Ultimate South and Central Vietnam on Wheels 13 days

Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park - Da Lat - Hoi An

Overview

This 13 day adventure package highlights the best hot spots for adventure sports in Southern and Central part of Vietnam. It is truly for the sports enthusiast looking to get into the Vietnam everyone else sees through a tour bus window.  Possible activities include, trekking, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking and great sightseeing !!

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather

13 days / 12 nights
Small group
Departure: Daily from Ho Chi Minh or Danang
Theme: Interaction with local, Off the beaten track
Suitable: Travel with friends, Active traveler

Highlights

  • Venture out Cat Tien National Park, trek through the jungle to see birds and wild animals.
  • Enjoying the fresh mountain air and scenic natural beauty of Dalat
  • Challenge yourself with exciting sport activities: biking and kayaking
  • Join in unique journey and fantastic way to the see country by bike in an ideal climate for biking from Dalat to Hoi An
  • Cycling through the verdant countryside of Quang Ngai Province
  • Passing ethnic minority villages and coffee plantations from Kon Tum to Buom Ma Thuot

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Upon your arrival in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, still called “Saigon” by many locals, your guide will welcomed you at the airport and then transfer you to hotel for check –in. Your room is at disposal from 14:00. Free at leisure to relax in the rest of the day. Meals on your own.

Optional: We introduce the one-of-a-kind traditional performance which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam: Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklore and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.

If you’re interested in the show, please contact our travel consultants to book.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Welcome to Vietnam! Just relax and freshen up.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park

Pick up in Saigon and head north by vehicle to Cat Tien National Park (about 150 kilometers or a 3 ½ hour drive)

Have lunch at Cat Tien National Park Restaurant

Afternoon jungle trek (8 kilometers) or bird watching option. The best bird watching guide in Southern Vietnam works at Cat Tien

Night spotting by jeep with an opportunity to see nocturnal animals of the park including deer, civet, snakes, and feral cats …

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Head Quarter in Cat Tien National Park
Activities: Venture out Cat Tien National Park, trek through the jungle to see wild birds and animals.
The accommodation and restaurant in Cat Tien National Park are very basic and rustic, which cannot be compared to other places in the city. Because of the condition in the park, there can be some small bugs or insects in the room.

Cat Tien National Park

Day 3: Cat Tien National Park - Da Lat

Morning jungle trek out to Bau Sau – crocodile lake and back (10 kilometers)

After lunch in the park, depart by vehicle to Da Lat. Breathtaking scenery along the way with coffee and tea plantations, jungle blanketed valleys and pine forested hills (200 km or 4 hour drive).

Check into hotel. Have dinner at a pretty cafes.

Back to hotel for a good night’s rest before next day’s adventure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
Activities: Jungle trek out and transfer to Da Lat in the afternoon.

Da Lat City in the Fog

Day 4: Da Lat

Customer’s choice of any of our 1 day trips. Spend the day Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Trekking, Canyoning or Kayaking, or have a more leisurely tour of the best temples and City sites in the area.

Arrival back at the hotel between 2:30 and 5:00 pm depending on trip taken and fitness level.

Biking Grade: 8 – Physically Challenging. Be fit or at least willing to push yourself. Transportation High-end mountain bike and vehicle transfers

What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, repellent, camera, sport shoes. Sandals are not recommended.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
Activities: Slingshot mountain biking day. Biking Grade: 8 – Physically Challenging (29 kilometer ride).

Bidoup Nui Ba

Da Lat Mountain Biking

Lang Biang

Day 5: Da Lat

A trip to the Highlands wouldn’t be complete without exploring the beautiful jungles and lakes in the region. Nothing beats the stunning views of mountains and forests from the serenity of Tuyen Lam Lake. Head deep into the jungle on foot and by boat through small rivers and tributaries that feed into the lake.

This fantastic trip is one that can be enjoyed by those of almost any fitness levels. A great day out for those who love to be on the water.

Duration: 2 hours of hiking and 2 hours of paddling (paddling is customizable)

Activities: Hiking and flat water kayaking on Tuyen Lam Lake

Grade: 5 – moderate to easy

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
Activities: Hiking through the jungle and kayaking on Tuyen Lam Lake. Grade: 5 – moderate to easy.

Tuyen Lam Lake

Day 6: Da Lat - Lak Lake

7:00 am pick up at your hotel and departure to start of the ride (20 minutes outside of Dalat).

Fantastic riding section about 17 kilometers downhill to Tanung. Flat to rolling hills after this.

Transfer by vehicle (or ride part ways) to the top of Phu Son Pass for an early lunch at 11:30 am.

Bike down Phu Son Pass to Lak Lake where we overnight in Lak Resort. Dinner and breakfast in Lak Lake

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Lak Lake
Activities: 17 km bike riding along the coastal line
Day 7: Lak Lake - Buon Ma Thuot

After breakfast head out to visit one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai.

Take a boat to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake. Some light trekking is possible from this village.

Back to Lak Lake for lunch and a rest before the 50 km bike ride to Buon Me Thuot. (mostly flat).

Arrive in Buon Me Thuot around 4:30 pm. Evening free to explore.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Ma Thuot

Activities: Visit to King Bao Dai Emperor’s palace on the way50 km bike to Buon Ma Thuot

Day 8: Buon Ma Thuot - Pleiku

From the hotel we transfer about 6.5 km out of the city before we begin biking.

The first 10km is on a beautiful country road that eventually narrows even further and wanders through small farms and villages for about 15 km (very flat).

After this we enter into a very stunning rubber tree plantation that continues for 25 km (rolling with some small hills).

Lunch will be taken on the way (picnic style lunch on this day).

30 km more of biking is possible after lunch before we transfer the rest of the way to the hotel in Pleiku

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel on Pleiku
Activities: All day riding along the rubber tree plantation with stunning scenery
Day 9: Pleiku - Ngoc Hoi

Leisurely breakfast at the hotel and a later start to the day.

Departure by bike from the hotel at around 8:00 or 8:30 am.

Visit a “Sea Lake” on the way.

Visit a local minority village (Ba Na), a scenic suspension bridge and a traditional wooden church. Then, continue visiting Russian Tanks and Charlie Hill.

Lunch in Kontum.

In the afternoon, keep biking about 69 km thru rolling hills to hotel in Ngoc Hoi.

The evening is free to explore the town.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngoc Hoi
Activities: A day to understand more abouth the Central Highland’s ethinic minority culture and daily life
Day 10: Ngoc Hoi - Phuoc Son

Breakfast at the hotel and an early departure at 7:00 am.

This is the best riding day of the trip with a fantastic 80 kilometer section of deep jungle forest on both sides of the road. The ride is also very hilly and runs along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mtn. (2400 meters) through the Truong Son Mountains.

This is also the day that we travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The Ba Na and Sedang minorities reside in this jungle area.

Lunch along the way at a local restaurant.

Vehicle transfer in the afternoon the rest of the way to Phuoc Son with an estimated arrival at 5:00 pm.

Dinner will be organized in Phuoc Son with an overnight in a comfortable local guest house.

Meals: Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guest house in Phuoc Son
Activities: Travel along the famoun Ho Chi Minh trail, visit the jungle area through the Truong Son mountains
Day 11: Phuoc Son - Hoi An

7:00 am breakfast at the hotel.

8:00 am departure with 60 km biking through more great sections of jungle, nice landscapes and waterfalls.

Lunch on the way (picnic style).

After lunch continue by vehicle to Hoi An World Heritage Site (approx. 70 km) with an estimated arrival at 3:00 pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Activities: Reaching to the famous Hoi An holly land, and then onward to Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An

Full day at leisure at hotel to recover your energy.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Activities: Free at leisure
Day 13: Hoi An - Danang Departure

Free at leisure till time to transfer to airport for flight to the next destination

Check out time is 12.00 (noon time), late check out is subject to charge upon availibility

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities: Transfer to airport for departure flight

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Superior 3*
Price for 2 Adults
US $3116
Discount
US $0

Total
US $3116

Meals

11 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 5 Picnic Lunch, 5 Dinner

Transportation

Car, Bicycle, Trekking

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Twin/ Double sharing
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (5 Breakfasts; 4 Lunches and 2 Dinners)

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate