Vietnam is a place of exquisite beauty, culture, and wonder. Home to lush rainforests and spectacular bays, Vietnam is a paradise for nature lovers. As an up-in-coming developing third world country you can expect to a little of the old traditions and culture mixed with the new. The sustainable tourism movement is slowly spreading to developing countries as more and more locals realize their livelihood depends on the survival of their surrounding environment. Vietnam is home to some of the largest cave systems in the world and can be found in Phong Nha National Park. The Paradise and Dark caves in Phong Nha National Park are immense and awe-inspiring. If jungles and caves aren’t your thing, head over to the iconic Halong Bay region. Halong Bay features breathtaking lush floating cliffs that can be explored by boat and kayak. An overnight cruise into the bay is the best way to explore this immense area. If you want to adventure and immerse yourself in a foreign culture while traveling on a budget, Vietnam is the perfect place for you!
- Cave Exploration
- Cooking Classes
Victory Road Villas
The Victory Road Villas are a boutique luxury lodging option in Phong Nha. These beautiful villas were built with traditional Annamese and Tonkinese architectural styles to provide comfortable and sustainable living quarters for guests. The accommodations feature all the amenities you would find in a modern hotel, but at a fraction of the cost. Each villa is individually decorated with an artisan’s eye for detail and displays contemporary local adornments. All of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi and cozy king size beds. The establishment also features a lovely pool and lounge area with great views of the beautiful surrounding mountains. Management has made it a priority to hire predominately local staff and to conserve the environment using sustainable and responsible development methods. They are also supporters of the Mines Advisory Group, an organization that works to save and improve lives by reducing the devastating effects that the remnants of conflict have on communities around the world. That being said, a trip to Phong Nha with a stay at Victory Road Villas will be one to remember for a lifetime!
Dragon Legend Cruise
Embark on Dragon Legend Cruise and be captivated by the landscape of Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the distinguished World Natural Heritage site and experience this breathtaking area in a sustainable fashion. The company operator of the cruises, Indochina Junk, has developed a comprehensive sustainable tourism planand goal to become the “#1 responsible tourism company in Vietnam by 2020.” Indochina Junk is the only company in Halong Bay with extensive experience and was the first to be awarded official permission to take tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay. Bai Tu Long remains an extensive unexplored area. In some ways it is actually more stunning than Halong Bay, since it is only in its initial stages as a destination for travelers.