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White Sand Dunes

White Sand Dunes

Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Southern Vietnam

The Basics

The White Sand Dunes are most commonly visited as part of a half-day tour that arrives in time for either sunrise or sunset. Tours provide a convenient way to travel between different Mui Ne attractions, including the Red Sand Dunes; Lotus Lake (Bau Trang), a favorite of bird-watchers; and the Fairy Stream, a small river that flows between walls of brilliant red clay.

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Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
star-4.5
$18.47 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Perfect day and perfect guide
We took the trip 2 days ago. It was great, sunny and hot, just a bit windy. The fairy springs were nothing special, but the dunes were amazing, especially the white dunes. Our guide Madison was one of the best we ever had. Her English is great and she is so positive. We loved her! I recommend this trip!
Magdalena_Z, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Southern Vietnam

star-5
A very enjoyable morning with a great guide.
Gary_H, Aug 2019
Mui Ne sand dunes jeep tour
All the designated places were great except the none existent fishing village. I took a walk along the peninsula on the next day and found more activity. Customers need to know that to access the white sand dunes they have to hire a jeep or more exiting dune buggy which I did. It costs 400,000 VND so budget for this as it’s worth the experience.
star-5
Definitely a Must-do when in Mui Ne
J6668UEadamd, Nov 2019
Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
Definitely do the sunrise tour if you get the chance. Its an amazing experience. Sand is incredibly smooth and soft making it ideal to jump into and slide on. The river walk is also amazing and allows for great views of amazing terrain. Personal suggestion -- try some of the rolled ice cream some of the local vendors sell when walking near the river.... .absolutely delicious
star-5
Great experience of desert and fair stream.
Camper374113, Oct 2019
Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
My daughter and I enjoyed this tour. This tour is well organized and gave us unforgettable memories. The driver was good to pick us up. Though he explained a little about tourist spots, please do not expect too much explanation from driver.
star-4
Nice drive in a old American Ford Ranger
V_V, Oct 2019
Mui Ne sand dunes jeep tour
It was a very nice and complete drive to the dunes in White/Red and the stream. You have to bring some money for the stream and the possibility to go by ATV up to the White sand mountain.
star-5
Value for money tour
Giang_N, Sep 2019
Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
I booked the tour in last minute but Johnny still guided me how to join the tour. The itinerary was exactly what was described. The amount of time was enough as well. It's a good way to visit Mui Ne if you are alone and want to meet some new people or if you don't want to find the places by yourselves.
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Our tour guide
Magdalena_Z, Mar 2020
Mui Ne Sand Dunes | Private Jeep Starting 18 Usd
Tour in itself was great, dunes were fabulous, especially white. Fairy stream was ok, the best thing is the ice cream which is absolutely must try. Buy from the first guy, as he was who came up with original recipe. Our your guide Madison was amazing, with a lot useful information and great English. She also arranged for us a shower afterwards as you will end up covered in sand and we needed to sleep in the bus that night. Her attitude and smile is just wonderful. Also need to ad that other members of the agency were super kind. They arranged a taxi for us under super price and were keeping our stuff, while we had a dinner. I can not recommend more this your, you will have amazing experience :)

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Quad bikes are available at the White Sand Dunes, so bring cash if you want to enjoy an exhilarating ride.

  • The dunes are a must-visit for nature lovers and photographers.

  • If you’re taking a sunrise tour, bring sunscreen and a hat; the sun gets hot at a rapid rate, even in the early morning.

  • The best of Mui Ne can be covered in just one day; there’s no need to spend much longer here if you have limited on a time.

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How to Get There

Public transport to the White Sand Dunes is limited, particularly if you’re trying to catch the desert landscapes at sunrise. You can hire a scooter or car, or skip the hassle of navigation on a guided tour, which provides a convenient and cost-effective way to travel around Mui Ne in limited time.

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When to Get There

During the day, when the sun has risen to its peak, the dunes are unbearably hot, so the best time to visit is in the early morning or just before sunset, when temperatures are cooler and the light is nice for photographs.

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Bird Watching at Lotus Lake (Bau Trang)

Deserts are not usually associated with a plethora of fauna and flora. However, Lotus Lake (Bau Trang), located on the outskirts of the White Sand Dunes, is home to a multitude of creatures. If you’re a keen bird-watcher, look out for birds of prey such as hawks and falcons, which often dive between the lily pads in search of fish.

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