Guide To Explore The Most Stunning Sand Dunes In Mui Ne Vietnam



The sand dunes in Mui Ne are dazzling attractions at which you can enjoy a number of interesting activities such as jeep tours, sand sliding, quad biking,... Due to the influence of geological factors and wind direction, some of the Mui Ne sand dunes can even impressively change their shape and color. And, the scenery of the sand dunes at dawn and dusk becomes much more attractive.

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Source: VnExpress

The Mui Ne sand dunes are the great places to visit in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province. The two most breathtaking sand dunes to visit are Bau Trang (also known as Mui Ne White Sand Dunes) and Bay Sand Dune (also known as Mui Ne Red Sand Dunes). 

I - The charming beauty of the sand dunes in Mui Ne

1 - Bau Trang (Mui Ne White Sand Dunes)

Bau Trang is located in Hong Lam Hamlet, Hoa Thang Commune, Bac Binh District, Binh Thuan Province - 45km from Phan Thiet City. Standing out as a vast unspoiled sand field, White Sand Dune is the most popular tourist attraction in Mui Ne. Majestic sand dunes envelop the entire landscape, making you feel as if you are wandering through a desolate corner of the Sahara.

As one of the best sand dunes in Mui Ne, this is a beautiful place for you to catch the sunrise, or walk on the smooth white sand and take pictures to check in by the lake in the middle of the sand dune. You can also rent a quad bike or a buggy to have more experience and relaxing moments here.

Located next to white sand dunes is Bau Trang lake - a large blue lake which is home to numerous lotus. In summer (from May to July), the lotus flowers in the lake are in full bloom creating a lively scene. The best time of day to visit Bau Trang is from 5am to 9am & from 4pm to 6pm.

Mui Ne sand dunes entrance fee: 

- Adult: 15,000 VND/ticket ($0.6)

- Child: 7,000 VND/ticket ($0.3)

2 - Bay Sand Dune (Mui Ne Red Sand Dunes)

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This is one of the most spectacular sand dunes in Mui Ne - Source: VnExpress

Located in Quarter 5, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet City, this sand dune covers an area of 50ha. It is called Bay Sand Dune (“Bay” means flying) because it can change its shape many times in just one day under the impact of wind direction. Many bougainvilleas and poplars are grown to lessen the moving of sand. There is currently a luxury resort with a golf course near the Mui Ne Red Sand Dunes. 

If you reach the sand dunes in Mui Ne in the late afternoon, you have a chance to admire the sparkling sunset. The bright red sun at the end of the day shines through the rolling red sand hill creating a spectacular scene, as beautiful as a picture of a red desert. The best time of day to come here is from 5am to 8am coinciding with the breathtaking dawn and the dune is still not so crowded. 

Entrance fee: 15,000 VND/ticket ($0.6)

II - How to get to Mui Ne sand dunes?

From Phan Thiet city center, you have 3 choices of getting to the sand dunes:

1 - Getting there by jeep

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Mui Ne Jeep Tour - Source: Klook

You can connect to these operators to book a jeep tour to the sand dunes in Mui Ne:

Mui Ne Jeep Tour

Mui Ne Jeep Tour offers combination tours between the sand dunes and other famous attractions in Mui Ne such as Fairy Stream, Ong Dia Rock Beach, Wine Castle,...The driver is so friendly and attentive with a role of your good guide, and your photographer as well. 

You can contact them for airport shuttle service.

- Address: No.52 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City

- Price: 500.000 VND/a 4-6 persons group tour in 4-5 hours ($21.5)

- Contact: 0937524385 or khamphamuine@gmail.com 

- Website: https://muinejeeptour.com/

Hai Tuan Travel

Hai Tuan Travel offers Mui Ne Sand Dunes jeep tours as well as Mui Ne package tours, in which 4-hour sunrise jeep tours and 4-hour sunset jeep tours are the most popular tours. 

- Address: 42/A3 KDC Ben Loi, Lai An Ward, Phan Thiet City

- Tour prices:

+ For a 1-4 pax private tour: 500,000VND / 4-seater jeep tour ($21.5)

+ For a 5-6 pax private tour: 55,000VND / 6-seater jeep tour ($23.6)

+ For over 7 pax private tour: 140.000VND / pax ($6.03)

+ For group tour: 110.000 VND / pax ($4.8)

- Contact: 0252 350 0068 

- Email: contact@haituantravel.com

2 - Taking a taxi to get to the sand dunes in Mui Ne

Traveling by taxi from Phan Thiet city center to the sand dunes of Mui Ne costs from 250,000 - 500,000 VND / 4-seater car/way ($10.8 - 21.5). Some taxis in Phan Thiet City: 

- Mai Linh Taxi: 0252 38 38 38 38

- Quoc Te Phan Thiet Taxi: 0252 3 52 52 52

- Sun Taxi Phan Thiet: 0252 3 66 77 88

- VinaSun Taxi: 0252 3 888 888

3 - Riding a motorbike to the Red and White Sand Dunes Mui Ne

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Motorbike for rent in Phan Thiet city - Source: Internet

Motorbike rental fee is about 80,000 - 150,000 VND/motorbike/day ($3.5 - 6.5). Some motorbike rental shops in Phan Thiet:

Thanh Lam motorbike rental 

- Address: No.139 Nguyen Tuong street, Phu Thuy Ward, Phan Thiet City

- Phone number: 0342 311 448

Thanh Phong motorbike rental 

- Address: Km9, Nguyen Thong street, Phu Hai Ward, Phan Thiet City 

- Phone number: 0916 028 368

Hoang Hieu motorbike rental 

- Address: No. 50 Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City  

- Phone number: 0933 715 692

III - What to do in the sand dunes in Mui Ne?

1 - Admire the sunset

Sunset on the sand dunes of Mui Ne is one of the most beautiful scenes you can catch in Vietnam. The long & large sand dunes are so wonderful in the late afternoon when sand is on fire. This is one of the best photography spots for taking photos of the sunset and local vibes from the daily activities of local people. 

2 - Mui Ne Sand Dunes quad bike

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Source: Junn195

Quad biking in sand dunes is a great thing to do that you should not miss. Biking through the white and red sand dunes on a 4-wheel bike is an exciting thing to do here. 

- Quad biking rental fee: 700,000 VND / 20 minutes /2 people ($30.2)

- Rental place: at the entrance to the sand dunes

3 - Sand sledding at the sand dunes in Mui Ne

All you need to do is rent a skateboard, drag it to the areas with suitable slopes and slide from top to bottom. It is really exciting and gives you a wonderful travel experience.  

- Skateboard rental fee: 20,000 VND / person / turn ($0.9) (training fee is included)

- Rental place: at the entrance to the sand dunes

4 - Camel riding in a Mui Ne sand dunes tour

The splendid, vast sand dunes are the best background for amazing pictures which look like the miniature Sahara desert. The activity of riding camels in these charming sand dunes in Mui Ne is also a favorite one, which allows you to have the best photos.  

- Fare: 100,000 VND/ person ($4.4). With this price, you can ride the camel and freely take photos. Otherwise, it is free of charge. 

Note: To have the most beautiful photos with adorable camels, it is advisable to wear colorful dresses or white ones. Maxi, Boho, or Vintage are the favorite choices of many visitors. You can contact Muinejeeptour.com to assist you to hire dresses and other accessories here. In addition, you should prepare sunscreen, tissues, and sunshade silk scarves to avoid sunburn.  

- Price for dress rental in Mui Ne: 100,000 VND/ 2 sets ($4.4) (apply for those hire a jeep of MuineJeepTour)

IV - Resorts near the sand dunes in Mui Ne

Top places to stay near the Mui Ne Red Sand Dune: 

Pandanus resort 

The four-star beachfront resort features a 10-hectare tropical garden, a large out-door lagoon-style swimming pool, multi-person hot tub, and 2 on-site dining places. You can enjoy a variety of treatments at Pandanus’s spa, hot sauna, a tennis court, and a fitness center here. The rooms are decorated with soft cream tones with light yellow, brown, and black and are well-equipped with modern amenities. 

- Address: No.03 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet City - 400m from the Red Sand Dune  

- Contact: 0252 3849 849 

- Website: https://www.pandanusresort.com

Nam Chau Boutique resort - Mui Ne Passion 

Visiting the sand dunes in Mui Ne, you can also stay at the 2-star Nam Chau resort, which features 52 rooms with sea view, a swimming pool and an onsite lounge bar for guests to unwind their mind with a drink. The atmosphere is absolutely quiet with a lot of surrounding green trees.   

- Address: No.07 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Group 5, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet City - 700m from the Red Sand Dune 

- Contact: 097 789 5859 

- Website: https://nam-chau-resort-phan-thiet.booked.net/

Unlike the Mui Ne Red Sand Dune, there are almost no accommodations that you can find near Bau Trang Sand Dune.

The glorious sand dunes in Mui Ne promise to give you incredible experiences with a myriad of fascinating activities such as camel riding, sand sledding, quad biking, etc. Hopefully, the information above is useful for your coming trip to these amazing Red and White Sand Dunes Mui Ne.

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