The Mui Ne Sand Dunes Jeep Tour is one of the main reasons people visit Mui Ne. The tour allows you to experience an unforgettable sunrise or sunset from the top of some white sand dunes. The best part about this experience is that you can be driven to the top of the sand dunes by jeep or ATV. There are a few things you need to be mindful of before you visit. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know!
How to get to Mui Ne
If you’re coming from Ho Chi Minh, the most convenient option is to get a bus. The bus will take roughly 5 hours and cost 160,000 VND ($9.50 AUD). We came from the north and took the Sinh Tourist bus from Nha Trang which took 5 hours and cost 170,000 VND ($10 AUD). Transport in Vietnam is very reliable so you should have an easy and comfortable journey.
Mui Ne Sand Dunes Jeep Tour Price/Itinerary
The Mui Ne Sand Dunes Jeep Tours start from $6 AUD for a group tour in a shared jeep. All the tours go to the same stops. These include the white sand dunes, red sand dunes, a fishing village and the Fairy Stream. The tours can be booked anywhere in town as well as online and have both sunrise and sunset options.
Most of the tour operators don’t tell you that the jeep wont drive you onto the sand dunes. The jeep actually drops you off at the white sand dunes carpark where you have the option to walk, rent an ATV or jeep to drive you to the top for an additional expensive price. All the tour agencies advertise it as a jeep sand dune adventure although to actually get the jeep onto the sand dunes costs extra. We paid 899,000 ($52 AUD) for a private sunrise jeep tour which took us onto the sand dunes.
If you’re not looking to experience a jeep but just want to see the sand dunes, you can rent a scooter and drive yourself from town.
What to expect
The Mui Ne Sand Dunes Jeep Tour is a unique and exciting activity to do while you’re in Mui Ne. Whether you choose the sunrise or sunset tour, you’re sure to witness the sky erupt in incredible colours. Watching sunrise on top of the white sand dunes was beautiful and the best part of the tour. Unfortunately we only had a short period of time to take photos and video before we rushed off to the red sand dunes. If you’re not into photography and just want to sit and watch the sun then you will definitely have an awesome time.
The jeeps don’t drive onto the red dunes so you will take a short walk around yourself. The red sand dunes are much smaller than the white ones. You most likely wont find a spot to yourself unless you walk a fair distance. With the short time frame, we weren’t able to walk very far before we had to head to the next stop.
Your next stop is the fishing village. Our driver was nice enough to stop at a secluded area along the beach so we could take some additional photos. The beach was a bit dirty and there wasn’t much happening but it was still cool to get some extra jeep photos along the beach.
The final stop was to the Fairy Stream. The Fairy Stream consists of an ankle high river which you walk along to view some tall red cliffs. We personally wouldn’t have visited this spot if it wasn’t on our tour as it was dirty and incredibly touristy. What once had lush and green grass has now been taken over by restaurants and souvenir stands.
Is it worth it?
If you’re on holiday and looking to relax and enjoy a Mui Ne Sand Dunes Jeep Tour then we would definitely recommend this to you! If you’re a photographer looking to create some gorgeous content then you might want to give this one a miss. We personally didn’t find the tour that amazing for the expensive price. It was very rushed and we probably would’ve preferred to go ourselves if it wasn’t for the jeep experience.
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