Ecotourism is a form of tourism that contributes significantly to the development of the “smoke-free industry” in Vietnam. The good news is that in recent years, people have become more aware of protecting nature and people are more in love with nature, so they often go to nature-related tours. This is the opportunity for ecological tourism in Vietnam to recover and develop. Among the best places to go in Vietnam, the following 10 ecotourism destinations are highly recommended by tourist.
1. Eco-tourism area – Cat Tien National Park (Dong Nai)
Cat Tien is the name of a land located in the meandering section of Dong Nai River, in the area of three provinces of Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc and Lam Dong. This is a primeval forest representing the tropical lowland forest ecosystem. Cat Tien National Park is also an ideal stop for those who like to explore nature. Particularly, visitors will have the opportunity to admire one of the six UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in Vietnam. This one is also one of the best places to go in Vietnam that you can immerse in the nature.
2. Tuan Chau – Ha Long Ecotourism Resort (Quang Ninh)
Tuan Chau Island is 4km from the Bai Chay Tourist Port in the southwest, in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. Tuan Chau Resort is located in the natural heritage of Ha Long Bay. The resort is located in the gentle hills on the island. Coming to Tuan Chau Resort, tourists will enjoy the cool wind from the sea and bath in the most beautiful beach in Vietnam which make this place become one of the best places to go in Vietnam. The coastline is nearly 6km long with the famous Tra Co white sand. Tuan Chau beach is located in Tuan Chau island tourism area, artificial beach with sand mattress 2km long. There are amusement parks, sports and many other tourist activities. Coming to Tuan Chau, tourists can swim, go sightseeing, hike, participate in outdoor activities in the pine forest tourism or see dolphin performance, lion sea, visit the water music park. Tuan Chau is now the most modern tourist – service center in Ha Long City.
3. Ham Rong Mountain Resort (Sapa – Lao Cai)
Referring to the beauty in Lao Cai, tourists can’t help to mention Sapa especially Ham Rong area. Ham Rong Mountain is 1800m above sea level. This is a mountain having dragon head, close to the center of Sapa town, known to many tourists as one of the attractive eco-tourism in Vietnam. When reaching the top of Ham Rong Mountain, the whole view of Sapa will be captured in the eye of visitors. Guests will feel as if they are in the “paradise” because of the natural beauty of Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Ta Phin hidden in the smoke. Ham Rong Mountain is a wonderful sight of Sapa, Lao Cai. From the center of Sapa town, visitors can walk here, just watching the legendary Ham Rong legend – one of the best places to go in Vietnam and in Sapa.
4. Thoi Son Ecotourism Area (Tien Giang)
Coming to Vietnam, tourists will certainly be heard about Thoi Son (Thoi Son island) ecological tourism. Thoi Son Island is located in Tien Giang, opposite My Tho City, it is an attractive tourist destination for those who love the nature. Thoi Son island emerges as a small island between the poetic Tien River. At this point, visitors are completely free from the noise and dust of the city. Visitors will live in the peaceful countryside setting, walk along the streets of the neighborhood, go to the fruit garden to enjoy fresh fruit.
5. Trang An ecological tourism area (Ninh Binh)
Trang An Ecotourism Resort is located in the eastern part of Ninh Binh Province. It consists of two main sections: Trang An Eco-tourism Area and Bai Dinh Pagoda Spiritual Cultural Zone. Trang An Ecological Tourist Site has many caves in limestone mountains, valleys and underground river systems that create a grandiose, fanciful space. This is one of the items included in the project to preserve and promote the historical value of the ancient ruins of Hoa Lu. Trang An Ecological Tourist Area also covers a primeval forest with rich ecological system, including rare species of animals such as phoenix, flute, python, especially white-cheeked ape, a species listed in the Red Book of the World. Besides being one of the best places to go in Vietnam, Trang An is also a masterpiece of nature.