Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak
Buon Ma Thuot, the capital city of Dak Lak province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is one of the greenest cities in Vietnam. Its abundant green space makes Buon Ma Thuot a pleasant city to live in and a popular tourist destination. This is the result of a decades-long tree-planting effort.
Buon Ma Thuot is known as a city with extremely beautiful nature and multiculturalism because there are many ethnic minorities living. Pack your bags and join into a Buon Ma Thuot trip, avoid the bustling and noisy cities like Saigon or Hanoi, Buon Ma Thuot has many specialties of the mountains and forests that are only available here. The fresh air and winds from the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands bring people here peace and coolness. Sitting in the middle of nature in the cold morning, sipping a cup of hot coffee in the morning, the feeling of lightheadedness and sadness is indescribable.
Trung Nguyen Coffee Village
Lak Lake – Natural Freshwater Lake
Mother elephant mountain in Yang Re Commune
Village of M’nong people: Buon Jun and Buon Le
Konia Tree Forest, Bao Dai Palace on Lac Thien Hill, Draynur Falls
Temple of Sac Tu Khai Doan
Serepok River, Visit Mr. Amakong’s Ancient Stilt House – King of Elephant Hunters, Ride an elephant and wading the Serepok River
Local English speaking guide
New transportation to serve the visitors, pick up at Buon Ma Thuot meeting point.
Bedroom for 1 night at a 4-star hotel
Breakfast Buffet (1 meal) at the hotel
Lunch and dinner 03 highland specialties, at $7/meal/person
Mineral water, cold towel, travel hat
Travel insurance at $5100/person/case
Souvenir gifts for the visitors from Saigon Global Tour
Round trip airfare to Buon Ma Thuot
Personal expenses, expenses for meals outside the program, and expenses incurred in the hotel bedroom
Cost of Beer and wine ordered in meals
Cost of elephant riding, boating at Lak Lake or Ban Don
Sun-hat, sun glasses
Insect repellent cream
Rain-coat in case of raining reason
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee
Children from 11 years old and above pay 100% price
Children from 05 to under 11 years old pay 50% price
Children from 05 years old and under: No need to pay tour price, family takes care of the baby, but 02 adults can only accompany 01 child. If the children are accompanied by more, the second child or more must be paid 50% price. (Standard 1/2 ticket: get 01 meal + 01 seat and share a room with family).
Morning: 08:00 – 09:00
Car and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point (Buon Ma Thuot Airport /Garage/Hotels in Buon Ma Thuot City. Then, depart to visit Trung Nguyen Coffee Village (If you come to Buon Ma Thuot City after the above time, please find yourself another vehicle to Trung Nguyen Coffee Village to join the group.)
09:00 – 09:30
Free to visit and enjoy Café at Trung Nguyen Coffee Village, check in beautiful scenery and enjoy Trung Nguyen Café (expenses for visiting exhibitions, displays and coffee drinks are visitor payments).
The visitors will move to Lak Lake – A natural freshwater lake about 500 hectares, located in Lien Son Town – Lak District. On the way, the visitors have chance to discover the Mother Elephant Rock Mountain in Yang Re Commune. Arrive at Lak Lake, visitors will have chance to experience entertainment services in Lak Lake such as:
– Elephant riding or canoeing (own expense).
– Walk to visit the M’nong Village: Buon Jun and Buon Le.
– Visit the Konia Forest.
– Visit Bao Dai Palace on Lac Thien Hill.
Have lunch at Lak Lake with local special foods: Fried calamari, sour soup of strabismus, spicy and sour pork…
The visitors will move back to visit Draynur Waterfall – The headwaters of the reverse flow of the Serepok River – DrayNur Waterfall, where the love of the brave Dam San is marked, at the place where the sacred waterfall proves the love of Chang Nur – Son of King Thuy.
Return to the hotel to check-in and take rest.
Driver and tour guide take the visitors to a restaurant for dinner, then you are free to explore Buon Ma Thuot City at night. Go shopping and take rest at night in Buon Ma Thuot City.
Have breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Sac Tu Khai Doan Pagoda, the temple was awarded the title of the last Sac Tu of the Nguyen Dynasty. The temple was directly supervised by Queen Nam Phuong during construction.
Visitors will move to Buon Don Hanging Bridge to explore:
– Hanging bridge across Serepok River.
– The ancient stilt house of Mr. Amakong, the headman – the strongest elephant hunter of the Highlands and heard about the legend of hunting and taming wild elephants.
– Riding an elephant to wade the Serepok River (own expense)
Have lunch at Ban Don with typical dishes such as: Lam Rice (Cơm Lam), Grilled Chicken, Local Pork Specialties, Wild Vegetables…
The visitors will go back to Buon Ma Thuot City to go shopping some local specialties such as: Coffee powder, Cocoa powder, Honey, Macadamia nuts, Cashew nuts…
Minibus/Shuttle take the visitors to Buon Ma Thuot airport or garages in Buon Ma Thuot City, tour guide bid farewell to the group. End of Buon Ma Thuot 2D1N trip.
We visited Ho Chi Minh City. An excellent 1-day tour of the city, with SaigonGlobal Tour, Ms. Ly, who was really knowledgeable, to temples, the Cathedral, old Post Office, Market and War Remnants Museum. We couldn’t have been more impressed, with all our many questions answered during the tour.
Such friendly and knowledgeable people who were able to answer all our questions about the city and the history from the terrible war.
Overall a good tour though we didn’t manage to visit Ben Thanh Market which was closed during the Tet Holidays.