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A bend in Tam Dao National Park

Located in Vinh Phuc, Tam Dao National Park is about 80 kilometers away from Hanoi. Due khổng lồ its beautiful climate, you can visit Tam Dao anytime a year. The best time khổng lồ visit Tam Dao is summer when it is pleasantly sunny with light breeze.

As a northern fringe of Red River Delta, this eco park is the combination of tropical rainforest & temperate forests of southern China. It is endowed with abundant flora systems with eight types of forest và over 2000 plant species. For your eco holiday, you can enjoy fresh air, explore natural resources and go trekking through stunning sceneries.


Best time to lớn visit Tam Dao National Park?

The best time to lớn visit Tam Dao is from April khổng lồ November. During this time, it is not chilly and you can see thắm thiết mist-covered hills & mountains.

2. Cat tía National Park


Cat tía National Park

As a part of the beautiful Cat bố Island, Cat cha National Park is a tropical forest with a total area of about 15.200 hectares. It protects the most abundant marine biosphere, terrestrial forest và mangrove ecosystem in Vietnam. One of the most remarkable endangered animals in this park is Vooc (white-faced monkey). This creature is recorded as “The World’s 25 Most Endanger Primate Species” và only found in Cat ba Island.


Kayaking on Lan Ha Bay

There are various activities you can experience for your eco holiday here. You can go trekking, rock climbing to lớn Kim Giao Forest, lẩn thẩn Lam Peak, Frog Pond, Trung Trang Cave, Bat Cave, etc. Heart-pumping water sports such as kayaking, scuba diving to lớn see coral reefs, windsurfing, etc. Are predominant activities for foreigners when visiting this place.

Best time khổng lồ visit Cat bố National Park?

The ideal times to visit Cat bố are October and November because this island is crowded with domestic travelers during summer time.

3. Cuc Phuong National Park


Cuc Phuong National Park

140 kilometers to lớn the south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park is the oldest nature reserve in Vietnam. Covering an area of 22,00 hectares of rainforest, this place is one of the most attractive ecotourism destinations when you travel lớn Northern Vietnam. Thanks to its botany diversity and long history, Cuc Phuong attracts not only tourists but also archaeologists who are long for exploring primitive life in Nguoi Xua Cave (Pre-historic Man Cave).

The most notable scenery in Cuc Phuong is thousands of vibrant butterflies flying in ‘butterfly season’ from April until the over of May. You will admire a colorful realm of 280 butterfly species gathering in the park. Also, you can see butterflies landing everywhere, on the road, your cars và your helmets.

Best time lớn visit Cuc Phuong National Park?

You should visit Cuc Phuong during dry seasons (from October to lớn April) because the roads will be less slippery and you can see many flowers blooming & butterflies gathering here.

4. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park


Son River to lớn Phong Nha Cave, Phong Nha – Ke Bang Park

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is located in Bo Trach và Minh Hoa districts of quang đãng Binh Province. This natural park protects a 400-million-year-old limestone karst ecosystem. With the system of 300 caves và grottoes, Phong Nha is indeed a heaven for adventurous tourism. Some famous caves include Phong Nha Cave, Dark Cave, Tien Son Cave, Thien Duong Cave (Paradise Cave) & Son Doong Cave.


Son Doong Cave, the most dangerous cave in Vietnam và the longest cave in the world

It is one of the most stunning places in Vietnam which contains everything you need for a trekking & climbing experience: mountains, caves, underground rivers, lakes, jungles và ecosystem. You can hire a boat khổng lồ visit Phong Nha và Tien Son Cave. However, for eco-friendly and sustainable purposes, only groups of limited people with a tour guide have allowance to visit Son Doong.

Best time to visit Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park?

There are two distinct seasons in Phong Nha: wet season (from September to March) and dry season (from April khổng lồ August). It is more convenient to visit Phong Nha during dry season. However, June – August is the hottest period in this place, so it is ideal to plan your trip khổng lồ Phong Nha in April or May.

5. Bach Ma National Park


Five Lake Waterfall – Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park is approximately 32 kilometers to the south of Hue và 65 kilometers to lớn the north of domain authority Nang. It is an old French Hill station with the altitude of 18 kilometers from the coast and total area of 40,000 hectares. Due khổng lồ its semi-tropical rainforest and pleasant climate, Bach Ma National Park is one of the most appealing ecotourism destinations for both domestic and international travellers.

It is trang chủ to 132 mammal species & 1400 plant species including rare ferns & orchids. A forest on the exclusive mountain is the main reason which makes Bach Ma National Park an irresistible natural attraction. When visitors reach the đứng top of Vong Hai dai (sea watchtower), they will enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lang co Beach as well as waterfalls, rivers and mountains.

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Best time to visit Bach Ma National Park?

February to lớn April is the best time khổng lồ visit Bach Ma National Park. It is hotter from June to August, but the rainforest here will cool you down from the heat of Hue.

6. Yok Don National Park


Yok Don National Park

This is the largest Vietnam’s natural reserve with the total area of 115,000 hectares, characterized as a dry deciduous forest. This park stretches from Dak Lak & Dak nống provinces to Vietnam – Cambodia border. There are 46 mammal species here including endangered ones such as Indochinese tiger, Indochinese leopard, Indian elephant và gaur. Visitors can find common animals such as monkeys, deer, và snakes in this park.

The most exciting activity to vị in Yok Don is go trekking at the beginning of dry season (from October to December). There are many types of ecotourism activities available in Yok Don. You can go fishing, camping & make a bonfire on the sides of Serepok River. For ecotourism experience, not only will visitors take part in our door activities but they also have a chance to interact with M’nong, Ede and Lao ethnic people.

Best time to lớn visit Yok Don National Park?

Dry season from October lớn April is ideal for trekking here. It is advisable to lớn visit Yok Don National Park at the beginning of dry season from October to lớn December when the weather is the most pleasant.

7. Mèo Tien National Park


Best time to visit cát Tien National Park?

The recommended time to visit cat Tien National Park is from October lớn May. Avoid the summer when the hot weather will make you tired easily.

8. Tram Chim National Park

As a gem of Dong Thap Muoi region, Tram Chim National Park (previously called the Tam nong Bird Sanctuary) is a wetland ecosystem which features a wide range of fauna & flora. Its total eco area is more than 7500 hectares, housing 231 species of water bird which constitutes 25% of the bird population in Vietnam.


The bird and lotus at Tram Chim National Park

Notably, Tram Chim is inhabited by the Red-crown Crane, one of the endangered bird species including in Vietnam’s Red List. Therefore, the Vietnamese government is seriously concerned about the ecological conservation of bird population in this park.

Best time to visit Tram Chim National Park?

The best time to lớn visit this bird sanctuary is the dry season (December khổng lồ June). It is recommended khổng lồ take a birdwatching tour by boats in the sunrise or sunset. Photographers and travel lovers will be thrilled at this magnificent natural landscape & botany diversity.

9. Tra Su Melaleuca Forest


Tra Su Melaleuca Forest

Located in An Giang province, Tra Su Melaleuca Forest is one of the most attractive mangrove forests in Mekong Delta region. This forest contains a typical ecosystem of Hau River. It is a trang chủ to 140 fauna species, 11 mammal species, 25 reptile species & 70 bird species. Two of them are listed in Vietnam’s Red List.

This forest is not only praised for its attraction but also for its specialties, Linh fish (cyprinid). Hotpot of Linh fish & Dien Dien flower is a delicious và must-try cuisine of Mekong Delta region.

Best time lớn visit Tra Su Melaleuca Forest?

The flooding season, usually in October and November, is the best time khổng lồ visit Tra Su. Visitors can take a motorboat ride tour through the forest and enjoy the unusual scenery where water is covered with greenery. Along the ways, there are water-fern, water lilies and a lot of birds perched on maleleuca’s trunks.

10. U Minh Thuong National Park

Located in Kien Giang province, 360 kilometers south-west of Ho bỏ ra Minh City, U Minh Thuong eco park (Upper U Minh) is a national park with the most abundant biodiversity in Mekong Delta Region. Its total area is 21.107 hectares, while the chip core zone containing Melaleuca forest covers 8.038 hectares. The buffer zone where local people live covers 13.069 hectares.

During the Indochine War, Vietnamese government divided U Minh forest into two areas: U Minh Thuong (Upper U Minh) belongs lớn Kien Giang và U Minh Ha (Lower U Minh) belongs khổng lồ Ca Mau; these two forests are at two sides of Trem River. One notable characteristic of U Minh Thuong is its quality position in the area of freshwater wetlands with peat swamp forest. There are 186 bird species, 32 mammal species, 60 fish species & 243 plant species living in this forest.

Best time to visit U Minh Thuong National Park?

The best time khổng lồ travel U Minh Thuong National Park is from November khổng lồ April. You can spend time visiting Phu Quoc và Nam Du archipelago as well.

Tips for eco-travel:

Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints: Always protect the environment, don’t throw garbage on the roads, overuse water resources nor pick wild flowers.Pay attention to lớn local community: Buy local food & souvenirs in the markets or street vendors.Don’t choose a luxury resort: Eco-friendly bungalows or homestays will bring you more authentic experiences than hotels.

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