Posted by Dorjoo Dook Posted on 8:39 AM with No comments
The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) defines adventure travel as “a type of tourism,
involving exploration or travel with perceived (and possibly actual) risk, and potentially requiring specialized skills and physical exertion.”
A broad definition that covers a lot of travel and tourism in Vietnam: almost anything outside a hotel, cruise, beach, museum, or cooking class is adventure travel.
It might be obvious that rock climbing in Cat Ba, trekking in Sapa, or caving in Phong Nha would be adventure travel. What about a speed boat trip to the Cham Islands? Adventure travel. A cycling tour through Ninh Binh? Adventure travel. A scooter ride up the Hai Van Mountain pass? Adventure travel. Why? Because all these activities involve some level of risk, physical activity or skills.