When mentioning to Vietnam tours, you will probably think of the majestic landscapes of Halong Bay, the incredible countryside of Hoi An ancient town, the huge caves of Phong Nha or the impressive waterfalls of Dalat. But there is another type of beautiful landscape that you should not miss on your Vietnam tours itinerary: SAND DUNES in Mui Ne. Explore all the Mui Ne sand dunes and the magical Fairy Stream here!
The beach town of Mui Ne, located a few hours away from Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), is a very relaxed place to relax and forget about the world for a couple of days. However, there are many amazing landscapes for those who are looking for some adventure in their lives.
Watching the sunrise and experiencing jeep car at the white Mui Ne sand dunes
You can easily order two variations of the same tour to the Mui Ne sand dunes and beyond from local Vietnam tour companies or hotels. One is the sunrise tour and the other is the sunset one.
White Sand Dune feature dramatic dune dunes plunging towards a small lagoon lined with lotus flowers. It is ideal place to join in a Jeep car tour. The tour is great and such good value too, a chance to ride the jeep cruising up and down the White Sand Dunes, try yourself with sand boarding from the dunes. The best time to visit is either early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid hot temperature during the day.
Tip of Wonders: The cost for hiring a jeep car at White sand dune is around $27, so it is better to share the car with other groups. Or you can book a full serviced tour from your hotel including both transferring and jeep hiring cost.
Sand boarding in the red Mui Ne sand dunes
The Red Dunes, as the name suggests, features reddish-brown sand that makes them a more popular place for photography. Sand-sledding is a common (and fun) activity here, but it is hard to nail down where the best location to do so is as the sands shift from season to season so it’s best to look around. The best time to visit is either early in the morning when the sun is rising with beautiful sun shine .
Tip of Wonders: If you choose the sunset tour, the red Mui Ne sand dunes will be the last stop and you’ll be watching the sunset from here. Go on the morning sunrise tour and then (if you’re not too tired), rent a motorcycle to come back here for sunset.
Walking in the Fairy Stream
At the end of the tour, you’ll be arriving to the surreal Fairy Stream. Fairy Stream is a photography Vietnam tourist spot thanks to its dramatic landscape of reds, whites, oranges and pinks. With clear water flowing from Ham Tien’s Dinh Mountain, one side of Fairy Stream features a mix of white and red sand dunes while the other is an expansive field of verdant trees, blossoming flowers, and coconut palms.
As soon as you arrive, the best thing to do is to take off your shoes and feel the cold water running through your feet as you embark on a pleasant walk of wonders. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and bring an extra pair of shoes as you’ll be wading through water during your visit to Fairy Stream.
Take your time exploring the Fairy Stream and don’t forget to hike the rocks in order to gain an impressive panoramic view of the entire area.