Vieng Neua Homestay “Tai Youn Village”

Trip Overview

Experience the Tai Youn culture & tradition, enjoy the local meals, participates a traditional Baci-ceremony, performance & music, stay overnight with family, daily activities of the family if you like. Your activities such as: prepare baci-ceremony equipment, making banana leaf flower.

  • Tour ID: LT-HS-03.
  • Start-Finish: Luang Namtha town.
  • Duration: 1 night half day.
  • Departure: 3:30 pm.
  • Difficulty: Easy, suitable for families.

Itinerary

Start at 3:30 PM from our office by Tuk Tuk or bicycle (depending on your preference) to Ban Vieng Neua only 15 minutes, get warm welcome by home stay owner, the local guide will take you walk around village, visit field, Nam Tha river, local temple. Next join a traditional Baci-ceremony, traditional performance, Lamvong Lao, test local meals prepare by owner home stay, talk with home stay owner, go to bed.

In the morning next day. You have time walk around the village to see real life style of the local people, after breakfast join community based tourism activities as: prepare baci-ceremony equipment, making banana leaf flower. After lunch back to Luang Namtha town.

The Traditional Style House & Ban Vieng Neua
Ban Vieng Neua “Tai Youn” is located about 3 km from the town center, close to the airport. The house is built according to the traditional style of the Tai Youn people, although some modern toilet facilities have been added. The house can be used by the local villagers for meetings, wedding ceremonies and other events.

It also serves as a tourist attraction, where local and international tour companies are able to show visitors the traditional customs and food of the Lao people. The villagers of Ban Vieng Neua are very proud to keep their traditional customs and welcome visitors to see it. They are able to offer a range of services, ranging from Baci-ceremonies, dance performances, lunch or dinner and cooking classes. These services can be booked from: Phou Iu Travel & Eco-Tourism Laos at Luang Namtha Town.

Nowadays Ban Vieng Neua organize Home stay & community based tourism activities, you can stay 1 night or 2 nights get experience the Tai Youn culture & tradition, enjoy the local meals, participates a traditional Baci-ceremony, performance & music, stay overnight with family, daily activities of the family if you like. Your activities such as: prepare baci-ceremony equipment, making banana leaf flower.

Pricing

Tourists Price/Person
2 138 USD
3 112 USD
4 98 USD
5 95 USD
6 91 USD
7 87 USD
8  79 USD

Prices include:

  • Leader guide “English speaking tour guide” & Local guide “who knowledge tradition & culture”.
  • Covered transport “Local Tuk Tuk” or Mountain bike “Trek 4300 or 4400 mountain bike”.
  • Accommodation “Home stay” stay with family.
  • Local meals depend on season.
  • Home stay owner Service charge.
  • Drinking water during the trip.
  • Cultural performance & Tai Youn traditional Baci-ceremony.
  • Activities & Participate in the day-to-day work of the family.
  • Tour permit & provincial tax on net income.

Info

  • Tour ID: LT-HS-03
  • Start-Finish: Luang Namtha town
  • Duration: 1 night half day
  • Departure: 3:30 pm
  • Difficulty: Easy, suitable for families.

Bring a small backpack which should contain following items:

  • Shoes; a good pair of running shoes are perfect, or even better are the lightweight trekking boots.
  • 2 T-shirts (cotton), one short or long pants.
  • 2 pair of socks. Sandals, flip-flop (for the evening in village).
  • Towel (or sarong), swimming suits, toilet and personal effects.
  • Personal prescription drugs, contact lenses, glasses.
  • Sun-cream (waterproof), hat, sunglasses. Mosquito repellent.
  • 1 long sleeves sweater and pants, or jogging suits.
  • Small flashlight, camera and films.

Home stay: participants must be aware that there are no western-style toilets and washing facilities. Sleeping is on a bamboo or wood floor, dormitory style. Sleeping bags, foam mats & mosquito nets are supplied.

Note: Home stay itinerary is a basic guideline only and subject to change.
All home stay are supervised by Luang Namtha Provincial of Information, Culture & Tourism Department (PICTD), Laos Community Based Tourism (Laos-CBT) & Phou Iu Travel-Eco-tours which means all areas are frequented by tourists.

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