Sapa (Lao Cai province) is a poor district in Northern Vietnam. Almost all of the local population are ethnic people, who are semi-illiterate and lack education. Most of these people are farmers with very low income,  living in difficult conditions. 


Sapa today is the tourism center of the northwest.

Sapa is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; overlooking a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with color.

This is northern Vietnam's premier trekking base from where hikers launch themselves into a surrounding countryside of cascading rice terraces and tiny hill-tribe villages that seem a world apart. Once you've stepped out into the lush fields, you'll understand the Sapa area's real charm.



By working in the ZDAO homestay/ restaurant you will be able to meet people from all around the world, practice your English while practicing waiter and waitress skills.  The restaurant is in the smal village of Ta Van (near Sapa), during your free time you will be able to visit and tour the region. The Thac Bac Villa Maison is the place in town where Vietnamese, Ethnics minorities and foreigners meet.




-Work as a waiter, waitress.

-Create events in the restaurant.

-Promote restaurant and the internship around you and on the social networks.



Location:     Ta Van village, Sapa (Lao Cai province)

Duration:     1 week +

Start date:    Monday of every week. Available all the year

Working hours:     5 hours per day, 5 - 6 days per week

Food:    Communal meals


 We have many travel and cultural exchange activities between volunteer, staff and student every weekend comfortable accommodation at the Volunteer House, including a shared kitchen and Internet capabilities.


Type of work: waiter/ Language practice/ event manager/ Other



-Fully fluent in English 

-Waiter/waitress experience. 

-Strong inter-personal skills and experience in working with people.





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