The A Luoi District communities and the government are ensuring that tourism activities do not damage traditional culture or the rich forests that they depend on.
A Luoi is approximately 65 km Southeast of Dakrong Bridge and 70 km to the west of Hue. This area offers a unique cultural, historical and biological experience for the adventurous tourists. This is believed to be one of the last forests home to find a viable population of the Saola. The Saola, also known as the Asian Unicorn is one of the rarest species in the world.
The area is blessed with beautiful landscapes, rich wildlife and nature including a number of waterfalls and cascades. Many ethnic minority groups live in the mountains with their colourful and varied cultures. These groups include people from the Pa Ko, Van Kieu, CaTu and Ta Oi tribes.
A Luoi was the site of many battles during the American war. Two pilot areas are being supported, namely A Bia Nor, also known as Hamburger Hill and the A Roang commune.
The US Army Special Forces Bases in A Luoi and Ashau were overrun and abandoned in 1966. Among the better known military sites in the vicinity of A Luoi are landing zones Cunningham, Ershine and Razor, as well as Hill 1175 (west of the valley) and Hill 521 (in Laos). Further south in the Ashau valley is Hamburger Hill (A Bia Mountain). In May 1969, American forces on a search- and destroy mission near Laos border fought in one of the fiercest engagements of the war, suffering many terrible casualties on both sides.
In less than a week of fighting, 241 American soldiers died at Hamburger Hill. When the American forces withdrew from the area, the Hill was secured by the Viet Cong Army and the whole area became important as a means of transporting supplies from the north to the south for the Viet Cong troops.
Today, these beautiful areas are returning to the magnificent scenery that it used to be. The trips to these mountainous areas show you the interesting lands of history, cultures and legend!
The areas of A Roang and A Bia welcome tourists. Some of the activities and services that can be enjoyed include:
On the trip, you will spend time exploring the local area by walking tour to see how the peoples from the Ethnic Minority groups manage he land and manage their daily lives. Enjoy a relaxing time in the Suphur Hotsprings, walking in this spectacular area and meeting the warm and friendly people of the district. You will stay in a Homestay overnight and return to Hue on day two around noon.
DAY 1: HUE – A LUOI
Departing from Hue at the early afternoon, it takes 2 hours to arrive at A Luoi. The activities you will get to experience include observing and learning about local handicraft products like Det Zeng textile weaving, enjoy cultural shows of music and dance, tasting local food served by locals. A sulfur hot spring is also available for those who like to soak up into the nature. You spend the night at guest houses in A Luoi town or experience at a community house.
DAY 2: WALKING IN A LUOI – HUE
You will be guided to walking together deep into the village to see the beautiful mountainous landscape, as well the life of ethnic minority people working in fields.
Embrace spectacular views from the Ho Chi Minh (HCM) highway overlooking the Green Corridor forests. This is an area of international conservational importance as it is the home to gibbons and Saola.
Finally relax at one of the cooling waterfalls (but please don’t spoil for others and follow the Codes of Conduct).
At noon, we drive back to the city. End of the trip.
Tour includes :
* Private transportation with aircondition
* Good local English-speaking guides
* All entrance fees & permission fees
* Meals mentioned in itinerary
* Mineral water & wet tissues serving daily
* Home stay
Not included :
* Beverage in meals
* Travel insurance
* Personal expense and other expenses not mentioned in the included sevices above
For groups above 10 persons, please contact us.