A great tour to add-on as an extension to those visiting the south of Vietnam. Start your tour as you drive from Ho Chi Minh City to the old Central Highland hill station of Dalat. Explore the scenic town and see old French colonial mansions, stunning landscapes and a vibrant town centre. Continue from Dalat along mountainside switchbacks to the seaside resort city of Nha Trang. Relax on the beaches and explore the city before another scenic coastal drive to the town of Phan Thiet. Stay on the beach near the picturesque fishing village & sand dunes of Mui Ne and then head back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic drive to the Central Highland town of Dalat. En route, stop at rubber, tea and coffee plantations. Upon your arrival in Dalat, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Enjoy breakfast before your full day of sightseeing in and around Dalat. Take a cable car ride to Tuyen Lam Lake. Visit the summer residence of Bao Dai, Vietnam’s last emperor, the oddly fascinating Crazy House, and the cathedrals and convents that populate this former French retreat. Dalat’s temperate climate makes it ideal for vegetable and flower cultivation, and this tour includes a visit to the lively Dalat Market and the Dalat Flower Garden to see a variety of orchid species. End the day by taking a relaxing horse-drawn cart ride around Xuan Huong Lake and see the old steam engines of Dalat’s Cremaillere Railway.
After breakfast, the beautiful drive to Nha Trang begins with a series of mountainside switchbacks affording spectacular views of the arid lowlands and the sea. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, check-in to the hotel and then the rest of the day is free to enjoy the town at your leisure.
Enjoy Nha Trang’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches with a morning boat cruise to offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, the Dam Market, the Nha Trang Stone Cathedral, and the Long Son Pagoda where the giant Sakyamuni Buddha statue sits majestically on the top of the hill. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Enjoy Nha Trang’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches with a morning boat cruise to offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, the Dam Market, the Nha Trang Stone Cathedral, and the Long Son Pagoda where the giant Sakyamuni Buddha statue sits majestically on the top of the hill. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then meet your local guide in the morning for another scenic drive, this time to Phan Thiet. Stop to visit Po Klong Garai, a well-preserved 14th century Cham Tower. Gain wonderful views from the mountainside roads and then follow the coastal road to Phan Thiet. Upon arrival at the hotel, check-in and enjoy your time in Phan Thiet at your leisure.
Enjoy the full day at your leisure.
The morning is free at your leisure and at the appointed time you will meet your local guide for your transportation back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Take in the sites in the charming town of Dalat in the Central Highlands, a former French colonial hill station.
Day 6 & 7: Relax and enjoy the beach and fishing village of Mui Ne.
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