Best Vietnam Ecotourism Tours & Travel Packages 2024/2025

4 Best Vietnam Eco Tours & Travel Packages

Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Long Xuyen
4 Days / 3 Nights
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Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Ha Tien
5 Days/ 4 Nights
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Hanoi > Ba Be Lake > Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfalls > Lang Son > Halong
8 Days/ 7 Nights
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Hanoi - Bac Kan - Cao Bang
3 Days / 2 Nights
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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
6 Days/ 5 Nights
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4 Reviews
Hanoi - Luc Yen - Thac Ba
3 Days / 2 Nights
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Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City
2 Days/ 1 Night
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1 Reviews
Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
3 Days/ 2 Nights
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2 Reviews
Ha Giang - Du Gia Village - Dong Van - Ha Giang
3 Days/ 2 Nights
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2 Reviews
Mu Cang Chai - Luot village - Mam Xoi - Tu Le - Hanoi
3 Days/ 2 Nights
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2 Reviews
Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Ha Long - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta
11 Days/ 10 Nights
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1 Reviews
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Hanoi
4 Days/ 3 Nights
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2 Reviews

Highlights

  • Take a trip to some of the country’s national parks and unspoiled areas to experience the scenic landscapes and unique diversity.
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of ethnic locals through homestay accommodation, cuisine, and direct observation of their daily life.
  • Authentic Vietnam eco-travel experience like harvesting rice, riding buffaloes, fishing using old age techniques, watering vegetable farm, hiking or biking through local ethnic minority villages, etc.

 

Tips

  • Do your research on Vietnamese destinations, local history, culture and local customs before arriving.
  • Talk to your tour operator about the local weather, how it affects the terrain, or where you can hire gear and equipment for your trip.
  • Take only pictures, leave only footprints: Always protect the environment, do not litter the roads, do not misuse water resources and do not pick wild flowers.
  • Pay attention to the local community: buy local food and souvenirs from markets or street vendors rather than luxury hotels.
  • Pack insect repellent: Mosquitoes can cause illness, so don’t get caught without insect repellent in case the bugs are out.

 

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Vietnam Ecotourism - Experience Exotic Southeast Asia's Top Travel Destinations

Vietnam eco tours are undoubtedly becoming more and more well-known, but more tourists means a greater risk to the environment. So what should a traveler do if they are drawn to Vietnam but don’t want to help out? Ecotourism is one solution that might work. A fantastic way to explore a nation as diverse and culturally rich as Vietnam without much concern for your carbon footprint is to take a tour that focuses on sustainable practices.

Vietnam ecotourism

Vietnam ecotourism

What is ecotourism?

Ecotourism is the practice of traveling to pristine natural areas to experience all the power and beauty of the natural world without contributing to the crowding or damage that can occasionally occur at more popular man-made locations. When visiting cities and famous locations, every effort is made to have a sustainable experience, including the traveler’s own habits, food, and mode of transportation.

While a trip to see a nation’s native plant species might not be for everyone, ecotourism (especially in nations that are rapidly gaining popularity, like Vietnam), gives visitors the chance to connect with nature while making sure the nation they are visiting will remain just as stunning and impressive for years to come.

Who is best suited to ecotourism?

Ecotourism could be the perfect option for you if you’re the kind of traveler who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and wants to experience all that a place has to offer without having to deal with the crowds that some of the more popular sites draw. That’s not to say ecotours won’t let you visit the significant, iconic locations that no trip would be complete without, though! In fact, longer ecotours give you the best of both worlds: you get to see all of those must-see temples and incredible cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and then tourists have the chance to learn more about preservation and the relatively untouched nature that’s present all throughout Vietnam.

The best suited for ecotourism

The best suited for ecotourism

The bottom line is that eco-tours can be a great choice for all types of tourists: whether you’re looking for a pulse-pounding city adventure or a peaceful natural escape, environmentally conscious touring can offer something for everyone.

Eco-friendly places to visit in Vietnam

You’re in luck if you want to reconnect with nature and discover all that Vietnam has to offer in that regard because the nation is home to 30 national parks that are dispersed all over the place. No matter where you go, you can find a park with awe-inspiring beauty and clean, fresh air. It can be difficult to decide where to travel, but these are some of our top picks.

Ba Be Lake

One of the best places to visit in Vietnam is a lake called Ba Be Lake, which is located in the north of the country. A landslide from a long-gone volcano caused it to be created. The lake is surrounded by lush green forests and is very picturesque in its natural state.

Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake is situated at an elevation of 990 meters above sea level. Moreover, it is an important source of fish for local communities and a popular ecotourism destination. Ba Be Lake offers many activities for visitors to enjoy, such as fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, and bird watching, among others.

Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park

Butterflies season in Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong is the largest national park in the country and it is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. The attractions at Cuc Phuong National Park are numerous. Its ecosystem is diverse, its landscapes are stunning, and it is home to a wide range of animal and plant species.  Additionally, there are many caves and stunning scenery, as well as waterfalls.  The dry season, which lasts from November to April, is the best time to visit Cuc Phuong National Park because it is less crowded with visitors and there are more opportunities to see wildlife. 

Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park

This national park is located on Cat Ba Island, which belongs to the Cat Hai district of Hai Phong city. More than 800 different plant species can be found in Cat Ba National Park, which has more than 15,000 hectares for you to explore! 

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which is close to the Laos-Vietnam border, is home to a remarkably diverse range of plants and animals as well as virtually endless limestone deposits. The limestone cave system in this park is one of its most amazing features. The caves can be explored for up to 1.5 km; add it to your bucket list!

Mekong Delta

Explore the Mekong eco-tours splendor and allure. It is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The Mekong Delta has been called “the last wild place” and “the last frontier.” The region has been described as a “vast, complex, and largely unexplored wilderness.” The Mekong Delta is home to more than 10,000 species of plants and animals, including many endangered species. The delta’s ecosystem includes mangrove forests, wetlands, rivers, and estuaries.

Floating market on the Mekong river

Floating market on the Mekong river

There are many interesting things that you shouldn’t miss on your tour to the Mekong Delta, such as: visiting Cai Be Floating Market and taking a stroll through small towns to learn about the way of life of those who live by the river. Go to an ex-Viet Cong base while enrolled in a cooking class and learning to prepare regional specialties.

 

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Emma Lord

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for our incredible tour. The organization was top-notch, and everything ran seamlessly, with drivers and tour guides always punctual. Their pleasant demeanor and generally good command of English greatly enhanced our experience. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, offering delicious food at all times and situated mostly in convenient locations. Once again, I am grateful for such an enjoyable holiday. A special thanks to you for your invaluable advice and endless patience with my continuous stream of questions.

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John R. Henry

March 17, 2022

The first trip after covid 19 pandemic, 2nd time I worked with Alex, he was always great with everything we needed in Vietnam. The staff at IDC Travel always go the extra mile to please their customers. I would not hesitate to book with them again and definitely recommend the company.

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Paul

May 1, 2022

We were well looked after by Alex from the start. He built the itinerary, organised hotels, transfers, trips and then during the trip his team was excellent.  

Very well organised tour!

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Iwan Hudyono

June 11, 2022

We contacted Alex a few months prior to our travel to organise a private tour to the Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong, etc). As we neared the date, we had to make some changes as pandemic has caused some changed on our travel plan. Alex is always very responsive and very flexible with our queries. Our trip was very well organised and everything went very smoothly. All the accomodation was booked according to our preferences. The driver and tour guide was very courteous and experienced. If I have to nit pick, I would probably say that the tour guide could do more with giving us more information about our activities. For example, when we did bike tour, it would be great if he warned us that we will be passing through the major road and sharing traffic with cars and trucks. Or how long the walking tour through the village going to be. Overall, we are very satisfied and I do think the tour is value for money, very well organised, and the staff are more than happy to cater for our needs.  

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Michelle Hou

July 17, 2022

We spent 15 days in traveling around Vietnam and Alex and his team organized a very well planned and detailed itinerary for us. Alex was very professional, very responsive and the tour guides were knowledgeable. Well done, thank you and kudos to Alex and the IDC team!    

Personalized Tour – Organized, Responsive, and a Great experience!

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Avila Samantha

July 17, 2022

I found IDC travel online because of the good reviews, and after a day of inquiring, Sir Alex responded right away with a detailed itinerary tailored to our preference! He is very responsive and accommodating with our needs, especially during our travel. Our trip in vietnam was organised, smooth, and really enjoyable! Even the organization of the itinerary and payments went smoothly. Some few comments would be agreeing to the previous review, like having the tour guide give us advices/tips about maybe the weather, what to wear, what to expect during the tours or anything important to bring if necessary so we could prepare better in terms of outfit, what to bring, etc. The drivers are very nice, but it would be even better if they greeted/welcomed us once we arrive. One driver did not have proper signage so we were waiting for quite awhile. Nevertheless, Sir Alex listened to our concerns and came up with solutions right away. Overall, we are very satisfied and it was great value for our money too. We booked another tour with them for Thailand this August. We cannot wait to book with them again in the future.

Amazing 8-day trip from South to North Vietnam

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Keith Turner

August 12, 2022

Alex helped me organize a wonderful trip for my family! He helped me a lot, from choosing locations and activities to shopping and dining details. Our trip was amazing. The tour guides were so enthusiastic. Our hotels were booked in the middle of crowded streets in the downtown areas, which allowed us to explore at night and enjoy the lively local lifestyle. In addition, the trip was reasonably priced and customized to meet our needs. We are grateful to you, Alex, and we can't wait for our next visit.  

Over my expectation

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Lupe Skiles

August 14, 2022

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who travels alone and just has a short-day trip like me. It was so well-organized with 10 days traveling from North to South Vietnam and visiting all the typical places here : Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Everyone I met was so nice: my guides, all the new friends that I made, and local people. The service was excellent. I'm really happy with my hotels during the trip, so clean and lovely. Thanks for a great tour!  

Great time in Vietnam

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Owais Ram Mishra

September 3, 2022

I had a wonderful trip thanks to Mr. Alex Duy who was so nice and supportive. IDC Travel's services were amazing and both of us had a great time in Vietnam. We love this itinerary, it was so well organized and so interesting. We will book again with your team if we plan to come back to Southeast Asia again.

 

Vietnam eco tours are a suitable option for anyone who expects to experience nature in this land. It is rich in cultural and natural attractions that can entertain the whole family.

When it comes to historical and cultural sites, you won’t be disappointed if you have cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hoi An to explore.

The Vietnamese landscape is absolutely breathtaking, with its magnificent islands, huge beaches, rice terraces and mountains.

Must-see attractions include the fascinating Phong Nha National Park and its incredible cave system, the Cao Bang Mountains and Halong Bay, which is one of the most popular sites in the country with its limestone towers and its emerald waters.

 


IDC Travel offers you private and tailor-made trips according to your desires and the length of your stay.

It can be a trip from North to South on the three main regions of Vietnam, focusing on the must-see sites. For example:Vietnam Ecotourism and Adventure tour from North to South in 15 Days

It can also be a totally immersive stay by discovering only the landscapes and ethnic groups of the north of the country, such as: Explore Northern Vietnam by trails in 15 days

 


The best way to get to know an ethnic group is to share their daily life. A homestay , what a great opportunity to immerse yourself in reality, to savor authentic moments of sharing and complicity around a good meal prepared with the host family, to discuss our mutual visions of life, or just to relax…

In addition, a bike ride allows you to integrate even better into the rhythm of local life. During your stays in the countryside, you can also learn about various field work to perfect your knowledge of Vietnamese culture! Your work colleagues for a few hours will be happy to share their ancestral know-how with you by showing you, for example, how to grow rice!

>>> Check out Vietnam Eco Tours to see more activities.

 


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