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Dalat Stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 476

Extend your Vietnamese vacation and take in the eccentric resort town of Dalat. This charming mountain city has mild temperatures and a wealth of curious sights, from a guesthouse like something out of Alice in Wonderland to the romantic colonial architecture to the strawberry fields and waterfalls of the surrounding countryside.


This 3-day stopover tour takes you to temperate Dalat, in the highlands of central Vietnam.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat as a stopover on your Vietnam vacation. Dalat is an oddity, but a delightful one. While tropical heat and Socialist architecture define much of Vietnam, mild temperatures and colonial architecture are more Dalat’s beat. You’ll think you were in the French Alps instead of Southeast Asia, which makes sense as the French built the city in the early twentieth century as a resort getaway. Today, the city is Vietnam’s honeymoon capital, which leans into its European heritage with its eccentric Eiffel Tower-themed radio tower and “Valley of Love,” complete with swan boats. Dalat might ring as kitschy to some, but a few days here will be a highlight of any trip to Vietnam. Explore the city centre to take in the city’s oddball charms, including the Hang Nga Guesthouse, dubbed the “Crazy House” for its Alice in Wonderland-style architecture. However, you’ll want to escape to the surrounding hillsides to get a fuller sense of the region’s appeal.

The hills around Dalat are dotted with pagodas, waterfalls, picturesque inclines, as well as plantations for fruits not normally grown in Vietnam. For instance, temperatures and elevations allow farmers to grow strawberries instead of rice. Hire one of the veteran motorbike guides, dubbed Easy Riders, to drive you around for an authentic experience of the city and its region. It might be unconventional, but it’ll allow you access to sights not normally offered in Vietnam tour packages, and you’ll get amazing information from a guide with a wealth of experience. The surrounding hills and lakes are also ideal if you want to whitewater raft or race through the hills on the back of a motorcycle.

It’s worth extending your Vietnam vacation to accommodate a trip to Dalat. It’s a city you’ll never forget.


 

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Accommodation in Dalat

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    Saigon Dalat



    The Saigon Dalat Hotel is located right in the heart of Dalat city, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. It is comprised of 160 luxurious and comfortable rooms with air-conditioning throughout and modern amenities by international standard. The restaurants, tennis court, indoor swimming-pool and other services together ...

    The Saigon Dalat Hotel is located right in the heart of Dalat city, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. It is comprised of 160 luxurious and comfortable rooms with air-conditioning throughout and modern amenities by international standard. The restaurants, tennis court, indoor swimming-pool and other services together with friendly, enthusiastic and professional staff will render guests a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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    Dalat Palace



    The lakeside Dalat Palace, located in the heart of Dalat surrounded by a superb park, has an original 1920s style and charm. The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport. It has 38 rooms and 5 suites, a gastronomic restaurant, a brasserie ...

    The lakeside Dalat Palace, located in the heart of Dalat surrounded by a superb park, has an original 1920s style and charm. The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport. It has 38 rooms and 5 suites, a gastronomic restaurant, a brasserie serving international and local cuisine, a piano bar, Larry's bar, and 7 meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 delegates. There are shops, tennis courts and a golf course nearby.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Playground
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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    Ana Mandara Villas Dalat



    Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort and Spa is a tranquil sanctuary nestled on the gentle slopes of Vietnam's rural highlands. Sprawled across 35 acres of lush parkland, this luxury resort hotel is home to 17 fully restored French-style villas that cradle 65 elegantly furnished guestrooms. ...

    Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort and Spa is a tranquil sanctuary nestled on the gentle slopes of Vietnam's rural highlands. Sprawled across 35 acres of lush parkland, this luxury resort hotel is home to 17 fully restored French-style villas that cradle 65 elegantly furnished guestrooms. Within the resort you'll also find several treats to indulge in.

    Facilities

    • Art Gallery
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Fireplace
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 476

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Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Dalat Airport

Duration90 Minutes

Dalat Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Du Parc Hotel Dalat

Ideal for business or leisure, Du Parc Hotel Dalat is a 4 star resort offering superior comfort and great facilities. This historic Dalat hotel, located 320km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, features 144 rooms and was formally known as the Hotel Du Parc. Surrounded by lakes and waterfalls, Mercure Dalat is an oasis in the Central Highlands, and features parking, two bars, a range of cuisine, including traditional Vietnamese or French cafe style, and guests enjoy access to the Dalat Palace Golf Club.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Du Parc Hotel Dalat

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    Du Parc Hotel Dalat



    Ideal for business or leisure, Du Parc Hotel Dalat is a 4 star resort offering superior comfort and great facilities. This historic Dalat hotel, located 320km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, features 144 rooms and was formally known as the Hotel Du Parc. Surrounded ...

    Ideal for business or leisure, Du Parc Hotel Dalat is a 4 star resort offering superior comfort and great facilities. This historic Dalat hotel, located 320km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, features 144 rooms and was formally known as the Hotel Du Parc. Surrounded by lakes and waterfalls, Mercure Dalat is an oasis in the Central Highlands, and features parking, two bars, a range of cuisine, including traditional Vietnamese or French cafe style, and guests enjoy access to the Dalat Palace Golf Club.

    Facilities

    • Art Gallery
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Golf
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Half Day Dalat Orientation

Gateway to the Central Highlands and a former French colonial hill station, the city of Dalat retains a character different to any other in Vietnam and on this tour you will discover something of this eclectic mix. Visit the town's vibrant central market. Bustling with activity and bursting with fresh locally-grown produce, it's not unusual to see fresh flowers and fruits more associated with European climes on display. Continue to the former Railway Station, which today is only used for special steam train charters, and Dalat Cathedral, built between 1931 and 1942 for use by French residents and holiday-makers.
Founded in the late 1800s, many reminders of its heritage remain and Dalat has a plethora of colonial-style buildings, including Bao Dai's Summer Palace, a marvellous art deco villa on the edge of town where the interior design has remained unchanged through the decades. Bao Dai was the Last Emperor of Vietnam and the palace has been preserved exactly as he left it in 1954. Finally, visit Lam Dong Museum which traces Vietnam's ethnic history via a fascinating display of regional artefacts and traditional costumes (subject to museum opening times).

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

City Hotel to Dalat Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Dalat Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Duration90 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Return airfare Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat
  • Return airport transfers in Dalat
  • Guided tours as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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