Community-based Tourism In Vietnam


Action on CBT is a new Community-based Tourism (CBT) network developed by Action on Poverty (AOP) in Vietnam. We support disadvantaged communities in rural Vietnam through community-based tourism and sustainable livelihood models. Our CBT homestays and activities projects are now open in Da Bac and Xuan Son, with more locations coming soon. We look forward to your visit!


Da Bac CBT is AOP in Vietnam’s first CBT project. Located in Hoa Binh province, about four hours west of Hanoi, the CBT is made up of three villages: Da Bia, Ke and Sung. Each one offers authentic homestays and a variety of activities and experiences, set amongst beautiful scenery.


Located within Xuan Son National Park, Phu Tho province, the Xuan Son CBT is the perfect location to escape the city and bask in Vietnam’s natural beauty while learning about local Dao and Muong cultures.

Dien Bien CBT

Located in a valley and surrounded by mountains, hills and paddy fields, Muong Phang commune (Dien Bien district) is a well-known site for historical relics which mark a victorious exploit of Vietnamese people in the First Indochina War. Its distinctive beauty and historical spirit capture the hearts of every traveler.

Moc Chau – Van Ho CBT

Moc Chau Plateau is located in the two districts of Van Ho and Moc Chau in Son La province. It entices visitors with cool temperature, tea hills, and ethnic villages. Moc Chau – Van Ho CBT lies 200km away from Hanoi, making itself the best choice for a weekend escape from hustling busy cities.

Muong La CBT

Located at an altutude of 1,600 metres above sea level and approximately 80 kilometres east west from the centre of Son La City, Muong La CBT represents one of the most famous tourist destination that Son La Province has to offer.

Tan Lac CBT

With its generous nature, cool climate and lush vegetation, Tan Lac has become a favourite place for travelers to visit and enjoy leisure activities such as cave exploring, hiking and nature discovery while respecting its ecological balance.


Action on Poverty empowers local changemakers to break the cycle of entrenched poverty in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Discover more about our work in Vietnam.


Community-based Tourism (CBT) is a responsible and inclusive form of tourism that involves local people in all stages of decision making. For visitors, CBT provides authentic experiences and a real insight into local life. Local families are directly involved in tourism activities and benefit from tourism both economically and socially. On a community level, tourism is a positive force for environmental protection and cultural preservation.


Welcome to Muong Phang CBT!

Phuong Duc Homestay – the first homestay in Muong Phang Commune, Dien Bien District was inaugurated on 24 November 2018. This is a part of the CBT project in Dien Bien, supported by AOP in Vietnam through Dien Bien Center … Read More

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Hoans’ Story: Weaving Her Way Out of Poverty

Hoans’ Story: Weaving Her Way Out of Poverty Hoan, 30, lives in Da Bac, Vietnam, with her husband, mother-in-law and two children. Hoan belongs to the Muong people – one of Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minority groups. Unfortunately, these groups often … Read More

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Thao Turns Her Fortunes Around

Thao Turns Her Fortunes Around Thao and her husband Huu run a beautiful homestay in picturesque Ke village in Da Bac province, northern Vietnam. But just a couple of years ago, the family was struggling to survive. As the primary … Read More

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