Thursday, January 12, 2012
Vietnam is a place full of adventure - from cultural experiences or mountain treks, there's always some destination waiting to be explored.
According to Lonely Planet, the Southeast Asian nation is a prime location for some adrenaline-inducing thrills.
"Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special... just being here is one long adventure, but these experiences will take it to a whole new level," states the travel experts.
In Halong Bay, travelers can go kayaking into hidden lagoons and caves inaccessible by regular boats. If paddling sounds like too much work, they can float along the water's surface while kite surfing. In addition, the reefs off Nha Trang and Con Dao are perfect for scuba diving.
The famous Mekong Delta is one of the best places to ride a bicycle, as the area is fairly remote, but still has established paths. The views are spectacular and there's always the option of taking a boat trip down the river as a break from all that peddling. In north side of the country, motorbiking is a great way to trek through the mountains.
Vietnam is best explored with a small group of adventure travelers.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Mekong Delta region, famous fruits gardens and romantic waterways, may be host to more visitors this year.
Lonely Planet , the largest travel guide book, has rated the Mekong Delta region among the “Best-Value Destinations for 2012 (destinations where your dollar gets you even further!)”.
The rating is expected to help promote the region's image to international visitors around the world.