ETHNIC MINORITIES OF HIGHLANDS
(Saigon, My Tho, Ben Tre, Saigon, Da Lat, Lac Lak, Village Don, Buon Me Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Saigon)
Duration: 13 days/12 nights
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After a first encounter with life on the Mekong Delta, rice granary of Vietnam, we suggest you exploring the Highlands with the first stage: Dalat, the most famous resort in the country. Then, you will come to the sites of Lak Lake, the village Don that was the capital of elephants, Buon Me Thuot with its immense coffee plantations and Kon Tum with its ethnic minorities of Ba Na. The descent to Hoi An will give you the impression of having lived through another time before returning to Saigon.
D1: Saigon. Arrival
D2: Saigon - My Tho- Ben Tre. Overnight on the island (B, D)
D3: Ben Tre. Overnight on the island (B, D)
D4: Ben Tre - Saigon (B)
D5: Saigon - Da Lat (B)
D6: Da Lat - Lak Lake (B)
D7: Lac Lak – Don Village - Buon Me Thuot (B)
D8: Buon Me Thuot - Pleiku- Kon Tum (B)
D9: KonTum - Hoi An (B)
D10: Hoi An. Visit of the ancient town (B)
D11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B)
D12: Hue. City tour (B)
D13: Hue - Saigon. In-flight. Departure (B)
Day 1 : Sai Gon. Arrival
Arrival at the airport in Sai Gon, welcome and tranfer to the hôtel (the room is available from 12:00). Overnight in the hotel in Sai Gon.
Day 2: Sai Gon- My Tho- Ben Tre. Overnight on the island (B, D)
Breakfast. 08:30, departure for My Tho. On arrival in Ben Tre, boarding for a stroll in the arroyos on the Mekong River. Visit of an artisanal workshop of coconut products, factory of cononut candy and tasting the exotic fruit and honey at Mr Nam Ngo’s. Free lunch on the island. Continuation of the cruise in arroyos. In the evening, dinner accompanied by traditional music of the Mekong Delta and overnight in Phu Tuc inhabitant’s (possibility of doing a course in local cuisine and angling).
Day 3 : Ben Tre (B, D)
Breakfast. 9:00, cycling from Phu Tuc to visit the Tan Thach market. Visit of the garden of coconut trees and discovery of the daily life. Continuation by visiting other gardens of coconut trees and fruit in Tam Phuoc. Free lunch. Taste of the fruit. In the afternoon, walk in the orchards and visit of the workshop manifacturing chopsticks. Dinner and overnight among inhabitants.
Day 4: Ben Tre- Sai Gon (B)
Breakfast. Continuation by visiting by bike the villages and local market. Back to Sai Gon. Free time. Overnight at the hotel in Sai Gon.
Day 5: Sai Gon- Da Lat (B)
Breakfast. 07:00, departure for Da Lat, crossing forests of hevea. Free lunch. Arrival in Da Lat in the afternoon, visit of the flower market, walk to the Center for exploring this town of 200 villas built in the colonial period. Overnight at the hotel in Da Lat.
Day 6: Da Lat- Lak Lake (B)
Breakfast. 07:30, visit of the city, resort in french style: the resort, the Cathedral, Tuyen Lam pagoda. Drive to Lak Lake. Free lunch. On arrival in the beautiful basin of Lak Lake, visit of the lake by small boat. Hiking in the villages around the lake. Overnight at Lak Resort.
Day 7: Lak Lake- Don Village- Cascade of the Virgin- Buon Me Thuot (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, departure for Don village, the capital of elephants. Discovery of Don village and its suspension bridge on the elephant’s back. Free lunch at Don Village. Continuation of the road to visit the waterfall of the Virgin. Back to Buon Me Thuot. Overnight at the hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
Day 8 : Buon Me Thuot- Pleiku- Kon Tum (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, road via Pleiku province to arrive in Kon Tum, "rice granary" of Jarai province. Arrival in Kon Tum in the afternoon, check into the hotel. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 9: Kon Tum. Visite- Hoi An (B)
Breakfast. 07:30, departure to visit the neighbourhood of Kon Tum: the typical wooden church, the Bishop of Kon Tum and its monastery. Continuation by visiting the village of Ba Na and Konkotu to discover the daily life and funeral homes of the Ba Na. Drive to Hoi An. Beautiful scenery! Free lunch. Arriving in Hoi An, check into the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An. Visit of the ancient town (B)
Breakfast. 08:30, visit of the old city: the museum of antiquities, Japanese Bridge, Chinatown, Phung Hung's house, market and port which were very bustling in the fifteenth century and where docked boats and junks from many countries: China , Holland, Japan, Portugal ... Free time in the afternoon for the beach. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An- Da Nang- Hue (B)
Breakfast. 08:30, departure for Hue. Stop to Da Nang to visit the Cham Museum then at the foot of Marble Mountain to visit the village of marble carvers. Continuation by road to Hue via the dizzying Floud Pass (if nice weather). On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 12: Hue. City tour (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, departure to visit the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market built in the French time. Free lunch. Afternoon, boarding a private boat for a cruise on the Perfume River (Song Huong). Landing, visit of the Celestial Lady Pagoda and the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
Day 13: Hue- Sai Gon. In-flight. Departure (B)
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for the flight Hue / Sai Gon. Arrival at the airport in Sai Gon, continuation by your return flight. End of our services!
Wishing you a pleasant trip!
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