The small coastal town of Mui Ne in Vietnam is most famous for its Saharaesque sand dunes, but it’s also home to the beautiful Fairy Stream Mui Ne.
The Fairy Stream is colored by soft clay and limestone rocks that crumble down to shore from one side of the red canyon.
I have put together this complete guide to Fairy Stream Mui Ne including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE?
Fairy Stream is located in Mui Ne on the Southeast coast of Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh city, you can take a bus directly to Mui Ne and the journey takes approximately 4.5 hours.
Click Here to check timetables and book your bus in advance to Mui Ne.
Alternatively, you can book a bus to Mui Ne via the reception at your accommodation. Tip: You will have to book a bus to Mui Ne the day before you plan to travel.
ARRIVING AT THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
From the main road, you will see the signpost for the Fairy Stream and simply follow the pathway to the end where there is a small set of stairs that leads down to the stream.
It costs 5,000 Dong to enter and the ticket man will even look after your shoes while you are off exploring the red canyon. The water is only a few centimeters deep and it’s safe to walk barefoot the entire time.
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At the beginning of the stream, there are small food and drink vendors on the creek side if you would like to take a minute to chill before or after the red canyon adventure.
The entrance to Fairy Stream Vietnam
The beginning of the stream
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Although I visited Mui Ne in July, they say the best time to visit is between November and March for optimum temperatures and little to no rain.
Try to avoid visiting on a weekend as it’s a popular spot for local and international tourists to spend the day and it can get very crowded.
Wear some old clothes or even a pair of swimmers as you will most likely get splashed by little kids or other travelers as they pass you by, stomping through the waters of Fairy Stream.
Drone shot of the Fairy Stream
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Fairy Stream winds its way through a red canyon which resembles a miniature version of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The soft red sand is quite pleasant to walk on so I encourage you to take off your shoes and get some clay mud between your toes.
Towering limestone rocks on the edges of the red canyon seem to be a likely hiding place for potential fairies to hang out and it very well may be where the name ‘Fairy Stream’ comes from.
The stream is surrounded by shaded bamboo and palm tree forests and it takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to walk from one end of the stream to the other.
Drone shot of Fairy Stream
An interesting landscape
WHERE TO STAY IN MUI NE
Mui Ne has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Anantara Mui Ne Resort
Mid Range: Four Oceans Resort
Budget: Xin Chao Hotel
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MUI NE
When visiting Mui Ne, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Vietnamese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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