A Stay with A Hua
About this experience
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.
- 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.
Your positive contribution
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.
* Price: from $23/pax (for a group of 4 persons). For the best price, please contact us.
11.00 a.m: Arrive at A Hua Village and receive a warm welcome from the locals. Get some rest and drop off your luggage.
12.00 p.m: Lunch at A Hua cooked with fresh and local ingredients
1.30 p.m: Learn more about the village through a walking tour
– Get to know traditional Rong House, an important element in spiritual life of Ta Oi people
– Visit Zeng weaving and rattan weaving artisans
2.30 p.m: Put on your hiking shoes to discover the surrounding rice fields and learn about farming life as well as farming techniques of Ta Oi’s
4.00 p.m: Enjoy the beautiful mountain sunset in the precious moment of quietness.
5.00 p.m: Say goodbye to the villagers and travel back
✓ Overnight stay in a covered tented platform under the starry sky of A Hua
✓ Breakfasts, lunches and dinner as in itinerary
✓ Local community guide
✓ English speaking facilitator
✓ Activities as indicated in each program
✓ Drinking water
✘ Personal expense (extra drinks and snacks)
✘ Extra activities (not included in the itinerary)
✘ Handicraft souvenirs from the village
✘ Tips via personal support to the community fund
✘ Car pick-up and drop-off (add-on service)
✘ Facilitator in other languages available upon request
- Starting time: 11 a.m at A Hua village. If you wish to take our car service, pick-up will be arranged depending on your location.
- Meeting point: A Luoi town, A Luoi district, Hue (a pinpoint of exact location will be sent with our confirmation email).
- What to bring:
- Clothing: depending on the season, light clothing for daytime activities and warm clothes for night camping
- Personal hygiene kits, sunscreen, towel, mosquito repellent
- We encourage our guests to bring reusable bottles to fill drinking water (provided) during their stay in the village
What's the weather like?
- A Luoi is located in the tropical monsoon area, affected by transition climate between North and South.
- Average temperature in the year is about 22°C – 25°C. The highest temperature is 34°C – 36°C, the lowest temperature is 7°C – 12°C.
- The climate is divided into 2 distinct seasons: rainy season from September to December, with heavy rainfall concentrating on December to December, often causing floods and floods; The dry season lasts from May to August, with low rainfall, hot and dry West wind, large evaporation causing prolonged drought.
Where to meet?