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Dalat to Cat Tien National Park, drop-off Ho Chi Minh

1. Dalat to Cat Tien National Park, drop-off Ho Chi Minh

Tour Itinerary Day 1: Dalat City – Cat Tien National Park Morning: Our experienced driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel, ready to kickstart this exciting journey into nature. En route, we'll make our first stop at the magnificent Pongour Waterfall, known for its grandeur as the largest waterfall in Da Lat. Witness the breathtaking volcanic cliffs, cascading white waters, and verdant green forests that surround this natural marvel. Don't miss the chance to visit a nearby coffee plantation and discover the secrets of coffee production, a globally cherished beverage. Afternoon: Brace yourself for a thrilling river crossing as we hop aboard a boat to traverse the Dong Nai River, arriving at the gateway of Cat Tien National Park. This scenic river cruise sets the stage for an incredible wilderness experience. Once inside the park, we'll embark on a 5km hike along an ecologically diverse trail, immersed in the embrace of the lush forest canopy. The trail is adorned with rare and majestic trees like Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (Bang Lang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas tumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus Tectorius (Trung Quan), and Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). Our knowledgeable guide will share captivating insights into these unique species. As the afternoon draws to a close, we'll return to the heart of the National Park, where a delectable dinner awaits. 19:00: Buckle up as we hop aboard a sturdy jeep and embark on an unforgettable night safari in the Ta Lai buffer zone. This thrilling adventure offers a rare opportunity to witness the mesmerizing nocturnal wildlife that thrives in the nature reserve. Stay alert, as you might encounter an array of fascinating creatures along the way. Rest assured, our expert guides prioritize your safety and will provide intriguing information about the remarkable wildlife that inhabits Cat Tien National Park. Relax and unwind in comfortable Bungalow accommodations, nestled in the heart of this enchanting wilderness. Day 2: Crocodile Lake & drop-off Ho Chi Minh city In the morning, we hop on a jeep that takes us deeper into the park, reaching a junction where we veer off the main route for a 10 km trek to Crocodile Lake station. As we hike through the ancient, untouched forest, you'll have the chance to pause and capture the beauty of thousand-year-old trees. Relax at the lakeside watching tower, where we may be fortunate enough to spot Gaurs, Green Peafowl, Bronze-winged Jacana, Lesser Adjutant, Purple Heron, Red-and-Black and Banded Broadbill, Orange-breasted Trogon, and Pale-headed Woodpecker. Afterward, we return to the center to check out. In the afternoon, we arrange transportation for you to continue your journey to Ho Chi Minh City. We'll transfer you to 20 High Way (if you choose to travel by motorbike), where you'll board a bus. Rest assured, we have taken care of all the details, including booking your bus tickets and organizing convenient pick-up and drop-off locations.

9-hour Dalat Outskirt Tour with 3 Stunning - Majestic falls

2. 9-hour Dalat Outskirt Tour with 3 Stunning - Majestic falls

• Start the day with a vist of Truc Lam Monastery Pagoda, a serene and peaceful place, visitors can stroll around the temple grounds, taking in the beautiful gardens, enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings. • Next, we'll head to Datanla Waterfall, where you'll have the chance to experience the longest Alpine coaster in the area. As you zip down the tracks, take in the breathtaking scenery around you. • Drive along the winding Sam pass mountain and stop to take photos at the hillside of the pass. From this vantage point, you can see the 18 holes Sam gold course stretching below, a green oasis in the middle of romantic mountainous terrain. • Visit a black pepper garden and learn about the cultivation and processing of this spice. At the black pepper garden, you can see the process of growing, harvesting, and processing the pepper. You'll also learn about the different types of pepper and their uses in Vietnamese cuisine. • Our next destination is the Pongour Waterfall, also known as Seven Step Waterfall. This natural masterpiece falls through a 7-storey terraced stone system and has captivated many tourists with its stunning beauty. • After a delicious lunch, we'll take you to the Elephant Waterfall, also known as Lieng Rowoa waterfall. The wild beauty, charm, and mystery of this place will leave you awestruck. The large rocks, shaped like elephants, form a herd of elephants through the ingenious arrangement of nature. • We'll then visit a silk weaving facility, where you'll see the entire production process, from growing mulberries and raising silkworms to laying eggs, releasing cocoons, and weaving silk. The silk products made from this silk factory are bold, traditional, soft, and full of sophistication. • No tour of Da Lat would be complete without trying some of the local delicacies, including rice wine. We'll take you to a place where the wine is cooked using traditional manual methods for the quintessential drops of ethnic alcohol. • Visit a coffee plantation you can learn about the cultivation and harvesting process, once stop at coffee showroom you can observe the beans being roasted and processed, and taste different types of coffee. Robusta coffee has a strong and bitter taste, Moca coffee is light sweet, and Liberica coffee is a bit sour. • After a scenic drive up the winding Ta Nung Pass Mountain, returning to Da Lat city with the final stop at breathtaking view for scenic Ta Nung pass views and the ever green plantation in distance

Ho Chi Minh to Cat Tien National Park – Dalat (3 days)

3. Ho Chi Minh to Cat Tien National Park – Dalat (3 days)

Day 1: Saigon to Cat Tien National Park (160 Km - 6 Hours Riding) After picking up the hotel , as you set off, the first stop on your adventure is a visit to a Rubber tree and Cashew plantation, indulge in local fruits, witness volcanic remnants, observe Tobacco-Making techniques, and engage with villagers making Rice Paper. End the day at Cat Tien National Park, surrounded by stunning biodiversity, in a cozy bungalow for a tranquil night Day 2: Explore Cat Tien National Park Start your exploration by embarking on a fascinating hike from the crocodile lake to the park’s headquarters. Walk through the lush surroundings, enjoy the serene atmosphere and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Along the way, keep an eye out for the numerous birds that call the area home. Witness the vibrant colors and melodious songs of birds while enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Continue your adventure with a 5km hike through the enchanting forests of Cat Tien National Park. Dense foliage and towering trees create an immersive experience that transports you to a world untouched by human intervention. Along the way, be prepared to encounter a variety of wildlife. From playful Monkeys swinging in the treetops to elusive Deer grazing in the bushes, every step brings you closer to the park’s rich biodiversity. As the sun sets and darkness covers the park, prepare for an exciting nighttime safari. With the help of spotlights and professional guides, venture deep into the park to witness the nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat. Keep an eye out for elusive creatures like Owls, Civets, and other nocturnal predators. The thrill of observing these animals under the cover of night will add a sense of mystery and excitement to your expedition. During your exploration of Cat Tien National Park, get ready to be captivated by its diverse ecosystem, rich wildlife and stunning natural beauty. From hiking through the woods to witnessing countless species of birds, culminating in an unforgettable nighttime safari, this experience promises an immersive encounter with nature’s wonders. And continue to stay here one more night. Day 3: Cat Tien to Dalat (160 Km - 6 Hours Riding) After bidding farewell to Cat Tien National Park, embark on a journey through expansive coffee and tea plantations, immersing yourself in the art of cultivation. Witness the awe-inspiring Pongour waterfall, surrounded by lush greenery. Delve into the world of mushroom farming, learning about the intricate techniques involved. Visit Chicken Village, a hidden gem where the K'ho ethnic group resides, offering a glimpse into their traditional crafts and customs. Conclude the day with a visit to Paradise Lake, a serene oasis amidst breathtaking landscapes. As you return to Da Lat, savor the captivating views of the majestic mountains. Your 3-day adventure from Saigon to Cat Tien National Park concludes as the tour guide escorts you back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

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