In many years, more and more tourists travel to Vietnam and provinces on the Mekong Delta are favorite destinations of many people. Most of them prefer to book a tour during 1 or 2 days and stay at hotel. However, it would be not much interesting if you don’t try to stay at local people, to know their lifestyle or even to know how to cook simple dishes, etc. You will have a chance to meet friendly and hospitable people, to back to nature. That way of experience is called “homestay”- you will find a peaceful feeling in the bustling and hustling life.
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Nowadays, there are a lot of homestays. According to recommendations of tourists, we will give you some useful advices about homestay on the Mekong delta:
Minh Viet Homestay (245/1, Phu Quoi area, Thuong Thanh ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho)
The owners will pick you up and your backpacks in Can Tho. They will take you fun ride beside the river along paths thru the local villages on the way to home. Their home is right on the river and has the best riverside view. The owner is enough nice to take you on a private tour of the river. The homestay is run by the nicest man and his family, his english is wonderful, he is a teacher at the local school. You will have the best home cooked dinner at a table on the deck, the food is some of the best you had on all of your journey, fresh fish and these sauteed mushrooms. The only thing you have to pay for is an extra $10 for the accommodation, your drinks and boat ride.
Green Village ( Khanh Binh Area, Phu Thu Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho)
It provides a relaxing stay in simple bamboo huts surrounded by greenery. The homestay also provides free bicycle rental facilities for guests to explore the region. Meals can also be enjoyed at the in-house restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this homestay.
The rooms are fitted with tiled flooring, thatched roof and bamboo walls. They feature a comfortable bed, a private terrace and offer views of the garden. The rooms provide facilities like a minibar, a fan and fresh linen. The private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Cai Rang Floating Market located 10 km away and Ninh Kieu Pier situated 5.9 km from the homestay. Can Tho City Centre and Ninh Kieu Quay are located 10 km away.
Jardin du Mekong Homestay (Song Doc River – Hoa Nghia – Cho Lach, Cho Lach, Ben Tre Province)
This is an eco-friendly property consisting of fan-cooled rooms with a thatched roof and terrace. Featuring a 24-hour reception, the homestay also has its own restaurant.
Guests can cycle or go fishing during their stay. A business centre with free Wi-Fi is also available. Airport shuttle, laundry and ironing services can be arranged at a surcharge.
Opened from 06:00-00:00, Jardin Restaurant specialises in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
Ngoc Sang Homestay (95/8 Binh Luong Xa An Binh, Long Ho, Vinh Long, Vietnam)
Situated on An Binh island, it’s a basic accommodation – no air con or other hotel style luxuries but it’s comfortable (in a spartan kind of way), clean and safe. Some rooms are dorm style. There isn’t much privacy in any rooms.
Vietnamese food is simple, authentic, fresh, with generous serves.
Owner used to be a boatman on the river so he knows the best things to see and the homestay also offers boat trips for guests. There’s nice walking and cycling from right outside the homestay as well.
Rooms are small bungalows (no bathroom mind you) with fan and mosquito nets. So nothing to really disturb you. Spent time in a hammock reading, listening to music and enjoying the space.
If you want to get around, borrow a bike right there and bike around the area, see how the locals actually live.
During the evening you are invited to help with the food. Don’t worry it will be very simple and basic stuff. Salad or spring rolls. It is a laugh and always nice to know what you eat. Also since you are living with a family, you get to talk to them and have a laugh. You can talk to the owners’ niece whom just wanted to practice her english.
(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)
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