Orchard Home Resort: a forest holiday destination in Đồng Nai


When it comes to the most popular holiday destinations in Vietnam, Đồng Nai isn’t a standout place when compared with Da Lat, a highlands town best known for its gorgeous winter retreats, or Phú Quốc, home to the country’s most modern beach resorts.

But unbeknownst to many, Đồng Nai is home to plenty of nature gems worth exploring. 

If you’re looking for a forest getaway to relax in nature without having to travel too far away from the city and deal with Covid-19 travel rules, check out Orchard Home Resort in Đồng Nai. Just a 3-hour drive from Saigon amidst tropical greenery, this jungle resort promises tranquil bonding with nature and scenic attractions.


It’s located along a vast river and surrounded by mountains



The front yard
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From Saigon’s city center, drive in the direction of Mai Chí Thọ Boulevard until you reach An Phú Junction Park. Turn right and drive on the Ho Chi Minh City–Long Thành–Dầu Giây Expressway until you see the 1A National Route. 

Turn left and keep riding until you spot the Dầu Giây Petrol Station. Turn right towards National Route 22, ride past Bãi Đá Chồng, and turn left onto 600A road. Keep riding in the direction of Hợp Tác Xã Lê Lợi until you see the resort on your left.

Another way to get here is by buses from Miền Đông Bus Station departing for Nam Cát Tiên Station in Đồng Nai. Bus tickets per way cost VND85,000 (~USD3.70) per traveller.


Image credit: Orchard Home Resort Nam Cát Tiên

Tucked away in a serene village encompassed by mountains and located alongside the Đạ Huoai river, Orchard Home Resort is directly connected with Nam Cát Tiên, a majestic national forest recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere Reserve Zone.


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The first impression that you’ll have as you arrive at this tropical retreat is that it’s so quiet that you can hear birds chirping and wind whistling through the trees.


Amenities inside the resort



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Drawing inspiration from ancient houses in Vietnam’s countryside, the resort is decked out with exposed bricks and a variety of plants for a rustic look and homely vibe. 


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As remote and off-grid as it looks, this resort is equipped with necessities such as WiFi, cabled TVs, air conditioning, and hot water. 


A villa in the resort
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The resort boasts over 40 rooms and suites from VND1,200,000 (~USD51.95) per night. 


Image credit: Orchard Home Resort Nam Cát Tiên

From luxe villas fitted with private kitchens perfect for vacationing families to plush tents for glampers to airy creekside bungalows, all boast forest views and are reasonably spaced from one another to ensure quietness and convenience for all.


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You’ll surely be well fed here, as the resort offers upscale dining services with a variety of farm-to-table Vietnamese and Western dishes. 


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The fresh produce comes straight from the resort’s own farm so you can be rest assured that they’re organic and healthy.  


A plethora of activities in nature setting



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In a place where pristine forests and picturesque riverside paths are right at your doorstep, like at Orchard Home Resort, it’d be a waste to not embark on some refreshing activities in the wilderness.


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You can explore the woods by cycling or trekking through winding tree tunnels, or go fishing to indulge in the stunning scenery at your own pace. If you’re here with your kids, these activities will offer them valuable lessons about the ecosystem and essential outdoor skills.


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The resort also offers its own excursion activities such as crocodile farm touring, farming, and kayaking. You can contact the resort management for recommendations of nature activities or help with tour guides.

For those who prefer to stay in and immerse yourselves in the plush perks of your woodsy abode, check out the resort’s postcard-worthy outdoor infinity pool. 


Image credit: Orchard Home Resort Nam Cát Tiên

Overlooking surrounding mountains, this pool is the perfect place for an invigorating dip as well as poolside photos before retiring for the night.

For those who’d like to jazz up your night, don’t hesitate to hop on a safari trip arranged by the resort management, where you’ll get a chance to observe wild animals from a safe distance.


Orchard Home Resort: scenic place to cap your year off on a restful note


Steeped in soothing quietness with panoramic forest views, Orchard Home Resort is well worth a 3-hour drive from Saigon. During the day, you can have a blast with plenty of outdoorsy activities from hiking to swimming, as well as indulge in healthy, sumptuous meals made with homegrown ingredients. 

All-inclusive and packed with nature elements, Orchard Home Resort makes an ideal place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city without being too far from it.  

Address: Village 5, Nam Cát Tiên, Tân Phú Ward, Đồng Nai Province
Telephone: 02513 669 985

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Cover image adapted from: Orchard Home Resort

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