Vietnam Eco Tour is the program for nature-loved travelers that give you to experience Vietnam’s geography and nature. Within 2 weeks of travel, you will enjoy Vietnam landscape including Mekong floating life and Tra Su forest in the south, Tam Giang Lagoon in Hue, Eco activities in Hoi An, beautiful caves in Quang Binh, wonderful view in Ha Long Bay. The trip will lead you to immerse to nature beauty and fresh air.
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam Eco Tour offers 13 days experience to discover Vietnam nature beauty. It can be customized to suit travelers’ requirement with many other options.
Moreover, it can be customized as group tour or private tour. With joined in group tour option, the tour price will be lower from minimum of group (2 persons).
Vietnam Great Tours driver and tour guide will welcome you with the VIETNAM GREAT TOUR LOGO & your name on signboard at TAN SON NHAT airport in Ho Chi Minh and transfer you to the hotel, it takes about 30 min to get to the hotel.
During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Ho Chi Minh. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
A trip to the Mekong Delta gives you a chance to get away from the crowded streets and have a tranquil moment after many days of traveling through big cities in Vietnam. This place is the main food production area in the country where people depend on rivers, orchards, and rice fields. Therefore, it is expected that the Mekong Delta may bring you a travel experience that you have never had before.
It takes time to travel by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho – a central destination in Mekong Delta. Therefore, there is just enough time for you to board a boat and be taken through a complicated canal system here to explore tropical fruit orchards and fish farms.
Then, you will continue your trip to Can Tho and spend your night there.
Wake up early and visit the famous Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho. On a motorboat and sampan, you will travel along the Mekong River and explore the canal network covered by water coconut trees. Also, you will visit a fruit orchard to taste seasonal fruits and talk with friendly locals.
And then, transfer to Tra Su Capjuput Forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Taking a boat trip into the forest and harmonizing oneself with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make travelers do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones.
Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Transfer back to Can Tho to take flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Here you will take a cable car to Ba Na Hills where you will enjoy amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden – Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum and the iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore this resort park then travel onwards to Da Nang. Buffet lunch at Ba Na Hill.
Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples’ roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon river, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour of this magnificent site be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An.
After breakfast, you will be picked up at hotel by our guide and driver on a mini-van and then you will be transferred to bike station in the countryside to start your biking route
– Cycle to a local farming village traveling along picturesque country roads (If you don’t know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter “XE OM” services and you pay the extra 140,000 VND)
– Share in the daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty.
– Board the boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea to learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.
– Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides.
– Jungle walk and join for a mock battle with mud attack for fun.
– Back on-board our boat, enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink
Return to hotel by our mini-van
Free afternoon to do your own exploring, pick up your made to measure clothes, or relax on the beautiful Cua Dai beach.
Day at leisure until to transfer to Hue. En route stop at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach for relax. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Today, we transfer to Quang Binh province where known as Kingdom of natural caves in Vietnam. Stop en route to visit Tam Giang Lagoon.
Tam Giang Lagoon is located at the merge of three big rivers including O Lau, Huong and Bo Rivers. It belongs to Tam Giang Cau Hai, which is the largest freshwater lagoon system in Hue. The region directly or indirectly provides the sufficient living conditions to about 300,000 inhabitants of 326 villages in 31 communes around. Recognized as the richest source of flora and fauna in South East Asia, Tam Giang Lagoon in ancient Hue is an amazing place that is rarely discovered by tourists. It is also beautiful at sunset when golden water is sparkling in along with a maze shrimp farming fields of all shapes and sizes that all fascinate travelers.
Get on a boat, enjoy the discovery of Tam Giang Lagoon. You will depart on a fishing vessel with locals to experience how fishermen use the fishing net and catch fish. Then, you can try your luck at catching a fish with a local fisherman’s help. After that, the boat will take you around the lagoon to see the changes of time and life as well as the local life of a fishing village in this area. This is the time to take some memorable photos. Tam Giang locals live due to fish and shrimp. In the morning, they get up to collect fish and shrimp from traps. This is a great chance for you to see daily life activities in here.
Enjoy lunch at Tam Giang before transfer to Quang Binh. Upon arrival in Dong Hoi – Quang Binh, check in the hotel and relax.
Today, we spend the whole day for Phong Nha cave and Paradise cave are the two most famous caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, which was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2003 for its geological values. Both of them have created a special attraction for the “Kingdom of the caves”, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Nowadays, there are a lot of tourists not only domestic but also international coming to visit and admire their beauty. If you are a person who likes exploring caves, Phong Nha is really an ideal place for you.
Firstly, we visit Paradise cave. Paradise cave was discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005, has the length of 31km, the longest dry cave in Asia.
You will be taken by the electrical car from the parking to the foothills of the cave (2km). You will went in the jungle, see many kind of trees and hear the sound of animals.Expore the cave about 1km on the wood foor and see lot of stalactites with different shapes.
With naturally primitive features Paradise Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors. There are a series of white crystal stalactites resembling glass pillars and many other spectacular formations.
Lunch at local restaurant.
And then visit Phong Nha Cave is considered “First Cave wonders”
Take a boat about 5 km along the Son River to Phong Nha Cave (river cave).
On Son river, you will see pictures of the girls, the children have fun on the waterfront and have the opportunity to experience the daily life of the neighborhood riverside village bearing the Vietnamese country soul.
Conquering the Phong Nha Cave: The longest wet cave, enjoy the scenery spectacular limestone, underground river system and unique stalactite in the world. Caving Fairy & Imperial admire the beautiful stalactites blocks are created by nature over thousands of millennia.
Return to the boat station. Transfer back to Dong Hoi airport to take flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel.
08:00 – 08:30 | Pick-up time
You will be collected from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter to explore Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
11:30 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor
12:00 | Transferred to main boat by tender. Embark on 5Star Amanda Luxury Cruise Cruises
Warmly welcome to 5Star Amanda Luxury Cruise Cruises! While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin.
13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous lunch is served while 5Star Amanda Luxury Cruise– Luxury Cruises starts his sail into magnificent Ha Long Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. He will pass famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:30 | Explore Tra Bau floating village
Option 1(due to the weather): Swimming Ba Trai Dao Island
Option 2 (due to the weather): Our small boat brings you to visit a fishing village names “ Tra Bau “ to Join the kayaking experience to explore the Tra Bau area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018.
17:00- 18:00 | Sunset Party, Happy Hour and Cooking Class
Back to 5Star Amanda Luxury Cruise and relax on cruise. It’s time for Sunset in Lan Ha Bay. There’s something magical about sunsets. It’s not only the colours but the feeling, the atmosphere, the temperature. The way you feel at a certain moment. Enjoy our “Sunset Party “and “Happy Hour Deal
Cooking Demonstration is an on board activity which helps passengers not only to sample fine cuisine but also learns more about Vietnamese culinary culture. Cruise Chef will show and guide you how to make Vietnamese traditional dishes such as fresh or dried springing roll and/ or how to carve different kinds of vegetables and fruits.
19:00 | Savor deluxe dinner
Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful on board catering staff, night view on Lan Ha Bay is incredible.
21:00 – 23:00: SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Enjoy overnight activities on board as squid fishing, the fabulous drinks on our bars, movies, spa therapy, or just relax in your room.
06:00 – 7:00
Start your day with Tai Chi class on the sundeck.
In the morning on 5Star Amanda Luxury Cruise-Have light breakfast
5Star Amanda Luxury Cruisecontinues to passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
08:00 | Explore Lan Ha Bay – Ha Long Bay
We will visit the Dark and Bright cave – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoying bamboo boat or kayaking which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay.
09:00| Back to the boat for check-out
10:00 | Brunch time
During the time well prepared lunch is served, Our Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of Karst Mountains towards the Harbor.
11:00 – 11:30 | Back to Tuan Chau Harbor
Bus transfer service by the highway from Halong to Hanoi is available for booking in advance.
Day at leisure until to transfer to the airport to take flight back to your country.