I intend to go to south east asia this summer. Although I want to visit several countries there, I guess I'll spend a lot of time in Vietnam. Now what I'm looking for, and what I cannot find elsewhere, is information about individual/unorganised hikes through rainforests.
I only know that Sapa is like a starting point (and for travelers alone also a meeting point) to start hikes past minorities. Are there any other populair places?
And if you want to go for a long hike (> 4 days) into rainforests, how does that go? I have experience in mountains, but that is without snakes, tigers and rabies monkeys. Do you always need local guides? Are there some kind of paths through the jungle, or is it all inaccessable bush? And are there maps available of these areas?
Hope anyone can answer.
There are some national parks in Vietnam where tourists can trek, like Cuc Phuong national park in Ninh Binh, Bach Ma national park near Hue, Cat Ba or Cat Tien national parks, also Yok Don national park in the central highlands.
Thank you. This cat tien seems to be the biggest and wildest (no paved roads) of the 4 you mentioned. Does anyone know about the animals? They eat tourists?
I have not hear any tourists to be eaten by aminals in Viet Nam heheh. I am vietnamese who live in delta area so I don't know more about rainforest. I'd love to visit it too. If I have time I can join with you. Would you mind??
Ah yes, I just read... it is more likely to be hit by lightning than to be eaten by animals. I think I'd prefer to be tiger food though, they say lightning might hurt your nerve system.
I never mind meeting other hikers and travel together with them. But since I don't plan anything ahead, except my flight to the country, meeting up with people I meet on the internet will be difficult.
Thanks for the reactions.
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