Ecotourism in Vietnam Guide and Destinations

Vietnam is the easternmost state of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. Ecotourism in Vietnam has slowly realized the traveller’s imagination, as it offers a variety of diverse natural areas and clean places to choose from. One of the foundations of ecotourism is engaging local people in conservation efforts. Many trips to eco-tourism include a strong educational component and can encourage or plan for green transportation options such as hiking, cycling and nonmotorized water transport. Here is my Ecotourism in Vietnam Guide and Destinations, I truly recommend you to visit the followings :

Cat Tien National Park
This landscape of tropical lowland forests with an area of  72,000 hectares is one of the most valuable national treasures in the country. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking and strolling through the National Park, one of the best places to see birds and watch wildlife in South Vietnam. Visits to this National Park are popular, so booking is recommended. The National Park in Kat-Tien is one of the best areas of the country for birds and evergreen forests. Bicycles, jeeps and guides can be rented to make sure you do not miss anything. The magnificent city of Tai Nin is the centre of Cao Taoism, with the famous and unreasonable Cao Dai Temple part. 

Cuc Phuong National Park
The National Phuong National Park is renowned for its biodiversity and is a centre for scientific research. Located in northern Vietnam, you can go on a two day stroll, where you can enjoy an eco-friendly design to reach the river road to Hanoi. This is really a number with a good experience. The large northeastern edge of large-scale karstic limestone is a continuation of a limestone group extending from Kok Fung National Park to Son La Province. The proposed reserve ranges between 60 and 1,667 meters.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is a region of great beauty, stretching from the northwest to the southeast of Vietnam. You can follow the rest on many tracks, and as usual, you will be welcomed in the many villages you will find along the way, and even enjoy the night.

Ba Be Lake
Ba Be Lake is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. This is a fantastic moment you cannot miss in Vietnam Tours. Ba Lake is located in the centre of limestone, in Nam Nam Mao, Pak Bachen district, Pakan province, in the northeast region on the travel map of Vietnam. With a good road condition, it only takes 5.5 hours by car from Hanoi to get there. Thanks to its special geological structure, the lake has unique, original features compared to other world-class lakes. Lakes Custer is empty or only with one season of water, while Ba Be Lake has full water all year round. Ba is considered the “green stone” lake in Vietnam.

Tam Coc Bich Dong
Tam Coc Bich Dong is explored by its limestone towers by boat, and the ancient capital of Hoa Lu is home to many of the 17th-century ornate …

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Discover Halong Bay, Vietnam

The other day someone asked me why I chose Halong Bay, Vietnam as my vacation destination? This person, Jack, is a travel enthusiast and he thought I had missed the point by traveling to Halong Bay. Looking back I feel the boot was on the other foot; it’s him and many others who don’t really know what this fascinating bay has to offer who miss the point.

So why did I chose this destination? For one, this is a designated World Heritage site and the reasons for that are many and compelling. From towering limestone pillars, the wave-eroded grottoes to the ethereal beauty it’s no wonder that this location is the country’s number one tourist destination. But these are not the only reasons that would make anyone want to visit this part of Vietnam. Think of the endless list of attractions and things to do in Halong Bay and you quickly agree with me that this is one place worth a visit. The attractions cover mind-blowing natural wonders and manmade features and things to do. Sample the following:

The grottoes
It’s only in Halong Bay that you’ll experience the world’s largest cave among other equally majestic cave systems. Yes, the Hang Son Doong is located here. The beauty inside these gigantic chambers is surreal. You can imagine the feeling of I got inside the more than three-mile long and 200 meters main tavern that is big enough to accommodate a complete New York City block. The eco-system inside this grotto is unique and even has its own weather system.

An excursion to Cat Ba Archipelago
Within the 367 islands in this archipelago, you get Cat Ba island home impressive natural beauty. If you love trekking like I do then you test your shoes and muscles at Cat BA National Park, it’s a perfect place for climbing and trekking. Kayaking and Scuba Diving For water enthusiasts, this bay has plenty to offer. The calm tides and blue waters are ideal for padding from one limestone outcrop to the next and even through caves. The good thing is that most tour packages have kayaking as part of the package. For underwater expeditions why not try scuba diving and snorkeling in the waters of Holang Bay? You’ll love it.

The floating villages
It was quite an experience visiting the floating villages of this bay. I’d read about these four villages Ba Hang, Cong Dam, Vung Vieng and Cua Van but I really wanted to go and experience life there first hand. It’s amazing how these friendly people cook, wash, learn and even work on a boat. Visiting these villages was a humbling and fascinating experience.

A trip to the beach
This gives one a great sun-bathing experience. Lying there on the sand one gets a beautiful view of the bay. The notable beaches you can visit include Tiptop, Chau, Soi Sim , and Ba Trai. But note that you can’t visit the beaches alone so you need to get a tour that includes …

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