Best Vietnam Ecotourism Tours & Travel Packages 2023-2024

4 Best Vietnam Eco Tours & Travel Packages

Hanoi > Ba Be Lake > Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfalls > Lang Son > Halong
8 Days/ 7 Nights
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Hanoi > Cuc Phuong National Park > Hue, Bach Ma National Park > Saigon, Nam Cat Tien National Park
9 Days/ 8 Nights
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Hanoi > Sapa > Bac Ha market > Ha Long > Hue > Hoi An > Saigon > Mekong
15 Days/ 14 Nights
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1 Reviews
Hanoi - Dien Bien - Lai Chau - Sapa - Halong Bay
15 Days/ 14 Nights
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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 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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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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