Central highlands experience: 10 days

Minimum age
12

Duration
10

Tour price
From $720

Physicality
Moderate

Discover the lesser known central highlands of Vietnam: land of diverse cultures, contrasting landscapes, beautiful scenery and colourful people. This 10 day itineray will travel from Saigon to the central highlands and to Hoi An. This small group tour ensures you a very personalized experience.

THE TOUR SERVICE INCLUDES: 
Accommodation: 10 nights at comfortable 3*** hotel, 1 nights guest house in Catien national park, 1 nights at homestay in Ba Be national park, 1 night cruise, air tickets,...

Included activities: 
Saigon – airport pick up by private car (no guide)
Saigon - Dalat by private car with guide
Dalat countryside tour & trekking tour with guide
Dalat - Lak lake by private car with guide
Lak lake - Buon Ma Thuot by private car with guide
Buon Ma Thuot - Pleiku by private car with guide
Pleiku- Kontum by private car with guide
Kontum - Hoi An by private car with guide
Hoi An - Ancient town walking tour with guide
Hoi An - cycling tour with guide


TOUR COST:
Group of 7-8 persons: US$ from $720usd
Group of 4-6 persons: US$ from $840usd
Group of 3 persons: US$ from $920usd
Group of 2 persons: US$ from  $1080usd
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

 
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free for you took explore at your leisure, before a welcome dinner at local restaurant and an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Saigon
Meal included: dinner


Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat
Departing from Saigon by our private vehicle, we drive 296kms to Dalat. Arrivel Dalat in mid afternoon, we do 5km trek from Tuyen Lam lake through pine forest before checking in the hotel.
 Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Dalat
Meal included: breakfast 


Day 3:  Dalat Full Day Trekking
Treeking is a must do for your trip to Dalat. With your experienced guide, you will have a full day trek to discover rural villages, forest and mountain. Your guide will discuss with you, depending on your preferences. Decide together how long you would like to trek, our guide will plan a suitable trekking route for you. A picnic lunch will be served en route as well.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Dalat
Meal included: breakfast and picnic lunch


Day 4: Dalat to Lak lake  (South Highlands, 160 km)
The guide and car pick you up at your hotel or our office. You get on the trail travel through coffee plantations, primary tropical forests and majestic mountain to Lak Lake. On the way you can visit: fantastic Elephant Waterfall, Cricket farm for enjoying fried criket, drink wine in Rice wine making farm, wesel coffee making and try this coffee, Vegetable and Flower Farms, Silk factory, Linh An Pagoda with the big happy Buddha, Tea and Coffee Plantations. At the other side of the Lak lake, you can take a walk for two hours trekking around the M’nong ethnic minority village to see their daily activities. Stay overnight in a long house (home stay) at Jun village.
Accommodation: long house in minority village
Meal included: breakfast, dinner


Day 5: Lak lake to  Buon Ma Thuot (Central Highlands, 110 km)
In the morning at the Lak Lake you can do Elephant riding (extra pay) or walk around with many opportunities of taking pictures of people farming and fishing. After a morning of sightseeing in Lak Lake, you will visit one of the old summer palaces of Emperor Bao Dai, then transfer to Buon Me Thuot just before lunch. Enjoy the local special food of the Central Highland, and then have a swim at Dray sap Waterfall in very fresh water, one of the biggest waterfall in Vietnam. Spend a night in Buon Me Thuot or in the Bungalow at Virgin Waterfall.
Accommodation: family run hotel in Buon Ma Thout
Meal included: dinner


Day 6: Buon MaThuot To Pleiku (Central Highlands, 200 km)
In the morning, you will visit Museum of Ethnic Minority Cultures, Housed in the former residence of the French Consul from the 1927, this museum contains an important collection of costumes and ethnological artefacts relating to the region’s ethnic minority communities such as: the Ede, the M’nong… There is also a display on the revolutionary history of the region. After visiting Buon Me Thuot market to see the daily activities of the local people you will travel through pepper farm and rubber plantation to Pleiku, famous for the volcanic crater (Sea Lake) and the old battlefields. 
Accommodation: family run hotel in Pleiku
Meal included: Breakfast

Day 7: Pleiku to Kontum (North Highlands, 70 km) 
Depart from Pleiku through beautiful roads to Kontum. In Kontum we will do a sightseeing tour with: Wooden Church of nearly 100 years old with the architecture style mixed between the local and western culture, Bishop’s House, Orphanage, Bana Village – one among the first minority groups in Central Highlands admiring the beautiful Rong house, Iron Suspension bridge, and Kontum Prison. Lunch at a local restaurant next to Cambodia border. Exploring the city at night for free.
Accommodation: family run hotel in kontum
Meal included: Breakfast


Day 8: Kontum to Hoi An (Central Vietnam, 288 km) 
The car slowly get through the jungle and mountain on Ho Chi Minh trail mostly downhill to Hoi An ancient town. On the way, you can enjoy more natural and historical tourist attractions such as: the major Dakto battlefield during the American war, Charlie hill, small waterfall, rice fields, Cham tower. After having lunch you will keep going to Hoi An and arriving around 16h30 at your hotel in Hoi An.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Hoi An
Meal included:  breakfast

 

Day 9, 10: Hoi An 
Enjoy your time at leisure for Hoi An. We explore the countryside and waterways in and around Hoi An by boat and bicycle. It's five hour tour including lunch at a local family, unique basket boat ride in fishing village, emerald rice paddies and beautiful landscapes. You can relax at swimming pool, beach or take a guided trip to My Son temples, or a market tour with cooking class. The choice is yours; your guide will discuss your timing for the day depending on your preferences and extra cost you would like to pay. Decide together what you would like to do for your time in Hoi An.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: 2 breakfasts, lunch, dinner



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