Vietnam: Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

In my last post, all about my adventures in Cambodia, I said that I was going to try not to bombard you with a TONNE of pictures and places in one post anymore. So I’m back today, (and keeping to my word!), with a much smaller post. Which has made life much easier for me aswell. Sorting through 3 weeks worth of pictures in one go is not a task for the faint hearted!

Im kicking off the Vietnam posts, with some snaps from our adventures in Mui Ne. And I’m actually STILL in Vietnam while writing this. I’ve moved on from Mui Ne mind, but this is the most up to date I have been yet, woop!

We only spent a breif 2 days in Mui Ne. It’s a sleepy little beach town (at this time of year anyway), and there isn’t a whooole heap going on. But the main reason for visiting was to take a trip to its stunning sand dunes and ‘Fairy Stream’.

So at 5am, we hopped into our open jeep for the day and took a *very* windy trip to the sand dunes for sunrise. There are red and white sand dunes in Mui Ne and we visited both. Don’t ask me how but a couple of quick conversations, and no time to give it any real thought, meant before I knew it we were hopping on a quad bike ride down practically vertical drops across the White Sand Dunes. I was absolutely terrfied before, but it ended up being so much fun! Even if the exhaust had nearly burned my leg by the end of it. Health and safety standards over here just aren’t really a thing.

A paddle down the serene Fairy Stream was much needed tranquility after the madness! Walking through the natural stream with a bed of soft red sand was an experience in itself. But to add to it all, the landscapes surrounding were just stunning! We managed to arrive about 7am, just ahead of the crowds, so we had the place to ourselves, which made it all the more dreamy. And to top it all off we made it back to our hotel by 10am for breakfast and a day snoozing in the sun.

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne

Sand Dunes & Fairy Streams in Mui Ne


  • Great post, the pictures are amazing, I love your blog, thank you for sharing!!!


  • Wow, this looks amazing!x

  • This sounds like so much fun, Frances!! I’ve been to Vietnam but never knew there was a place like this in Mui Ne. I can’t wait to read more of your adventures! <3

    Teesh || Adventures of Cupcake Girl

    • I loved Vietnam too! There’s not a whole lot to do in Mui Ne but I think it’s worth a very short stop just for the sand dunes! xx

  • Ahhhhhhhh Frances I can’t help the jealousy haha! I have really loved following your travels so far, you have seen the most incredible places. This day sounded amazing, must have been super scary at first but I bet you are glad you just went for it! I remember doing a similar thing in Egypt and it has stuck in my memories ever since. Amazing snaps too! Immy x

    • Thanks Immy! <3 So, so late replying to these comments sorry! So glad that we went for it in the end, as you usually are with most things in life I have realised! It definitely wont be forgotten 🙂 xx

  • missgetaway

    Oh that looks absolutely fabulous. I definitely need to visit them too. Duh, now I crave a trip so badly.

    Love, kerstin

    • It was so incredible! Definitely worth a stop in Mui Ne if you are ever in Vietnam! xx

  • I’ve found that I have a fondness for sand dunes and desert settings so this was a real treat. I think you were right on the money when you said that you wanted to start giving us a little bit of a place at a time. This was such an enjoyable read and I found it easier to take in because it was a little a time. Thanks for sharing and keep having a lovely time in Vietnam!

    • They are so beautiful, they just go on for miles and miles! XX