Vibrant markets & lazy buffaloes

 
 1 Review

1 Review

"Best part? The people. I was welcome everywhere from shop opening lottery to traditional Vietnamese funeral, from shrimp sauce preparing to English lesson, almost everyone greeting me with a friendly 'hello' where ever I went. Also not to miss: The food! Xuyến is an amazing cook and would come up with new dishes every time."

 

COMMUNITY

Rural and intimate village

LIVELiHOOD

Various professions (farming and corner shops)

FAMOUS FOR

Loft style homes and farming with buffaloes
 

RELIGION

The village is Buddhist

LANGUAGE

Vietnamese and very limited English
 

TRAVELLERS

Unlikely to meet other foreigners

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3 nIGHTS IN Quynh Ngoc VILLAGE

112 EUR (norm 140€)

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (farming, running a corner shop)

  • Shopping trip to the local market

  • Visiting the local Buddhist temple

  • Meeting the savings group

6 nights IN Quynh Ngoc VILLAGE

192 EUR (norm 240€)

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (farming, running a corner shop)

  • Shopping trip to the local market

  • Visiting the local Buddhist temple

  • Meeting the savings group

  • Swimming trip to the beach nearby

  • Bicycle tour around the village and its surroundings

  • Playing a local game with your hosts

DUARA CONTACT: long

Long is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Quynh Ngoc. He contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact Long in case you have questions before or during your stay.

 

 Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com


HOW TO GET THERE

A bus from Hanoi (Nuoc Ngam station) takes about 5 hours. You’ll be picked up by taxi from the bus stop. Ask help from your Duara Contact Long to catch one of the comfy sleeping buses and lie down under a blanket the whole ride! In case you want to get there faster, you can hire a private car or ride a motorbike. 

OTHER things to do near Quynh Ngoc village

Rent a motorbike and make a day trip to discover the different beaches of the area.


TRAVELLER RATINGS (1 REVIEW)

Communication with the local contact person

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Hospitalty of the host family
 

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Sense of security in the village
 

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Facilities in the home you stayed in

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TRAVELLER REVIEWS

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JATTA
FINLAND
JANUARY 2018

"After 4 days in wonderful yet chaotic Hanoi I headed south to Quynh Ngoc for 6 nights, not knowing what to expect. I had met my contact person in Hanoi and still managed to take the wrong bus, but he fixed everything - a taxi was waiting for me at the bus stop. (The right stop would have been right next to the house). It was evening when I got to the village, there was a power cut so all was pitch black, but my smiling host Xuyến was waiting for me at the gate. She had prepared dinner, after which we went to socialise at the shop next door. No electricity = no internet = no Google translate, yet the people were so nice it was no problem at all. Since I was travelling alone my host kept me company or found someone to guide me. We went to one of the local markets at least once a day, walked around the village and she would show me everything I wanted to see from kindergarten to karate lessons.

Best part? The people. I was welcome everywhere from shop opening lottery to traditional Vietnamese funeral, from shrimp sauce preparing to an English lesson, almost everyone greeting me with a friendly 'hello' where ever I went. Also not to miss: The food! Xuyến is an amazing cook and would come up with new dishes every time. The variety of Vietnamese kitchen is overwhelming and markets have so much to offer. We also went to the beach with a taxi and came back with some tasty grabs and fish she prepared for lunch and dinner. Luckily I eat anything and she helped when I needed it - I had no idea how to eat grabs! This activity was to be paid apart but she was very clear about the price and checked I had understood (and we paid exactly what was agreed even if the taxi meter showed a higher price).

Another few hours trip to be paid apart we did was to see the sunflower fields, and we also saw on the way the Ho Chi Minh trail and the milk district.

I hope to be back soon!"


THE VILLAGE SAVINGS GROUP

One share of your payment goes to local savings group. In Quynh Ngoc it goes to a local women’s group called Hội Phụ Nữ Xóm 5. The women save money together to support some students, to visit elders and sick patients, and to organize events on women’s day.