Vietnam is famous for its rich and diverse culture and unique traditional lifestyle. It houses many pristine beaches, vast spreads of rivers, magnificent Buddhist pagodas and cities bustling with locals and tourists. This Southeast Asian country also features spectacular towering mountains whose beauty is best experienced via paragliding. One of the most famous adventure sports here, paragliding in Vietnam offers splendid bird’s eye view of the picturesque landscapes.
Best Time For Paragliding In Vietnam
In Vietnam, the months which offer the best paragliding experience are February, April, November, and October. Even the winds play a major role in carrying out this adventure activity and during the autumn and spring season, the winds in Vietnam are ideal for paragliding.
10 Spots For Paragliding In Vietnam
Here are some of the best places in Vietnam where adventure enthusiasts can indulge in this unique and challenging experience. Keep scrolling down and read along!
- Mount Vien Nam
- Lang Co
- Hon Hong
- Bu Hill
- Khau Pha
- U Bo
- Son Tra
- Bai Nha
- Linh Truong
1. Mount Vien Nam
This mountainous range is a popular spot for paragliding in Hanoi Vietnam located at Yen Binh Ward in the Thach That District. This place is 50 km away from the capital and offers a beautiful experience of gliding through the natural landscapes by jumping off a cliff. This mountain range is perfect for ridge roaring fly, where the visitors are made to take off from a height of 260 m. It involves a 30 minutes trek to reach the take-off point at this range.
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2. Lang Co
Lang Co is centrally located in Vietnam and is known for its wonderful scenic beauty with a beautiful blue beach. One would have to travel north from Danang for 30 km to reach this place. It is one of the places which offer the best paragliding in Vietnam as one can witness incredible scenic views. It is generally windy here which is an ideal weather for paragliding and this makes the experience even better. The take-off height is at 200 m on the cliff.
It is 15 km away from central Da Lat. One can reach here by either taking the bus, motorbike or a car. It would take around 20 minutes to reach this mountainous peak. The participants are asked to jump off and take off from a height of about 2000 m. This makes Mount Langbiang the highest paragliding spot in Vietnam. One can even opt for a Jeep tour to reach the top to save time and energy.
4. Hon Hong
Mount Hon Hong is famously known as the “Pink Mountain”. It is in close proximity to the famous tourist destination Mui Ne. One can reach here in 45 minutes from the central Phan Thiet city. The teams which offer their services here include Mekong Paragliding Club, Hanoi Paragliding and Viewings. These teams also offer several paragliding courses in Vietnam. The take-off height is at 200 m from a flat surface on a sand dune which is right beside the beach. This flat surface is large enough to easily accommodate up to 10 open canopies at a given time.
Agency: Mekong Paragliding Club, Hanoi Paragliding, Vietwings
Cost: INR 4500
5. Bu Hill
This is also known as the “833 Hill”. This paragliding spot is located in the Hoa Binh Province, at the Luong Son Commune. One can easily reach this paragliding spot by traveling southwest from Hanoi for 40 km. The height of the take-off spot is at 620 m. This mountainous range is a narrow one and soars to a height of 1500 m. It is a popular spot amongst the paragliding pilots during the windy season for ridge flying and XC flying.
6. Khau Pha
This paragliding spot offers the best sky views making it one of the most visited paragliding spots in Vietnam. It can be found on the National Highway 32 which leads to Mu Cang Chai. During the months of September and October, this place sees a peak in the number of adventure enthusiasts flocking in from every part of the world to get a hands-on experience of this wonderful adventure. The mesmerizing view of the beautifully terraced rice-fields below is what makes this a popular paragliding spot. Khau Pha is one of the best spots for tandem paragliding in Vietnam.
Agency: Vietwings Paragliding Club
Cost: INR 4700
7. U Bo
This is one of the well-known paragliding spots near Hanoi in Vietnam. This spot can be reached by driving 42 km from the central capital. It is a part of Tien Xuan Commune which is located in Thach That Ward. This spot was made functional after a lot of trials and testing by Hanoi Paragliding. This terrain offers four take-off directions making it very convenient for paragliders. This is an ideal location for ridge soaring, air-born fly, thermal fly as well as for SIV practice. The take-off, as well as the landing site, are vast enough to accommodate a large number of people. One can easily reach the take-off spot by car or a motorbike.
8. Son Tra
Paragliding in Danang Vietnam should not be missed by any traveler. The paragliding spot here is Son Tra which offers the spectacular views of magnificent Danang Bay and the beautiful shore from an elevation. The take-off site is at a height of 600 m and the landing site is either the Pham Van Dong Beach or the Tho Quang Beach. The experience is similar to that of paragliding in Nha Trang Vietnam.
Agency: Vietwings Paragliding Club
9. Bai Nha
This paragliding spot has the most favorable conditions of weather, winds and space and is, therefore, the center for many paragliding competitions which are held annually. It is located in the Lac Son region of Hoa Binh Province. Many of the annual paragliding competitions are held here as the weather conditions are quite favorable. This is the best spot for XC flying as the thermal is stable and wide always. Bai Nha is considered to be one of the spots which offer the best paragliding in Vietnam map and also in the whole of Southeast Asia. Paragliding pilots practice at this spot regularly to better their skills.
10. Linh Truong
This mountain range is located in the Thanh Hoa Province at an altitude of 210 m. Not only is paragliding here a challenging experience, but even the trek to reach this paragliding spot is quite tough as the path which leads to this place is quite narrow and is amidst a thick dense forest filled with pine trees. The wonderful scenic views of the lush greenery, forest spreads, pristine beaches and vast spreads of rice fields from the sky, are worth taking the effort to reach here.
Paragliding in Vietnam is one of the most popular adventure activities among the locals as well as tourists. One must definitely get a taste of this exciting venture on their trip. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by! Experience this thrill by taking a trip to Vietnam with your BFFs!
Frequently Asked Questions About Paragliding In Vietnam
A. Yes, paragliding in Vietnam is completely safe for all tourists as instructors are available at almost all spots.
A. There are a lot of spots for paragliding in Vietnam and the best ones are listed below!
1) Linh Truong
2) Son Tra
3) Khau Pha
4) Bu Hill
A. No, you can’t paraglide in the rain in Vietnam.
A. There are umpteen places for viewing the beach and the surrounding landscapes in Vietnam. Son Tra gives the view of the Danang Bay and your landing spot is a beach. Bai Nah, Hon Hong, and Lang Co are the best paragliding spots with a beach view.
A. Mount Vien Nam, Langbiang, Bu Hill, and U Bo are the best places to get a view of the green landscapes and mountain ranges. You can take a medium and high flight at these spots and enjoy the scenic view for along time.
A. Khau Pha is the best place to get a sky view that covers rice fields and many other landscapes. You get a mesmerizing view of the valley and rice fields.
A. Paragliding festivals in Vietnam are celebrated in Mu Cang Chai at the end of September. You’ll find the sky full of paragliders during this festival. It is also celebrated in Yen Bai province where more than 200 people including foreign tourists gather to fly with the pilots. A costume competition is conducted with the locals. Six of those who win the competition get to paraglide for free with the pilot.
A. English speaking tour guides, pick up and drop service, lunch, and free tandem flights are the most common packages to choose from. You can choose a package that covers the viewpoints you want to see.
A. This is one of the most scenic mountain areas in Vietnam. Paragliding at this place you mountains, lakes, and landscapes. You fly at a height of 1500 meters viewing scenic pine tree forests and the most breathtaking views of the place.
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