A peaceful people, the Cotu of Vietnam is known as the “People of the Forest” because of their strong affinity with nature. Living sustainably and self-sufficiently in the woodland areas of Central Vietnam, the Cotu is among the few tribal groups within Vietnam who remain untarnished by development and commercial tourism. They embrace centuries-old traditions and have preserved their own language, ceremonial worship, cultural dress and unique means of survival.
Community based tourism (CBT) is a form of tourism initiated by local people to benefit the community en bloc rather than individuals. Supported by a Japanese NGO – Foundation for International Development/Relief (FIDR) – since 2001, the Cotu in Nam Giang district have been striving to improve their livelihood and to provide income by selling traditional weaving produced by the women. Such efforts have strengthened their confidence in the value and uniqueness of their own culture and traditions. Visitors from around the world will enjoy the treasures of the Cotu, whilst the local community will realize sustainable development.
This tour is especially suitable for those who are interested in experiencing the culture and life of ethnic minority people
8 a.m: Pick you up at your hotel and drive to Nam Giang District
Visit authentic Vietnamese countryside and get to know the daily life of Vietnamese farmers
Visit green tea field
Visit Cotu Village and get to know about Cotu ethnic minorities
- White Cotu Village – where people normally work on the farm for earning living
- Black Cotu Village – where people make a living on brocade weaving and wood carving
1 p.m: Have lunch in P’rao (near the Lao border) on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
3:30 p.m: Enjoy thermal spring and mud bath
6 p.m: Back to Da Nang
Price: $60 USD / person – minimum 2 people
Included: Transportation + Lunch + Entrance fee + Insurance fee + English speaking tour guide
Excluded: Fee for mud bath