Being the city of Dac Lac province, Buon Ma Thuat is a cultural and trading center of Highland area. Especially, it is considered as a “ Coffee heaven” with a variety of famous coffee brands.
Transportation: The city is 1,500 kilometers far from Hanoi capital and 350 km far from Ho Chi Minh city. You can visit Buon Ma Thuot either by road or by air. If you prefer to travel by road, you should go to Mien Dong bus station (Eastern bus station) in Ho Chi Minh City or Giap Bat bus station in Hanoi to buy ticket. Alternatively, you can book return ticket of domestic airlines such as Vietjet Air and Jetstar.
Accommodation: there are about 100 hotels and hostels ranging from the most luxurious hotels to ones of low price. Some hotels suggested for you are: Saigon Ban Me hotel, Dakruco hotel, Resort Coffee Tour, Dam San hotel. You are supposed to pay 500.000 VND to 3.000.000 VND per room per night.
Places to visit: it is a good idea to travel to Buon Don in Krong Na to try elephant riding. In addition, if you want to go sightseeing then, you can go to Drap Sap, Drap Nur, Gia Long waterfall. If you want to learn about the local culture, you should go to Ako Dhong village, Dak Lak museum where you will be introduced about the history of the region. Moreover, if you are keen on architecture, Trung Nguyen coffee village in Ly Thai To- Le Huu Tho is the place to go.
Cuisine: one thing that you should not miss when visiting Buon Ma Thuat is trying local specialties such as red noodle, “khot” cake, broken rice, venison and barbecue.
Besides, travelling to Buon Ma Thuat, you will have chance to take part in Coffee festival and enjoy coffee of various flavors especially civet coffee (chon coffee).