Going for a surf in Asia or a safari in Africa? Discover local life in a village on the same holiday.

 

When staying in a Duara village you sleep in a local home, cook and eat with the family and join their daily activities, with little or no other travellers around. You support micro-entrepreneurship and benefit the entire community

Get to know our villages in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia and Tanzania and book your homestay below. Join our circle or follow us on Facebook & Instagram to stay posted about our new destination countries and villages.


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Our villageS in VIETNAM>

2 h from hanoi

Life here on the countryside is very self-sustained. Most of your food will be coming from the surrounding fields, fish ponds and yards.

30 min. FROM hanoi airport

Twist of small town hustle and liveliness with local markets, narrow alleys and school kids running around. Near Hanoi! 

1,5 h from thanh hoa / vinh

This farmer's village makes you feel like you’ve been dropped in the middle of nowhere, but the first impression might trick you.

OUR villages in SRI LANKA>

75 MIN. from GALLE/MATARA

Up for a getaway in the midst of the rainforest and green hills full of tea plantations? Turn off your phone, have a cup of tea and relax.

45 MIN. from ANURADHAPURA

Throw yourself into a live of a farmer and join the local board game in this active village surrounded by lakes, rice fields and the high Ritigala mountain.

30 min. from batticaloa

Sri Lanka through the eyes of the Tamil minority. Here you can find gorgeous beaches with dozens of fishing boats passing by.

 

2 H FROM KANDY OR ELLA

Be the fist one to stay in this calm Buddhist village in a valley of rice fields. Perfect if you’re into nature hikes and waterfall excursions. 

our villages in INDONESIA>

30 min. from ubud

If you want to live in a traditional balinese compound with many families and temples around you but zero yoga studios or vegan cafes, come to Sebatu.

1 h from danau batur

Are you looking for a real remote village off the beaten track with a breathtaking scenery and overwhelmingly friendly people? Choose Munti Gunung.

 

1,5 h from bali airport

Tropical gardening, farm animals and endless rice fields with famous day trip destinations is what’s in store for you in Gadungan.

1 h from lombok airport

Deep dive into the rural Muslim area and culture of East Lombok - a place far less touristy than anything you’ll find in Bali.

Our VIllages in Tanzania>

1 h from moshi

This vibrant neighborhood welcomes you to stroll its streets, hike up its hills and join its villagers at a local bar for homemade sugar cane beer.

 

30 min. from arusha

Likamba makes you forget that you are only 10 kilometres away from the dusty city life and gives you an insight of how modern Maasai people live today.

1 h from stone town

Have you ever wondered where the pool boy or the waitress in your hotel live themselves? In Jambiani you might find the answer.

1 h from stone town

If you dream about living in a fisherman’s village and seeing how a fresh caught shark or swordfish look like, stay in Kizimkazi.

 

45 min. from dar es salaam

This relaxed community is located only 15 minutes by ferry from the city and is filled with interesting personalities from youtube stars to bakers.

15 MIN. from mtwara

Both the fruit and life are sweet in this charming small town. Rent a bike and discover the neighbourhood on two wheels.

30 MIN. from MTWARA

Stay in Ziwani if you want to live in a jungle full of coconut trees and banana palms. We spotted a monkey here and so will you!


 

You are welcome to experience Duara as a family. Children under the age of 4 stay for free and 4-12-year-olds stay for half the price. 

Please notice that Duara is a link between you and the community, but you travel at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damages, loss of property or cases of illness. Make sure you have a sufficient travel insurance, required vaccinations, and inform your Ministry of Foreign Affairs about your trip, according to their instructions. 

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