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Central Highlands

Spend five action-packed days exploring Vietnam's Central Highlands from Ninhvana to Saigon, rich with history, local culture, food, and breathtaking natural beauty. The Central Highlands adventure has been designed by travelers, for travelers. It showcases some of the most spectacular "off the beaten track" destinations through the lens of knowledgeable local guides, while keeping a fun and relaced atmosphere, all being enjoyed with a bunch of like-minded souls.

NINH VAN - BUON MA THUOT - DAK LAK - DA LAT - MUI NE - SAIGON

  • What's In It For You?

    All of your accommodation, transport, one of our awesome local guides and all entrance fees. Please check the itnerary for included meals - the few that aren't are meant to maintain flexibility.

  • What's Not Included?

    Drinks, travel insurance, and personal expenses.
    * Your adventure activity on Day 3 is subject to seasonality (white water rafting is not available in dry season)*

  • Cost

    5D/5N - 329.00 USD

NINH VAN BAY TO BUON ME THUOT & LAK LAKE (L/D)

Set off on your journey through the central highlands after one last delicious breakfast at Ninhvana. Get thirsty as you make your way to Buon Me Thuot, commonly known as the coffee capital of vietnam. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a cool dip in the picturesque Draysap waterfall. Then make your way to Bao Dai villa where your group can enjoy amazing views of lak lake and the rural villages far below. Settle in to a traditional M’nong longhouse in the village for a cozy night of authenticity and relaxation in the rural countryside.

LAK LAKE TO DALAT (B,L)

Wake up bright and early and embark on a gorgeous dugout boat trip around lak lake and visit M'lieng village at the other side of lake - keep your eyes peeled for local elephants which are still present in the area. Fuel up with a delicious breakfast before setting off to Dalat. The journey is nothing short of stunning so get ready to witness amazing views of the highland area! Stop off at Elephant Waterfall where you will hike down into the basin and get soaked as you stand under the powerful spray of the waterfall. Immerse yourself in an authentic local experience as you visit a Cricket farm, silk processing factory, and a Weasel Civet Coffee break before settling in for the night in Dalat.

WHITE WATER RAFTING IN DALAT (B,L)

Begin your day with a visit to the famous Crazy House - a Gaudi esque architectural landmark in Dalat! Marvel at the unique architecture and get the opportunity to take some awesome photos! Visit Truc Lam Zen Monestary and Tuyen Lam Lake before transfering to the base camp for an epic day of either white water rafting or Cannoning - depending on the water in Dalat. Spend the night relaxing back at the hostel after an action-packed day!

DA LAT TO MUI NE (B,L)

After fuelling up with breakfast, transfer to Mui Ne via a sleeper bus. Check in to our awesome Mui Ne backpacker Village where you can enjoy a cold beverage poolside after your journey. Embark on the epic sunset sand dune tour where you can explore the incredible white sand dunes via quad-bike and watch the sun set behind the red sand dunes. Enjoy the nightly event back at the hostel and share some drinks with your new friends.

MUI NE TO SAIGON (B/D)

Depart Mui Ne and make your way down to Saigon via a sleeper bus. When you arrive in the bustling city of Saigon, join the fabulous walking tour where you’ll visit the famous Ben Thanh market and finish off with a sobering visit to the war remnants museum. Celebrate your amazing trip with an early farewell dinner and join in on the nightly fun at the rooftop bar before a big night out on the town!

The Important Stuff

Conditions of Travel

In circumstances beyond the control of Vietnam Backpacker Hostels and the associated tour operators, such as weather conditions, mechanical failure and/or restrictions placed by the National Park Authorities, we reserve the right to alter the route or itinerary of any of its tours and arrange alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. NO refunds will be given in these circumtances, or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of the trip. We can not guarantee pick-up or drop-off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services or any associated costs incurred.

Liability

Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients and their belongings, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events, which are beyond our control.

Important

Passengers should note that adventure travel involves higher than normal risk.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is NOT included. We strongly recommend that passengers have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on confirmed departure dates.

The Essentials

Passport, comfortable shoes/ trainers, swim-stuff, towel, sunscreen, toiletries, raincoat, warm clothes for the cooler months (Nov-March) and areas, mosquito repellent, camera, spending money, flashlight, a healthy appetite and a good attitude!

Where do I meet the trip?

This trip will depart from Ninhvana at 8am. Please join us for breakfast early at 7:30am. If you will not be departing from Ninhvana, but rather, joining the trip from Nha Trang or Ninh Hoa, please Livechat our team to arrange special pickup.

What do I eat?

One of the highlights of this trip is the unique access to local foods. Being in the Vietnamese countryside, it can be difficult to find places that will please everyone. However, if you are vegetarian, have food allergies or do not eat seafood we can cater to you. If you have very specific dietary needs please discuss this at the time of booking.

How fit do I have to be?

Our trips are active, so a reasonable level of fitness is needed. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our trips, please check with our Travel Desk before making a booking.

NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the availability.

Online Bookings

All online bookings need to be confirmed and paid for in full 24 hours in advance. If not, Vietnam Backpacker Hostels will regard it as nonattendance. You will not be able to join the tour and will NOT be refunded.

Cancellation Policy Fees

Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations

  • 48 Hours - 30 Days: 25% of booking cost
  • 24 Hours - 48 Hours: 50% of booking cost
  • Within 24 Hours or no shows: 100% of booking cost

How to get hold of us!

HEAD OFFICE
10 MA MAY, HANOI
TEL +84 (0) 24 3926 0371

THE ORIGINAL
48 NGO HUYEN, HANOI
TEL +84 (0) 24 3828 5372

DOWNTOWN
9 MA MAY, HANOI
TEL +84 (0) 24 3935 1891

HUE HOSTEL & SPORTS BAR
10 PHAM NGU LAO, HUE
TEL +84 (0) 23 4393 3423

HOI AN HOSTEL
250 CUA DAI ROAD, HOI AN
TEL +84 (0) 23 5395 9252

KAHUNA'S HOI AN BEACH CLUB
NGUYỄN PHAN VINH CẨM AN, HỘI AN HOI AN
TEL +84 (0) 235 3959 256

NINHVANA
NINH VAN BAY, KHANH HOA
TEL +84 (0) 25 8364 9569

SAIGON HOSTEL
200 LE LAI, PHAM NGU LAO HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
TEL +84 (0)28 3925 4348