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Immersion and Rural Life

An unusual experience at a local homestay to participate in daily and agricultural activities


1 to 3 days and more

  • In a family in northern Vietnam, preferably in the farming season (transplanting or harvesting rice) for a real immersion in rural life with a family.
  • Participation in fields working and daily activities of the host family to touch the way of life and the rural culture of Vietnam.
  • Our friends from the mountain ethnic minorities offer their hospitality for warm moments of sharing and exchange.
Homestay accommodation is in large houses on stilts, on small mattresses on the ground equipped with mosquito nets. Outside the house, basic sanitary but sufficient to take a shower, mostly with hot water.
Meals are taken with the family and the guide. We will propose a village and a family or several host families according to the overall program of stay and the size of the group.

Please take note that this immersion experience is ideal from February to November (month corresponding to harvesting, transplanting rice or planting maize depending on the region). Outside this period, a day can still be proposed to participate in daily activities (cooking, animal care, and various activities such as weaving, basketry, fishing depending on the specificities of each village).

In what places?

  • in Sapa among the Giay,
  • in Bac Ha among the Tay,
  • near the Thac Ba lake among the Dao
  • in Quang Binh among the Tay,
  • in Pu Luong among white Thai,
  • in Mai Chau among the white Thai,
  • in Mu Cang Chai among black Thai,
  • near Ba Be lake among the Tay,
  • in Bao Lac among the black Lolo.

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Easy hiking

Nature walks, whether on foot, by bike or by boat, is our specialty! For fans of small hikes we offer a wide panel on trails little or not at all frequented by other agencies …
Bac Ha | Easy

DDuration: 1, 2 or 3 days with homestay nights | Everyone, including good walkers.
With the flower Hmong and Tay ethnic groups. Hilly and wild landscapes where ricefield terraces, other crops and forest succeed. Combines with homestay immersion and / or the Bac Ha Sunday Market.
Lac Ba Be | Easy

Duration: 1 or 2 days with homestay nights | Embellished with boat tour | Everyone, including children.
Among the Tay, the Dao and the Hmong hill tribes. Beautiful site of Ba Be Lake where you feel the soul of an explorer! Between jungle, waterfalls and rice fields … Combines with immersion at a local host family.
Mai Chau | Easy

Duration: 1 to 3 days with homestay nights | Everyone, including children
At the white Thai ethnic group. Easy access from Hanoi, the beautiful valley of Mai Chau with its very welcoming inhabitants and its rice fields as far as the eye can see … Combines with an immersion at a local host family.
Sapa | Easy

Duration: 1 or 2 days with a homestay or hotel in Sapa | Everyone, including children
At black Hmong, Giay, and Red Dao minority villages in Sapa. In the valley of Muong Hoa famous for its ricefield terraces … Combines with immersion in a local host family.
Nature reserve
of Pu Luong | Easy

Duration: 2 to 3 days with homestay nights | Everyone, including children
In the white Thai community with easy access from Hanoi, an area of brown lands that contrast with the green rice fields. Little tourist area (hikers only), superb traditional habitat and warm welcome. Combines with homestay immersion.

Duration: 2 days with night at a local hostel | Everyone, including children
Among the Lü, the red Hmong, the Giay, the black Dao, the blue Dao … A mosaic of peoples who live together in an area of limestone peaks covered with greenery and often sacred … Combines with Dien Bien Phu and / or Sapa and / or Mu Cang Chai
Mu Cang Chai Region | Easy

Duration: 1 to 2 days with homestay night | Everyone, including children
With the black Thai and the Hmong minorities. Beautiful landscapes of ricefield terraces in a region not very crowded by mass tourism… Combines with an immersion at a local host family and/or with Sapa.
Central highlands | Easy

Duration: 1 to 2 days with homestay night | Everyone, including children
At the Ede and Mnong. A discovery of ethnic groups much less known than those of the north including Mnong elephant trainers … Combines with Buon Me Thuot and Lak lake.

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Charming cruises

Charming cruises in Halong Bay, in the Mekong Delta and elsewhere… Fits well with discovery programs or treks…
Halong bay

Often offered in our discovery and trekking programs over 2 days in Halong Bay, discover here the other variants to compose a personalized stay.
Duration of cruises:
2 days / 1 night
3 days / 2 nights
4 days / 3 nights
On board a fleet of charming boats, offering real good value for money. We suggest avoiding the crowds of boats (more than 500 in the bay now!) by taking a privileged route, reserved for a very small number of them. The most responsible and sustainable: micro-economic development actions linked to tourism carried out by the company.
Different sizes of private or “join in” boats:
1 cabin (2 people)
2 cabins (4 to 5 people)
4 cabins (8 people)
5 cabins (10 people)
11 cabins (22 people)
The cabins are well-equipped and comfortable, tastefully decorated, air-conditioned, and have large windows in order to constantly enjoy the sumptuous landscape. Including a bathroom with shower and wc. The cuisine on board is delicious, with fish and seafood. Special menu for vegetarians and other passengers who do not appreciate seafood.
On the program side, navigation in the middle of the islets… from your cabin, standing on the deck, or seated in the sun on comfortable deckchairs… A stopover is planned on an islet with a visit to a cave, sea kayak trip , swimming… You will also visit a floating village where the villagers live… from fishing, but also from tourism since the rowers are the women of the village.
A program that is both relaxing and punctuated by pleasant activities, all in a sublime and legendary setting, enhanced by an attentive and jovial staff …
Mekong Delta

Options: 2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights cruise
Longer cruises on request. Different sizes of private or “join in” boats:
7 cabins (14 people)
12 cabins (24 people)
14 cabins (28 people)
To discover the Mekong Delta, its lively floating markets, its orchards and verdant arroyos. Cruise also to reach the Cambodian border in case of combined stay Vietnam-Cambodia. The boats are of traditional wooden construction, fitting perfectly into the natural surroundings and include all the comforts desired for a pleasant cruise. Quality cuisine on board. During Mekong Delta cruises, travelers will enjoy leisurely navigation that allows you to observe the vegetation and rural life by the river. The inhabitants going about their business, the children playing in the
river, the boats that carry various goods, orchards and villages … Of course, various stops are planned to discover the local agricultural and artisanal productions, walking or by bike, to explore the very lively and colorful floating market from Cai Rang to Can Tho.
Other cruises

> Hoi An: Charming half-day or full-day cruises: sunset dinner cruise, relaxing cruise with cooking class and massage on board.
> To Cambodia: 7-day Transmekong cruises from Vietnam to Cambodia or vice versa.

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Beach extensions

Can extend any program … We will advise you according to the season and the profile of travelers. From 3 days to a week or more, excluding transfers. Enjoy the magnificent beaches on the coast or in the Vietnamese islands. We offer you our selection of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam in 3, 4 or 5 star accommodation (charming hotels, resorts and ecolodges).
Con Dao island

The pearl of South Vietnam which has recently opened up to tourism. Offering beautiful walks, dives, snorkeling, sea trips in the surrounding islands. Nature walks in addition in the national park of the island presenting various rare species. Accommodation in a luxury or standard eco-resort. No full range of accommodation yet. Observation of turtles and dugongs at sea. Practicable all year round, best period from May to September for viewing turtles. Access by plane from or via Saigon.
Mui Ne

Huge beaches and red sand dunes. Nautical activities of kite-surfing and windsurfing. Some cultural walks in the area. Beach practicable all year round. Access from Saigon by road only.
Phu Quoc island

Beautiful, still wild and unspoiled island with beautiful beaches. Still few tourist shops, which is not to displease us. Diving, snorkeling, sea trips in the surrounding islands, exploring the island. Better period from November to April. Access by plane from or via Saigon (ferry possible depending on the case).
Hoi An

Large and beautiful beach offering water activities like diving or kiteboarding
surfing, snorkelling, boat trips to the surrounding islands, fishing, etc. In addition to the charming town of Hoi An accessible a few km only. Guaranteed charm and easy access. Good period from March-April to November.

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Cycling trips

Nature walks, whether on foot, by bike or by boat, this is our specialty! For fun more than for physical performance! A friendly and ecological mode of discovery!
Tam Coc region
(Halong Bay on land) | Easy

Duration: ½ day | All ages, young children on child seats
Discovery of the region on different routes from 1 hour to 4 hours, magical in the middle of rice fields and rocky peaks …
Mai Chau | Easy

Duration: 2 to 4 hours | All ages, young children on child seats
Walk in the middle of the rice fields of the beautiful green valley of Mai Chau among the white Thai people.
Hoi An | Easy

Duration: ½ day | All ages, young children on child seats
The countryside of Hoi An by bike … Different routes to discover local crafts, market or the beach.
Duong Lam | Easy

Duration: 2 to 4 hours | All ages, young children on child seats
Discover the countryside of the Red River Delta and the ancient village with preserved architecture of Duong Lam, not far from Hanoi.
Hanoi | Easy

Duration: big ½ day | All ages, young children on child seats
Alternative discovery of Hanoi by bike on secondary roads, through non-touristy districts…
Huê | Easy

Duration: big ½ day | All ages, young children on child seats
Another Huê, unknown to tourists, cycling through the countryside, and discovering completely unknown cultural sites!

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