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Highlands of Vietnam - 15 Days

Highlands of Vietnam

Vietnam · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Explore the central Vietnam Highlands region that is home to ethnic minorities with unique burial traditions. The tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City, visit through an impressive mountainous landscape and fields before ending its journey in the capital city Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City → Da Lat
Day 3 - Da Lat
Day 4 - Da Lat → Lak Lake
Day 5 - Lak Lake → Buon Ma Thuot
Day 6 - Buon Ma Thuot → Akodhong → Buon Ma Thuot
Day 7 - Buon Ma Thuot → Kontum
Day 8 - Kontum
Day 9 - Kontum
Day 10 - Kontum → Hoi An
Day 11 - Hoi An → My Son → Hoi An
Day 12 - Hoi An → Danang → Hue
Day 13 - Hue
Day 14 - Hue → Hanoi
Day 15 - Hanoi

What is included

  • Airport Transfers in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Honoi
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private boat for cruises mentioned
  • 14 nights accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* hotel with breakfast and lunch
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing places
  • English speaking guide for each area except leisure time

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight Hue - Hanoi including domestic airport taxes
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Ho Chi Minh City

Arrival at the airport and welcome by the local guide at Ho Chi Minh City airport. Check-in at the hotel.

The day is at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City
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Novotel Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City
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Hotel Sofitel Plaza Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City

day
2
Ho Chi Minh City → Da Lat

After breakfast, depart by road to the ancient cool hill station of Da Lat, known as “Petit Paris” during the colonial times.

On the way, visit a rubber plantation and a tea plantation in Bao Loc, before arriving in Dalat in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Da Lat.

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Ho Chi Minh → Da Lat310 km 8h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort

Da Lat
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Dalat Hotel Du Parc

Da Lat
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Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa‎

Da Lat

day
3
Da Lat

After breakfast, explore Dalat and stroll through the market famous for its fresh vegetables and flowers.

Discover the Tuyen Lam Lake, Truc Lam Pagoda, the villa of Emperor Bao Dai, and the old Railway Station, where you will take the train to Cho Mat village.

In the afternoon, visit the Lat Minority village, a chance to observe the customs and traditions of the Lat minority people and see their handicrafts.

The day ends with the visit of the XQ Folk village and a cup of traditional tea.

Overnight in Dalat.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort

Da Lat
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Dalat Hotel Du Parc

Da Lat
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Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa‎

Da Lat

day
4
Da Lat → Lak Lake

After breakfast, depart along the scenic Highway 27 to Lak Lake located in the heart of a volcanic region.

Enjoy an elephant ride around Lak Lake to the village of M’Lieng inhabited by the M'nong ethnic minority, who has managed to preserved most of its traditions.

Return to Jun Village by a dugout canoe and then walk through the village to discover the traditional long houses that can accommodate several generations.

Overnight in Lak Lake.

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Da Lat → Lak Lake160 km 3hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Long House

Lak Lake
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Lak Resort

Lak Lake
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Bao Dai Villa Hotel

Lak Lake

day
5
Lak Lake → Buon Ma Thuot

After breakfast, drive toward Buon Ma Thuot.

In the afternoon, depart for an excursion to Buon Don Village. Discover an amazing suspension bridge and then, spend time strolling around the village with a stop at the former house of a famous elephant hunter.

Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

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Lak Lake → Buon Ma Thuot60 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dam San Hotel

Standard Buon Ma Thuot
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Dakruco Hotel

Superior Buon Ma Thuot
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Dakruco Hotel

Deluxe Buon Ma Thuot

day
6
Buon Ma Thuot → Akodhong → Buon Ma Thuot

After breakfast, visit the Akodhong Village, home of the Ede ethnic group, famous for its long houses and coffee plantations.

In the afternoon, visit the Ethnographic Museum of Buon Ma Thuot which display traditional dress, agricultural tools, fishing gears, bows and arrows, weaving looms and musical instruments of the ethnic groups. Then, spend the time in an Ede Village, to meet the families weaving beautiful traditional ethnic fabrics.

Return back to the hotel late in the afternoon after a day rich in ethnics encounters and unforgettable souvenirs.

Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dam San Hotel

Standard Buon Ma Thuot
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Dakruco Hotel

Superior Buon Ma Thuot
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Dakruco Hotel

Deluxe Buon Ma Thuot

day
7
Buon Ma Thuot → Kontum

After breakfast, depart to Kontum through the Ta Grong Pass and numerous tea and coffee plantations.

In the afternoon, stop en route to visit the Jarai Village of Yachim near Yaly Lake and discover their amazing funerary art. Each tomb is surrounded by carved wooden statues representing each stage of the life of the deceased.

Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Kontum.

Note: The visit to Jarai Village is subject to the approval of the Provincial Authority and may be cancelled without prior notice. In this case, it will be replaced by a visit to the artificial Yali Lake.

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Buon Ma Thuot → Kontum229 km 4hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Indochine Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum

day
8
Kontum

After breakfast, visit the seminary and the charming wooden church of Kontum, built in 1913.

Later in the day, enjoy a 4 km mild trekking through the Banhar villages of Kontum Konam, Kontum Kopong, Konko Wang, Kon Jori and Kon Kotu. On the way, discover the beautiful sceneries of rice fields and witness the daily life of the Banhar people.

Overnight in Kontum.

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Kontum → Banhar4 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Indochine Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum

day
9
Kontum

After breakfast, depart to the small town of Dak To, located 40 km Northwest of Kontum. This was an American air base during the Vietnam War where remnants still remain today.

Continue to Da Ki Rob, a Sedang Village, only accesible through a bamboo bridge over the river. In the way to Dak Ri Peng, we will visit a Gie Trieng village. It the time allows and the access is allowed, we can get to the border of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to visit the unique Brao village of 300 people.

Return back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Kontum.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Indochine Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum
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Hotel

Kontum

day
10
Kontum → Hoi An

After breakfast, depart to Hoi An via the scenic Highway 24. On the way, visit the villages of Kondu and Konbin (40 km from Kontum) in the district of Konray. Stop at the communal houses of various ethnic groups and meet the last minority group of the region - the Hre People. Pass upon pass, valley upon valley, slowly reaching the sea level.

In the coastal plain, stop near Tam Ky to visit the Chien Dan Cham Tower, a group of three towers built in the 11th century dedicated to the three deities of the Champa Kingdom: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

Arrive at the end of the day and check-in at the hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Kontum → Hoi An290 km 5hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Hotel

Hoi An
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Hoi An Hotel

Deluxe Hoi An
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Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hoi An

day
11
Hoi An → My Son → Hoi An

After breakfast, depart for an excursion to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Spend the morning touring the most significant archaeological ruins of Vietnam, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Return back to Hoi An by late-morning.

In the afternoon, visit the famous Old Quarter of Hoi An. Walk around Hoi An ancient town and explore its treasures. The buildings and street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Then, visit a lantern making cottage and learn how to make one.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Hoi An → My Son43 km 1hr
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Lotus Hotel

Hoi An
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Hoi An Hotel

Deluxe Hoi An
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Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hoi An

day
12
Hoi An → Danang → Hue

After breakfast, the morning is at leisure to enjoy the charm of the city or the beach.

In the afternoon, depart by road toward Hue, the former imperial capital city via the Hai Van Pass. On the way, visit Danang’s famous Cham Museum, housing a unique collection about the history of the Champa civilization.

In the afternoon, arrive in Hue and check-in at the hotel.

Overnight in Hue.

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Hoi An → Hue140 km 2hr 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Romance Hotel

Hue
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Imperial Hotel

Hue
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La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue

day
13
Hue

After breakfast, discover the Imperial City, the former imperial seat of government. Then, visit the Celestial Lady pagoda, one of the most venerated sites in the city of Hue.

In the afternoon, visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang and the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Together, they form a huge park where the beauty of nature is everywhere. On the way back, stop at villages to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made.

The day ends with a cruise on the Perfume River.

Overnight in Hue.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Romance Hotel

Hue
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Imperial Hotel

Hue
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La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue

day
14
Hue → Hanoi

After breakfast, transfer to Hue airport for the morning flight to Hanoi. On arrival, welcome at the airport, transfer and check-in at the hotel.


The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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Hue → Hanoi 1hr 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Church Boutique Hotel

Hanoi
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Prestige Hotel

Hanoi
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Hotel Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

Hanoi

day
15
Hanoi

After breakfast, the day is at leisure in Hanoi.

Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to Hanoi airport for the departure the flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Ho Chi Minh City
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Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City
]

Novotel Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City
]

Hotel Sofitel Plaza Saigon

Da Lat
]

Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort

Da Lat
]

Dalat Hotel Du Parc

Da Lat
]

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa‎

Lak Lake
]

Long House

Lak Lake
]

Lak Resort

Lak Lake
]

Bao Dai Villa Hotel

Buon Ma Thuot
]

Dam San Hotel

Standard
Buon Ma Thuot
]

Dakruco Hotel

Superior
Buon Ma Thuot
]

Dakruco Hotel

Deluxe
Kontum
]

Indochine Hotel

Kontum
]

Hotel

Kontum
]

Hotel

Hoi An
]

Lotus Hotel

Hoi An
]

Hoi An Hotel

Deluxe
Hoi An
]

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hue
]

Romance Hotel

Hue
]

Imperial Hotel

Hue
]

La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hanoi
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Church Boutique Hotel

Hanoi
]

Prestige Hotel

Hanoi
]

Hotel Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
7-8 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016$2333$1712$1564

Photos

Tea Plantation, Bao Loc
Tuyen Lam Lake
Jarai Village Houses
Buon Ma Thuot
Kontum
Lak Lake
Coffee Plantation
Paddy Field
Hai Van Pass
Perfume River, Hue
My Son Temple Ruins
Emperor Tu Duc Tomb, Hue

Map

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