Day 1: Saigon – Lagi
7:30 Am leaving the busy Saigon for Lagi, visit Minh Dam Army Base, Thuong Chieu Monastery pagoda, dip your body in the hot water springs, Binh Chau, open your mind to learn more about Buddhism when you go to visit Long Ban old pagoda and the historic vestige Dinh Mountain. Stay overnight in Lagi
Day 2: Lagi – Mui Ne Beach
Heading to Mui Ne after vising Thay Thim temple, Takou mountain, colorful fishing market, learn more about the Champa history and culture when you visit their old towers. You can cool off in the ocean in Mui Ne after a hot day traveling.
Day 3: Mui Ne – Bao Loc
Leave Mui Ne in the early morning to visit the fishing village, fairy springs, red canyon, white sand dunes, drop by the local families to know the daily life of farmers who plan the dragon fruits. Continue traveling to the Central Highlands and stop in the K’ho ethnic minority village to learn the culture of their wild life in the edge of the Central Highlands. Arrive in Bao Loc after visiting Dambri waterfall – about 90 meters high.
Day 4: Bao Loc – Dalat
Leaving Bao Loc for Dalat, visit the green tea farms, the cascade waterfall, Pongour, mushroom farms, silkworm villages and silk processing chains, coffee plantations, vegetable and flower farms. Arrive in Dalat around 4 p.m.
Day 5: Dalat – Lak Lake
Leave the ‘Le Petite Paris’ after visiting the highlights of the city like, Crazy House, Flower Market, Dragon Pagoda, for the countryside to explore the rural life of the farmers who cultivate on their lands flowers, coffee, tea, mushrooms, vegetables, stop for lunch, try the different dishes of the Vietnamese cuisine. Visiting the orange agent areas to learn more the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975, Trekking through the jungle to relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature of the Central Highlands, visit chopstick making factory, the rice agriculture of the M’nong ethnic minority. Lak Lake will be a place where you stay overnight, you can choose to homestay with locals or in the hotel faces to natural lake with 600.000 square meters.
Day 6: Lak Lake – Buon Me Thuot
Leaving Lak Lake for Buon Me Thuot City after learning the daily life of locals, riding elephant to explore the area or riding boat around the lake to have some great shots of the sunrise on the lake, or fishermen, trekking to the top of the Elephant Rock mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area. Stop in the city to try Vietnamese fresh spring rolls for lunch. Heading to Dray Sap fall (the most beautiful waterfall) where you can dip your body into the Fairy Pool next to waterfall after a hot day traveling. Go to Virgin waterfall and stay overnight in the bungalow or in the Long House in the jungle.
Day 7: Buon Me Thuot – Pleiku
Traveling on the old Ho Chi Minh trail to learn more about the history of Vietnamese people during the French colony and the Civil War, the daily life of highlanders who live along the roads to learn how to make rice papers, noodles, Pleiku is place where you stay overnight after a long day ride.
Day 8: Pleiku – Kum Tum
Visit the city a bit then head to Sea Lake, which used to be a volcanic crater that stopped working a million years ago., a great place to take some good photos for the trip, also considered the ‘Eyes of Pleiku’. Continue traveling to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison, wooden church, orphanage, especially the Kon Ktu village where you see the Ede hill tribes Rong house and learn their traditions and culture by their custom and daily life. Stay overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 9: Kum Tum – Kham Duc
Continue traveling on the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the well-known Phoenix Airport, Charlie hill to know more about the war between Northern and Southern Goverments. Learn more the different cultures of Ch’ru, Bana, Thai, some of the 44 different ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands. Reach Kham Duc, a mountain town on Ho Chi Minh trail and stay overnight.
Day 10: Kham Duc – Aluoi
Exploring the local market of the mountain town of Kham Duc to learn more the rural life of the highlanders as well as other ethnic minorities. Leaving Kham Duc for A Luoi after visiting the marvelous Truong Son Mountain and Ho Chi Minh trail, the typical Rong houses of Tay hill tribe. Stay overnight in Aluoi
Day 11: Aluoi – Hue
Leaving A Luoi for Hue: Visit the historic vestiges Hamburger hill, Ho Chi Minh trail, Minh Mang tomb, citadel. Go to small villages to see how they make conical hats, Nam Giao old village. Arrive in Hue around 4 p.m. (You also can go to Hue from Hoi An, after finish 6 day trip from Dalat to Hoi An, the next day you can head to Hue after visiting marble mountain, ceramic making village, rice fields, conical hat making village)
Day 12: Hue City Tour
Hue was used to be an ancient capital of Vietnam, so it’s worth staying one day to visit and learn more about the Vietnamese traditions, history, customs, culture. Go to visit Linh Mu pagoda, Kim Long old village where you can learn the Vietnamese people make the traditional rice wine, the way locals harvest rice on the fields, Hue Museum, citadel, ride on the boat to listen to Hues folk songs at night
Day 13: Hue – DMZ – Dong Hoi
Leaving Hue for Dong Hoi, stop in DMZ and then to Vinh Moc tunnels to learn more about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975. Continue traveling on Ho Chi Minh trail to see the breath-taking nature of Northern Truong Son mountain. Get to Dong Hoi around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 14: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave
Leave early in the morning to visit historic vestige Phu Hoa church, the ‘battle field village’, continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha Caves, one of the two natural world heritages of Vietnam. Spend around 4 hours to explore the area by foot and boat. Stay overnight in Phong Nha.
Day 15: Phong Nha – Ky Anh
Leave the marvelous Phong Nha Caves to visit Da Nhay beach, shrimp farms, salt making village, stop on the top Ngang Pass to see the amazing scenery, reach to Ky Anh around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 16: Ky Anh – Vinh
Leave Ky Anh for Vinh (Ho Chi Minh’s homeland), visit Huong Tich pagoda, the historic vestige Dong Loc Three Way Crossroad, The Nguyen Du Great Poet Monument, and then Ho Chi Minh Square. Stay overnight in Vinh.
Day 17: Vinh – Thanh Hoa
Get on the road to visit Sen village, where Ho Chi Minh was born and grown up, Chua village, learn more about Vietnamese history when you visit the Ba Trieu temple, go to different small villages to see the locals make the traditional mats, marble stones, the way they roll and process tobacco, you will arrive in Thanh Hoa around 5p.m and stay overnight.
Day 18: Thanh Hoa – Mai Chau ( Hoa Binh )
Leaving Thanh Hoa in the early morning for Hoa Binh after visiting Ho Dynasty Citadel, continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to get some great photos before visiting the Spiritual Fish Springs, Fairy Caves, visit and learn more the culture of ethnic minority, Muong. Home stay with locals at night in Hoa Binh
Day 19: Mai Chau – Hanoi
Leaving Hoa Binh for Ha Noi, visit the Viet – Muong village, Hoa Binh lake, enjoy the wonderful views on the top of Hoa Binh Hydro Electricity, go to the small village to see their daily life. Get to Hanoi around 5pm . End The Tour.
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