DALAT → HA NOI: 14DAYS/ 13 NIGHTS
Long trip from Dalat to Hanoi 14days/ 13nights.
14 days /13 nights.
Daily from 8: 30 AM.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Motorbike, Gasoline, Tour Guides
Entrance fees at tourist spots.
Optional activities costs.
Day 1: Dalat → Countryside → Lak Lake
Head to the countryside to see the beautiful landscapes and reach to flowers farm, coffee farm. At the coffee farm, you will have a chance to taste different coffees like Mocha, Robusta, Arabica, or weasel coffee.
After visiting all those beautiful farms, continue your journey to a local family where you are able to try the taste of the strongest traditional home-made rice wine. Next destination will be a family business – a silk worm factory to learn about the silk making process.
And the highlight of this area is waiting for you at the Elephant waterfall. It is a massive falls where you will be showed if stand at the bottom. Close to the fall is a Buddhism Temple & a huge Happy Buddha statue which will take you about 10 minutes to walk to.
Local cuisine will be served for you as your lunch with different dishes.
Relax and continue the trip through the mountain way, visit at K’ho village to learn another different culture among 54 different Ethnic groups in Vietnam and stop in the flooding village for pictures.
Accommodation: local hotel or homestay.
Day 2: Lak lake → Buon Ma thuot City
Leave the wildlife of Lak lake to BMT city, don’t miss your chance to learn about local culture, and there’s also a chance for you to try elephant ride or dug-out canoe trip on the lake (optional, extra pay for activities). Move on to Bao Dai hill where the last King of Vietnam used to stay for hunting animal and learn more about the King history.
Before getting to another waterfall for swimming or trekking, come to visit local rice paper, rice noodle making or go to the local market to buy fresh chicken – baguette for picnic lunch in the national park (optional, choices are picnic lunch or at a restaurant). Keep going to BMT city (the capital city of the central highland and coffee).
Accommodation: hotel in Buon Ma thuot City.
Day 3: BMT city → Chuse
Before moving out of coffee’s capital to Chuse, visit the political prison with a lot of tiny rooms for prisoner during French to American war period, you can imagine what happened for Vietnamese prisoner here.
Learn more about culture of some ethnic groups who are living in this mountain land.
Accommodation: hotel in Chuse.
Day 4: Chuse → Kontum
Our journey continue rolling on the Ho Chi Minh trail to the Sea Lake “The Eyes of Pleiku”, here is a good place to take pictures and feel the nature, then visit to a tea farm, Buddhism temple. Kontum, a small and peaceful land by the Dkbla River, is a virgin land with pristine nature and intact hill-tribe culture such as the Bahnar, the J’rai and the Sedand. The town also still retains vestiges of ancient cathedral architecture such as the wooden church (where the local orphanage living) buying some gifts or candy or asking question is welcoming. It is good to discover the culture here as well as walking around the village to visit the communal house and beautiful river.
Accommodation: hotel in Kontum.
Day 5: Kontum → Phuoc Son
Visit the local market early in the morning and discovery the daily life of Vietnamese people or the river bank before living Kontum. Stop at the war monument where you can see the VC (Vietnam Communist) tanks, which was used to fight against American and southern government during the war. The old Phoenix Airport, Charlie hill was also the battle field in the war.
Accommodation: hotel in Phuoc Son Town.
Day 6: Phuoc son → A Luoi
This area was the battle field where the southern government dropped the bomb “B52” during 1964 →1967. It was also a path of western Truong Son range where the VC transferred weapons, soldiers from the north to the south. Visit some more villages and stop for taking pictures.
Accommodation: hotel in A Luoi.
Day 7: A Luoi → Hue
Leave A Luoi for the old Capital city Hue, you are going to visit the Hamburger Hill (war history vestige), through the 30km long on the mountain with such marvellous nature, then visit to The Minh Mang’ Royal Tomb, conical hat making.
Accommodation: hotel in Hue.
Day 8: Hue city → Dong Hoi
Come to the Vinh Moc tunnels and stopin DMZ battle field to understand more about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975. Before going to Dong Hoi town, we will continue rolling on the Ho Chi Minh trail to see the spectacular scenery of Northern Truong Son range.
Accommodation: hotel in Dong Hoi.
Day 9: Dong Hoi → Phong Nha
Head back on Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha Caves, which is the one of the wonder heritages of Vietnam. Check in hotel before exploring the caves by boat 500 meters depth and drive a bit on the Ke Bang national park to see the beautiful sunset.
Accommodation: hotel in Phong Nha.
Day 10: Phong Nha → Vinh
Leave the marvelous Phong Nha Caves to visit amazing scenery on the pass, and then visit to Ho Chi Minh homeland before arriving to Vinh city.
Accommodation: hotel in Vinh.
Day 11: Vinh → Thanh Hoa
Move down to the coastline to Thanh Hoa. This day is a relaxing day after 10 days trip on the mountain. Visit some tobacco farms and enjoying the nature.
Accommodation: hotel in Thanh Hoa.
Day 12: Thanh Hoa → Mai Chau
LeaveThanh Hoa to the most beautiful village of White Thai people where you do homestay, go shopping in the local traditional hand - made shop, listen to music of Thai dancer, see the technique of growing rice plan and have a bonfire at night with the local people ( can be 2 nights here if prefer).
Day 13: Mai Chau → Ninh Binh
Move out of Ninh Binh to Tam Coc cave early in the morning. Then take boat trips around the three caves with water- rice field surround. Ride bicycle around to visit some vestiges and temple.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 14: Ninh Binh → Ha Noi
Ninh Binh was the ancient capital of An Nam country (the old name of Vietnam from 679- 1164), where you can visit to Hoa Lu castle, listen to the history or traditional Vietnamese houses and life. Arrive to Ha Noi around 3:30 pm
End the tour. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped at your hotel which you have already booked at Hoi Noi, or will be helped to find a hotel in Ha Noi by our tour guide.
Note: If you are an experienced driver, you could ride the bike along the journey with us from 2 people.