The small coastal town of Mui Ne in Vietnam is most famous or its Saharaesque sand dunes, but it is also home to the 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 of Fairy Stream Mui Ne including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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WHERE TO FIND FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
Mui Ne is located 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.
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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.
The Fairy Stream Mui Ne is located at the northern end of the coastal bay.
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Drone shot of the Fairy Stream Mui Ne
ARRIVING AT THE FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
From the main road, you will see the signpost for the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, 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 the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, 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 is safe to walk barefoot the entire time.
At the beginning of the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, 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
Creekside food vendors – Fairy Stream Mui Ne
The beginning of Fairy Stream Mui Ne
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
Fairy Stream Mui Ne 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.
The 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 Fairy Stream Mui Ne 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.
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Drone shot of Fairy Stream Mui Ne
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Fairy Stream Mui Ne
Fairy Stream Mui Ne
WHERE TO STAY NEAR FAIRY STREAM 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 near Fairy Stream Mui Ne 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
FAIRY STREAM MUI NE – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Although I visited Fairy Stream 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 the Fairy Stream Mui Ne 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 from little kids or other travelers as they pass you by, stomping through the waters of Fairy Stream Mui Ne.
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AIRBNB NEAR FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
Another option for accommodation near Fairy Stream Mui Ne is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Mui Ne.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MUI NE
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF FAIRY STREAM MUI NE
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about the Fairy Stream Mui Ne, drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.