Kon K'tu - Call of the root: Two-day trek

Kon Tum city,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 two days trekking and one night staying in a local homestay in the village, which offers more time for you to indulge in the diverse nature of the Central Highlands.

Stay with Host Family
Private Bathroom
Electricity 24/7
Heated Water
Cell Signal
Parking on Premise

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 the itinerary
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 Kontum 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.
Stay overnight in authentic house-on-stilts of Kon K’tu village.
Day Two: Trekking back to Kontum (14km) 7:30 a.m. Wake up to the mountainous surrounding and enjoy the simplicity of local life. Have breakfast. 8:30 a.m. From Kon K’Tu, go on a guided trek. Start walking along Dakba river, through small streams and following the path, while your knowledgeable guides tell stories, identify wildlife, and local plants. Have your camera ready to take numerous pictures of this breathtaking scenery. 11.00 a.m. Picnic lunch in the forest.
After lunch we continue the trekking along the river back to Kon K’tu village. 4.00 p.m. After getting back from the trekking, you will have some time for free exploration and interaction with villagers before motorbike pick-up back to 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