Moc Chau homestay in Vietnam

Monday - 30/06/2014 05:19
The splendidly scenic Moc Chau plateau is home to wonderful mountains and a variety of rich agriculture. This is a great place to explore, full of wild trails, deep valleys, remote villages.

The house is a traditional stilt house located in the heart of a black Thai village. Visitors of the homestay will soak up the socio-cultural environment of this charming village and its people. 

To enhance the local way and offer guests an authentic experience, the traditional bedding has been preserved: simple but comfortable enough with hand-made mattresses and blankets. 

The bathroom facilities feature 4 cabins, each equipped with western-standards toilets, sink and shower. Water is solar-heated.

Try some of the best cuisine from the mountainous areas of North Vietnam. Home made food, simple but greedy. 

While simply walking throughout the village and its surrounding already offers great insight into the local cultures and landscapes, specific routes and trails to the wildest parts of the region are awaiting to be walked or ridden. 

Biking: Several routes are available, the range goes from peaceful easy cycling to rough and tough mountain biking. 

Trekking: Depending on the level of difficulty you’re expecting and your time available, various areas and itineraries can feed your eager for big outdoors. 

Agro-tourism: Moc Chau is rich in agricultural activities and agro-food processing.

Rooms, food and facilities

To enhance the local way and offer guests an authentic experience, the traditional bedding has been preserved: simple but comfortable enough with hand-made mattresses and blankets. Mosquito nets, pillow, bed sheets and bath towel are also provided.

The bathroom facilities feature 4 cabins, each equipped with western-standards toilets, sink and shower. Water is solar-heated (a small electric water heater also in case of bad weather).

In summer meals can be served either under the house in the yard or on the stilt terrace. During colder time, table can be dressed upstairs directly.

How to find us

Northwest of Hanoi, take the road number 6 from Hanoi or Sapa. Reach the old Moc Chau town and take a small road (12B) toward the the 5 caves of Ban On (famous local site). the house is in Ban Doi village.

Responsible travel: Moc Chau homestay in Vietnam

Environment

A strong commitment to responsible hospitality and tourism was an essential input that Handspan wanted to bring to the project. For the sustainability of the destination development and to prove that tourism can be established in harmony with its cultural, socio-economic and natural environment, preserving resources and optimizing benefits for local stakeholders. An ecological consciousness has been brought to the accommodation: the roof of the house was changed; replacing asbestos cement tiles by palm-tree leaves, the water of shower is solar-heated and all the wood used was from ancient wooden houses and buildings. The conception of the house is made to minimize energy and water use. No modern electricity-greedy equipment but a waste-water treatment system. 

The activities organized from the Homestay are nature-based, either focusing on man powered travel (biking and trekking) or on agri-tourism activities. A whole project has been established with a local farmer’s cooperative to develop real agro-tourism tours visiting farms and an alcohol and jam factory.

Community

The hospitality is ran by local people and the activities are thought to enhance cultures of the area.
The local people involved from the beginning of the project are not economically fragile. Their living does not rely only on tourism activity and so they are protected in case of any tourism fall. With a safe economic base, it is easier for the project to work on poverty alleviation in the area through the fund created with a part of the money paid by guests.

Overall Objective: Develop a new tourism destination in partnership with local populations to carry on development processes based on poverty alleviation, entrepreneurship encouragement and capacity building.

Specific Objectives: 
• Make a better place for Moc Chau in the panel of major tourism destinations in Vietnam.
• Build capacity for local people to be able on mid-term to develop responsible tourism and hospitality activities on their own.
• Use tourism as a supporting tool for livelihood improvement in the surrounding communities.

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