DAY 1: ARRIVE HO
CHI MINH (D)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat international
airport, meet by our representative and transfer to check-in hotel. Dinner and
overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 2: SAIGON
- CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK. (B,L, D)
After breakfast, 7:30 We leave by car to Cat Tien National
Park (150km, 3hours). We slowly gain in altitude as we approach this volcanic
area. Upon arrival, we cross the DongNai river and head to the park's
11:30 After checking in we break for lunch.
13:30 We begin an 8-km hike down a trail where we will see many gigantic trees
before returning to the administration building.
What kind of tree on this trail? There are Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang),
Dipterocarpus, Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus
tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go).
20:00 A jeep transports us to the TaLai buffer zone for a night site. Here we
may spot treeshrews, civets, mouse deer, wild boars, and pygmy loris. We will
then return to our rooms for the night. (very basic guesthouse). There is a
very luxury Forest Floor Lodge inside the park. Please let us know if you
booked your own room here.
DAY 3: CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK TO DA
A jeep transports us nine km to a junction where we hike
five 5km to Crocodile Lake Station. Following a short rest stop at the lake's
watch tower, we hike back to the main road where we have a jeep brings us back
to our lodgings.
After we check out, we have lunch and then take the ferry across the river
where we meet our transport for Da Lat.
Enroute, you will see mulberry tea and coffee plantations along Highway 20. If
time permits, we will visit Pongour waterfalls before heading up and over
mountain pass to Da Lat where we will overnight.
DAY 4: AROUND DA
We spend the day sightseeing around the city. We visit
HangNga (a hotel known as "Crazy house", the BaoDai Summer Palace
(where BaoDai vacationed), the Old French Cremaillere railway, the Dalat Flower
Garden, the TrucLam Pagoda, the TuyenLam reservoir and other sights.
Another option for this day would be to visit to Lat village and, from there,
trek up LangBian mountain (2100m) at whose summit breathtaking views await,
including great overviews of Dankia Lake as well as Dalat city. It's a moderate
five-hour hike up and back.
We overnight in Da Lat.
DAY 5: DA LAT TO
NHA TRANG. (B)
Following a morning of sightseeing in Da Lat, we travel up
to summit of HonGiao pass before heading
down down to Nha Trang where we overnight.
DAY 6: DALAT CITY
- NHA TRANG BEACH (B/L D)
After breakfast, check out hotel, Nhatrang City towards
wearing Bus, traveling 5 hours, the highest mountain pass in Dalat. Lunch,
visit old rock grandest Cathedral in Nhatrang, Long Son Pagoda, Ponaga Cham
Tower, enjoy the beaches Nhatrang, Nhatrang Market, dinner, check in hotel free
program with a night market atmosphere.
DAY 7: NHA TRANG
BEACH - FLY TO SAIGON (B / L / D)
After breakfast check out hotel, free time enjoying the
beautiful beach city of Nhatrang, using a boat lunch, while Karaoke, mud bath,
dinner, back to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam airlines plane Pk. 20:15-pk.
21:00, Check in hotel free program.
DAY 8: SAIGON
After breakfast, leisure until transfer to the airport,
back to sweet home.