3 new experiences in Vung Tau, Da Lat, Phu Quoc


Instead of participating in familiar activities, you can try SUP paddling on Vung Tau beach, glamping in the forest in Da Lat, and “forest bathing” in Phu Quoc during your upcoming trip.

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New fun and entertainment activities will make the trip more interesting even though they are quite familiar destinations. Zing suggests you experience “forest bathing” in Phu Quoc, SUP paddling on the Vung Tau sea and glamping in the jungle of Da Lat.

“Forest bathing” in Phu Quoc

“Forest bathing” is also known as shinrin-yoku. It means “to immerse yourself” or engage in activities in the forest with all the senses. Some of the benefits that “forest bathing” brings can be mentioned such as: enhancing immune system function, improving mental health, reducing blood pressure, …

This job is very easy to experience and less expensive. You don’t have to camp or stay too long in the forest, but you can take a walk, breathe in the fresh air here is also a “forest bath”.

Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) is not only famous for its beautiful beaches but also known for its old forests. This will be the ideal place for you to experience “forest bathing”, an activity that is difficult to do in big cities.

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Phu Quoc primeval forest is located in Phu Quoc National Park, in the northeast of Phu Quoc Island, about 35 km from Duong Dong town.

Because it is a primeval forest, this place almost retains the inherent ecosystem such as vegetation, animals, rivers and streams, … and has very fresh air, very suitable conditions for “bathing” Forest”.

To get here, you can choose to travel alone by motorbike or join the available tours to explore the primeval forest.

Rowing SUP on Vung Tau sea

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a recent emerging activity in Vung Tau City (Ba Ria – Vung Tau). Not only receiving the attention of the locals, but the tourists are also quite interested in this experience.

SUP rowing meets both the relaxation and discovery needs of tourists. Watching the sea and mountains of the city on a stand-up paddleboard boat will definitely give you an interesting experience.

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If you are inexperienced, when you join, you will receive technical instructions first and guide you to follow to support during the trip.

The total route is about 3 km long, starting from Bai Truoc park to Ru Ri island and vice versa if there is no strong wind. The price of this service is about 300,000 VND for 3 hours of experience.

The ideal time to paddle SUP in Vung Tau City is 6-8am and 16-18h. At this time, the sun is not too strong to obstruct visibility. If you’re lucky, you can even catch the sunset on the sea.

Glamping in the forest in Da Lat

High-class camping (glamping) is a form of the resort close to nature. Instead of checking in at cafes or famous places, you can “change the wind” with a glamping session in the forest in Da Lat (Lam Dong).

Although this activity is not too new, it will definitely bring you very interesting experiences. The fresh cool air in the morning, and chilly at night will be felt most clearly during camping sessions in the forest.

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The cost for a trip like this will range from 1-2 million VND, depending on the services you choose. Usually, glamping organizers will prepare tents, food and some other entertainment services in the camping area.

CampArt by Aunt Jen, A Day in the Forest, Village,… are some of the units you can choose for glamping in Da Lat. You need to contact the reservation in advance.