Mountain and Sea Discovery 5 days
Saigon – Dalat – Nha Trang – Train – Saigon
Day 1: Saigon – Dalat (Breakfast/-/-)
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the airport from Saigon . Flight from Saigon to Dalat. Arrive in Dalat, check in at your Hotel and discover the city .
Dalat is in a temperate region dotted with lakes, waterfalls, evergreen forests and gardens. It is by far Vietnam ‘s most popular honeymoon spot.
The visits include : XUAN HUONG LAKE : this manmade lake is located in the center of Dalat and circumnavigated by a pedestrian path. The majestic hilltop Palace Hotel overlooks the lake from the south.
The HANG NGA ART GALLERY : nicknamed the Crazy House by locals, this guesthouse, cafe and art gallery is run by the gallery designer, Mrs. Dang Viet Nga, who lived in Moscow for 14 years. The architecture of the place is undeniably unique, with whimsical touches such as caves, giant spider webs, and a concrete giraffe.
The FRENCH DISTRICT: a small delightful area for strolling, reminiscent of a provincial town in France .
The DALAT CATHEDRAL: built between 1931 and 1942 for use by the French residents and holiday makers. Inside, the stained-glass windows bring a hint of medieval Europe to Dalat.
and the FLOWER GARDEN: established in 1966 by the South Vietnamese Agricultural Service and renovated in 1985. Flowers represented include hydrangeas, fuchsias and orchids.
Return to your hotel. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 2: Dalat – Nha Trang (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast visit the CREMAILLERE RAILWAY: a cog railway linking Dalat and Tham Cham from 1928 to 1964, until it was closed due to war. The line has now been repaired and now operates as a tourist attraction, running 8km to Trai Mat Village and back. then continue by the BAO DAI’S SUMMER PALACE : a twenty-five room villa constructed in 1933 and filled with artifacts from decades and governments past.
and the VALLEY OF LOVE : named the Valley of Peace by the Emperor, its name was changed in 1972 by romantically minded students from Dalat University . Paddleboats, canoes and motorboats are available for rent. Local delicacies (jams, candied fruits) are on sale here as well.
In the afternoon drive from Dalat to Nha Trang.
Arrive in Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 3: Nha Trang Snorkeling Tour (B/L/D)
Experience the coast of Nha Trang, one of the 29 bays in the world with the most beautiful corals, aboard a boat as we set out in the morning at 9 am, A relaxing cruise on the turquoise waters. Off shore from Nha Trang lie numerous islands, some inhabited and many dotted with idyllic fishing villages. We take a bamboo basket boat from our private boat to Mieu Island and then take a walk through a fishing village. We then head out to Coral Island . Should you wish, there will be opportunity to swim and snorkel in secluded bays from the boat. We continue to Mini Island for lunch with local specialities. You have time for swimming and relaxation at a very nice sandy beach here before boarding our boat back to Nha Trang habour. Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 4: Nha Trang River Cruise (B/L/D) – Train
( SIGHTSEEING – CULTURAL TOUR by taxi, river boat, special tuk tuk → Sedge Mat Weaving, Inspirational Pagoda Orphanage, Ancient house, Coconut Island. Lunch at a riverside restaurant. Return to Nha Trang, at leisure until time to catch overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5: Train – Saigon (Breakfast/-/-)
Arrive in Saigon . transfer to our hotel or at airport. End of services.
OUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
Accommodation and meals as described, all transfers within the journey, all tours as per program, all entrance fees, English, French speaking guides