In recent years, the eco-resorts following the “ecolodge” model are no longer unfamiliar to tourist-aholics. Let’s discover our selection of charming ecolodges from the North to the South of Vietnam for a stay in the heart of nature with an intimate atmosphere, calm and originality of charming accommodation, nestled in exceptional natural settings or immersed in local communities. These ecolodges combine charm and responsible commitment to offer an unforgettable experience to the most demanding travelers, you will no longer want to leave.
The Ecolodges in North Vietnam
Topas Ecolodge – Sapa
Topas Ecolodge is a small lodge located on a beautiful hill deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park, just 45 minutes from Sapa town in northern Vietnam. 33 mountain bungalows are all built as rustic one-bedroom chalet-style homes made from local white granite. Each bungalow features a casual style with a private balcony, from there you can enjoy the magnificent view of towering peaks and endless valleys dotted with ethnic minority villages.
A perfect place to hike or cycle or just relax, avoid the noisy and busy city life.
Mai Chau Ecolodge – Mai Chau
If you are looking for a luxury resort in Mai Chau while retaining local tradition and nature, Mai Chau Ecolodge is one of the destinations you should not miss.
On the other side of Bản Lác, Mai Châu Ecolodge is located on a large hill in the village of Naphon, with 19 bungalow rooms built in a traditional style. As its name suggests, Mai Chau Ecolodge allows you to stay close to nature, experience authenticity and conviviality
With an outdoor bath, where the bungalow structures are made of bamboo and wood in the style of Thai stilt houses. In addition, Mai Chau Ecolodge has an upscale restaurant and a 300m2 swimming pool to the right of the restaurant, including a children’s pool. A great place to relax and enjoy the cocktail.
Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge – Yen Bai
Situated on top of a small hill surrounded by beautiful rice fields, Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge was built in the traditional architectural style of the region with local materials and with the least possible negative impact on the beautiful natural surroundings.
The property is made up of traditional wooden houses on stilts with stunning views of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai which are among the most beautiful in northern Vietnam. You will not shy away from your pleasure to trek the surrounding area to admire some of the most breathtaking mountains carved into elegant rice terraces.
Panhoo Village Ecolodge – Ha Giang
In the heart of rugged mountain folds and plunging valleys, Panhou Village Ecolodge is located in the middle of a remote and rarely visited part of Ha Giang, the province in the far north of Vietnam. A cluster of bamboo, brick and thatch structures built on a lush patch of land by a river, Panhou Village Ecolodge is a blend of the charm of local ethnic minority architecture and a few modern comforts.
In recent years, Ha Giang has become famous for the extraordinary scenery of the Far North Loop, which lies to the east of the Lo (Blue) River, a major waterway that runs through the province. But the land west of the Lo River is much less trodden, yet it offers an equally attractive countryside. Panhou Village Ecolodge is an ideal accommodation for exploring this scenic region. Hiking and biking are excellent, and the Ecolodge is a comfortable place to stay for a few days in the lush green embrace of the northern highlands of Vietnam.
Tam Coc Garden – Ninh Binh
Nestled in the middle of romantic rice fields, Tam Coc Garden is a great opportunity to discover and immerse yourself in the life of the local people with peaceful rice fields, traditional houses of stones, tiled roofs, bamboo fences, green vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
Tam Coc Garden consists of 8 separate houses, each house is divided into two bedrooms, the entrance hall overlooking the romantic landscape surrounded by rice fields or majestic limestone mountains. Combining the diversity of materials and the sophistication of the furniture, the rooms are harmoniously decorated, sophisticated, comfortable, but also very simple, close and familiar. Here, visitors will appreciate the calm, calm and idyllic space but just as comfortable and luxurious.
Pu Luong Retreat – Thanh Hoa
Nestled on a hill with the area’s most beautiful panoramic views, Pu Luong Retreat offers a refreshing escape from the crowds just 160km – 4 hours driving from Hanoi. With magnificent mountain ranges, stunning rice terraces, scenic rivers and waterfalls, breathtaking mountain passes, and isolated traditional villages, Pu Luong is truly a microcosm of northern Vietnam.
9 comfortable bungalows, 1 traditional house on stilts with 16 comfortable beds, an open-air restaurant with good cuisine, an infinity pool, a spa area and a rock garden are at your disposal.
The Ecolodges in Center Vietnam
Hue Ecolodge – Hue
If you are looking for a green vacation to immerse yourself in fresh nature, looking for a rustic, peaceful and romantic land, Hue Ecolodge will be an ideal address in the ancient capital for you. Hue Ecolodge is located in Thuy Bieu, a quiet village just 4.3 miles from the city center. It is only 45 minutes by car from Phu Bai Airport or 15 minutes from Hue Station, a few minutes by bike from the surrounding traditional villages and a few minutes by boat from Thien Mu Pagoda, the iconic symbol of Hue. The lodge is easily accessible by car and boat.
Hoi An Eco Lodge et Spa – Hoi An
Hoi An Eco Lodge and Spa is a new upscale lodge set amidst a peaceful green landscape of old town Hoi An. It has 44 beautifully appointed and spacious rooms in a charming rustic design and with all-natural materials. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, with views of the swimming pool or the coconut forest and also a large lake inside for fishing and relaxing.
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