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2-day Central Highlands Explorer Tour from Hoi An

Price USD$373.00


2-day Central Highlands Explorer Tour from Hoi An
Journey deep into the mountainous central highlands to experience the unique life of a fascinating ethnic minority group, the Co Tu, whom have been able to retain more of their traditions and culture than other minority groups in Vietnam. Enjoy the unique experience of observing and interacting with these fascinating people!

Day 1: Hoi An, Dong Giang (-/L/D)
Departing Hoi An, your first stops are at a 1000 year old Cham temple, as well as former U.S. and French bases from the independence wars.

You\'ll then wind your way into the mountains, and through tea plantations, which are home to the people of the Co Tu. You\'ll take a break to enjoy a tea plantation before a visit with one of the few remaining Co Tu woodcarvers and his family. You\'ll experience a home cooked lunch in their house, before continuing your journey deep in to the mountains. This area is very isolated, and the culture and traditions remain essentially untouched by time, making this remote and staggeringly beautiful region home to one of the most authentic hill tribes remaining in Vietnam.

Your final stop for the day is Bho Hoong, a traditional Co Tu village, for an over-night stay in the stilted Co Tu huts. Little has changed in the past hundred years in Bho Hoong, and it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Central Vietnam. A light village walk, guided by a local resident, allows you to explore the village and unlock its cultural secrets. After your walk, you are free to enjoy a refreshing dip in the river. The evening is highlighted by a superb dinner of delicious Co Tu dishes, traditional music performances and a chance to interact with the villagers, gaining more insight into their rich culture. Larger groups of four, or more, will be treated to a bonfire and traditional dancing as well! Afterward, retreat to your luxuriously outfitted accommodation where the serene setting and clear mountain air will lull you to sleep.

Day 2: Dong Giang, Hoi An (B/L/-)
In the morning, you\'ll wake to the sounds of the village coming to life. Enjoy breakfast, and a hot cup of coffee, as you watch the morning activities of the Co Tu as they head out into the fields or prepare the days meals. After saying farewell to our Bho Hoong hosts, you\'ll head back out onto the winding mountain roads. Stopping at another Co Tu village, you\'ll enjoy the brocade weavers, a craft the Co Tu are famous for. You\'ll then embark on the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail, through lush forests and past jaw-dropping views of the mountains of Central Vietnam. Just when you thought it couldn?t get any more beautiful, you\'ll arrive at a waterfall, tucked alongside a towering peak, for a picnic lunch.
The afternoon sees you descending back down toward the coast, stopping along the way to explore historic sites and places of interest, before heading back east to Hoi An.

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Journey deep into the mountainous central highlands to experience the unique life of a fascinating ethnic minority group, the Co Tu, whom have been able to retain more of their traditions and culture than other minority groups in Vietnam. Enjoy the unique experience of observing and interacting with these fascinating people!