Tour the Untouched Central Highlands of Vietnam
Dalat Vietnam

Tour the Untouched Central Highlands of Vietnam

Overview


Tour the Untouched Central Highlands of Vietnam is a 7 days/6 nights cultural adventure into the little-known Central Highlands of Vietnam, the region of different ethnic minorities, of temperate climate and of sublime waterfalls. Leaving Ho Chi Minh City or Sai Gon every Saturday afternoon, we'll start our tour in Da Lat – the City of Love, then continue to the serene Lak Lake and learn about the life of the Mnong People from the back of the elephants. We'll have a full day tour of Buon Ma Thuot and the waterfalls around the homeland of Vietnam's best coffee. We'll have a complete exploration of the natural beauty and cultural life of the ethnic people who live around Pleiku and Kontum.

We'll conclude the tour at Pleiku where you can proceed to Da Nang or back to Sai Gon. The tour makes it convenient for the traveller to combine with the travel in other areas of Vietnam.

The pace of the tour is easy and accommodation on the trip is of 3-4 star standards, conveniently located in town. Most breakfasts and lunches are included, while dinners are for self-discovery of the local cuisine.

Tour the Untouched Central Highlands of Vietnam is an off-the-tourist-track discovery experience of the lesser-known Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Day-to-day Itinerary

Day1    (Saturday)    Sai Gon – Da Lat (VN 466: 1450-1740) (no guide at Sai Gon, no meal)
Day2    (Sunday)    Da Lat (B/L)
Day3    (Monday)    Da Lat – Lak Lake Elephant Riding – Buon Ma Thuot (B/L)
Day4    (Tuesday)    Buon Ma Thuot Dray Sap, Dray Nur & Gia Long Waterfalls – Buon Ma Thuot (B/L)
Day5    (Wednesday)    Buon Ma Thuot – Pleiku Ethnic Villages with gong ceremony – Pleiku (B/L)
Day6    (Thursday)    Pleiku – Kontum – Pleiku (B/L)
Day7    (Friday    )    Depart Pleiku (for either Sai Gon or Da Nang, airfare included, no guide) (B)


 

Special Promotional Rate (seat-in-coach basis, minimum 2 persons) 

USD 699 /person
*Validity: 31-May-2010


Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
  • Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
  • Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
  • Airfare for the flights within Vietnam as per itinerary: Sai Gon – Da Lat and either Pleiku – Da Nang or Pleiku – Sai Gon;
  • Elephant ride at Lak Lake as per itinerary;
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;


Exclusions

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Visa arrangements;
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
  • International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
  • Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Itinerary


Day1    (Saturday)    Sai Gon – Da Lat (VN 466: 1450-1740) (no guide at Sai Gon, no meal)
Private Tour Vietnam driver picks you up from your hotel and transfers you to Sai Gon Airport for the flight to Da Lat. Arriving at Da Lat, welcomed by our tour guide and driver and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure.
Overnight in Da Lat.

Day2    (Sunday)    Da Lat (B/L)
Our morning tour is for sightseeing at the mountain of Lang Biang which offers stunning view of Da Lat and the green surroundings. Then we'll travel to the valley of Love to take in the romantic landscape of the fresh nature. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we'll enjoy a trip by cable car to Tuyen Lam Lake and the Pagoda of Thien Vien Truc Lam. Then we'll ride on one of the oldest train in the world with a steamer locomotive to Trai Mat. The train trip offers breathtaking breathtaking scene of terraces. Traveling back to the city, we'll visit Da Lat Teacher Training College with amazing architecture and visit Bao Dai Summer Palace. Free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Da Lat.

Day3    (Monday)    Da Lat – Lak Lake Elephant Riding – Buon Ma Thuot (B/L)
08:30 A.M Leaving Da Lat, we'll travel our way through the heart of the evergreen Central Highlands with pine forests, coffee plantations, pepper plantations and tea plantations to Lak Lake. Arriving at Lak Lake in time for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a trip on the serene Lak Lake in dug-out canoe and an elephant ride to visit villages of the Mnong People. Then our journey takes us further to Buon Ma Thuot City.
Overnight at Buon Ma Thuot.

Day4    (Tuesday)    Buon Ma Thuot Dray Sap, Dray Nur & Gia Long Waterfalls – Buon Ma Thuot (B/L)

Today, we'll have nearly a full day tour for exploring the sublime waterfalls around Buon Ma Thuot: Dray Sap, Dray Nur and Gia Long. Have picnic lunch amid fresh nature of Dray Nur. Travel back to town and have free time.
Overnight at Buon Ma Thuot.

Day5    (Wednesday)    Buon Ma Thuot – Pleiku Ethnic Villages with gong ceremony – Pleiku (B/L)
Travel further into the seldom visited area of the Central Highlands to Pleiku. Lunch at Pleiku.
In the afternoon, take a soft adventure tour to the local Bahnar ethnic villages: Dektu - Deron – Dedoa – Dekop and enjoy a traditional performance by the local ethnic people.
Free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight at Pleiku.

Day6    (Thursday)    Pleiku – Kontum – Pleiku (B/L)
Travel to Plei Phun Village to learn about the Jarai People and their culture. Then we'll journey further to Kon Tum Town for a tour of the Orphanage Village of Vinh Son and the wooden catholic church. Lunch at Kon Tum.

In the afternoon, have a tour the ethnic communities on the outskirt of Kon Tum and travel back to Pleiku.
Overnight at Pleiku.

Day7    (Friday    )    Depart Pleiku (for either Sai Gon or Da Nang, airfare included, no guide) (B)

You have free time until our driver comes back and transfers you to the airport for the flight to Sai Gon or Da Nang. We trust you had wonderful discovery tours of the Central Highlands of Vietnam with Private Tour Vietnam.