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The Best of Vietnam Camping Tips


Vietnam strikes most tourists as an East Asian cultural hub, a natural haven for getaways. But did you know that Vietnam can also provide interesting, new campgrounds? Whether you’re familiar or fresh to this choice, here we have for you our tailored Vietnam camping tips, straight from locals.

Vietnam Camping Tips #1: Ideal Time to Camp

Vietnam generally has two seasons: the dry season and the wet season. Obviously, the first option, which spans from October to March, is the best time to visit Vietnam since you can avoid heavy rainfall. Though keep in mind that December and January may be quite chilly.

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You wouldn’t want to miss this view due to the rain

However, make sure to check the weather carefully as Vietnam's climate does vary significantly in different regions.

Vietnam Camping Tips #2: Best Places to Camp in Vietnam

Vietnam has a plethora of options for camping. You can either choose a campground with fully-equipped facilities or be adventurous and opt for a mountain or along a trekking route. Here are some of the best places to camp in Vietnam.

Son Tinh Camp, Hanoi

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Son Tinh Camp is a popular choice for foreigners for the abundance of activities here

Bidoup Mountain, Lam Dong Province

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Bidoup Mountain is dubbed “the roof” of Lam Dong Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Starfish Campsite, Khanh Hoa Province

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Camping by one of Vietnam’s most beautiful sea is an ideal choice for a summer getaway

Ta Nang - Phan Dung Trek

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Ta Nang - Phan Dung is Vietnam’s most charming and also most challenging trekking route

Vietnam Camping Tips #3: Camping Gears You Need

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Camping starter-pack

Camping in a foreign country is fun and all, but before that, preparation is vital. Unless you're staying in a campground, here’s everything else you’ll need for outdoor camping:

The essentials:

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A travel journal is a great way to record your memorable trip

For camping enthusiasts:

For people who are not a fan of camping:

Camping Backpack vietnam camping tips

Some packing tips for a compact, yet useful, camping backpack

Addresses to buy camping gears in Vietnam:

Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Dan Sinh Market, District 1
  • Saigon Square (77-89 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1)
  • FanFan (61/4 Co Giang Street, District 1, HCMC)


  • Along Pham Ngu Lao Street and Hang Khay Street
  • FanFan (73B Mai Hac De Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi)

Da Nang: FanFan (111 Nguyen Van Thoai Street, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang)

A Local Take on Vietnam Camping Tips

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Don’t leave your prints on the environment after your trip

  • Clean up your garbage to protect the environment
  • Check all your belongings before leaving the campground
  • If you’re new to camping, choose a more touristy campsite, or book a hiking tour
  • Check the weather forecasts beforehand, but prepare for everything since Vietnam’s weather can change quite abruptly

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Insect repellent, in addition to suitable clothing, will save you from unwanted bites

    • Look out for leeches and snakes (especially during the wet season); wear long-sleeves shirts and pants to avoid any insect bites or stings.
    • In Vietnam, Viettel SIM card provides the best service in mountainous/rural areas.
    • Opt for bottled/boiled water, avoid river water, and even tap water.
    • Sign up for a travel insurance plan upon your camping trip in Vietnam:

Final Thoughts on Vietnam Camping Tips

Vietnam has long been known as an amazing spot for a wellness tour, a cultural tour, and an eco-tour. But after this article, we hope you’ll see that Vietnam is also a hidden gem when it comes to camping.

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