Geographically, the Central Highlands of Vietnam is an area of stunning natural beauty which extends from the Cat Tien National Park in the south as far as Quang Nam in the north. Travelling through Vietnam via the magnificent Central Highlands is a fabulous alternative to the much trodden coastal route.
- Trip Outline
Discover Central Highlands with the following tours:
Day 1 : Nha Trang Or Dalat – Lak Lake
Day 2: Lak Lake – Dreysap Waterfall – Buon Me Thuot
Day 3 : Buon Me Thuot – Ban Don – Pleiku
Day 4: Pleiku – Kontum – Pleiku
Day 5: Pleiku – Airport
DAY 1 : NHA TRANG OR DALAT – LAK LAKE (L/D)
08 :00 Drive from Nha Trang or Dalat to Lak Lake. This is an ideal destination for all travellers with the natural sightseeings, native cultures and highlight tours… On the way, you will unexpectedly see a vast stone look like a sleeping elephant. On arrival at Lak Lake, you will meet our guide and have lunch.
In the afternoon: Explore Yang Lah village of the M’Nong hilltribe in Daklieng, and an elephant ride across the lake, on a dugout canoe on the lake. Drive up to the hill top to visit Bao Dai residence, a historic relic of the former Emperor Bao Dai. From here, you have an overlooking the view of lake, the town and fishing village. Check-in at Lak Resort. Dinner at Lak Lake restaurant. Enjoy the gong music dancing show with local rice wine drinking. Overnight at Lak Resort.
DAY 2: LAK LAKE – DREYSAP WATERFALL – BUON ME THUOT (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Drive to Draysap to see the expansive waterfall, close by is the Dray Nur waterfall which is for an alternative choice. Continue to Buon Me Thuot. Lunch in a local restaurant. A city tour will be in the afternoon: visit the Ethographic museum with such exhibits, objects from local hilltribe groups and a Buon Ma Thuot penitentiary. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
DAY 3 : BUON ME THUOT – BAN DON – PLEIKU (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Transfer to Ban Don, 40 km from the city. Ban Don was a place where they had a history of elephant hunting and taming in the ancient times. You will cross the bamboo suspension bridge crossing the Srepok river, visit the ancient house of the Laotian and the tomb of the elephant hunting King Khunjunop. Elephant ride. Back to the city for lunch. Overland to Pleiku (190km). Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pleiku.
DAY 4: PLEIKU – KONTUM – PLEIKU (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Visit T’Nung lake. Depart to Kontum, a small and beautiful town in the central highlands on the bank of the mysterious Dakbla river. The wooden church inside the town is your first visit, close by the church is the Vinh Son Orphanage where hundreds of children live. And you will stop at the village Konklo of the Banah and drop into the community Rong house and the seminary of Kontum. Lunch at local restaurant. Back to Pleiku, on the way drop into village Pleiphum of the J’rai in Ia M’Nong where guests witness the community Rong house, the grave’s cultural statues …Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pleiku.
DAY 5: PLEIKU – AIRPORT (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Visit the two villages of the Banah in Mang Yang: Dektu and Dekrol. Lunch at local restaurant in Pleiku. Ater a brief rest, transfer to Pleiku airport for the flight to Danang or Ho Chi Minh city. End the tour in the central highlands.
Note on client safety: We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.