Vietnam

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Vietnam

The long and narrow country of Vietnam lies on the eastern edge of Southeast Asia. Vietnam is a land of tropical river delta's, lowlands and hills, and has a coastline of over 3400 km long. Two inland areas of higher mountains stand out: the Northern Highlands and the Central Highlands further south.

Vietnam's northwestern Highlands are by far the most popular for multi-day hikes through lush jungle-covered hills and mountains, passing through valleys following local paths from one hill tribe village to the next. These treks are not usually very demanding, and focus strongly on meeting the different tribes, visiting markets and staying overnight with local families. Major starting point is the town of Sapa,in the far northwest, close to the railway station of Lao Cai near the Chinese border. If you are in for some serious hiking, you can do a multi-day trek from Sapa up Vietnam's highest mountain, Fansipan (3143 m). Closer to Hanoi is the hill town of Mai Chau, surrounded by beautiful limestone hills and starting point for multi-day hikes through Pu Luong Nature reserve. And there are other, more remote trekking possibilities further northeast, following local trails connecting minority villages, through bamboo forests and terraced ricefields. For example a 7-day trek starting from the hill town of Quang Binh across the mountains to the market town of Bac Ha.

In the southern half of Vietnam, in the interior along the border with Laos and Cambodia and parallel to the coast, are the Central Highlands or Tay Nguyen. They are a series of plateaus surrounded by the Annamite Mountains. The different plateaus range in height from 500 to 1500 m. Highest peak of the Annamites is Ngoc Linh (2598 m). Towns like Dalat, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku and Kontum are good places to start a hike and explore the surrounding countryside, minority villages, rubber and coffee plantations and some remaining original jungle.

Vietnam has a tropical and very humid climate, with heavy rainfall during the summer monsoon (May to October) in both the highland and lowland regions. Hiking is best done during the dry season, from November until April, when there is less rain, with clearer skies and better views to enjoy.

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Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Reisgids Vietnam - A natural History | Yale University
  • A country uncommonly rich in plants, animals, and natural habitats, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam shelters a significant portion of the world´s biological diversity, including rare and unique organisms and an unusual mixture of tropical and temperate species. This book is the first comprehensive account of Vietnam´s natural history in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Handbook Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos | Footprint
  • Zo mogelijk nog betere gids dan de Lonely Planet. Vol met de praktische informatie over reizen, slapen etc. Goede verwijzingen naar websites en veel mailadressen. Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet, diepgaander met vooral meer tips in de minder bekende gebieden. With stunning scenery, colonial remnants, fascinating ruins and exotic... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Handbook Hanoi and Northern Vietnam - Noord Vietnam | Footprint
  • Kleine uitgave van de alom gewaardeerde Footprint guides: goede gidsen met veel praktische informatie als hotels, restaurants, openbaar vervoer en musea. Ook gedegen culturele achtergrond informatie. Rugged scenery, vibrant color, diverse people and the thrill of discovering the unknown: the north represents the finest Vietnam has to offer.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Te gast in Vietnam | Informatie Verre Reizen
  • Samengesteld door en voor reizigers: verhalen van mensen die er gewoond of gereisd hebben. Literatuurlijst, praktische tips, vooral veel achtergrond- en cultuur informatie. TE GAST IN Vietnam is samengesteld door en voor reizigers. Het bevat korte en boeiende verhalen geschreven door liefst zeven deskundige auteurs, variërend van hoogleraar tot... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Vietnam & Angkor Wat | Unieboek
  • Prachtig geïllustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, fraaie kaarten en geweldige foto’s. Daarnaast uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! Groot formaat gids. De reisgids Vietnam Angkor Wat is ideaal in gebruik vóór; tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren marktleider... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Vietnam | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Voor Europese landen - zeker de Engelse deelgebieden - meestal completer en beter dan de Lonely Planet ! Discover this exciting destination with the most incisive and entertaining... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Vietnam | Lannoo
  • De serie Groene Gidsen van Michelin is een beproefde en betrouwbare reisgidsenreeks. Of u nu lekker lang met vakantie gaat of er zomaar even tussenuit trekt, de Groene Gids wijst u de weg naar alle bijzonderheden die uw reisbestemming te bieden heeft, op een boeiende, grondige en praktische manier. Een handige sterrenbeoordeling vertelt u wat... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Handbook Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon & south Vietnam | Footprint
  • Kleine uitgave van de alom gewaardeerde Footprint guides: goede gidsen met veel praktische informatie als hotels, restaurants, openbaar vervoer en musea. Ook gedegen culturele achtergrond informatie. Ho Chi Minh City, Pearl of the Orient, is the largest and most dynamic city in one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world. Explore... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB Wereldreisgids Vietnam | ANWB Media
  • De ANWB Wereldreisgids Vietnam is compleet vernieuwd. Vietnam is het land van schilderachtige berglandschappen, eindeloze stranden en een even boeiende als droevige recente geschiedenis. Maar ook van grote steden vol bezienswaardigheden zoals de oude stad van Hanoi met zijn tunnelhuizen en de wolkenkrabbers van Ho Chi Minhstad. De uitgebreide... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids National Geographic Vietnam | Kosmos
  • Deze exclusieve reisgids - met sublieme fotografie - neemt u mee naar de bekende en minder bekende bezienswaardigheden. De selectie is uniek en biedt u de kans om het lang te bereizen zoals dat nog nooit met een reisgids mogelijk was. Uitgebreide plaatsbeschrijvingen en diepgaande achtergrondinformatie. Speciale reportages over geschiedenis,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Insight Pocket Guides
  • Vietnam has a strong sense of identity, possessing a unique cultural heritage. With its stunning natural setting, sweeping views from high in the mountains and the impressive architecture in Hanoi, this country incites love at first sight. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Vietnam, a concise, full-color guide to this... Read more
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Belgium
  • Insight Pocket Guides
  • Vietnam has a strong sense of identity, possessing a unique cultural heritage. With its stunning natural setting, sweeping views from high in the mountains and the impressive architecture in Hanoi, this country incites love at first sight. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Vietnam, a concise, full-color guide to this... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Cambodia in Depth
  • Cambodia is a history buff s dream, with rich stories of empire and tyranny over the past 1,000 years. There are a variety of books and websites (some of which are listed in the Resources for Further Information section) that provide excellent summaries of Cambodia s ancient and recent history. Wikipedia's site... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Cambodia in Depth
  • Cambodia is a history buff s dream, with rich stories of empire and tyranny over the past 1,000 years. There are a variety of books and websites (some of which are listed in the Resources for Further Information section) that provide excellent summaries of Cambodia s ancient and recent history. Wikipedia's site... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Vietnam and Angkor Wat
  • DK Eyewitness Vietnam & Angkor Wat travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps of Vietnam the guide includes in-depth coverage of Vietnam's best attractions from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south to the hill towns inhabited by... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Vietnam and Angkor Wat
  • DK Eyewitness Vietnam & Angkor Wat travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps of Vietnam the guide includes in-depth coverage of Vietnam's best attractions from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south to the hill towns inhabited by... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Vietnam Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Vietnam Marco Polo Spiral Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Visit a temple, relax and enjoy... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Vietnam Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Vietnam Marco Polo Spiral Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Visit a temple, relax and enjoy... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Backpacker Business
  • Written on chicken buses, trains, boats and in beach bars all across Southeast Asia, this is the story of how a 23-year old English backpacker set up the first print magazine for independent travellers in Southeast Asia.From inexperienced backpacker in Nepal to established publisher in Thailand, via business deals in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Backpacker Business
  • Written on chicken buses, trains, boats and in beach bars all across Southeast Asia, this is the story of how a 23-year old English backpacker set up the first print magazine for independent travellers in Southeast Asia.From inexperienced backpacker in Nepal to established publisher in Thailand, via business deals in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos,... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Kontinentalkarte Thailand, Vietnam 1:2 500 000
  • Entdecken Sie mit dieser MARCO POLO Karte das Land des Lächelns . . . Die Karten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare, neue Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Highlightsternen gekennzeichnet und... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vietnam Periplus Travel Map
  • The Vietnam Travel Map from Periplus is designed as a convenient, easy-to-use tool for travelers. Designed to fit easily into a purse or pocket and created using durable coated paper, this map is made to open and fold multiple times, whether it`s the entire map that you want to view or one panel at a time.Following highways and byways, this map... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Vietnam - Noord- en Zuid Vietnam Compleet
  • Deze vakantie biedt je een uniek en afwisselend programma. Reis naar het sfeervolle en Frans aandoende Hanoi. Bezoek van daaruit Noord-Vietnam; verken al wandelend de prachtige bergdorpen, mooiste rijstterrassen en ontmoet haar kleurrijke bewoners . In de idyllische Halong Bay maak je een prachtige boottocht tussen de bizarre karstbergen.... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Vietnam - Met de kids
  • Ga op avontuur en ontdek samen een onbekend stuk Azië. Deze reis biedt een uitgebreide, afwisselende en indrukwekkende ervaring in noord, midden en zuid Vietnam. Maak een tocht met een fietsriksja door het sfeervolle Hanoi. Bezoek kleurrijke bergvolkeren en slaap bij de mensen thuis. Vaar langs drijvende markten en eet eens slang. Maak mooie... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Vietnam - Zuid-Vietnam & Cambodja
  • Wil je een stukje Azië fietsend verkennen en houd je van vlakke wegen en een waterrijk landschap? Dan is deze avontuurlijke fietsvakantie door de legendarische Mekongdelta en Cambodja de perfecte reis. Fiets in Ho Chi Minhstad tussen fietstaxi's, fietsers en scooters. Verlaat de stad en fiets door de vlakke, dichtbevolkte streek waar duizenden... Read more
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