If having a true local experience is at the top of your list in Vietnam, there’s no better option than a homestay. The experts at Ecohost are applying a community-based ecotourism model to support a handful of homestays in the northern province of Nam Dinh. Eat, chat, and tour with a real local family and discover a slower pace of life in rural Vietnam while creating much-appreciated income for small families. Ecohost provides service training for each homestay host, and supports them in preparing their homes to welcome foreign travellers. Guests in turn receive an authentic perspective on Vietnamese culture, and can support the preservation of local traditions through tours and activities.