(Free Press Release) The Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel announces today the launch of a 5-day community travel tour to the Rustic Chay Lap village and the World Heritage site Phong Nha National Park in central Vietnam.

Situated on a peanut and maize farm in central Quang Binh province, Rustic ChayLap 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 peak beneath the veil of this age-old culture.

The journey begins when you board the night train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi. The train is well equipped with air conditioning and soft sleeper berths.

The highlights of the ecotour includes such activities as kayaking trip along the blue Chay River to the Phong Nha Cave (4km) and the Dark Cave (2km), a bicycle ride from Chay Lap village to the Nuoc Mooc Cold Spring, a visit to the war memorial site of Tam Co Cave.

The tour also offer the opportunity for volunteering in Chay Lap village by helping in the fields, doing some painting or some garden or construction work. The villagers are mostly poor farmers and need assistance in the areas of education, environmental conservation, and building construction. By volunteering with local families you are helping to enrich the lives the villagers.

“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.” Said the homestay manager.

Spending one night in the four-star Sun Spa Beach Resort or visiting the Vinh Moc Tunnel Complex are both possible before the tour finishes.

Lotussia Travel is a privately-owned tour company offering the widest selection of multisport tours in Vietnam such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, road cycling, motorcycle touring, sea kayaking, scuba diving and more. The company is headquartered in Hanoi with branches in Danang and Ho Chi Minh City. The company sells Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

For further information email to info at lotussiatravel.com or visit the company official website at lotussiatravel.com