Bho Hoong & Co Tu Explorer

ethnic minority tour

Pack more memories into two days than most people get in two weeks! From the golden coast to the emerald mountains, we’ll wind our way through the photogenic river delta, capturing a glimpse of everyday rural Vietnamese lifestyles as we head close to the border with Laos. Our trail takes us through a number of Co Tu ethnic minority villages, highlighting the richness and variety of cultures found in the area.
This is an unforgettable two-day adventure.

DAY 1: COUNTRYSIDE RIDING
Hoi An to Bho Hoong (110 km)

Departing Hoi An, our first stop is at a 1000 year old Cham temple as well as former US and French bases from the independence wars.

We then wind our way into the mountains through the tea plantations, home to the Co Tu minority. We take a break to enjoy a visit to the tea plantations before a visit with one of the few remaining Co Tu woodcarvers and his family. We experience a home cooked lunch in their house before continuing our 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 to remain in Vietnam.

Our next stop is Bho Hoong, a traditional Co Tu village where we will stay for the night. 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, with a local resident guiding us, allows us to explore the village and unlock its cultural secrets. After our walk, we are free to enjoy a refreshing dip in the river. The evening is highlighted by a superb dinner of Co Tu traditional dishes, a traditional dancing performance and a chance to interact with the villagers, gaining more insight into their rich culture. Afterwards, retreat to your stilted Co Tu hut where the serene setting and clear mountain air will lull you to sleep.

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH TRAIL
Bho Hoong Village to Hoi An (150km)

In the morning, wake up 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, heading to the fields and preparing the days meals.  You will have time to learn how to shoot CoTu Crossbow.

Have a lunch at Guoi House.

After lunch, leaving Bho Hoong Bungalows to another Co Tu village, we enjoy the brocade weavers, a craft the Co Tu are famous for. Then we embark on the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail, through lush forests and past jaw-dropping views of the central Vietnam Mountains.

The afternoon sees us descending back down toward the coast, stopping along the way to explore historic sites and places of interest, before heading east to Hoi An.

Transport options: 
Jeep, AC 4WD or minivan – incl. driver. (Max. people per Jeep: 3)

 

Seriously – the highlight of our Vietnam trip! Both my husband and I agreed we learned more in 2 days on this trip than the remainder of our trip. And honestly, after the highlight of this trip, the rest of the trip had a hard time living up to it. Hoi An Motorbike Adventures definitely gets a 5+ star rating from us. The support crew was great and the people we met along the way were phenomenal. If you are the type of traveler that revels in getting off the beaten track, this is for you: small groups (we only had one other couple with us), amazing food and truly local. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat. Love, love, loved it!!!”

Christine, Germany

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Tour includes: 
Experienced English-speaking guide; Guided village walk in an ethnic village; traditional dancing performance; drinking water and soft drinks. 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner; 1 night accommodation; CoTu Crossbow Shooting.

Tour excludes: 
Alcohol; personal insurance; damages to equipment; personal expenses and tips.