Central highland in Vietnam still have many attractions are undiscovered and exploited by mainstream tourism. Only the ones who love adventure riding go to connect with the local people and explore the local attractions themselves. And this kind of adventure tour are more and more popular to young as well as to adventurous foreigners.
Da Lat adventure tours are the most popular trips when visiting the central highland Vietnam. Some travelers say that they are fed up with kinds of traditional tourism, going to traditional and symbolic attractions in Da Lat. Travelers are now prefer planning their itinerary on their own or going to not-so-popular places but newly-discovered or newly-built tourist sites. That can explain why Dalat city tour is not as popular as some adventure tours to Dalat.
Besides, when going on an adventurous tour, it enables travelers to stop on the way whenever they encounter a breath-taking site. And here is a suggested 5-day-4-night itinerary for a Dalat dirt bike tour.
Day 1: Saigon – Buôn Ma Thuột (Daklak)
Daklak, nearby neighbor of Dalat, is increasing its popularity in terms of travel destinations. Coming to Daklak from Saigon, it takes around 8 hours to get there, traveling a long way of around 400km. When coming close to Daklak, the roadsides are very poetic, bringing you relaxing feeling. If you join a Daklak off road tour, you will even get to more attractive surroundings.
On the way to Daklak there are several hot spots that you should pay a visit, such as Dray Sap, Dray Nur waterfalls lying in-between Dak Nong and Daklak provinces, Tà Đùng lake – the 2nd Ha Long Bay of Vietnam, etc. Vietnam is famous for its coffee, once you get to Buon Me Thuot, you must try a cup of coffee. It’s certain that you cannot find its taste elsewhere in Vietnam.
Day 2: Buôn Ma Thuột – Buôn Đôn – Lak Lake
Buon Don is a tourist attraction located 70km from the Buon Ma Thuot city which is famous for elephants. The ethnical people here are friendly and welcoming. Travelers can experience riding an elephant, taking in some Rượu Cần (a fermented rice wine drunk out of a jar through pipes), site-seeing Serepok river, the most magnificent river in the central highland.
You can also have a Daklak dirt bike tour to Lak Lake, which is on the opposite side to Buon Don through the Buon Ma Thuot city. There is also an eco-tourism zone in which ethnical people live and share their cultures with visitors.
Day 3: Buon Me Thuot – Pleiku (Gia Lai province)
Before departing to Pleiku city, travelers should also take a visit to Buôn Ako Dhong of Ede ethnic group. They are famous for planting coffee bushes. Heading to Pleiku, the well-known attractions are Tơ Nưng Lake with tranquil waterface and pine forest surroundings, 9-floor waterfall (27km northwestern from the Pleiku city). Phở khô is also originated from Gia Lai, it’s completely different from the popular Phở that tourists usually mention.
Day 4: Gia Lai – Kon Tum
Kon Tum is usually included in Daklak adventure tour to explore the beauty of the central highland. Travelers will pass by Yaly hydroelectric power plant and sightsee if they wish to. It’s the Kon Tum Wooden Church and impressive Kon Klor hanging bridge that you must pay a visit.
Day 5: Kon Tum – Măng Đen – Saigon
Măng Đen is just popular recently, located 50km from the Kon Tum center. Mang Den is called the 2nd Da Lat of the central highland with cool atmosphere, thick pines forests, majestic waterfalls and lakes. Following tips and inspiration from previous travelers to this place, you should visit 7 lakes and 3 waterfalls as follow:
- Seven lakes: Toong Ly Leng, Toong Ziu, Toong Zơ Ri, Toong Săng, Toong Pô, Toong Đam and Dak Ke
- Three waterfalls: Pa Sỹ, Dak ke, Dak Pne
The way back to Saigon can be a lot easier if you book a coach back to Saigon from Kon Tum, putting your dirt bike on the coach. That’s the end of the suggested journey.
Going on an adventure tour with strangers may sound dangerous and unreliable but, unexpectedly, it enables you to explore the most of your tour central highland in Vietnam. Finding a partner to go with is important. No matter you are a foreigner or a local people who are searching for excellent pathways to explore the nature of the central Vietnam, finding a trust-worthy partner makes your trip spectacular and memorable. There are some tour operators that offer professional partners to companion with you to wherever you want to explore, and Saigon Riders is a trusted tour operator, offering different kinds of adventure tours on motorbikes. Feel free to chat with us and find you and partner.
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