CoTu Ethnic minority community – based Tour

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CoTu Ethnic minority community – based Tour
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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 commercialtourism. They embrace centuries-old traditions and have preservedtheir own language, ceremonial worship, cultural dress and unique means of survival.

EXPERIENCE COLORS OF COTU

The traditional community of Cotu ethnic minority people awaits you with friendly smile in NamGiang district, Quang Nam province.

Example of Program:

08:00 – 10:00 Travel from DaNang/Hoi An to Nam Giang district

10:00 – 15:00 Enjoy hospitality of Cotu people

Enjoy traditional Cotu dance performance

Nature trekking – waterfall, forest walk, etc.

Observe traditional hand-made weaving

Walk in the village of Cotu people

Enjoy shopping the local specialties (Weaving, rattan products, etc.)

15:00 – 17:00 Travel back to Da Nang/ Hoi An

This tour is especially suitable to Social and cultural tour, Educational tour, Special Interest tour, for those who are interested in experiencing the culture and life of ethnic minority people.

Contact Information

Inquiry or application to Cotu Community-based Tourism/ Tour Operation Unit:

cotucbt@fidr.vn

Please apply with group of at least 6 people, 1 week before the desired date of the tour.

Project background

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 promote income utilizing traditional weaving produced by the women. Such efforts have strengthened their confidence in the value and uniqueness of their own culture and traditions, inspiring them to challenge CBT. Visitors from around the world will enjoy the treasures of the Cotu, whilst the local community will realize sustainable development.

Income from tourism activities will be shared among local people as well as serve for common benefit of the community.

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