Kon K'tu - Call of the root: Trekking & Boating (2D1N)
Kon Tum city,Kon Tum,Vietnam
Active and FitCulture and Religion
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 both trekking and boating activities in one day of exploring the surrounding nature of Kon K'tu village. You also have chance to stay overnight with a local host and enjoy the life of a mountainous ethnic village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Stay with Host Family
Parking on Premise
Pick-up/ drop-off transportation as in program
Overnight stay in traditional house-on-stilts
Breakfasts, lunches, dinner as indicated in the itinerary
Activities as indicated in the itinerary
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
Day One: Trekking, Boating and Homestay
8.30 a.m. Starting the exciting trip from your hotel in Kontum city with a motorbike pick-up. Remember to buckle your helmet (8km).
9.00 a.m. Reach the drop-off point to start trekking along the riverbank (countryside road). You will be crossing small streams, hills and green fields with nice landscape (12 km) before lunch.
12.00 p.m. Time for lunch! We will have a picnic lunch (self-prepared) by the Dakbla river. After lunch, you can either relax on the bank or enjoy swimming in the freshwater of Dakbla.
Boating on the Dakbla river back to Konkotu 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.