A trip they offer most in Mui Ne is going to the Fairy Stream and the Sand Dunes. I allready read some stories about the Sand Dunes so I really wanted to go there.
I saw an travel agency at the main street that offered a trip to both sights in an afternoon. I was at the agency with the American girl called Babette who I met in the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne and we booked that trip for the next afternoon.
Fairy Stream and Sand Dunes, Mui Ne
The next morning I spent at the swimmingpool, did love the pool at Tien Dat Hotel, Mui Ne. I just needed a more expensive hotel, 3 stars.
I was on a budget the first part of my travel but at some point I wanted some more luxury, it was a holiday and I wanted swimmingpools 🙂 The Tien Dat Hotel has different options, the most expensive one is next to the beach and I was situated on the other side of the street and loved my pool!!
I really enjoyed this great pool and had a great salad at the hotel before going to the agency where we should be picked up. There I met Babette. Also a German guy and a guy from New Zealand who were going on this trip too. We were picked up by a man with a jeep and off we went.
Fairy Stream and Sand Dunes – Mui Ne
At some point he stopped and told us to walk in the direction he pointed. When I looked in that direction I saw a small street in between houses. He pointed again and we figured that there would be the fairy stream. He would be waiting for us at the street he told us.
I didn’t get it because I just saw that street. But we just did what he told us. So after walking pass the houses and gardens of the people that lived there we saw at the end a stream.
Soft sand between your toes – Fairy Stream, Mui Ne
We had to take of our shoes said some kids who were standing there to take good care of them 🙂 So we did and we walked upstream. Really strange and soft feeling. It was a river but is was like 1 centimeter deep. And how far we went, it didn’t got any deeper.. Really strange, real fresh but not cold water, the sand was real soft.
It felt real nice at my feet.
Doesn’t it look great?
Surroundings like in a Fairytale- Mui Ne
I think we walked like 15-20 minutes when suddenly we saw more people walking there. They were passing us and allready had seen the end. I was poorly informed and didn’t even know where we were walking towards 🙂 We walked on and it got more narrow and at the same time deeper.
More rocks on the bottom and less sand between our toes. And in the end we suddenly saw a small waterfall. Not that big, just like the rest as the river, small and soft. Maybe they call it a fairy waterfall just as the stream 🙂
We made a couple of pictures there….I lost my sunglasses but we found it again luckely with our feet searching the undeep floor at the waterfall!!
After walking back we got back into the jeep and went on to the Sand Dunes, first we would go to the White Sand Dunes.
On our way to the Sand Dune – Mui Ne, Vietnam
Meanwhile we drove along the coast and saw some real nice scenery like a fishermansvillage with hundreds of boats at the coast line. Made some real nice pictures there.
After a while we came to the White Sand Dunes.
We decided to walk instead of renting a fourwheel drive. So we walked as high as we could up a sanddune hill. It was real hot and we took lot of pictures of us and the scenery. At some point we decided to run of a steep hill. Playing around in this huge playground!!
We didn’t know how far we would slide into the sand so we ran hand in hand. I went down with the New Zealand-guy. It went real good, the sand is real hot at your feet and legs. But it felt real nice! Because we didn’t go deep into the sand Babette decided to run solo!!
We walked back on the rigde of a big sand dune.
It was great scenery to watch!
The Yellow Sand Dunes – Mui Ne, Vietnam
We got back into the Jeep and went to the Red Sand Dunes. There we would stay here for the rest of the afternoon and watch the sunset. We decided to rent a couple of things which you can use to slide of a sand dune. So much fun!!
There were ofcourse a couple of children and some women who were there to help us. First I tried without them but I almost went head over heels downwards. That didn’t work, they had a trick on how to start 🙂
Learning how to slide
They put us on the plastic thing and pushed us of the Sand Dune. It was real nice!!! It went real fast down the Dunes! We really had some fun sliding down the Sand Dunes!
When it was time to watch the sunset we gave the boys there rental-things back and we sat down and waited.
Babette from the USA and me
It took a bit longer than expected so meanwhile we had all kinds of ideas to make nice pictures with the sun. So I have a serial of sunset pictures on the Sand Dunes!! #fun
Really loved my day there!
And for days later I still found The Sand Dunes in my clothes and back!!!
Sunset at the Red Sand Dunes
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