Generously endowed with diverse terrains from high mountains to coastal platforms and offshore islands, Vietnam is without a doubt a timeless charm to tourists. In particular the country boasts a high biodiversity with hundreds of endangered animal species in need of special protection.
The various communities throughout the country with their unique customs, strong cultural identities and a rich treasures of native wisdom passed on to many generations greatly contribute to the curiosity and yearning for discovery in each tourist. This lays a firm foundation for the blooming of attractive eco tourist services.
Currently, Vietnam has 8 natural reserves registered by UNESCO, 3 marine reserves and 164 forests of special use, of which 30 are national forests, 69 are natural preservation forests, 45 landscape forests and 20 forests are used for scientific research. Along with the initial preservation purpose, national parks and reserves have served as a new tourist hub for nature lovers.
Ecotourism destinations to visit in Vietnam
Nowadays, eco tourism in Vietnam is quite developed and favored by many tourists. In some provinces in the Mekong Delta, eco tours to tropical gardens are on the rise. Here visitors can experience a memorable trip riding boats through canals to go fishing, visit fruit gardens and bird yards and stay with the locals…
In the Central coastal regions, eco tours are always associated with the theme of oceans and islands. Some separate tours are currently offered such as visits to discover an island’s ecology or sea diving to explore colorful coral reefs.
In the Central Highlands, the discovery of dipterocarp trees unique to this basalt land and peculiar cultural identity in association with lavish bronze gongs feast of ethnic communities are always are huge attractions for eco tours.
In the North, eco tours are fueled by the appeal of national parks and ethnic minorities in remote mountainous regions. Eco tours to discover areas such as Fansipan peak, Ba Be lake and Moc Chau Plateau. are great destinations.
In particular, Ha Long and Cat Ba’s reputation as a World Natural Heritages draws large numbers of tourists on ecotours. In Cat Ba, already registered a World Bio Reserve, eco activities are strongly encouraged and oriented in a comprehensive strategy for the sustainable development of the coastal and island regions famous for their incredible biodiversity.
In addition, eco tourism in Vietnam is regarded as a type of socially responsible and environmentally friendly tourism. In the long term national development strategy, eco tourism is determined to be a sustainable smokeless industry.