Nam Dong, 60 km far from Hue City, is a mountainous district of Thua Thien Hue Province. This area is home to many beautiful sceneries and traditional cultures of ethnic minority people. Nam Dong is located in a valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains, and at an upper reach of the poetic Huong River. It is home to watershed protection forests which help minimize or preventing Huong River from floods in the rainy season and also serves as a livelihood for local communities. Now, Nam Dong has gradually developed its eco-tourism and community culture-based tourism potentials with Mo, Truot, Phuong, Kazan Waterfalls, garden houses and orchards, Communal House in Doi Village, guest houses along streams, Cultural House and especially scenic beauty of Huong River’s upper reach.
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Day 01 : HUE - NAM DONG ( L, D)
Afternoon: Depart at the hotel, the bus takes tourists to La Son T-junction where you leave National Highway No. 1A, to turn to the road to Nam Dong where you can see small paths, mountain slopes and clusters of villages along the road side. Tourists can admire magnificent mountain ranges. Crossing La Hy Pass, you will start the discovery of ecotourism sites of this area. Stop for a while along the road to enjoy seasonal fruits such as oranges, bananas, sugar canes, pineapples etc) from local gardens, visit traditional houses of Ktu ethnic people in Doi Village. On arriving here, you are welcome by friendly smiles of locals when they receive special guests.
Evening: Enjoy traditional dishes prepared by Ktu ethnic minority people and join an exchange of traditional songs, dances and gong beating while sipping “rÆ°Æ¡Ì£u CâÌ€n” (a special wine drunk out of a jar through pipes) Have home stay service.
NAM DONG - HUE - LANG CO BEACH - HUE (B, L)
Morning: Guided by some locals, tourists go further into a primary forest in the buffer zone of Bach Ma National Park. You will see crystal streams in the forest, a confluence of the Huong River where you would like to have an experience to discover forests.
Noon: Tourists are served lunch at a locals’ house with ingredients being forest vegetables. After lunch, tourists go back to Hue or continue to Lang Co Beach, which is 40 km far from Nam Dong or continue your scheduled trip.
Routes: HUE - NAM DONG - HUE - LANG CO BEACH - 2 DAYS
Bus, car and motorbike to Nam Dong, local means of transport, tour guide and meals.
- Tourists need to be equipped with tools for trekking (sports shoes, hats and sun-glasses, rain-coats, anti-mosquitoes and leeches in case it rains.