The SpaceSituated on a peanut and maize farm in central Quang Binh province, Rustic Chay Lap stands beneath the towering limestone cliffs which punctuate the beautiful but seldom visited World Natural Heritage Site of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
While 80 percent of Vietnamese live in the countryside, visitors to Vietnam are rarely given the opportunity to peek beneath the veil of this age-old culture. It is our goal to set a benchmark in ecotourism here that can be replicated throughout the region. In order to do this, we need to continue to show our guests how most Vietnamese actually live, far removed from the tourist hot spots which dot the country.
The beautiful natural surroundings notwithstanding, it’s not the surroundings nor the brick and mortar of villages which make up communities. It’s the people. Here in Chay Lap, it is important to us that you feel welcomed and included. We do this by offering true central Vietnamese hospitality. This is a necessity if we wish to learn as much from you as we hope you learn from us.
The front of the farm rolls out a serene patchwork of green fields which make up the valley floor and nearby Chay Lap Village.
Our homestay represents a slice of traditional life in Vietnam’s central provinces – albeit a rapidly vanishing traditional life. It was built to highlight the cultural, aesthetic and historical realities of the area’s past which are in contrast to the rapidly changing present.
Under the care of Mr. Khai and his family, we offer comfortable and simple accommodations, the opportunity to experience life here with a touchingly-friendly family and a wealth of activities both inside and outside the park.
This is homestay with a difference. You dine in the kitchen and front patio of Mr. Khai’s home and stay under their care, but you sleep in a separate wooden house within their farm compound and enjoy modern comforts, such as your own private bathroom, high quality linen and soft indirect lighting in the interiors.
Mr. Khai’s family encourages their guests to discover rural Vietnam in their own way. You choose the degree of interaction you are comfortable with.
Unlike many of the tourist havens which dot the country, there is a legitimate eagerness here to share our culture and way of life with you, while proving equally as eager to learn of yours.
One way we do this, is through our food. We serve our own locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients for meals that are area specific to the locale. We can also send you off with a lunch pack, prepared and packaged in the traditional way.
Hidden at the doorstep of the park, there are no distractions here, no TVs, radios or telephones, just pure relaxation. This is a spot where time slows down. Interaction with GuestsIf you interested in Tour Program,please see below :
Paradise Cave - Dark Cave Daily Tour
Phong Nha - Paradise Cave Daily Tour
Impressive Rustic Chay Lap Homestay Tour For 2 days/1 night:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10414159 The NeighborhoodBesides,We provide tour daily :
Phong Nha Cave – Paradise Cave
Hang Thien Duong (Paradise Cave) discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005, has the length of 31km, the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features Thien Duong Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors. According to spelunkers, the deeper one journeys into the cave, the more one feels the wells of heavenly clarity all around. There are a series of white crystal stalactites resembling glass pillars and many other spectacular formations.
Phong Nha cave is not only a natural legacy of the world or a wonder of the country Vietnam, but also a relic system of the historic street Ho Chi Minh which collaborates with Xuan Son Ferry in order to create a route supporting for the battleground of the South Vietnam during US War. Today, this place has become the first section of Ho Chi Minh trails. Therefore, coming to Phong Nha means you are visiting this legendary trails.
Detailed time plan
08:10- 08:30am Our car and tour guide will pick up guests in Dong Hoi, you will explore the most impressive Phong Nha caves (50 km about the city, 45 minutes driving). After 25 minutes on boat, visitors will arrive Phong Nha cave, take a couple hours to see the cave. This cave is called as water cave, is famous for its rock formation which has been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
12:00 Lunch at local restaurant in Phong Nha village before exloring National Park in the afternoon (TIP: bing swimming suite and towel for swimming in the summer time: April up to August)
01:00 – 04:30pm visit Paradise cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone, 25km about Phong Nha cave, 75 km about Dong Hoi and 1h20 minutes driving)at the rest of the day.
05:00 – 05:30pm Back to Dong Hoi. Tour ends
(URL HIDDEN)Cost per pax: 800,000 VND/pax (or 39 USD/pax)
Transfer and back up by van (free pick up service before tour start at train, bus station and airport)
Vietnamese or English speaking guide
Lunch (Vietnamese style dishes)
Entrance tickets plus dragon boat and golf car
Tour exclusion: VAT 10%