Southern Vietnam Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

7days -> Ho Chi Minh -> Da Lat -> Ho Chi Minh

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Overview

This 7-day itinerary is a popular trip for travelers who want to explore the southern part of Vietnam. The trip includes visits to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, each offering a unique experience.

Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis with French colonial architecture, museums, and markets.

Da Lat is a charming city with a cooler climate and surrounded by picturesque mountains, waterfalls, and lakes.

This itinerary offers a mix of city exploration, nature sightseeing, and relaxation on the beach. You can expect to see some of the top attractions in each location and try some delicious local food.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Ho Chi Minh - Half Day City Tour Lunch
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh - Full Day Mekong Excursion - Ho Chi Minh Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel - Fly to Da Lat Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Flower And Photo Lover Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Da Lat Waterfall Tour - City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Culture and Architecture Da Lat Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Ho Chi Minh - Half Day City Tour

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel! (Time for check in: 14.00. Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. Transfer to hotel to leave your luggage. After that, you start visiting some of the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, such as: The War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral was built in 1880 and the Old Post Office was built between 1886 – 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. End of the day, shopping at Ben Thanh market or Sai Gon Square.

 

Meals: Lunch

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh - Full Day Mekong Excursion - Ho Chi Minh

Pick you up at hotel at 8.00, A smooth one-and-half-hour bus ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant, then visit the coconut candy mill and take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Meet at the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel - Fly to Da Lat

Breakfast at hotel, you will take a half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. After lunch serving with authentic Vietnamese food, transfer to airport for your flight to Da Lat (about 45 minutes).. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel to leave your heavy luggage and start visiting the places:

Evening, you are free to visiting

  • Lam Vien Square Dalat: one of the top 10 tourist attractions
  • Xuan Huong Lake: At the very heart of Dalat city lies Xuan Huong Lake. Once the home of many indigenous people of Langbian highland, this man-made lake is nowadays the most beautiful lake of Dalat, giving the city an invaluable gift of having a lake right in the center.
  • Da Lat night market: Da Lat Night Market offers some of the most diverse shopping experiences in the hill town

Overnight in Da Lat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Dalat Flower And Photo Lover

Have breakfast at hotel.

At 8.30 am Our guide And Driver will come to pick you up at your hotel then we start to see some destination below.

  • Bao Dai Summer Palace: Our last king place, Know more our history and visit the beautiful French architectural building. 
  • Dalat Flower Garden: A Collection of thousand flower kinds, all Blooming in colorful color, Visit it you will be surprised with the fragrance, Just like the spring scent 
  • Dalat Old Rail Way Station: Special in Architecture, The building famous for the legend track and the cog railway, which is special in Viet Nam at that time.
  • Linh Phuoc Pagoda: The biggest Ceramic temple holding 11 records of famous things in Vietnam
  • Giant Pumkin: Giant pumpkin garden + High tech strawberry farm + baby cucumber garden, the pepino (Sweet Cucumber) + Cherry tomato farming, the flowers garden (seasonal)
  • Top View Coffee: Drink coffee and looking down the whole city valley. Relaxing after few days discovering Dalat.

The tour will be finished about 17.00 then we transfer you to your hotel or the place you want in the center. Dinner is served at local restaurant. 

Overnight in Da Lat. 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Da Lat Waterfall Tour - City Tour

Have breakfast at hotel.

At 8.00 am Our guide and driver will come to pick you up at your hotel then we start to visit the places below.

  • Robin Hill, Green hills and Cable Car: Have a Dalat Sweet taste in the morning with a top view from robin hill. From the hill, continue to visit Green hills Green Hills where you can see different versions of Gates of heaven in Bali, Torii gate in Japan, infinity pool, the wilder nest, etc

Next, we take the cable car going through the pine forest to reach The Truc Lam Monastery

  • Truc Lam Zen Monastery: The biggest monastery for meditation in Vietnam.
  • Tuyen Lam Lake: A romantic lake, local call it paradise like as its beauty when the sunset coming down. 
  • Clay Tunnel: A Dalat history description through a tunnel made from clay
  • Datanla Waterfall and Alpine Coaster. Have some fun with the roller coaster going through the jungle and visit the most famous waterfall in Dalat

The tour will be finished about 16.30 then we transfer you to your hotel or the place you want in the center. 

Overnight in Da Lat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Culture and Architecture Da Lat

Have breakfast at hotel.

At 8.30 am Our guide And Driver will come to pick you up at your hotel then we start to see some destination below.

Crazy House: A Unique architectural building, Just like a Tree, the house now known as one of the craziest building in the world via many Magazines

Lang Biang Mountain: The Highest mountain in Dalat. We need to go up by a jeep, from the top you can have a panorama view of Dalat.

K'ho Coffee: An American Man but he fell in love with the K'ho Girl here, then he decided to stay in Vietnam and started their coffee shop, The produce organic coffee. Call the Best coffee in Dalat.

Afternoon, catch a flight back to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, free for shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Ho Chi Minh Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, you'll have some time in the morning for any last-minute sightseeing or shopping before transferring to the airport for your departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation at 3 - 4 - 5 star Hotel selected including daily breakfast with Double/twin room 
  • Tours with local English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D) 
  • Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated
  • Boat trip Mekong Delta
  • Cable Car in Da Lat
  • Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

Exclusions

  • International airfare 
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single Supplement
  • Early check in & late check out
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Ho Chi Minh

Le Duy Hotel

Grand Silverland Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Da Lat

Len's Hotel

Colline Da Lat

Dalat Palace Heritage

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