Dalat Hiking Day Tour

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Take the Dalat Hiking Day Tour, your adventure will be partially spent in the deepest jungle of Vietnam. Walk quietly through the vines and foliage and you might spot some of Dalat’s famous birds

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

Take the Dalat Hiking Day Tour, your adventure will be partially spent in the deepest jungle of Vietnam. Walk quietly through the vines and foliage and you might spot some of Dalat’s famous birds or a troop of monkeys that we’ve seen and heard in the area. After a visit to this area, you will see firsthand how varied and wonderful the flora and fauna of Vietnam are: from pine forests to jungle to meadow in just one day!

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This one day trip starts to the South of Dalat City. We drive along picturesque scenic roads to Tuyen Lam Lake. A boat is necessary to get to the trail head for this trip. The boat crosses the lake to the far southern end, where there is more of a broad leaf evergreen ecology and less pine forest. Don’t be alarmed if you meet an elephant along the way. They live at the lake and are tame.

The trek starts through pine forest and moves gradually uphill through a small meadow before crossing a stream and heading up into the thicker jungle canopy.

Soon you will notice a dramatic change in scenery to thick jungle. Walk the rolling hills among the vines, broad-leaf trees and enjoy the cool jungle breeze. If you’re lucky, you may see a wild orchid in bloom or a troop of monkeys. As we work our way uphill we eventually come to a rather steep section that heads up to the summit of temple peak. This 20 minute section takes us to our lunch spot where the views of the valley below are fantastic.

Dalat is known as the vegetable garden of Vietnam and lunch offers you a chance to try some of the areas tasty produce. After lunch the trail goes downhill gradually along a ridgeline and the jungle canopy starts to thin out before we come to a clearing where the jungle ends. This flat section leads us down toward the valley below which is dotted with small farms growing vegetables and flowers. Numerous rice paddies also cover the valley below.

The trail can be steep and rocky in this section and finishes at the infamous chicken village where our vehicle meets us to transport back to Dalat. Trip ends.

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Itinerary Disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

Inclusions

Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind LOTUSSIA Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Local porter(s).
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation pre/post trip.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip Routes

Principally, LOTUSSIA Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.

Accommodation

LOTUSSIA Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or homestays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.

Meals

LOTUSSIA Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, LOTUSSIA Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.

Drinks

As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, LOTUSSIA Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. LOTUSSIA Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, LOTUSSIA Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).

Vehicle

In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

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