The Dalat Rafting Day Tour goes into one of the least explored areas of Dalat, and down a fantastic stretch of the Langbian River with Class 2,3, and 4 rapids. A fantastic way to see the deep countryside of Vietnam and get your adrenaline fix for the week at the same time.
Pick up time from your hotel is at 8:00 am, and is followed by a 20 minute transfer out to the trailhead that leads to the river. This is expedition style rafting with no close access to the river by any major roads. This river is remote. The walk down to the river and the boat launch area is about 45 minutes and through 3 kilometers of stunning scenery.
Once we reach the river, we take a few minutes to inflate the rafts. We use 2 man kayak style rafts to navigate the river as they provide better maneuverability and allow us to run the river even when the water level is lower.
The Langbian River is special in that there are continuous sections of rapids, one right after the other, with short flat sections in between (to catch your breath). This makes for non-stop action.
After about an hour, and half way down the section of river we are running, there is a waterfall that we stop at for a rest. A quick snack can be taken here before powering through the remainder of the mighty Langbian.
After this short break we go through some of the roughest water of the trip, and the biggest drops. Great photo ops are available. The rafting ends after about 2 and a half hours (7 km of river) of crashing through the waves, and a welcome lunch spot is set up right alongside the river.
Lunch is picnic style with fresh fruits and vegetables, and more than enough to satisfy the appetite you have built up. After lunch we rest for a while and enjoy the remoteness of the spot we are at.
After lunch and a good rest, we start to make our way out of the valley and up to the road to meet our transport back to Dalat. The walk is for about an hour and a half and can be steep in sections, but it is also very scenic and a beautiful hike. Trip ends.