Depend on your style, Highland Discovery 4 Days trip is organized for people who like travelling by motorbike or by car. When you travel with a group of friends or with family, children…
Central Highlands – Just three hours drive from Dalat is Lak Lake, a large natural lake formed by converging rivers and streams. The region is ideal for travellers wishing to spend some time learning about the various minority hill tribes that live in the region such as the Jarai, M’nong and Edeh people. Visitors can explore various nearby villages by foot, bike or dug-out canoe. There is also elephant riding available and a variety of interesting visits such as the former hunting lodge of the last Emperor Bao Dai.
An hour further on is Buon Ma Thuot, one of the largest cities in the central highlands and the centre for coffee exportation for the surrounding region.
Depending on how long you break your journey for in Lak Lake you may decide to stop in Boun Ma Thout for a night or some prefer to push on further to either Pleiku (4 hours) or Kontum (5 hours). Of the two Kontum is by far the more interesting and you are well advised to spend at least one night in the small town. There are a number of points of interests within the town itself but the real highlights are the surrounding Banhar minority tribe’s villages and countryside.
From Kontum you have a few choices, either drop down from the highlands towards the coast at Quy Nhon or continue further north before making your way to the South China Sea at Danang.
We say ‘Your travels will give you an insight into a far more authentic Vietnam, one that has a lot of similarities to when I first visited the country is 1992. The people are slightly more reserved without being unfriendly, you will eat in truly local restaurants, and, due to its strategic location, you can learn a great deal about Vietnam’s recent wars against both the French and Americans’.
Highland Discovery 4 Days
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 to Dong Xoai (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit and learn from different hill tribes, the local people living along the way, how they grow rice on the hills, how cassava, cashews, rubber plantation…how they make rice paper, noodles. You will visit a local market near Cambodian border and drive along border-belt to enjoy the scenery of the South-West Vietnam. Stay in Dong Xoai overnight.
Day 4: Dong Xoai to Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)
The most interesting place to visit is the tunnels in the North – West of Saigon (Cu Chi tunnels). See the local makes bricks, makes rice wine, mango plantation… You will arrive in Saigon at 5pm.
- Vietnam Visa invitation letter
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services. Vehicle ( car, mini-van, motorbikes )
- 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.