Discover our guide to the most beautiful ecotourism trips to Vietnam, a land of land and water whose silhouette draws a dragon, symbol of strength and benefits in the Far East. From Halong Bay to the Mekong Delta, via Hanoi, a rich and exotic adventure awaits you! Go on a trek to meet ethnic minorities, discover authentic Vietnam during a homestay tour or spend a few days in a charming ecolodge…
What to see? What to do in Vietnam?
What could be better than a complete discovery tour from North to South to discover the treasures of this wonderful multi-faceted country?
From the mountains of the north to the floating markets of the south, through the imperial treasures of the center and the unmissable Halong Bay, you will taste all the flavors of the country, at your own pace.
You may participate through your responsible and united trip to a project to help the schooling of children in a hamlet in the Cao Bang region.
For a real cultural immersion with the ethnic groups grouped together in the north of the country, go on a nature and discovery tour of the North in immersion.
Travel through the most beautiful natural sites of North Vietnam to discover the villages of the highlands, via superb landscapes of mountains and terraced rice fields, and immerse yourself in the heart of local life!
How about exploring North Vietnam by bike? Embark on a unique cycling tour on the roads of Tonkin, off the beaten track, and live an experience rich in encounters over the kilometers traveled and overnight stays with locals.
Trekking enthusiasts will opt for a discovery and trekking circuit to meet the minority ethnic groups of the North, in the still little tourist provinces of Ha Giang and Bac Ha.
On foot, by bike, by kayak, or aboard a fishing boat, you will access the wildest regions of the archipelago and stay immersed in the heart of the population, surrounded by legendary landscapes …
As a couple, enjoy the charm and exoticism in its purest form by staying in a comfortable ecolodge in the Pu Luong nature reserve, located in Thai territories, about 200 kilometers southwest of Hanoi
Discover splendid landscapes between mountains, jungle, rice terraces, waterfalls, natural pools and suspended wooden bridges. Relaxation and immersion guaranteed!
When should you travel to Vietnam?
Located in a monsoon zone, Vietnam generally benefits from a hot and humid climate. There is, however, a climatic “border” between North and South, located in the vicinity of Da Nang, below which “winter” does not exist.
In North Vietnam, winter extends from November to early May, with pleasant temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 ° in Hanoi and its region. However, the sky is often gray and misty, and the drizzle can compromise your excursion to Halong Bay.
Prefer the mountainous region of the Northwest (Dien Bien Phu) in winter, the climate is less humid and warmer, or travel between February and March and make your visits at the end of the evening to take advantage of the beautiful sunny days in Hanoi and on the coast.
The brief spring season (from mid-March to early May) quickly gives way to the heavy and moist heat of summer (from May to October), the driest season with high temperatures (30 to 40 ° C on average) but nonetheless rainy days.
In particular, avoid traveling to North Vietnam in July and August, subject to torrential rains, then between September and November due to the risk of severe typhoons.
The best time to travel to Central Vietnam is from February to May. However, avoid the period between November and the end of January during which the rains are abundant, and the risk of significant flooding in the regions of Hoi An and Hue.
The summer monsoon (May to November) experiences peak heat between May and August (up to 34 ° C in Da Nang). In the highlands, the temperature is much cooler. The months of September and October are also not recommended due to the monsoon and the risk of typhoons on the coast.
Finally, to fully appreciate your trip to South Vietnam, go between December and April; it is the dry and sunny period. February being the least rainy month of the year; March and April the hottest months (34 to 35 ° C on average).
On the other hand, avoid the period from July to September which records the strongest weather.
However, on the mainland, in the Mekong Delta, the rain does not fall continuously but mainly in the late afternoon, cooling the air. Beware of the sometimes brutal floods in this region between mid-August and mid-September.
If you travel through Vietnam from North to South during the same trip, plan to bring warm and rainy clothes, but also lighter clothes for your treks in the South.
Ideas for ecotourism in Vietnam
Nature and discovery tour of North Vietnam in immersion
With this discovery tour, explore the most beautiful natural sites of North Vietnam, far from mass tourism, in real immersion by spending several nights with locals.
By hiking, by boat, by bicycle, enjoy breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in local life. You will end your stay with a charming cruise in Halong Bay off the beaten track, away from the flow of tourists.
- Homestay reception for exchanges and real sharing
- Bike rides, easy day hikes
- Original and varied activities: Tai Chi, cooking lessons, sea kayaking …
- The most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam
- The charming cruise in Halong Bay
Cycle tourism in Vietnam and nights at the inhabitant
Discover North Vietnam by bike as close as possible to the inhabitants and the natural sites crossed with this cycle touring circuit! A 2-week adventure including 10 days by bike awaits you on the roads of Tonkin!
An experience rich in encounters over the kilometers traveled and overnight stays with locals. Breathtaking landscapes, flavors, colors … and a charming cruise in Halong Bay at the end of your stay for a well-deserved rest!
All off the beaten track, for bike enthusiasts who are already used to riding …
- The in-depth discovery of North Vietnam including 10 days by bike
- Stages of 60 to 80 km per day on average
- Landscapes off the beaten track and nights with locals
- The charming cruise in Halong Bay to relax at the end of your stay
Cruise in Halong Bay and nights at the inhabitant
This 3-week tour allows a bucolic discovery of Vietnam from north to south, taking the time necessary to explore this multi-faceted country …
From the mountains of the north to the floating markets of the south, passing through the imperial treasures of the center, you will taste all the flavors and colors offered by this wonderful country.
You will stay several nights with the locals for an optimum immersion and exchange.
- A complete circuit open to all, ideal for a first trip to Vietnam
- The beautiful, easy hikes, the many encounters and nights with locals
- 3 days cruise in Halong Bay, Hoi An and the Mekong Delta