Vietnam Overlanding


Does anyone here have familiarity with the overlanding scene in Vietnam?

  • Are there 4x4 rentals for DIY driving trips.
  • Permits required?
  • Are there hostels or places to stay for DIY (side-of-the-road camping)?

A cursory google search seems to indicate that what limited overlanding there is in Vietnam is mostly done via guided (and expensive) tours where drivers, guides, cooks, ect. are part of the "package."


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I have never been to Vietnam but in Thailand a lot of the normal roads are an adventure just because they are so poorly maintained and they used to have land cruiser rentals. I bet you could rent something like a Suzuki jimny and explore some remote areas.