Nha Trang’s natural wonders
In a destination praised for its picturesque beaches, azure waters, and fertile mountains, it’s no surprise that getting out in nature is highly recommended.
Experience one of Nha Trang’s most pristine beaches at Ninh Van Bay. Home to several luxury resorts, this is the perfect base for travellers who appreciate a serene hideaway between sightseeing excursions.
Escape the bustle of Nha Trang on an excursion to Hon Ba Nature Reserve. Sixty kilometres out of the city, the journey there is as enjoyable as the reserve itself; pass tiny villages, rice paddy fields, and grazing water buffalo. At Hon Ba, trails lead to stunning lookouts, verdant forests, and cascading falls. Hike to Hon Ba’s summit, swim in the gorgeous Suoi Nguon waterfall, and visit the former home of the Swiss-French doctor who set up Hon Ba’s research centre in 1915.
For a closer nature escape, Ban Ho waterfalls await, with three scenic swimming holes for a refreshing dip amid the lush vegetation and giant boulders. The hike to the first pool is only 1.2 kilometres, though it’s a rock scramble to the other (quieter) pools, so wear appropriate footwear. You can also rent a bicycle and reach Ban Ho waterfalls in 45 minutes.
Soak in nature (literally) at the nearby mineral-rich hot waters and mud pools. Thap Ba, the region’s original centre, offer mud and mineral baths, plus hot and cold pools. For a modern setting, consider I-Resort, and for the quirkiest mud bath you’ll likely ever have, experience the egg-themed 100 Egg Mud Bath, where you can soak in a giant egg!