5 DAY TOUR FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO NHA TRANG
- Travel along the famous HCM road
- The history of the Vietnam war
- Travel through the Central Highland
Day 1: Sai Gon - Dong Xoai ~ 160 km (8:00 – 17:00)
What to see: Get out from busy traffic in Ho Chi Min city, ride all the way to the first attraction spot to see the Cu Chi tunnel, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels in the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, cross the Cu Chi river by ferry boat, ride through the rubber tree plantation, stop at one of the most impressive Binh Duong cemetery. The entire of the day, ride to Dong Xoai city, with few stops at brick factory, the war vestiges. Arrive at the city late for overnight stay
Where to stay: Thanh Sang hotel (standard room with air condition, hot/cold shower)
Day 2: Dong Xoai - Dak Mil ~ 190 km (8:00 – 17:00)
What to see: Keep going on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, quick stop at place where the local make bamboo baskets, which use for fruits, vegetables, even cradle for newbirth baby... Next stop at cashew plantation and then cashew factory, where you can buy fresh nuts and understanding why cashew nuts so expensive all over the world... after lunch we will ride about 70 km along the Cambodia border with the real Ho Chi Minh trail (tiny road among the forest). The high light of this section is a stop in Dak Glun waterfall, which is more than 100m high, you can take a swimming in this sight if you wish. Leaving the waterfall, the beautiful ride in the country road will lead you into many plantations such as: mango, black pepper and coffee plant... stop over at Dakmil lake with beautiful view, time to enjoy the sunset. Over night in this border town.
Where to stay: Bao Trang hotel. (standard hotel room with hot/cold shower)
Day 3: Dak Mil - Lak Lake ~ 160 km (9:00 – 16:00)
What to see: Leave this memorial town, take a shot cut along remote ethnic village and ride to Dray Sap waterfall, another chance to go swimming in the natural swimming pool in the middle of the park with very fresh water, and then the national park. Take the ride along Serepok river along a little trail again which allows for motorcycles only with the sight of farms and villages. After lunch, we take another shot cut and make a stop at cacao plantation, most of the time we are lucky with trying the fresh fruit from the garden, another stop at black pepper garden. Then ride straight to Elephant rock, half an hour trekking on the top of this rock and the guide will tell you the story of this legendary sight combined with the Lak lake... once arrive at Lak lake, if we still have time, try to cross the lake by boat to the Lieng minority village, with many opportunities of taking pictures of people farming and fishing. Walk around the Minority village by side of the lake and then overnight there.
Where to stay: Home stay in Long Stilt house
Day 4: Lak Lake - Da Lat ~ 160 km (8:00 – 16:00)
What to see: watching the sunrise on the lake, enjoy some local coffee and hit the road to see a floating village after riding through a mountainous road. Travel along Highway 27 with visit of silk worms keeping, where the main income of the villager from growing mulberry plant and feeding silkworm. After riding with many day with lots of km, we need to have some rest in a hammock cafe, a chance to try the most amazing highland coffee. The central Highland is full filling with mountain and villages, ride through it and head to Elephant waterfall which is known as Lien So Wa Waterfall with a width of about 40m, height over 30m. The waterfall has rocks like the baby elephant should be called the elephant waterfall. Elephant waterfall rains day and night, pouring water, making sounds like wildlife roar. Next stop at Silk factory learn the way of weaving from silk. If you wish to see how to procedure rice wine, try to visit the home wine making, nearby is a cricket farm... After all we make a stop at a weasel farm and see the procedure of weasel coffee. One more stop will be floral green houses with huge varieties types of flowers. Once arrive at Da Lat, take a walk to explore the city yourself. Overnight in this beautiful city.
Where to stay: Bich Chau hotel
Day 5: Da Lat - Nha Trang ~ 140 km (8:00 – 16:00)
What to see: Leaving Dalat city with a visit of French district, Railway station, Lake of sight, and then the spectacular view of the new, curvy pass mountain look like a big snake... Travel along the countryside road you will get into the panorama views of rice paddy, sugar cane plantations, many rivers and mountainous road... and many small village (K Ho minority people), their hanging bridge make from wood and steel to observe the way they transport things from one side of the river... the end of the day with a visit of the ancient Castle of the Nguyen dynasty(1802 – 1945) built in 7 - 13th century, get to Nha Trang at 16:00, and be ready for swimming.
• Fuel costs
• Parking costs
• 4 night hotel
• The entire of entrance fee.