Stop at a flushing waterfall, a minority village, plantations, and farms. Try the famous Weasel Coffee!
Pack your curiosity and adventurous spirit – you're in for the ride of your lifetime!
Your guide and motorbike will come to your hotel in Dalat and pick you up at around 08:30 in the morning. Before you are an adventurous day with open roads and stops along the way.
Drive through the forest path without much traffic, nor tourists. You will go through some of the most beautiful countryside sceneries and even join the local people's lifestyle.
During the day you will visit flower farms, tea and coffee plantations. You will even stop at farm producing Weasel Coffee. You will be able to enjoy a cup; see if you taste the difference?
Not least you will experience rice wine cooking and visit a silkworm factory. Pass the pagoda with the happy Buddha and go to the flushing Elephant waterfall where you (if time allows) can do a small trek down to see a cave at the falls.
Ride through the jungle and visit the Jun Minority Village before settling in to your hotel for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Lak
Mountain trek, follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail and swim in waterfalls.
Another day with great excursions awaits you. Pass by rice fields and local life, past the locals doing their daily deeds of farming and fishing. Trek to the top of the Elephant Rock Mountain and go by the Ho Chi Minh Trail to visit the Dray Sap and Dray Nu Falls. Located in a scenic setting, these falls are named after the mist created by its strong cascades.
Swim in the Fairy Pool and take a water massage from the waterfall, before you head for your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Buon Me Thuot
Go via the Ho Chi Minh Trail and understand local life during this time. Visit local farms and plantations.
Continue your drive on the old Ho Chi Minh Trail to learn about the history of the Vietnamese people during the French colony and the vivid war. Understand the daily life of the highlanders who lived along these roads and the impact it had on them.
Not least, see how the local beloved rice noodles are made. Visit a cassava farm, rubber plantations, cashew and black pepper plantation.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Pleiku
Meet the locals and learn about their traditins and culture.
Before driving today, you'll have some time to wander around in Pleiku city. Then head to the green fields of the Bana and Gia-Rai people, see the local pagoda and listen to their traditional music.
Head to a lake, which used to be a volcanic craters that stopped working a million years ago - a great place to take good photos. Continue travelling to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum prison (since 1930), visit the French wooden Church and the Kon Tum orphanage. Stopover in Kon-Ktu village to see their traditional Rong houses. Learn about their customers, traditions and culture through their daily life.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Kon Tum
Jump on the motorbike for another day on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Visit the well-known Phoenix Airport and Charlie Hill to know more about the war between Northern and Southern of Vietnam. Stop over at the corner where the three Indochina countries of Lao, Vietnam, and Cambodia meet.
See T'Trieng Minority Village and try crossing Monkey Bridge before you find your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Kham Duc
Understand how local goods are made and see local markets.
Follow the Ho Chi Minh trail to understand more about the Vietnam war. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful view and fresh air in this area on the way.
Get a water massage along the Trail, stop over at a minority village to discover the local's culture and customs and explore the local markets. Visit a pineapple plantation and enjoy the taste of fresh pineapple, visit Cao Dai Temple and the Cham Tower.
See how rice paper is made, how the locals make incense and how bricks are cut and prepared. All this before you end your trip in Hoi An, and check in to your hotel for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a standard hotel in Hoi An
Have breakfast in your hotel. Free and easy in the morning until you check out around noon.
Where are you off to next?
If you need inspiration or information, transport or more explorations for your days ahead, feel free to contact our Hanoi Travel Center. We'd love to help you find the best place to stay in Vietnam or help you with transportation towards North or South Vietnam.
The itinerary is dependent on the season and the conditions on the day. The stops may be adapted accordingly. In general, there may be more or less stops and attractions added and your driver will provide plenty of information and stories.
If you have NOT booked your hotel in Dalat through us, please inform us your hotel upon booking or latest 48 hours before departure of the trip.