I'll be visiting Vietnam in early February (yes I'm aware it's tet) I'm planning on leaving Nha Trang on the 10th and was originally going to get a flight to Da nang. Now I'm wondering whether it's worth spending 2 night in Dalat in order to do a canyoning tour which includes abseiling down the waterfalls. I was wandering if anyone had done this tour (groovy gecko or other company) and if you would recommend visiting Dalat mainly for this experience?
Also a lot of people are saying 5-6 hours from Nha Trang to Dalat while others are saying there is a new road that takes 3-4 hours. The earliest the bus leaves is 7am and the latest flight from Nha Trang to Da nang is 12:10 is this a feasible amount of time to travel and arrive at airport with enough time? Would a private car be quicker and any idea of the cost?
I think about a trip from Saigon to Da Lat. Is the bus ride wortful - I mean is the countryside you pass trough interesting? I hesitate between flight and bus ride.
I want to book a room in Dreams Hotel but don't know how. I can't find their email address.
Arrival 5 Sept 2012, Departure 8 Sep 2012, 3 nights inclusive for 1 person on top floor.
Thanks so much
We'll be visiting Dalat at the end of December.....does anyone know if any new years parties or celebrations for new years eve? I suppose i could settle for a good bar or restaurant if nothing is going down :)
We arive on thuesday 2 november at 10h25 in Ho Chi Ming city airport and we had to take up our visum there.
We want to travel the same day to Da Lat where we start a biking trip on 3 november to Hoi An in 13 days.
Can some someone give us the best way to travel comfortly to Da Lat
Jan Baten and May Geerts
I heard somebody went to Da Lat from Ho Chi Minh by the night bus (around 12:15am), I would like to take these kind of night bus but I called to some agents, they said they has only one bus per day.
If you have any information of night bus, please leave me a message and the information like where I can buy the ticket.
I'm planning my trip to Vietnam - I'll be there in December for around 4 weeks and will be travelling from Chau Doc to HCMC and north to Hanoi.
I can't make up my mind about whether to visit Dalat as it seems a bit kitsch.
I though a good compromise might be to travel up Highway 20 from HCMC so I can pass the Dambri Falls then continue on to Delat for the night. I've read its possible to cycle from Delat to Phan Rang-Thap Cham or Nha Trang and that the ride is through beautiful scenery. ReidOnTravel.com says there's a guided cycle tour for70.
I feel that taking this route would allow me to see a bit of the central highlands without chewing up too much time.
My questions are:
1. Has anyone cycled from Delat to the coast?
2. Is it feasible and How long will it take?
3. Can it be done independently as the guided tour option seems expensive and if so how much would bile hire be?
Thanks so much for any help!
This will be my first time to Vietnam and I will be travelling to Dalat. May I know what is the best public transport in Dalat?
And may I know where is Novotel Dalat?
If I were to travel from HCM to Dalat, what is the best way?
whats the best way to travel to Da Lat from Ho Chi Minh and what will it cost
I want to go from Da Lat to Nha Trang. From what I gather from my internet research, there seems to be only open tour buses that leave around 0700 to 0800 in the mornings, depending on the agency and then arrive in the afternoon at Nha Trang.
Does anyone know if there are any open tour buses available that are overnight? Because I don't want to spend too much time travelling in the day.
Please advise! Thanks in advance! :)
There are so many nice falls that i wanna visit all! but i only have 1.5days and i wanna visit other DaLat Attractions too.
1. Prenns Falls (am excited of the chance to walk through the 'water curtain')
2. Datanla Falls (Luge Ride)
3. Dambri Falls (one of the highest)
4. Pongour Falls (100m semi circle wide, layered falls)
5. Tiger Falls (some say this is the most impressive)
can anyone help me to comment on each of the falls? rank them if you wish. how much time would i need to spend to get to each falls and time recommended to spend there?
if i got my way, over my friends, i would go for 4 if not 5 of those. haha. by the way, i will be travelling from Saigon to Dalat.
My partner an I are visiting Da Lat in about 4 weeks and we're staying only one or two nights.
My partner wants to visit a national park and hopefully see some elephants, now is there any national parks which we can get to easily?
One of my options for escaping Canberra winter next year is a possible two month stay in Da Lat, which I visited briefly a few years ago. Is there a local real estate agent interested in arranging short term rentals of small apartments/houses? Cheers.
Has anyone stayed at either of these hotels? What can you tell me about them?
Also, what is there to do in DaLat? I wanted to visit a strawberry or fruit farm, even a rice paddy. Is this possible?
If you had the choice to go to Mai Chau or to Dalat which area would you choose?
We have limited time in Vietnam and would like to do an interesting excursion out of the cities. We will be going to Halong Bay and Hue and Hoi An in addition to Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City.
Dear fellow travellers, From what I read, it sounds like Da lat is a cool place but then again I wonder if it is too cold for comfort. I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice on the expected climate and what nice hotel would you recommend. Thank you.
I am going to be in Dalat for my wedding anniversary. We would like a really special meal. We are staying at the Sofitel Dalat Palace but we both have a preference to not eat in the hotels and would rather go out and eat somewhere local. We want good, local food please. Your suggestions are awaited.