Kon K’Tu - Call of the root: One day trekking

Kon Tum,Kon Tum,Vietnam

Located in the north of Central Highlands, Kon Tum province is on the junction of Indochina, sharing the border with Laos and Cambodia. With unique location and geographical characteristics (most of the province is high mountains of Truong Son range), the province has emerged as a new attraction for travelers seeking for less known paths.

Eight kilometres from the centre of Kon Tum city lies the Kon K’Tu eco-tourist village, which often amazes visitors with its unique and primitive natural beauty. To the east lies the imposing Kong Muk Mountain and a stunning sand bank stretches along the Dak Bla River. Along the path to the ecological forest, tourists have a chance to take in fresh air and the beautiful scenery of H’Lay and Map (Fat) Falls. Paddling along the peaceful Dak Bla River in rubber boats or dug-out canoes is another enjoyable activity.

This tour includes one day trekking and one night staying in the village, which suits well with travelers who has limited time in the central highlands.

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Inclusion
  • Pick-up/ drop-off transportation as in program
  • Overnight stay in traditional house-on-stilts
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinner as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Activities as indicated in each program
Highlight
  • Get to know the culture of Bahnar people, one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups
  • Emerge yourself in the beautiful landscape of a mountainous village
  • Enjoy delicious local dishes
  • Experience trekking in the forest and/or paddling along the river in dug-out canoes
USD per guest
Day One: Trekking (12 km) and Homestay 9.00 a.m. Starting the exciting trip from your hotel in Kon Tum city, walking to the local famous Wooden Church, crossing Kon K’lor suspension bridge – the largest bridge in the province. Along the way you will be introduced to the history and development of the province. On the way we will visit the villages of Ko Nâm and Ko Pang.
12.00 p.m. Time for lunch! We will have a picnic lunch in the nature (self-arranged). 1.30 p.m. After lunch and some rest, we will continue walking to Kon K’tu village. Awaiting you is a delicious dinner and an stay overnight in authentic house-on-stilts of Kon K’tu village.
Day Two: Breakfast and return 7:00 a.m. Wake up to the mountainous surrounding and enjoy the simplicity of local life. 7.30 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Check-out and say goodbye to your host. Motorcycle pick up at Kon K’tu village will then bring you back Kon Tum city.

Sustaining local community financially

Community-Based Tourism (CBT) can leverage tourism benefits to help empower local people, improve local livelihoods and contribute to sustainable local development. Despite all these potential benefits, many CBT projects fail due to lack of financial viability. By booking this program, you are helping indigenous people obtain much needed financial stability in a sustainable way.

Poverty Alleviation