Along the legendary Truong Son trail coming to green cities of the majestic mountains in Tay Nguyen, visitors can enjoy the taste of Ban Me coffee, visit ethnic minority villages, stroll on the Serepok Swinging Bridge or be interesting with dugout canoe rowing smoothly on Lak Lake or ride Elephant in Ban Don. Besides that, tourists can visit the paradise of flowers – Dalat city with thousands of colorful blooming flowers promise bring to you the most meaningful trip.
It is interesting to discover the Central Highlands. Beyond the majestic wild nature, the typical cultural feature of the local people from Gong’s music to traditional dances also attracts tourists. Travelers also get closer to the simple life of the indigenous people here.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY
We will pick you up from Tan Son Nhat international airport and transfer to the hotel located in city center of Ho Chi Minh City (District 1). It’s easy & free to go for a walk and discover the night life of Saigon.
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR ( B/L/D)
Morning: After having your breakfast at hotel, we depart to Cu Chi Tunnel a famous underground military base in the world. This is a unique military wonder of guerrilla warfare with about 250 km of tunnels as spider web under the ground, there are works associated with tunnels such as trenches, earth breastwork, dinning bunker, sleep bunker, meeting bunker, medical bunker, food storage, wells, Hoang Cam stoves….
Have lunch – enjoy Vietnam local food.
Afternoon: Visit Re-unification Palace is a monumental and unique architecture in Ho Chi Minh City; it was formerly President’s residence and office in the period of the Republic of Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique French architecture that has still been august at the heart of Saigon after hundreds of years, and being always a favorite destination for tourists. General Post Office is known as one of the typical architecture in Ho Chi Minh City with western style and oriental decoration. The last spot of the day will be Opera House which was inaugurated in 1900.
Evening: Have dinner, free at Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – DA LAT ( B/L/D)
After breakfast, our car will take you to Dalat city with the route about 300 km, through rubber tree plantation, cashew nut, coffee farm, tea plantation…. Have lunch in restaurant.
We will stop on the way to enjoy free tea and coffee, visit Pongour waterfall is considered the largest waterfall in the South of Vietnam.
Arrive in Dalat city around 17:00 and check-in hotel for a rest.
Have Dinner in restaurant, free at Da Lat city
DAY 4: DA LAT CITY TOUR ( B/L/D)
Morning: Breafast at hotel.
You will transfer to Langbiang Mountain for the Jeep (cost is excluded) going up the peak 1950 m above sea level to enjoy fantastic views of Silver Stream, Golden Lake, forest and whole Dalat city. Get a lot of nice photos in The City’s Flower Garden for a plentiful collection of flowers. Datanla waterfall with gorgeous water curtain and can be approached by the roller coaster. You will have a different feeling when being in Crazy House; the unique architecture has made the house looks like rock, spider web, tree… in a fairy tale.
Have lunch and take a rest at restaurant.
Afternoon: You can visit Tuyen Lam Lake looks like a paradise with the Truc Lam Zen Monastery known as the biggest Zen University in Viet Nam. Please dress decently in very quiet scenery beside its beautiful flower garden, which is built on the top of Phoenix Hill. Continuously, stop at Linh Phuoc pagoda with the admirable architecture was built from debris of glass, pottery and porcelain; being surprised with the unique Guan Yin statue from immortal flowers and the strange dragon from 12 thousand bottles of beer. Last spot is Dalat Railway Station which is the oldest and the most beautiful railway station in Indochina.
Back to hotel.
Evening: have dinner and free at Da Lat city
DAY 5: DA LAT – BUON MA THUOT ( SOUTH OF CENTRAL HIGHLANDS) ( B/L/D)
Morning: breafast. Check out hotel
You will begin your journey through the Central Highlands to explore the wilderness that is home to the ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Car flies on beautiful road with plantations, primary tropical forests and majestic mountains to reach Lak Lake. On the way, you can visit: Flower Farms, weasel coffee farm and try this coffee, Rice wine making workshop, Cricket farm for tasting fried crickets, Silk factory, fantastic Elephant Waterfall, and Linh An Pagoda with the big happy Buddha. At the other side of Lak Lake, you can take a walk for two hours trekking around the M’nong ethnic minority village to see their daily life. Stay overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.
DAY 6: BUON MA THUOT – KON TUM ( B/L/D)
In the morning, you will visit Museum of Ethnic Minority Cultures is the exhibit of more than 1000 valuable artifacts divided into 3 main exhibition spaces: Biodiversity showroom (local plants and animals), Ethnic culture showroom (indigenous peoples: E De, Mnong, Giarai and other groups), and the showroom of History with artifacts left after the war. After walking along Buon Ma Thuot market to have a look the daily life of the local people, you will transfer on Ho Chi Minh Trail through pepper farm and rubber tree plantation to Pleiku which is famous for the volcanic crater (Sea Lake) and the old battlefields. Stay overnight in Kon tum.
DAY 7: KON TUM – HOI AN ( B/L/D)
Morning: You will do Kon Tum sightseeing tour with: Wooden Church (Roman Catholic Diocese of Kon Tum), a masterpiece designed following Roman architecture style in harmony with Ba Na’s stilted house style bring the culture and beliefs of the people on the plateau from the characteristic of the pattern details to construction materials; here you can also visit Orphanage and Bishop’s House. Keep going to Ba Na Village – one of the three most populous indigenous peoples in the Central Highlands, admiring the beautiful Rong house and Iron Suspension bridge. The last spot of morning will be Kon Tum Prison with lots of interesting historical information.
Afternoon: We go to Hoi An with some stops on the way: Dak To Battlefield and Charlie hill where happened the fierce war as highlights in the history of Vietnam.
End of the trip in Hoi An.