Discover Dalat’s culture one day

After breakfast, you will start your Dalat’s culture tour.

You will be taken to Golden valley, one of the most famous spots in Dalat. You will have chance to walk along roads full of flowers, wander around Golden lake and see a fossil plant of 300 million years old as well as a variety of bonsai trees.

The next destination in your trip is Lang Biang mount with the height of 2,169 meters. Standing on the peak of the mount, you will have chance to enjoy fresh air and get the whole view of Dalat city.

You will continue to go to Lat village where K’ho people live. Here you will get to know about traditions and customs of local people. Moreover, you will get around brocade village and hear elders tell stories about the village.

Then, you will go to Linh Quang pagoda, the first pagoda built in Dalat with a dragon statue of 99 meters long.

In the afternoon, you will visit the old French Quater with many old buildings constructed in 1930s. You are allowed to enter each building to understand more about its architecture. These buildings used to be home of French colonial officials.

The unique turning table and ancient train station are final destinations in your tour.

In the evening, you will come back to the hotel and tour ends.

Visiting Dalat’s garden houses

Dalat is not only famous for beautiful landscape, mild weather but also considered as one of the largest source of vegetables for the whole country. This tour will help you to see in person strawberries, and vegetables’ fileds which are planted in a different way in Dalat.

You will visit Hiep Luc strawberry garden belonging to Hiep Luc eco area. Here, strawberry is planted on a scaffold which is 1m from the ground without pesticides. You can pick strawberries right here, and buy home-made products .

Oganik fresh vegetables’ garden is 16km from Dalat city. Vegetables are planted according to a closed organic process without chemical fertilizer, or pesticides.

Then, you will visit Cau Dat hill of tea, Cau Dat tea factory (the oldest tea factory in Vietnam), Dalat Milk dairy cows’ farm to explore the process to produce milk here, mushroom garden and Thuong’s garden where there are many precious, and rare trees that treat some diseases.

The final destination is Dalat sculpture tunnel. It is an unique masterpiece which totally illustrate how Dalat was founded and has developed for years.

Visiting Dalat’s suburbs in one day

This trip is bound to give you bundle of joys and excitements.

You will be taken to Dalat flower village where you can enjoy the specular beauty of a variety of flowers such as gerberas, lilies, carnations and roses…

You will continue to visit coffee plant garden where you will be introduced about the origin of the coffee plants as well as how to cultivate and take care of them.

In addition, you will have chance to drop by wine-producing area where the guide will tell you about the process of making wine. Especially, you can try rice and wine for free.

Cricket farm will be the next destination that gives you an opportunity to see boxes for raising crickets and learn about the way to feed them. Interestingly, you can hear crickets singing.

After cricket farm, you will visit silk weaving workshop and learn about the process of making silk.

Elephant waterfall, considered as national scenic site is also included in your trip. Located near the waterfall is Linh An temple, a famous attraction for tourist with the total area of 3,5 hectares.

The final destination is Chinese pagoda (also known as Thien Vuong Co Sat temple) which is famous for its turning table.

In the evening, you will come back the hotel and trip ends


Dalat city tour and elephant riding

This trip is an ideal suggestion for those who want to visit famous travelling spots in Dalat in limited time.

You will be picked up at your hotel and depart to Xuan Huong lake which is considered as “green lung of Dalat”. On the way there, you will stop by City Flower Garden to enjoy the spectacular beauty of different flowers.

Then, you will continue to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery, one of the greatest temples of Vietnam, located on Phung Hoang mountain.

After that, you will go to Da Tien tourism site where you can try elephant riding and explore the landscape of the forest. Moreover, you will have chance to go fishing in a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere.

After lunch, you will continue to visit Datanla Waterfall. It is believed to be the most wonderful waterfalls in Lam Dong. Especially, it is thrilling to slide down on troughs.

Saying goodbye to Datanla, you will visit Chinese pagoda and Dalat train station- one of the oldest stations in Southeast Asia with the height of more than 1500 meters above sea level.

In the afternoon, you will return the hotel. End of services!

Dalat city tour one day

Dalat is famous as the city of flowers, which is also the most romantic city of Vietnam with many beautiful landscapes, and historical relics.

You will start your trip with Bao Dai palace which was built from 1933 to 1938. It is the place where King Bao Dai and his family lived, and worked when they were in Dalat.

You’ll then visit Tuyen Lam lake – the largest fresh lake in Dalat, about 7 km from the city centre. There are variety of landscapes as well as services here. Datanla Waterfall will be the next destination – a wildly beautiful fall where you will have a chance to slide down on troughs, enjoying the extremely powerful and excited feeling.

Prenn is another fall which is located at the bottom of Prenn pass. It seems to be vey graceful.

After lunch, you will come to Chinese pagoda which has  three awe-inspiring sandalwood Buddhist statues. Each statue is 4 meters high, and 1.5 tons weigh. They were brought from Hong Kong to Vietnam in 1958 by the Monk Tho Da. The last destinations of the trip will be ancient French palaces’ village and Magical turning table.

Tour ends.

Peaceful beauty of Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat

Peaceful beauty of Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat

Along with Ho Xuan Huong, Love valley, etc…. Tuyen Lam lake is a famous destination that attracts tourists. The lake is formed from Tia stream. It is considered as the green heaven of Da Lat with fresh and peaceful atmosphere.

The best time to visit Tuyen Lam lake is on reunification day public holiday as it is the most crowding time during the year. Besides, the weather is cool. The lake is about 360 hectares large and lies in the middle of the valley. It is surrounded by green pines forests. Especially, its peaceful beauty is believed to free tourists from worries and depressions of daily life.

Da lat - hot spot in Vietnam travel package

Da lat – hot spot in Vietnam travel package

It is agreed that Tuyen Lam lake is picturesque and romantic. In early mornings, the lake is covered with dim glow of fog, making visitors feel like they are in elysium. When the sun rises, fog gradually evaporates. Then sunlights begin to shine down on the surface of the lake and dye the water with yellow. Coming to Tuyen Lam lake, visitors can catch the view of small boats and enjoy fresh air which is not available in cities.

Next time when you travel to Da Lat, do not forget to drop by Tuyen Lam lake to explore the peaceful and romantic beauty of it.

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Irresistible dishes you must try in Da Lat (Vietnam) tour packages

Apart from the article “5 best dishes of Da Lat cuisine” that I have introduced to you, in this article, I am going to share with you other irresistible dishes of Da Lat that you must try in your holiday packages to Vietnam

      Water fern cake ( Banh beo)

Water fern cake of Da Lat impresses tourists with its light white color and chewy texture as its ingridients include tapioca starch. Its sauce has an eye catching color  of shrimps and porks and gives out tempting scent. It is recommended that the best water fern cake to enjoy is on Phan Dinh Phung Street.

Sweet corn spring rolls ( Cha ram bap)

Ground corn is mixed with spices then is wrapped with spring roll wrappers. After that, corn rolls will be fried till they turn yellow. This dish is usually served with cucumber and herbs. Especially, its chili sauce with roasted peanuts will make the dish more delicious

The best place to try is near Nguyen Trai primary school or on Nguyen Cong Tru street

Noodle soup ( Banh canh)

It is a best idea to enjoy noodle soup in cold weather in Da Lat. You can not resist the attractive scent of a bowl of soft chewy noodles.

In my opinion, Xuan An restaurant on Nha Chung Street offers the best noodle soup.

Banh canh - must-try dishes in Vietnam tour packages

Banh canh – must-try dishes in Vietnam tour packages

Strawberry ice cream ( kem dau tay)

Strawberry ice cream is made from fresh strawberries together with milk, eggs is a refreshing drinks which is available all the year round. You are advised to visit Phan Dinh Phung Street to enjoy this speciality of Da Lat
So if you are on a Vietnam tour packages, do not forget to try these appetizing dishes!

Tips to avoid overpricing in Vietnam travel packages


Dalat resort has a different beauty that is really attractive. When having a tour to Dalat, you will be impressed by th scene of pines among mountains, falls sounding all days and nights… all become the soul, and the feature of the 100-year-old plateau. Dalat has a western beauty with the European architecture of the 18th century, and the specific characteristics of eastern culture such as Chil, Lach people, and traditional dances of gongs. Streams, and falls appear and disappear alternately in tropical forests. The hills of pines stretch endlessly. Gardens of flowers and grass covers are made more beautiful with dewdrops. “Ma Rung Lu Quan” tourist area is still primitive to discover. All those simple, but poetic beauty of Dalat makes an unforgettable impression on tourists, and attracts many tourists booking Vietnam tour packages to visit Dalat every year. However, a problem has recently arisen, making tourists upset. It is forcing tourists pay a higher price than the real value.

I have seen many people have to pay a very high price for things during their Vietnam travel package. By the way, I will show you some tips to avoid this problem.

First, it is the story of “Buy a sweater of 300.000d at 1,2 million”. Many clothes stores apply very high price. Therefore, the tip for you is to bring clothes for cold weather. If you forget, you can come by the stores on streets. You should be carefull when buying clothes in Dalat because sellers only sell when they get 4 times of the cost price. If you can not bargain well, you can be cheated to buy clothes at a high price.

Second, it is “A normal meal is 880.000d”. I advise you to ask about the price before having a meal in a restaurant on Nguyen Chi Thanh street. You can get to the behind gate of Dalat University to have a delicious meal at a reasonable price. If you are rich, go to the restaurants whose prices are public clearly.

Da Lat - unmissable place when in Vietnam tour packages

Da Lat – unmissable place when in Vietnam tour packages

Third, you should choose the ares which are far from the center of the city to watch gardens of flowers. As far as I’m concerned, the people in those areas are very friendly, and honest. Sometimes they also let you go sightseeing for free. In the center of the city, they will treat you as a customer to get money from you.

Above are all the things I know about Dalat, Lam Dong in summer. If you have better tips, don’t hesitate to share. Because summer is coming, there will be many tourists choosing Dalat as a destination for their Vietnam travel package. I don’t want to see anyone paying a higher price than the real value in Dalat anymore.

Dalat package travel – The foggy highland and Trinh music

Dalat is one of the best destinations in Vietnam tour packages. Dalat is now getting more modern with an increasing number of villas and luxirious hotels. Many old mansions are mended and upgraded and new ones are being built, giving  a brand new image to  the whole city. Dalat people now have to adjust themselves to the hustle and bustle of modern life. However, Dalat city is always the heaven of flowers. It is no exaggeration to say that all kinds of flower gather and bloom in Dalat. “traveling notebook” is going to introduce to you new features of Dalat.

Over the past decade, people no longer catch the sight of girls taking umbrellas and slowly walking in the rain or women dressing K’ho, Lach Ma’s traditional custume and bringing forest specialities to markets.  Besides, people no longer smell the seductive scent of grilled corn and grilled sweet potato by which tourists in Vietnam vacation packages are easily lured

Da Lat - unmissable place when in Vietnam tour packages

Da Lat – unmissable place when in Vietnam tour packages

The number of pines is decreasing, leaving empty basalt hills. As far as I am concerned, Da Lat pines are higher and straighter than any other pines. Pines are typical of Dalat. If luxirious hotels are separated from pines forest, they will no longer be attractive. Let’s imagine one day when pines do not grow in Dalat, then Dalat, in my opinion will no longer be Dalat.

Dalat is not as foggy as it used to be. You can only see dew drops on leaves in the early morning.  However, when the sun begins to rise, such dew drops will gradually disappear.  Ngoan Muc Pass and Lang Biang Mount used to be covered with fog ten years ago. Dew formed on the Ho Xuan Huong Lake surface. Dew on the grass. Dew on the flowers. Dew even came into the room whenever we opened the window. People felt as if they were drifted by fog.

Dalat now has more coffee shops. Maybe it is the purpose of local people to make visitors stop and enjoy the beauty of Dalat. “Diem Xua” is a coffee shop at the end of Khe Sanh street. It is near a hillside and is far from city center. In this coffee shop, you will be lost in a romantic atmosphere with sparkling candles and have opportunity to enjoy music performances.

Songs written by Trinh Cong Son are not performed by professional music skills. Instead, they convey the feelings and emotions of singers. Therefore, Trinh music becomes more special and unique. Someone has said that Trinh music is similar to bible and one song is a piece of bible. Listen and think about every single word and music note. Trinh music is truly bible in real life.

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