In this 3D2N itinerary, we're sharing must-visit attractions, thrilling activities, serene escapes, (...and more!) to have an unforgettable trip to Dalat.
Did you know that Dalat is known as the "Paris of Vietnam", "City of Love", "Flower City", and even "City of Eternal Spring" amongst locals?
Well, this picturesque and dreamy highland city in southern Vietnam definitely lives up to its name. Nestled amidst lush mountains, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes, Dalat offers a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural richness.
Here's a comprehensive 3D2N itinerary to help you make the most of your visit, whether you're an adventure seeker, nature lover, or cultural enthusiast.
Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey, exploring the charm and wonders of Dalat!
Day 1: Exploring the City and Local Delights of Dalat
Begin your adventure by checking into your accommodation at the enchanting Crazy House, a whimsical architectural masterpiece. Marvel at its unconventional design and immerse yourself in its magical ambience.
Next on your itinerary, head to Robin Hill and hop aboard the cable car for a breathtaking ascent. Enjoy panoramic views of the city as you ascend, capturing memorable photos of picturesque landscapes and rolling hills.
Continue your exploration at Domaine de Marie, a stunning French-style chapel surrounded by blooming flowers. Admire its elegant architecture and tranquil ambience, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustling city.
Make your way to the iconic Dalat Railway Station, known for its charming architecture and vintage steam locomotive. Capture the essence of bygone eras as you stroll along the platforms, taking in the nostalgic atmosphere.
As the day draws to a close, treat your taste buds to a delightful culinary experience at Dalat Night Market. Indulge in a wide array of local street food delights, from savoury snacks to sweet treats, immersing yourself in the vibrant flavours of Dalat.
Day 2: Embark on Adventures and Admire the Natural Wonders of Dalat
Get your adrenaline pumping with a visit to the Datanla High Rope Course. Test your agility and courage as you navigate through thrilling obstacle courses suspended high above the forest floor. Feel the exhilaration of conquering each challenge and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Continue your adventure by embarking on a trekking expedition to Lang Biang Mountain, the highest peak in Dalat. Traverse through lush forests, winding trails, and rocky terrains as you make your way to the summit. Once there, be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and surrounding valleys.
Uncover the mesmerizing beauty of Dalat's waterfalls as you visit the enchanting Elephant Waterfall. Witness the cascading waters plunge into a pool below, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Continue your waterfall exploration at Pongour Waterfall, known for its grandeur and impressive natural setting. Feel the mist on your face as you marvel at the sheer power and beauty of these natural wonders.
Immerse yourself in Dalat's rich coffee culture with a visit to its coffee plantations. Discover the intricate process of coffee cultivation, from bean to cup, and learn about the region's renowned coffee beans. Engage in a coffee-tasting session, savouring the rich flavours and aromas of freshly brewed Dalat coffee.
Day 3: Bask in the Serenity and Natural Splendor of Dalat
Embark on a spiritual journey at Truc Lam Zen Monastery, a serene oasis nestled amidst lush greenery. Explore the tranquil grounds, adorned with beautiful gardens and serene lakes. Breathe in the peaceful atmosphere and embrace the Zen philosophy as you find solace in the monastery's serene ambience.
Experience the natural beauty of Tuyền Lâm Lake with a kayaking tour. Paddle along the calm waters, surrounded by verdant landscapes and stunning vistas. Take in the serenity of the lake, immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.
Conclude your Dalat adventure with a visit to the captivating Dalat Flower Gardens. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours, as vibrant blooms and meticulously arranged gardens create a feast for the eyes. Take leisurely strolls through the garden pathways, enjoying the floral displays' fragrant scents and captivating beauty.
If you have read this far, let us reveal our top must-try activity in Dalat, which is also an additional activity off our itinerary:
Our personal favourite would be the Dantala New Alpine Coaster, which we managed to squeeze into this itinerary.
You get to operate a mini "roller coaster" all by yourself. It was initially a nerve-wracking experience, but once you get used to the speed and bumps of the route, it will be so much more enjoyable! The manual coaster takes you through a scenic route, which is reminiscent of those in Switzerland. It ends with the stunning 20-metre-high Datanla waterfall surrounded by lush greenery.
Definitely a must-try activity on top of our itinerary!
From iconic landmarks to thrilling adventures, serene escapes to cultural gems, Dalat offers a perfect blend of excitement and tranquillity. Immerse yourself in the city's charm, explore its natural wonders, and create unforgettable memories.
Get ready to fall in love with the beauty and allure of this highland gem!