Countryside fishing & farming

 
 Overall experience (3 reviews)

Overall experience (3 reviews)

"We worked on a rice field, went fishing, drove around with motorcycles, attended a local wedding, drank snake wine, sang karaoke, fed the animals and made amazing food."

"I have never met people this friendly in my entire life, and although I didn’t even learn the names of everyone in my host family, I miss them like crazy."  Read more reviews

 

COMMUNITY

Quite urban
and lively
 

LIVELiHOOD

Fishing and farming
 

FAMOUS FOR

Vietnamese
cuisine

RELIGION

The village is mostly Buddhist

LANGUAGE

Vietnamese and very limited English
 

TRAVELLERS

Unlikely to meet other foreigners

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3 nIGHTS IN huong non VILLAGE

140 EUR

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, towels and 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 or taking care of house pets)

  • Visiting a local market for fresh produce

  • Fishing trip to the pond nearby

  • Learning to breed fish in the rice field

  • Meeting the savings group

6 nights IN huong non VILLAGE

240 EUR

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, towels and 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 or taking care of house pets)

  • Visiting a local market for fresh produce

  • Fishing trip to the pond nearby

  • Learning to breed fish in the rice field

  • Meeting the savings group

  • Playing or singing karaoke with your host family

  • Visiting the local Buddhist temple

  • Bike tour around the village and its surroundings

DUARA CONTACT: aline

Aline is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Huong Non. She contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact Aline 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

Take a bus from Hanoi (My Dinh station) to Huong Non. It only takes two hours, and even less by taxi. 

OTHER things to do near huong non village

The Xuan Son National Park is about 2 hours from the village and worth of a day trip for hiking!


traveller RATINGS (3 REVIEWS):

Communication with the local contact:

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Hospitality of the host family:
 

Sense of the security in the village:

Facilities in the house you were staying at:

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traveller REVIEWS

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HENRIK & KIRA
FINLAND
JANUARY 2018
 

"The Duara experience was the most authentic part of our trip and we'll surely remember it for the rest of our lives!

People were extremely friendly and treated us with a great hospitality. During the days we were at the village we went to a local market, sang karaoke, learned to cook Vietnamese food and ate with our host family every day. We also met tons of local people and learned a lot about the Vietnamese culture.

Even though we didn't have a common language, communicating with Google translate and sign language worked quite well. Pro tip: Buy a local SIM card! Having internet on your phone makes going around a lot easier.

We encourage everyone to try Duara and spend a few days of their journey a bit differently than what we're normally used to when we travel. Thanks to Duara we actually felt we understood the Vietnamese culture and traditions in a more authentic way than what we would've if we'd just read about it somewhere. Thanks Duara for this unforgettable experience!"

 
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SUSAN, finland
FEBUARY 2017

“When I arrived to Huong Non I thought I had arrived to the wrong place. In my head I was expecting a remote village in the countryside with a green landscape, but in reality the weather was grey and the surroundings were dirty and quite urban.

“Now you probably think that I hated the experience. But I absolutely loved it! I have never met people this friendly in my entire life, and although I didn’t even learn the names of everyone in my host family, I miss them like crazy.”

 
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JUUSO, FINLAND
JANUARY 2017

"We worked on a rice field, went fishing, drove around with motorcycles, attended a local wedding, drank snake wine, sang karaoke, fed the animals, made amazing food and took care of the farm. We had the most amazing time, and five days went by way faster than I expected. 

I recommend this experience for everyone who wants to make the most out of traveling, and not only do the touristy stuff abroad. I learned so much about Vietnamese culture and also some basic Vietnamese which came in handy when bargaining later on. 

For anyone going to Huong Non or other Duara villages: Keep an open mind, attend EVERY activity you are invited in, have loads of fun and download the local language on Google Translate. You will have an unforgettable experience."