Day 1: Mui Ne to Di Linh
Uncover the real Vietnam with easyridermuine at 8.30am from your hotel by touring a fishing village and walking through the famous fairy stream. After, we visit a local family to see how they keep and breed the famous “con dong” Lizard, then ride on a beautiful road through desert villages to see Qua lake. We will see daily life and the culture of K’ho hill tribe during a visit their village. Stop and take a picture of spectacular views of the highland & flat land. Have a short walk to enjoy the fresh air and, scenery. In the afternoon, we tour the coffee plantation to see why Vietnam is the second biggest coffee country in the world, then visit the spectacular Li Liang waterfall, before a homestay with the local family in Di Linh.
We tour the Di Linh local market to learn about the daily life of locals, then ride over peaceful roads to a green tea plantation and mushroom farm. We visit and have a swim in the Pongour waterfall. We visit a passion fruit farm to taste passion fruit, before having a typical Vietnamese lunch at Elephant falls. In the afternoon we tour a silk factory, have a taste of the famous weasel coffee and homemade rice wine at a local family plantation, and see a flower farm. We arrive in beautiful Dalat around 5pm.
We visit the highlights of Dalat city, including the crazy house, train station, Dalat old quarter, and Linh Phouc pagoda. We then head to the Chicken Village to learn more about the traditional clothing of the Chil & Ma hill tribes. We’ll relax and enjoy the breath-taking vistas and nature of the Central Highlands on the Phu Son pass. Then we see the floating village and stop for views and pictures of beautiful Krong No Lake. We have a ride around Lak Lake and visit the Jun village to see how locals train elephants. We can stay in the local long house or 2 star hotel in front of Lak Lake.
You have the option of taking an Elephant riding tour (extra cost). We will trek to the top of the Elephant Rock mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area. Then we visit a broken church to learn about the civil war. We follow the countryside to see the black pepper farm of the biggest pepper export country in the world, see Dray Sap waterfall (the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in the central highlands), where you can dip your body into the Fairy Pool next to waterfall after a hot day traveling. For lunch we’ll taste the excellent BBQ Chicken there, and in the afternoon, we tour the BMT war prison to understand the history of the country & French War. We spend the night at a 2 star hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
Visit the oldest village of the Ede people to observe and respect their traditional culture. We will see a museum for the 44 different ethic tribes in the area, then head into the countryside to visit a cacao farm. We will visit areas affected by the infamous “Agent Orange” before touring a hot springs and watching traditional brick making. We will stay overnight in Nha Trang
We visit the Phat Trang Pagoda to know more about Self-immolation of some Buddhist monks during the civil war. Then follow the beautiful coastline to a colorful fishing village, Van Phong Bay, and many unspoiled beaches. You will be stunned by the beauty of Ca Pass and Dai Lanh lighthouse (trust us!). Then we discover the Ho Chi Minh trail on the ocean when we visit Vung Ro Bay, before riding up Tuy Hoa Cham Tower to have a picture of the city and enjoy the panoramic view of Cai River. In the afternoon, we will visit [the amazing volcanic Rock dish], before arriving in Qui Nhon around 4pm, relaxing on the town’s peaceful beach and staying overnight there.
We tour the beautiful Thi Nai Lagoon – both to see the beauty of the area and to get a remarkable look of the local daily life on the water. We then head to the imposing view of An Khe Pass, and have a good ride through many pine forests, enjoying the fresh air of the central highlands. We will stop and admire the architecture of Bana’s Rong House, amazing wood carvings at a 148-year-old open church, and learn about the traditional culture of the Gia Rai hill tribe when we visit their village. We will spend the night Kon Tum
We start by visiting the highlights of Kon Tum city, including the unique wooden church, Eva Café, and Kon K’tu village. We will stop at Vinh Son Orphanage, then travel on the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the Dak To battlefield monument, the well-known Phoenix Airport, and Charlie Hill to learn more about the war between Vietnam’s Northern and Southern governments. After lunch we keep riding on the HCM trail to the 2700 meter-high Ngoc Linh mountain, and stop and enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding rainforest. We will have a swim in the waterfall along the trail, and arrive in Kham Duc around 4.30pm, where we will stay overnight.
We will first tour Kham Duc’s local market. We then head back on the HCM trail to the Communal House of the K’tu people. We see the Thanh Nhan water fall, and ride through many traditional Vietnamese villages to see their locally made ceramic products and incense sticks. We will learn about the culture and history of the area when we visit Ang Bang tower. After lunch, we head towards the famous town of Hoi An and end our amazing Vietnam trip there .