Vietnam is not only a land of natural beauty but also a land of many different Ethnic groups. This offers a new tour in Vietnam: Vietnam tour with homestays.
While many people want to travel and stay at luxury hotels and resorts, a large of tourists want to travel and experience the real life of local people, so they choose to stay at homestay.
If you belong to the second group and are looking for a Vietnam tailor made tour with homestays, don’t miss these travel tips below:
Best places for homestay in Vietnam:
Homestay in Sapa: Sapa is a mountainous area and far about 350km from Hanoi. With many ethnic groups living together including Hmong, Dzay, Red Dao, Tay, and Kinh; Sapa is a great place for homestay in Vietnam. Ta Van and Ta Phin villages are listed as two best places for homestay in Sapa.
Homestay in Mai Chau: Like Sapa, Mai Chau is a great place for visiting and exploring the life of many ethnic groups. If you want to stay at homestay in Mai Chau, you will have a chance to stay at the beautiful traditional homes of Thai minority.
Homestay in Ba Be: If you are looking for a place to take a boat trip and stay at homestay in the mountainous area, Ba Be is definitely a good choice. The houses for homestay are built mainly by wood and bamboo, raised on stilts above the ground and with a central kitchen hearth. It is simple but comfortable and clean enough.
Homestay in Mekong Delta: Mekong delta is longer famous for boat trip to visit floating market and is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. It is also famous for homestay and highly recommended by many travelers. For homestay in Mekong delta, you can consider to homestay in An Binh island or in Cai Be.
Price for homestay: around $10/ pax/ night and $10 for dinner with local people
However, you should not stay at homestay at all places where you visit in Vietnam. One or two destinations are enough because staying at homestay is not comfortable as hotels. If you plan a Vietnam tour package from the North to the South, and want to experience with homestay, you should choose one place in the North and one place in the South.