NHA TRANG MUI NE
A 3 day trip where you start on the coast, climb into the mountains, experience Highlands life with its minority villages and agriculture, take in the spectacular scenery before descending again to finish at a beautiful beach town.
A scenic variation of the above trip is to do a loop – for example -Nha Trang – Da Lat – Mui Ne – Nha Trang. This extended trip travels the beautiful coastline via the Vinh Hy -Binh Tien Pass.
Day 1: Nha Trang – Lak Lake – 240km
-Departing from Nha Trang our tour will ride along the beatiful coastal road to Luong Son fishing village, where you will see how basket-boats are made. From here we will ride on the back road past the sugar cane plantations and slowly climb up to 500m through the mountains. Lunch and then relaxation in a hammock is often a popular choice before we push on towards Buon Ma Thuot (BMT). Along the way we will stop to see the cacao trees, peppper trees,and the coffee trees. Buon Ma Thuot is the "Capital of Coffee" in Vietnam. Cafes are everywhere in this city. Around BMT, we can visit the Mnong Longhouse, the Ethnographic museum, the stunning Dray Nur waterfalls or do a coffee tour. Travelling on to Lak Lake, the Central Highland’s largest natural freshwater lake is a delightful trip through rural areas with peaceful rolling hills. The scenery is fit for a postcard. It's a beautiful lake with various minority villages all around. The Mnong village located by the lake is a popular destination and for most, an elephant ride across the lake is high on the must do list.
Day 2: Lak Lake – Da Lat
The scenery between Lak Lake and Dalat is stunning as we ride past rice fields and look at distant mountains. Additional sights of the floating village, Elephant Rock, (yes, it does look like elephant hide) and the ruins of the French colonial era make this a popular route. The area is renowned for its agriculture - silk, dairy, rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and coffee. You will see lots of hot-houses and lots of coffee plantations. Popular attractions around Dalat include Truc Lam Pagoda, the colonial railway station, Elephant Waterfalls and the night market.
Day 3 : Da Lat – Mui Ne
In the area of Da Lat, we can visit the Crazy House, the chicken village,the silk factory, and the magnificent Pongour Waterfalls. We commence our descent toward the coast and one of southern Vietnam’s popular beach destinations, Mui Ne. Here a 10 kilometre long sweeping bay boasts many beachfront resorts. Mui Ne is a water sports haven, most notably for kitesurfing. Another key attraction are the red and white sand dunes. Mui Ne fishing village harbour, especially at sunset provides splendid photo opportunities. Nearby is the quiet Nuoc Suoi Beach, where you can find your own private piece of beach almost anywhere along this virtually empty stretch of white sand. Other close by places of interest include Po Shanu Cham towers and Phan Thiet.