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Why Setup Homestay Ban Vieng Neua “Tai Youn Village”?
Homestay Ban Vieng Neua was initiated in 2008. It was developed in response to preserve culture and as an alternative source of income for local villagers & one reason the villages was moved, because effect Due to the expansion of the Luang Namtha airport. As poverty is still a main problem in the area, there is a need to generate jobs and income for villagers.
That is reason, Luang Namtha Information, Culture & Tourism Department “ICTD” and Asia Development Bank “ADB” was setup Community Base Tourism in the village by built traditional house. The house is build according to the traditional style of the Tai oun people, although some modern toilet facilities have been added. The house can be used by the local villagers for meetings, weeding ceremonies and other events. It also serves as a tourist attraction, where local and international tour companies are able to show tourist 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 tourists to see it. They are able to offer a range of services, ranging from baci ceremonies, dance performances, lunch or dinner and cooking classes.
But income still low until 2010, the leader of the villages was talks with tour operator about income…how to create more income? The tour operator recommend to the village set up homestay & more activities. The village agree to setup homestay and more activities as: group of traditional Baci, Homestay, local guide, Tai Youn traditional performance, Traditional music, group of practice “tourists can join the activities”. These services can be booked by tourists through the Phou Iu Travel & Eco-Tourism in Luang Namtha Town, or by any tour company in Laos.
Ecotourism Activities
Homestay. The activities include soft-adventure biking or sightseeing through Luang Namtha Valley and experience the Tai Youn culture & traditional, enjoy the local food, participate a traditional Baci-ceremony and performance, stay overnight with family. Next morning participate daily activities of the family if you like. | For detail read more |
What you pay for when you join community based tourism:
Where your money go Laos CBT
General Service Fee “US$”
Description Pay Direct to Money Amount Around The Money will Use for
Tour permit, Laos National Tourism Fund 3%: Luang Namtha Tourism Department 5 US$/person Doing marketing, monitoring, tourism development, provincial guide training…
Food & Water 13%: Local village 4 US$/person/meal  
Community Based Tourism "CBT" Activities 23%: Local village Cultural performance: 25 US$/time; traditional Baci-ceremony: 25 US$/time; CBT Activities “such as :husking rice “by hand or foot”, black smith, making bamboo basket “bamboo toys: birds, frogs, cup…” & participate in the day-to-day work of the family: 7 US$/each activities  
Accommodation “Homestay” 10%: Local “owner homestay” 4 US$/Night/person  
Transportation 9%: Driver Tuk Tuk: 25 US$/time; Motorbike: 15 US$/Day; Bicycles: 10 US$/Day  
Guide Fees 13% Local guide and village guide Leader guide who speak English: 15 US$/day; Local guide: 8 US$/day  
Handicrafts 5%: Local village Each: 5 SS$  
Village Service 3%: Local village Each time: 5 US$  
Village Fund 2%: Local village 2 US$/person/time Village tourism development, training, managements…etc.
Tour Service 17%: Phou Iu Travel and Eco-tourism, village partnership 12-15 US$/person Marketing, Office Management, Officer salary, small benefit…
Provincial tax 2%: Provincial tax 1 US$/person  
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Contact Us Homestay website Commonity Based Tourism ? Luang Namtha Info
Phonesay Village, Luang Namtha District and Province, Laos
+856-(0)20-2881 9198
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