Travel With Kids: Sand Sledding In Vietnam

During our trip to Vietnam, we made a visit to the Sand Dunes near Mui Ne. The Sand Dunes are much like what they sound – a large expanse of sand hills and drifts carved by the wind into a range of shapes, grooves and lines. As you walk into the dunes young kids approach to offer their plastic sleds and demonstrate – for a price of course – how to ride the hills of sand.

Kipling getting ready for his first ride down the dunes.
Sledding the sand dunes in Vietnam.

Is it a chance to sled without being cold, or a trip to the beach without the opportunity to swim?Playing in the sand, Vietnam

Samuel getting some help up the hills.
Children at the sand dunes, Vietnam

6 questions and comments

  1. AvatarMummyT

    My son loved doing this! It’s slower than snow, but the aesthetics make up for it…

    I posted a video here:

    Happy travelling…

  2. AvatarSharlene

    How awesome! I am going to have to remember to bring some plastic sleds with us when visit US sand dunes.

  3. AvatarSarah V.

    What an adventure! This sounds perfect for those of us who aren’t big fans of cold weather.

  4. AvatarLucia

    Wow! That looks like some serious fun. Reminds me of the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado and New Mexico but I don’t remember any cool sleds. What a great travel experience.

  5. AvatarAmy @ The Q Family

    How cool! My kids love sledding down the hill and recently we were lucky to get snow. But I think Sand Sledding will be more fun just because you don’t have to wear 10 layers of clothes. 🙂

  6. Avatarwandermom

    Forwarding this post to my kids to check out – I don’t think they realize that they’ll be able to try out things like this when we visit Vietnam next year.

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