Vietnam – From Above

Several months ago the #BDTeam spun a globe and got on a flight to Vietnam in less than 24 hours. With them was Alex Adrian Lopez Rios who captured the trip from above with an FPV Drone.

Vietnam is a traveler’s dream. Ride a scooter along the busy streets of Hanoi, try paragliding in Hoành Bồ, sleep on a traditional boat on Hạ Long Bay, and experience the beautiful culture that this country offers.

The #BDTeam recommends taking an overnight journey to one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights – Ban Gioc Waterfall. The falls occur on the Quay Son River, a beautiful jade-blue body of water flowing from China through a pastoral landscape of rice fields and bamboo groves surrounded by limestone pinnacles.

Another very unique experience was cruising along Ha Long Bay. With 3,000 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over an area of 1,500 square kilometers, Ha Long Bay offers a wonderland of karst topography. In recognition of this, in 1994, Ha Long Bay was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you travel to the northernmost region of Vietnam, you will find Ha Giang. A remote destination that has been open to tourism for only a few years. The region boasts nature as you’ve never seen it. Massive limestone walls, granite outcrops everywhere, hanging valleys, rice terraces climbing to the clouds, and winding roads carved into the mountainsides. This alone sounds like a great adventure, but combined with the ubiquitous presence of the local hill tribes—mostly proud Black Hmong—this experience is a “must-do” on any Vietnam itinerary.

From the capital city to the most remote part of Vietnam, this is a beautiful destination that will create lasting memories for any travelers. Have you visited Vietnam yet? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Alex Adrian Lopez Rios | Filmmaker & Editor
Chris Shepherd | Filmmaker
Logan Armstrong | Filmmaker
Tom Jauncey | Filmmaker & Producer