MUI NE MOTORBIKE TOUR TO DA LAT – BUON MA THUOT – NHA TRANG
updated: September 16, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This is one of the favourite motorbike tour to ride from Mui Ne to Da Lat, Lak Lake and Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands before finishing in beach city of Nha Trang. Dalat, also Da Lat, located in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam, was originally the playground of the French who built villas in the clear mountain air to escape the heat and humidity of the coast and of what was then called Saigon (now) officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. Dalat is a mid-sized city that looks like a cross between Vietnam and the French Alps. Outside of the city centre, it is surrounded by a series of pine-covered hills, lakes, and higher peaks, making for some lovely scenery quite different from the rest of Vietnam. Buon Ma Thuot is the capital city of Daklak Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. There are very few tourist sites, but the people are friendly, the coffee is great, and a stop here is well worth it to get off the beaten track and see Vietnamese city life that does not revolve around tourism. It is also an excellent base of operations to visit Yok Don National Park, Ban Don Village, and Lak Lake. Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. It’s more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It’s also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.
We depart from Mui Ne to Dalat with stop over at Fairy stream. Then we enjoy the sand dunes ( red and white) and take a shortcut up through the winding mountain pass. It is a good change to enjoy the view on the mountain way and see the hydro electric power station. We also visit the Chicken minority village as well as the paradise lake and the meditation monastary pagoda
We visit Dalat city with Crazy house and the Dragon pagoda. We continue to visit the flower , tea & coffee plantations, mushroom farm. We enjoy Vietnamese coffee in the local café and watch the way of Vietnamese making rice wine. We visit silkworm factory and Elephant waterfall, trekking through the jungle and ride our way to the Jun Minority Village (M’Nong)
Check in at the long-stilt house for over-night stay.
Day 3: Mui Ne Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang: Lak lake motorbike tour to Buon Me Thuot
We cross the Lak lake by boat or traveling on the back of elephant (extra pay) and take photos of people farming and fishing. We will trek to the top of the Elephant rock mountain and take the Ho Chi Minh Trail to visit Dray Sap, Dray Nu falls
We have a picnic lunch at Gia Long falls (BBQ chicken)
We can wim in Fairy pool as well as take a water massage from waterfall
Come back to stay at Buon Ma Thuot city
Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot city
Day 4: Mui Ne Motorbike Tour to Da Lat, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang: Buon Me Thuot motorbike tour to Nhatrang
In the morning, we enjoy the best coffee in Vietnam at the Buon Ma Thuot city. After that, we ride to visit rubber, cashew and black pepper plantations and Ede minority Village on the way. We then make our way along the Phoenix pass (massively affected by Agent Orange during the war). We take time to stop over at the fishing village and finish the trip in Nha Trang around 4 pm to 5 pm
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).