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|*Day 1: Dalat – Lak lake: (170km)Before hitting the roads, we will visit the Crazy house, a pinturesque hotel-museum in Dalat. Then we start our first day driving along the mountain paths, stopping along the way to visit local workshops such as a mushroom farm, and a silk factory. The Happy Buddha also awaits us with his big smile. After a mouth-watering lunch, we will drive along the Jungle way stopping over to see coffee plantations and the beautiful Elephant fall. From there, we drive directly to Lak Lake, staying overnight with a local family in a M’nong hill tribe typical longhouse.
*Day 2: Lak lake – Draysap and Draynu falls – Dakmil town: (130km)
Waking up in Lak lake is like getting back to the past. Take an early morning walk in the village to appreciate the local daily live, learning about their customs and culture. You also have the option to go for an elephant ride around the village (extra charge applies). Leaving Lak Lake, we are now on our way to Buon Me Thuot City, where we will have lunch and visit the local market before heading to Draysap waterfall, one of the highlights of Central highlands and the largest in the area. We will do a short trekking in the jungle followed by a swim and natural spa in Gia Long fall. In late afternoon, we drive to Dakmil town for overnight stay in a guesthouse. Stop to visit brick making factory and cashew nut farms along the way.
*Day 3: Draysap and Draynu falls – Dong Xoai: (190km)
Today we inmerse ourselves in the famous Ho Chi Minh trail and its magnific scenery. Our stops today include visits to rubber, peper, coffee and curry plantations. We will get as close as it gets to the Cambodian border on the real war remmant HCM trail and learn about American and Vietnamese war before heading to overnight in a cozy guesthouse at Dongxoai, a border town.
*Day 4: Dong Xoai town – My Tho: (220km)
On our way to flatter lands, we visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, immense network of connecting underground tunnels stretching for over 200kms. Location of severe military campaigns, these tunnels played a vital part in the war. We then continue south to My Tho, the start of the Melong Delta. This is an area of over 256 rivers and canals all part of the network water from the Mekong River, which starts its life in Tibet. Crossing the river to Ben Tre, we stop to see local people make hats by leaf, take a walk along the scenic countryside path, and continue riding to Thoi Son village, where we’ll spend the night as a homestay near Mekong river.
Day 5: My Tho – Can Tho (140km)
This morning we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals, a great way to get a unique perspective of daily life here. Full of lush green vegetation, the canals will take us to visit art villages, coconut candy processing plant, fruit farms and a hooney farm, getting a taste of all them. Come back at 11:00am for check-out and back on the bike again. In the afternoon, we enjoy the serene daily life going on in the rice fields while we ride to Can Tho, our stop for the night. Still time to walk around the city and the market before dinner.
Day 6: Can Tho and end up in Saigon (180km) or continue down to Chau Doc (110km)
Early morning wake up call to enjoy the busy floating market of Can Tho, the biggest market in the area. The market goes on everyday with big boats selling produce to the locals arriving on small boats from their villages. Once our boat trip is over, (around 9.00am) we offer you the following options:
1) Continue down to Chau Doc (border town with Cambodia) and then back to Saigon (2 days extension)
(On our way back to Saigon, some of our stops include snake farms, fish farms, rice pepper making and rice wine factory)
Price: 75 USD per day per person
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