Trek the first day from just outside of Dalat on the Razorback trail to Tuyen Lam Lake. The trail is moderate on the first day and walks along a jungle fringed ridgeline before descending to the campsite on the shore of the lake. The second day puts you deeper into the jungle as you trek further south. This moderate trek involves about 4 to 5 hours of hiking each day.
Dalat Vietnam ‘Le Petit Paris’, ‘City of Eternal Spring’, ‘the Jewel of the Central Highlands'; call it what you will – Dalat is very pleasant place to spend a few days cooling down and enjoying a very different side of Vietnam.
Dalat, and its surrounding central highlands, are famous throughout Vietnam for pine forests, waterfalls, flowers and vegetables. Dalat itself is also known as the the honeymoon destination of choice for Vietnamese newlyweds.
The town itself was originally established at the end of the 19th century as a hill station for Ho Chi Minh City’s European population thanks to the a French doctor, Dr Alexandre Yersin, who first suggested establishing a health resort here in 1893. The therapeutic properties of the temperate climate and the surrounding countryside (with its seemingly endless supply of tiger, elephant and deer) would allow visitors to escape from the heat of the plains and also to indulge the popular colonial past time of big-game hunting.
Whilst the game may now be long gone there is still plenty to see in Dalat; a fine collection of French colonial architecture including timber-framed farmhouses and villas, several restored Colonial-era hotels, a cathedral, and a fine Art Deco railway station. In the surrounding central highlands there are many minority hill-tribe groups and, whilst they are perhaps not as colourful as those found in the northern mountains, they are diverse and maintain a range of fascinating cultural traditions.
Trekking in Dalat 2 Days
Day 1: Dalat - Lang Biang (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)
After breakfast by your own account, you will drive along picturesque scenic roads to the Razorback Trailhead, where you will start our journey. The first section of trail takes you from 1,500 meters to 1,700 meters and offers fantastic views of Dalat and Langbian Mountain in the distance.
Once you reach the ridgeline, the trail rolls without too much elevation change and take us through beautiful sections of broad leaf evergreen. When you reach the trail junction that leads us down to the lake, you will stop for a rest and lunch.
You slowly descend down from the ridge after lunch, to the lake below. The path stays in the jungle until almost the end, where you emerge into a small clearing of pine forest that sits along the lake edge. This is where you camp for the night and hikers are free to swim, or just relax until dinner.
Day 2: Jungle Trek – Dalat (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)
After breakfast, you will start your walk through pine forest near the lake. Soon there is a dramatic change in scenery from pine to thick jungle. You will walk the rolling hills among the vines, broad-leaf trees, and enjoy the cool jungle breeze. If you are lucky, you may see a wild orchid in bloom or a troop of wild gibbons. Upon exiting the thick jungle section, you will walk between Elephant Mountain and another area peak. Enjoy seeing the small minority farms that dot the valley floor. After lunch and a rest you continue walking through the valley until you come to a ridgeline. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel to spend the night.
- Vietnam Visa invitation leter
- 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
- 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.