Home to the Thai and Muong minorities in Hoa Binh province, Pu Bin is a unique area offering one of the most authentic experiences outside of Hanoi. Home to some of the poorest villages in the area, Pu Bin is an area very much off the tourist trail. This unique farmstay experience combines the charms of a homestay with the comforts of a boutique lodging (though be prepared, it’s basic, yet comfortable). Situated at the end of a mountain range the scenery is breathtaking and offer the chance for trekking around rice terraces, getting your hands dirty joining the local harvest, learning to cook using home grown herbs and enjoying rejuvenating spa treatments or yoga sessions with the local villagers.
A stay here aims to develop community based tourism in the area – so expect the meet the locals (little English is spoken) and learn about life in rural Vietnam as you give something back to the surrounding community. Forget your home comforts for a short amount of time and enjoy the simple life in your homestay style accommodation.