US$3 for foreigners to use the swimming pool and 2 hot spring pools. The water here has a high sulfur content, purported to have health benefits.
in Huế
Spa/Wellness Thanh Tan Hot Springs
about 13 km from Hue Center. Similar to My An, but without the odor of sulphur. This site is surrounded by woods, which are pleasant to explore. Has graduated sections. Start with the cool section, and work your way up. The hottest section is actually closed off... more
in Huế
 
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