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14 Days
Availability : Continuous Tour
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Danang

VIETNAM ADVENTURES

Da Nang – Bana Hills – Kon Tum – Dak Lak – Pleiku – Buon Me Thuot 

Dalat – Vung Tau – Cai Be – Can Tho – Soc Trang – Bac Lieu – Ca Mau – Saigon

Tour 01: Nov 09, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018           Land only: $1,795 + Tax 

Tour 02: Jan 18, 2019 – Jan 31, 2019            Land only: $1,795 + Tax 

Tour 03: Jun 21, 2019 – Jul 04, 2019             Land only: $1,795 + Tax 

Enjoy the heavenly scenery while walking on the Golden Bridge (Bana Hills) 

Not inclusive of International flight tickets & Visa

Tour prices are subject to change depending on airfares

Book early to get the lowest possible quotes

 

 

 Special Highlights

  • The Central Highlands of Vietnam, an area of stunning natural beauty which extends from Kon Tum in the north to Dalat in the south. It boasts spectacular scenery, beautiful waterfalls and pine forests, and lots of ethnic diversity and fascinating minority villages
  • Going to the Central Highlands, you will not just enjoy the natural charm of the land, a chance to access the daily lifestyle of people of ethnic minorities. It is also famous for delicious cuisines with special flavors
  • The Mekong Delta: The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It’s a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
  • Coming Ca Mau, visitors are immersed in the blue of the ocean and the mangrove forest.  Its name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, “Ca Mau” means “black” in Khmer. A destination you shouldn’t miss when visiting the Mekong Delta. 
Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Danang. Pick up & transfer to the hotel

Day 02

Enjoy the cable car ride to Ba Na Mountain and a panoramic view of the sea, Danang city, and rice fields spreading towards the horizon. At the top, you will explore lush Ba Na Hills, established in 1919 by French colonits, it has refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views. Visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda and the old French villas. (B/L/D)

Day 03

Depart to Pleiku. On the way, stop to visit Kon Tum town, a remote region of Central Highlands inhabited mostly by the Bahnar ethnic group. Have a look at the Wooden Cathedral built in 1913 by a French catholic missionary and recently restored. Close by is Vinh Son Orphanage, a big charity center that care for 200 children, most of whom are from the minority villages and have been rescued by local people and sisters from the church. (B/L/D)

Day 04

Pleiku is the capital of the Gia Lai Province. City tour starts with a visit to Plei Phun village, where you will have the opportunity to explore the Jarai culture, the largest ethnic group in Central Highlands. In the afternoon, visit Bahnar minority such as Dektu -Deron -Dedoa – Dekop where you can learn about their traditional custom and culture, and see “Roong house”, their community building that looks like an axe blade pointing to the sky. You also enjoy the Gong performance, a musical instrument recognized as a Non-Physical Heritage of mankind by UNESCO in 2005, followed a taste of homebrew rice wine. (B/L/D)

Day 05

Visit the Minh Thanh pagoda, considered one of the biggest and most beautiful ones in Central Highlands. Continue to drive to Buon Me Thuot, the capital city of Dak Lak province known as the regional coffee capital. It is the home to a number of several different ethnic minorities such as Ede, Mnong, Jarai …

Visit Draysap Waterfall (meaning the “Husband Waterfall” in the Ede language), is a waterfall surrounded by rainforest and considered one of the biggest and most beautiful in Central Highlands. Not far from it is Draynur Waterfall (the “Wife Waterfall”). (B/L/D)

Day 06

Visit Dray Sap Falls (meaning Fall of Mist in the Ede language), is a waterfall surrounded by rainforest and considered one of the biggest and most beautiful in Central Highlands. In the afternoon, drive to Buon Don, the former capital of Dak Lak province during the 19th century. (B/L/D)

Day 07

Visit Lak Lake, a truly splendid and largest natural body of water in Central Highlands. An ecological and cultural attraction, this lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests. On its bank is the sizeable the M’nong Rlam village of Jun with over 30 long houses. Different from the M’nong Gar who live in on-ground houses, the M’nong Rlam, like the Edeh, live in long houses built on stilts. Their method of building houses has remained simple and consists mainly of binding bamboo and thatch for the roof and walls, and constructing support pillars and framing with wood using tenon-mortise technique. No metal nail is used and the houses are cool and well-ventilated, thanks to the building materials. In the M’nong language, Jun means “jutting out.” Come to Lak Lake, you may ride elephants around the village, row dugout canoes on the lake or enjoy the Gong show and drinking jar-wine with the villagers. Drive to Dalat, sometimes known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. The drive is long but views are fantastic. Established at the beginning of 20th century, Dalat is reminiscent of an alpine town with its French chalets and pine forests. (B/L/D)

Day 08

Enjoy sightseeing in Dalat, sometimes known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Established at the beginning of 20th century, Dalat is reminiscent of an alpine town with its French chalets and pine forests. Enjoy the cable to the peaceful Truc Lam Zen Monastery, which includes a temple that promotes Zen Buddhism through paintings and poetry. Visit the primitive islands brimming with colorful flowers and take the cable cabin to see Dalat town from the sky. The lake is associated with many legends including a doomed love story of lovers who drowned in the lake to keep their love true forever. Visit Datala waterfalls, and the Love Valley. (B/L/D)

Day 09

Drive to Vung Tau, preserves the feel of a harmonious community of religions, mountains, beaches and architecture, both old and new, was known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. Arriving in Vung Tau, you visit the White House Palace, offering a wonderful view of the beach and the city. (B/L/D)

Day 10

Visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa, Nirvana Meditation Retreat and Thich Ca Phat Dai, a Buddhist shrine. Drive to Can Tho, Enjoy the country side of Mekong Delta. (B/L/D)

Day 11

Depart to Soc Trang for visit Clay Pagoda & Khmer Nation Museum. Continue to Ca Mau. Visit the “Tac Say Church” (Truong Buu Diep Sepulchre Franciscan Father) – the famous Sacred Catholic. (B/L/D)

Day 12

Take a canoe to explore Khu Can Cu Rung Duoc (Mangrove Forest Base). The natural scenery full of mangrove forests of birds, wild animals, and fishes gives Ca Mau a very distinctive beauty. Continue to vung Dat Mui. Ca Mau cape is the Southernmost location with the last milestone of Vietnam mainland. After having photos taken, standing by milestone 0 you can contemplate the forest and sea swelling in the distance and feel the heat mixed with the salty air. Setting you foot in the final of the South of Vietnam.

Depart to Bac Lieu, the homeland of Cao Van Lau, who composed the Da Co Hoai Lang article, the art form of singing, the forerunner of Don Ca Tai Tu – culture medium by UNESCO recognized as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Stop to see the villa of Cong tu Bac Lieu – a legendary rich playboy who lived in the early 1900s, famous for his wealth & lavish spending, once burned money to boil bean. (B/L/D)

Day 13

Transfer to Vinh Long city. Taking boat on the Mekong river, visit handicraft workshop, where local people make pop rice, coconut candy, rice paper….Bus pick up at Cai Be. Drive to Saigon. Check-in Rex hotel 5 stars¸ the excellent central location on Nguyen Hue street. Enjoy the night walking street. (B/L)

Day 14

Check-out the hotel before 12:00pm

Notes

Departure & Return

  • The tour price does not include fight tickets. Please contact us to get special airfares

Tour Includes

  • 4-5-star hotel with double-occupancy rooms. A surcharge of $750 is added to single rooms
  • Deluxe coach transport between cities
  • All meals with special dishes
  • International travel insurance with Travel Guard
  • Daily sightseeing tours with professional English and Vietnamese speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees as scheduled 

 

Terms & Agreements

  • Deposit for the land tour is $250/person. Any cancellation after making the deposit 7 days & before the final payment, penalty of 50% of the deposit
  • The final payment is due 45 days prior to departure
  • Tour fare not include: – Personal expense – Porterage at hotel – Gratuity to driver & tour guide
  • Tour participants are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date. It is the responsibility of the tour  participants to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements