A Hua village, Nham commune, A Luoi district,Thua Thien-Hue,Vietnam
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Located 60 km southwest of Hue, Vietnam, A Luoi is a scenic mountainous district nestled between the A Shau Valley and the Laotian border. For many years, this off-the-beaten-track destination has been renowned for its cultural richness with different hill tribe minorities, lush mountain ranges, rice fields, and breathtaking panoramic views. Perched in the hills 7 km away from the main town, Vel (village) A Hua is home to 280 Ta-oi and Pa-Co people, two Mon-Khmer ethnic groups based mainly in mountainous areas of Vietnam’s central provinces. Join us in this journey to discover the marvelous beauty of nature and experience the authentic simple life and rich cultural traditions of A Hua.
* For best preparation, please reserve at least 4 days in advance for this program.
Parking on Premise
Safe Deposit Box
Transportation fee to A Hua from Da Nang or Hue and back
One-night stay in a covered tented platform under the starry sky of A Hua
Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner during the trip
Local community guide
English speaking facilitator
A walking tour to get introduced to the village
Mountain field trekking or jungle trekking tour
Bicycles available for free of use
Drinking water through out the trip
Get to know the culture of Ta-Oi people, one of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.
Emerge yourself in the beautiful landscape of a mountainous village with an overnight stay in a tent set up in the wild.
Enjoy delicious mountainous dishes.
Experience trekking in the primary forest and listen to the song of nature.
Leave the hotel for A Hua. Enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way to A Hua.
Breakfast (Banh Mi or Vietnamese sandwich) is served during a break at the Lang Co Lagoon after crossing through the Hai Van Tunnel.
Stop at Hong Ha Village for lunch and have a short stroll in this scenic valley village.
Arrive at A Hua Village and receive a warm welcome from the locals.
- Listen to the story of A Hua Village from Mr. Nia, the Head if the village.
- Check in and get some rest before exploring A Hua Village.
- Enjoy a walking tour around the village
- Get to know traditional Rong House, an important element in spiritual life of Ta Oi people
- Learn the origin of Ta Oi from the oldest Lao man in the village.
- Visit Zeng weaving and rattan weaving artisans
Watch the beautiful mountain sunset in the precious moment of quietness. Enjoy Ta Oi dinner.
Campfire time (and art performance: add-on service)
What could possibly be better than gathering around the bonfire upon the hill? If you're lucky enough, look up the sky to be wowed by the bright Milky Way you could never see in the city. Spend the night on our tented platform to know how it feels to be surrounded by the nature.
Challenge yourself with either an easy hike through the surrounding rice fields or a little-bit-harder-than-usual trekking in the primary forest managed by the A Hua villagers.
Put on your hiking shoes and prepare your backpack with sunscreen, water and whatever you might need for a 2.5 hour trek. You can choose to have takeaway lunch in the forest or enjoy lunch back at the village
Ride a bike in neighboring areas to see how the life of the locals. Capture the beauty of this land and its people and bring it back with you in your heart.
Travel back to Da Nang and will be arriving at around 8 p.m.
Economic development bears the risk of fading Ta-Oi culture and tradition. Exposure to modern society could exert a reverse influence on indigenous customs and cultures. Many ethnic groups are being assimilated into Vietnamese Kinh society, including Ta-Oi.
Although the local government is trying to conserve these traditional customs through cultural and linguistic trainings and cultural preservation programs; due to daily financial concerns, this threat is overlooked by the majority of younger Ta-Oi.
This project is supported by the local authorities and is expected to retain the younger generation through giving perspective and jobs and encourage pride in this unique culture, rather than neglecting it.