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From Dalat: Private Countryside and Waterfalls Tour

1. From Dalat: Private Countryside and Waterfalls Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Vietnam’s magnificent countryside near Dalat with a guide and driver. Choose from a motorcycle or car vehicle for your day out.  Enjoy the views as you leave the outer limits of Dalat, with beautiful scenery comprising pine forests, flora, and vegetable farms to accompany you to the first stop.  First up is Elephant Waterfall, one of the biggest and most stunning in the province. Even take a peek inside one of the hidden caves and stand behind the waterfall. Then move onto the buddhist temple located next to the waterfall with memorable giant Lady Buddha and Happy Buddha statues. Next up is a visit to a local village that specializes in craft activities such as making rice wine and preparing coffee. See the activities in situ, with demonstrations of what the coffee bean is like, the process of preparing Vietnamese coffee, and enjoying your own cup of it right there in the coffee plantation.  A few last nature stops before you head back to Dalat — Pongour Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in Vietnam, and Paradise Lake.  And just when you thought you couldn’t fit more in, head to “Chicken Village” — a local village with the largest chicken sculpture in Vietnam standing at 4.5 meters.   Sit back and relax with a transfer back to your accommodation in Dalat in the late afternoon after your fun-packed day.

Dalat City and Silk Village: Full-Day Easy Rider Tour

2. Dalat City and Silk Village: Full-Day Easy Rider Tour

Head out in the morning on the back of a motorcycle to visit the Dragon pagoda and then on to the Lat minority village for a chat with the village leader and a sip of his can wine. This type of wine is a specialty of minority groups living in the highlands. On this full-day tour you’ll continue exploring the countryside with a visit to a vegetable farm, a greenhouse flower farm, a coffee plantation, and a silk village. Observe the silk-making process from caring for the silkworms to the factory. You’ll also see a mulberry plantation and the Elephant Waterfall. When you return to Dalat city, your guide will show you one of the city’s most unusual attractions, known as the Crazy House due to its architectural style. You’ll have some time to enjoy Vietnamese coffee at a local café and also to see how the locals make rice wine.

From Dalat: Day Trip Canyoning Adventure with Picnic

3. From Dalat: Day Trip Canyoning Adventure with Picnic

Embark on an adventurous day out with a full-day experience canyoning near Dalat, Vietnam. Hike through the jungle, encounter waterfalls, abseil, and more. Start your experience with a pickup from your Dalat accommodation. Arrive at Datanla and have a quick training with your professionally trained guides before heading out on your adventure.  Take part in an adrenaline-filled jungle hike, abseiling down waterfalls, swimming, and free jumping. No previous experience needed to take part — you’ll be in safe hands with our experienced guides and professional equipment.  Explore an area normally off-limits to tourists that can only be accessed by canyoning through it. A popular activity in Dalat since 1990, you’re sure to see the best of Vietnam’s nature.  Best of all, enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by some of Vietnam’s prettiest natural sights. Round off the day with a return transfer back to your accommodation in Dalat.

From Nha Trang: Da Lat Full-Day City Tour

4. From Nha Trang: Da Lat Full-Day City Tour

Depart Nha Trang and travel to the beautiful city of Da Lat via the coffee plantations of the surrounding countryside. Upon arrival, visit the stunning Datanla Falls and historical Bao Dai King Palace, where the last emperor of Vietnam lived and ruled from 1949 to 1954. Continue to Truc Lam Temple to marvel at more than 2,000 different varieties of flower. Ride the cable car, at your own expense, to get a better appreciation of the largest Zen monastery in Vietnam. Then, reach to Crazy House, one of the most unique buildings in Vietnam. Find out how it was designed based on organic architectural principles to recreate nature. After this, visit the scenic Tuyen Lam Lake before going to Da Lat Market to buy some souvenirs or gifts for your friends and family back home.

Dalat: Private Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Dalat: Private Day City Tour with Cable Car Ride

Enjoy an action-packed day with a comprehensive tour of Dalat with your guide and driver. Choose from a motorcycle or car vehicle for your day out.  From French colonial architecture, to cable cars, gardens, waterfalls, and roller coasters, you’ll see it all. Start with a morning pickup from your accommodation in Dalat city and head first to Dalat Cable Car Station in Robin Hill. Get unrivaled panoramic views of the whole green city from 300 meters up, with bonus views of the pine forest in the valley.  Next up is Tuyen Lam Lake in the middle of the pine forest. Take in more pretty mountainous views from the Truc Kam Zen Monastery, Vietnam’s biggest Zen university with picturesque gardens. Your next stop is Datanla Waterfall, a waterfall that not only offers great natural vistas, but also a small rollercoaster and a host of activities. For more of a historical and cultural visit, move on to the Bao Dai King's Summer Palace next. Enjoy access to all 25 rooms in the palace and the exquisite gardens. Stop for lunch in your free time, where your guide can help you find the right spot to eat according to your taste and requirements.   Next, onto the Dalat Flower Park, known as the Paradise of Flowers with a rich collection of local and foreign flower types. Find roses, Hydrangeas, Orchids, and Cactus among other plants here. Head on to your next stop, the Golden Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, before proceeding to Dalat City Cathedral. Famous for its bronze rooster on top of the tower, it’s known as the “Church or the chicken” and is styled in the European Gothic Architectural style since 1931.  Finish off your tour either in Dalat itself to continue exploring in the late afternoon or with a drop-off at your city accommodation.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Halong Bay Sightseeing Cruise with Meals

6. From Hanoi: 2-Day Halong Bay Sightseeing Cruise with Meals

Explore Halong bay on an overnight cruise. Take a shuttle bus from Hanoi cruise through the bay to see highlights like the Tung Sau Pearl Farm, Ti Top Island, and Sung Sot Cave. Have the option to take part in activities like swimming, visiting caves, singing Karaoke, and squid fishing. Day 1: Board a comfortable shuttle bus outside your accommodation in Hanoi's Old Quarter area and relax on the transfer to Halong bay. Check in at a lounge and board the cruise ship. Be introduced to the itinerary and listen to a short safety briefing from the cruise manager. Savor a delectable lunch and admire stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay. Pass by the Fighting Rooster rock formation and the Finger Islet. Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or purchase a drink and sip from a coconut in the shade. Go back on board for a sunset party with a happy hour special from from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM where you can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free drink deal at the Aquamarine Thalassius Bar. Sit down to a set menu dinner under the stars. Spend some free time relaxing or squid fishing with the complimentary tools that are provided at the reception area. End the day by sleeping in your cabin that has a private balcony. Day 2: Start your day with an early morning Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises over Halong Bay. Have a light breakfast at the ship's restaurant before heading to the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with large stalactites. Return to the ship, check-out, and return to Tuan Chau Island where brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina and return to Hanoi by bus.

Da Lat and Paradise Lake Full-Day Tour by Motorbike

7. Da Lat and Paradise Lake Full-Day Tour by Motorbike

Discover one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam on a full-day scenic tour of Da Lat and its surroundings by motorbike. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to the Vallee d'Amour (“Valley of Love”), taking a short cut to a flower garden to see more than 2,000 different varieties of flower. Pass the historic railway station, built in the 1930s as a reflection of French colonial rule. The unique cogwheel rail line was destroyed in the Vietnam War, but has been faitfully restored to take passengers to Linh Phuoc village. You can either ride the train, or travel by motorcycle to the village, where there will be time to admire the dragon pagoda. Visit a red wine factory to learn how Da Lat wine is produced. Along the way, admire the many villas of the city’s French district. Next, admire the cascades of Datanla waterfall. Continue to Paradise Lake to see its famous meditation center and one of the most beautiful views of the area. Return to Da Lat city center to see the Hằng Nga guesthouse, known as “Crazy House” for its unconventional design.

Dalat: Private 1-Way Transfer from Lien Khuong Airport

8. Dalat: Private 1-Way Transfer from Lien Khuong Airport

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer from Lien Khuong Airport to your accommodation in Dalat. Avoid long lines for taxis and meet your driver who will be holding a sign with your name in the arrivals terminal. Then, proceed to your air-conditioned vehicle where you can now sit back and relax throughout your journey to the accommodations in Dalat city. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

2 day Da Lat to Mui Ne On Motorcycles

9. 2 day Da Lat to Mui Ne On Motorcycles

Day 1: Da Lat – Di Linh Ride along a countryside road with a visit to Datala waterfall. Enjoy beautiful mountain views, a sight of a tranquil lake, and the Truc Lam meditation center. Ride through rural Vietnam to get a sense of daily farm life. Visit a village which specialized in silk-making. Learn about the process of making silk by taking a tour of a silkworm plantation, see a bamboo basket making demonstration, and visit a silk factory.  Stop at the K’ho Chil minority village and have a chat with the village leader to learn more about local history and culture. Enjoy an overnight stay at  Nhat Minh hotel in Di Linh. Day 2: Di Linh – Mui Ne Take a leisurely ride of 24 kilometers which leads you through a mountainous area full of roadside plantations of black pepper, rubber trees, and green coffee. Travel off the main highway 50 kilometers east along highway 55 to Da Mi Hydro Electric Station. Take in spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, small farms, rivers, and a panoramic view of one of the largest lakes in the region. Then, travel along a very old and beautiful country road with many local villages with many opportunities for taking photos. Enjoy fresh Dragon fruit at a Dragon fruit plantation. Arrive at the beautiful coast of Mui Ne Beach in the afternoon for some time to relax on the beach.

Easy Rider Tour from Da Lat to Mui Ne or vice versa

10. Easy Rider Tour from Da Lat to Mui Ne or vice versa

Day 1: Da Lat - Di Linh (8:30 - 16:30) What to see: Riding along a country side road again with a visit of Datala waterfall, a chance of ride on a roller coaster, the combination between mountain, paradise lake and the Truc Lam meditation center to make the area to be the most beautiful view of all Vietnam. another ride through an agricultural farm to see people farming with vegetable farm and strawberry farm; the visit of Silk village (visit all the process of making silk in the village such as mulberry plantation for silkworm, bamboo basket making, silkworm keeping and silk factory) and the Elephant falls.. A visit of K'ho Chil minority village and a chat vs the village leader to understand more about their histories, cultures Where to stay: Nhat Minh hotel 1* Day 2: Di Linh - Cat Tien National park (8:00 – 16:00) What to see: Early in the morning take a visit of tea plantation, arrive at Bao Loc province, take time to visit the beautiful Dambri falls (90 meter) continue driving on Highway 20 take a visit Suoi Tien (fairy stream park) with spectacular views of mountainous areas, then getting through the jungle for the National park, the afternoon just relaxing... at 8:00 pm, an arranged expedition of watching wild animals while traveling by jeep through the jungle for 1 hour at the evening. Where to stay: Standard hotel in the park Day 3: Cat Tien National Park - Mui Ne (8:00 – 16:30) What to see: A soft ride 24 km lead you through lead you through a mountainous are full of roadside plantations of black pepper garden, rubber tree and green coffee, then you will travel off main highway 50 km east along highway 55 to Da Mi Hydro Electric Station. This is an off-the-main-highway road with spectacular views of mountainous areas, small farms, rivers, a panoramic view of one of the largest lakes in the region, small towns, and friendly people. Then we will travel along a very old but beautiful country road with many minority village and many opportunities for taking photos. You will enjoy the fresh Dragon fruit at a Dragon plantation. Arrive at the very beautiful coast of Mui Ne Beach in the afternoon just relaxing and swimming.

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What people are saying about Dalat

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Moly was a terrific motorcycle tour guide! He drove safely and as a passenger I felt comfortable with him. He had a lot of information up his sleeve and was a walking encyclopedia. I had a terrific time on the tour which I would recommend to anyone. And by motorbike with a local you are even closer to the country. Any time!!!

We had a really great day at our tour. The guys were all lovely and spoke very good English and had really good knowledge of all the areas we stopped at. We stopped at a good few different places so it was very exciting. Highly recommend this tour to get to know Dalat more.

The trip around Da Lat was amazing, we have seen so many beauriful places packed within a day. Mr. Lee was so kind to pick us up outside of required zone. I highly recommend this.

Our guide Hiep (aka Leo) was fun and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed spending time with him and were wowed by all we saw. We would give him more than 5 stars if we could.

Very good and interesting trip. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. In few hours you get to see a lot of places. Highly recommend!