8 DAY TOUR FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO HOI AN
- Travel along the famous HCM road
- The history of the Vietnam war
- Travel through the Central Highland
Day 1: Sai Gon - Cu Chi tunnel - Dong Xoai ~ 160 km (8:30 - 16:30),
What to see: start from Sai Gon, get out of the busy traffic, heading to the Cu Chi tunnel, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels in the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, cross Sai Gon river by ferry, the beautiful ride along the country road lead you to the most modern semetery in the world: Binh Duong semetery, the city for death people. A visit at rubber tree plantation. Arrive at Dong Xoai ~ 16:30 for overnight stay.
Where to stay: Thanh Sang hotel in Dong Xoai. (standard hotel room with aircon, hot/cold shower)
Day 2: Dong Xoai - Bao Loc ~ 175 km (8:30 - 16:00),
What to see: Leaving Dong Xoai, riding in the country road you will see a lots of cashew nut plant and factory, the ride through mountainous road with spectacular views of mountains and rivers, then off road again to the Dambri waterfall 90 meter height. Leaving Dambri, the beautiful ride along country road with the green views of mulbery and tea plantation. Get onto Bao Loc city, check in hotel and free time to wander arround.
Where to stay: 2* Memories hotel
Day 3: Bao Loc - Da Lat ~ 160 km (8:00 - 16:00),
What to see: Heading to Da Lat city, stop over at a local rice noodle factory, then ride to Pong Gour waterfall. Stop over at a mushroom farm to see Vietnamese grow up black and white mushroom, a visit of Chicken minority village. A quick visit of Datanla waterfall you have a chance of go sliding in a sliding coach ~ 1 km through the pine tree forest. A short ride to Tuyen Lam (Paradise) lake and take a visit of the Truc Lam meditation center. Another option to take a cable car to the Robil hill and over view all Da Lat city.
Where to stay: 1* Mien Nhiet Doi hotel
Day 4: Da Lat - Lak Lake ~ 160 km (8:30 – 16:30)
What to see: on the way you can take a quick visit at the crazy house, travel along the country road to see all the agriculture farm such as vegetable farm, green house flower farm, coffee plantation, a visit of silk worm factory, rice wine making and elephant waterfall. Arrive at Lak Lake with a visit to the “Jun” Minority Village (M’Nong). Crossing the Lak Lake by boat to Lieng minority village, with many opportunities of taking pictures of people farming and fishing; Check-in at the long-stilt-house for over-night stay.
Where to stay: Home stay in Long Stilt house
Day 5: Buon Me Thuot city - Plei Ku ~ 195 km (7:30 – 17:30)
What to see: Travel north along the Ho Chi Minh Trail with a visit of the War monument for the former north radio operator soldiers, spectacular views rubber plantations; and cashew and black pepper gardens. On the way you also take time to see the way of Vietnamese making rice paper and rice noodle...Take a short visit to Sea Lake in Plei Ku City. Another change for swimming, do the kayaking on the lake, hide insight the pine tree forest, you will see the paradise park for the lovers...
Where to stay: Hoang Van resort
Day 6: Plei Ku - Kon Tum ~ 140 km (8:30 – 16:00)
What to see: Early morning you start to take 80 km north east Kon Tum to visit the Mang Den town which is known as Dalat 2, beautiful lake and waterfall in the middle of the jungle, Another minority village which Ba Na people and their traditional Rong house... back to Kon Tum with a visit of a very old and unique wooden church; and an orphanage to share your feeling with the homeless children...
Where to stay: Kon Klor hotel resort (1*)
Day 7: Kon Tum - Kham Duc ~ 170 km (8:00 ~ 17:00)
What to see: A 3~4 hours stay in and around Kon Tum with visits to a Konklor village with the Bana minority people; a traditional Rong house; a very old and unique wooden church; and an orphanage. Traveling ~ 42 km north from Kon Tum, we will visit the Dakto village; a major battlefield during the American war; and Charlie hill with popular song: Nguoi o lai Charlie. Stop over in Daklei province to see Trieng Minority Village and try crossing the Tiny Suspension Bridge. Over night stay in Kham Duc town.
Where to stay: 2* Be Chau Giang hotel
Day 8: Kham Duc - Hoi An ~ 160 km (8:00 ~ 16:00)
What to see: Keep continue riding on Ho Chi Min road, stop over at roadside waterfall, cross a hanging bridge to see Trieng Minority village, Enjoy fresh Pinaple at Pinaple plantation, the smooth ride along Thu Bon river with visits to rice paper making, incense family making, chopstick factory, Trang An Cham Tower: the temple of Cham Pa kingdom. Arrival at Hoi An in the afternoon. End tour
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- 7 night accommodation