7 days Hoi An to Saigon

7 days Hoi An to Saigon

(Hoi An – Kham Duc – Tom Kum – Buon Ma Thuot  Lak Lake – Dalat – Phan Thiet – Saigon)

This program will let you experience the heart and soul of Vietnam away from the main tourist trail. We will start out from Hoi An and gradually cruise through a landscape transforming from the flat of rice fields, to jungle and foot hills, to pine forests and the breathtaking beauty of rugged mountains. Along the way we will visit and interact with the local people and get an understanding of day to day life. We will descend into the central highlands to continue the adventure. Along the way we will stop at factories, plantations, national parks and other points of interest. Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime. This tour is very fluid and destinations or accommodations can vary due to weather, illness, or any other number of unforeseen circumstances, therefore the following is a general outline.

 

Marble mountainDay 1                          Hoi An – Kham Duc

We will pick you up at your hotel and depart after breakfast and visit the Marble Mountains before setting out into the mountains on a spectacular journey.  We can visit the K’Tu Ethnic Minority village, and a pineapple plantation. For a while we will be driving on part of the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. B,L 

 Day 2                          Kham Duc – Kon Tum

We continue in the mountains. We will visit minority villages and stop at other points of interest along the way. There will be a lot of photograph opportunities including a Wooden Minority church built in 1913 by the French, a Rong house of the Bana Ethnic Minority. After a stop at the Dak To Victory Monument we will pass and Scorpion waterfalls. B,L 

 Day 3                          Kon Tom – Buon Ma ThuotBunker

On our travels to BMT we will visit a rubber plantation, pepper farm and tea plantation. We will enjoy the beautiful Sea Lake and war memorials. The drive will take us through Pleiku (a very significant city during the war years) We can cross a suspension bridge to visit a local village and end in Buon Ma Thuot B,L

Day 4                          Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake

The day will be a slower pace as we visit a national park where you can enjoy a jungle trek and visit spectacular Dray sap waterfall. We will also visit a number of different plantations and other interesting sites. Today we will also take less travelled routes for good photography opportunities in small minority villages that are still locked in past lifestyles. At Lak Lake you will have the opportunity to ride an Elephant if you so desire.  B,L

 wooden churchDay 5                          Lak Lake – Dalat

The day will be spent in route to Dalat. Along the way we will make stops at a silk factory and a spectacular temple. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and places to enjoy breath taking scenery. We will visit the famous flower gardens before checking into our hotel B,L

Day 6                          Dalat – Phan Thiet (Mui Ne)

In the morning we can visit the Truc Lam Pagoda and Dantanla and Pongar waterfalls. Our final day will be one of transition from Mountains to a scenic coastal highway where we will drive by the Mui Ne resort area visiting sand dunes and end the day in Phan Thiet. B,L

 

Day 7                          Phan Thiet – Saigontank

Today we will visit fishing villages, dragon fruit farms, and stop at other interesting locations. After a day of enjoying local life on the back roads we will cross the Saigon river via ferry and make our way into busy Saigon and your hotel. End of services. B,L

 

Included

–  Car and guide

– Accommodation for duration of holiday

– Meals as in program with water and morning coffee

– Sight-seeing & entrance fees for all attractions

Excluded:

– Private expenses other than program

– Tips for guide and driver

– Fee for Elephant rides, cable cars, or bobsleds.