Responsible Travel

The Responsible Travel Club of Vietnam is an informal group of tour operators dedicated to building responsible travel and sustainable tourism to all regions in Vietnam. The club includes local tour operators who share the same interests in developing responsible tourism products which support the local economy, preserve our culture, and protect our environment.

RTC is not a training association or a marketing agency but it helps tour operator to cooperate each other, share and work together to promote sustainable growth of tourism in Vietnam.

Being tourism now the fastest growing industry, Tonkin Travel thinks it s important and fundamental that a traveler respects the heritage and environment of those nations he explores. Being responsible in tourism means  to create better places for people to live in, and better places to visit. That’s why since January 2012, we’re a proud member of RTC- Responsible Travel Club of Vietnam.

As travel agents we feel the responsibility to protect the environment and to make the customer aware of it, to respect the tradition, the language, local activities and of course people living here.

We can help:

–  to minimize negative economic, environmental and social impacts;
–  to generate new working opportunities for local people;  hosts and tourists to get in touch encouraging greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues;
–  to preserve and conserve natural and cultural heritage;
– to give some economic benefits to local people and, as a consequence, to enhance the well being of host communities
–  to bring positive experience to local people

Our Responsible Tours:

Authentic Vietnam – Ky Son Village Moongarden Homestay | http://www.moongardenhomestay.com/

An exclusive Village-stay on the outskirts of Hanoi: simple, beautiful, comfortable and delicious! A trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture, traditions and history where people can experience the real life of the countryside, getting in touch with locals, chating with them and participate also to their daily life and farming. They can help with plowing or making rice beds, transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice (or other products depending on the harvest season), leading water buffaloes, collecting tea and all medicinal herbs.
Authentic and exclusive stay for adults and children as well. At Moongarden there are 3 ancient and resored houses, one old Church where to meet locals, do activities and host some particular events, one stilt house that reproduces perfectly old Vietnamese wooden houses.

Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve | http://www.nsnltourism.com/

Created in 2006 and opened to tourists in 2010, the Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve is a beautiful new ecotourism destination southwest of Hanoi city. It is situated between Cuc Phuong National Park and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve (NSNL NR) contains a variety of wonderful landscapes and ecosystems, and is also home to traditional villages of the Muong ethnic minority. This is a relaxing and peaceful place, where visitors can be surrounded by nature and rediscover a sustainable way of living.

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