Central Highlights 6 Days will be travelling through Vietnam via the magnificent Central Highlands is a fabulous alternative to the much trodden coastal route. To do so by public transport can prove quite challenging as local bus services are the only option..
Day 1: Dalat City (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the Dalat area like Bao Dai king palace, Linh Phuoc pagoda (Dragon pagoda), Crazy house, Zen Buddhist monastery, flower garden. You will then go to the countryside to see how people grow coffee, tea, vegetables…then you will stop at a small commune where you will learn about silk spinning, weasel coffee and visit a stunning waterfall.
After that, you will drive though a winding forest path to Lak Lake is the best way to enjoy the breath taking nature of the highlands, taking photos of the landscape of mountains, rice fields and visiting the hill tribes.
Lak resort is a quiet place with bungalows face towards to the lake is where we stay overnight. You can choose to stay in a stilt-house. You can have dinner in a restaurant or with the hill tribe family ( M'nong people) in their house.
Day 2: Dalat – Buon Ma Thuot (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, you will wander around the peaceful, fresh air of Lak Lake to have great pictures of the sunrise on the lake. You will then walk to the village and small market to see and learn about the daily life of local people. Taking canoes around the lake is great thing to do in Lak Lake. After enjoying your time, you will leave Lak Lake traveling thought the large coffee farms, villages…to get to Dray Sap waterfall- Buon Ma Thuot. After a short trekking around the area, you can deep your body in to a stream nearby the waterfall. Tonight, you will stay overnight in the stilt house near the waterfall or in a nice hotel in the central.
Day 3: Buon Ma Thuot – Pleiku (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, you will leave for Pleiku( North-West) with breathtaking scenery of mountains, rubber plantations, cashew plantations. On the way, you will stop to see how local people make noodle, rice paper…After that, you will visit the village of Jarai hill tribe. Pleiku is famous of black pepper with large plantations to see and learn how pepper grow and export. You will spend the night in Pleiku.
The complicated burial rituals of the Ja Rai are also of great interest. They involve internment in family tombs surrounded with grotesquely, and sometimes humorously, carved wooden effigies - there are examples in the cemetery of the village you’ll be visiting.
The most striking feature of a Ja Rai villages is its ‘Rong House’ a communal building with great ritual significance. It is built on stilts and has a most unusual thatched roof, sweeping upwards as much as 20 metres from low wooden walls. In many villages, fire risk has led to the replacement of the thatch with corrugated iron - more practical, but obviously less aesthetic. In this village, the Rong House is traditionally built.
Day 4: Pleiku – Kontum (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
Today, you will continue to North West to Kon tum. You will visit the well- known lake ( Sea Lake) where you have breakfast and enjoy fresh air of pine trees surrounding. BahNar villages are nice places to visit to see how people there live and see different traditional house. Orphanages are the places you must visit, to play with the orphans to understand the orphan hood. Enjoy night time at an interesting cafe in Kon Tum. You will stay overnight at a nice quiet hotel in Kon Tum.
Day 5: Kontum – Kham Duc Town (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfsat, you will visit the famous wooden church before leaving Kon Tum for Kham Duc. You will travel through beautiful winding road pass by battlefields, American air-strip…Visit different hill tribes. You will spend the night in Kham Duc.
Day 6: Kham Duc – Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)
After breakfast, you will keep on moving to Hoi An with wonderful road, stop to relax and enjoy fresh Pine apple from local farm, visit K'tu people, Cao Dai temple, Cham tower and visit the local families. You will spend the night in Hoi An.
- Vietnam Visa invitation letter.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available
- All sightseeing tickets.
- VAT and other taxes
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Travel insurance
- Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee
- Other services not mentioned above.\