Good tips for “homestay” tourism in Vietnam
Eating, living together with native people is the characteristic of “homestay” tourism. It brings to us a close perspective and more reality about culture, history, daily life and human or cuisine… at the destinations in Vietnam.
“Homestay” is green-tourism type which is great ideal with the traveler who are interested in discovery local culture. Unlike with other type of tourism which often choose hotels in Sapa or in other cities for their accommodation, Traveler are homestay tourism often choose native people houses for sleeping during their trips in Vietnam. The houses choosing are typical for culture, life of local people. The owner of houses often attends almost of activities including sleeping, eating, relaxing… Therefore, you should prepare some basic knowledge about the homestay before departing to get good welcome and take care “full” from them.
“Homestay” tourism has been developing fast in many provinces in Vietnam including mountainous and coastal regions. You can choose the interesting destinations for yourself depending on your favorites. In the top list of “homestay” tourism, Sapa is the great destination which are approximately rate by domestic and international travelers. In Sapa, we can meet many local minority people who are located in Ta Van, Ta Phin, Cat Cat, Lao Chai… many of them can guide tourism very well and experience.
In Hoi An, “homestay” tourism will bring to us the chance for enjoying the beauty of the world cultural heritage and rustic lifestyle of local people. In the Lac village (Mai Chau), the tourist is lived in House on stilts of Thai people. At day, we they weave fabric, jungle, night falls and drinking wine, passionate voice praise, dance parties flickering firelight, enjoy traditional dishes such as rice, wine Mai Ha, fish streams, wild vegetables together with local people.
If you are fond of experiencing rive-life, you can choose destinations like fishing village in Ha Long Bay or the Southern delta Vietnam. The fishing villages or rivers of the Southern delta region which are characteristic of Ha Long Bay together the lush fruit orchards will make you remember so much!
Before you leave, you should read fast about the custom, Vietnam visa, culture of the destination you choose. That is helpful for you to familiar with the new environment and along with the native people. You don’t need prepare so much for “homestay” trips. You had better packed full of essential items for your holiday is the most important for a comfortable trip.
You should bring clothes just for the holidays and ensure compliance with local culture as well as the activities you participate. In additional, you should bring warm clothes in case cold weather or you choose “homestay vacation” in the mountains because of low temperatures at night going down. Also bring along shoes or sandal, the medicine and flashlights together.
When you choose “homestay” tourism. You will never get the comfortable feeling absolutely compare with hotels or resort… Instead, you will have life, realistic and interesting experience. When taking part in activities to experience living and working in it, you should express a positive attitude. Do not be too nervous or afraid because this is a good opportunity for you to explore yourself and closer to the owner. They are always willing to share, help to bring joy to you. At the moment is ideal for organizing cultural community, be actively involved and do not forget to tell them a few things about you. Whatever kind of tourism is a relatively new in Vietnam, homestay tourism promises to be a strong trend in the future development.