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Nha Trang Coastal & Highland Adventure$2368/person, $3947/couple
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Includes: Our one-week Nha Trang tour is all-inclusive: seven days of traveling and sightseeing, six nights of luxe hotel accommodation, your fill of tempting cuisine at least thrice daily, tour guide, maintenance crew and support van, Vespa rental and petrol, the wind in your hair and memories to last a lifetime. (Airfare and alcohol are not included)
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- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
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Our team will pick up guests at their hotel at 8am for a comprehensive tour of Saigon, with guests riding pillion behind our drivers. Following lunch, the afternoon will include a driving and safety course in District 7.
The late afternoon is free for guests to further explore Saigon on their own before a pickup at the hotel at 7pm for dinner at acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant Quan An Ngon (it means 'delicious) in a gorgeous restored colonial French villa on Pasteur Street. Overnight in Sai Gon – Sanouva hotel.
We meet on the second morning of the tour at 8:00 to board a hydrofoil ferry for the 90-minute trip down the Saigon River to scenic Vung Tau, a seaside resort town south of Saigon on the South China Sea.
After a further orientation on the Vespas, we'll start our ride along the tropical coast through Ho Coc, Long Hai Village and Binh Chau (160 km).
The fishing village of Long Hai, 30km northeast of Vung Tau, has a stunning white-sand beach; its natural beauty and dry climate are the main reasons why Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, built a holiday residence here (now the An-Oasis Beach Resort). We'll visit Dinh Co Temple and nearby grave site, see caves where where Northern fighters hunkered down through months of shelling from South Vietnamese forces during the war, and drive into Long Hai hills for lunch and a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline. Afterward, we'll visit Long Hai Temple to the Martyrs and the unique Cao Dai Memorial.
In the late afternoon, we'll drive on through Ho Tram and La Gi to Mui Ke Ga. Come evening, we'll decamp to Mom Da Chim Resort in Mui Ke Ga for dinner and a well-earned night of four-star slumber.
After breakfast at Mom Da Chim, we'll hit the pavement again for our second day of riding. The morning's journey takes us along the scenic coastal road from Mui Ke Ga to Phan Thiet (55 km) and its sister town to the north, Mui Ne. On the way in, we'll pay a visit to ancient Cham ruins just south of Mui Ne and stop for a fresh seafood lunch overlooking the crashing surf of the South China Sea.
Less than two hours up the coast from Mom Da Chim, the quaint sister towns of Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are largely unknown secrets outside of Vietnam. Well off the main tourist pathways, Mui Ne boasts kilometers of broad white sand beaches, a slew of local fresh seafood restaurants, and little else. We'll arrive shortly after midday and check into our beachside hotel, Novella Hotel and Resort, by midmorning, and guests are free to spend the rest of the day with their toes in the sand, or perhaps learning to kiteboard or paraglide at one of the many instruction sites along the beach.
We'll spend earliy day four of the tour exploring Mui Ne and the surrounding region and relaxing on one of Asia’s least populated beaches. Our first stop: an early morning visit to the nearby fishing village, where local fishermen can be seen bringing in the previous night's fresh catch from scores of colorful boats. A visit to the local market is followed by a cruise to the wind-softened sands of Mui Ne's famous Red Sand Dunes, afire with color in the morning sun.
We will continue the ride to Dalat a 170-km ride northeast into Vietnam's Central Highlands, up to the old French hill-town of Dalat. We’ll start the day with a stop at the White Sand Dune, often compared to those of the Sahara, with their shifting tones from gold to white. The lakes surrounding the dunes are thick with lotus blooms and provide a perfect place for a late morning stroll.
At an altitude 1,500 meters, Dalat is a city of abundant lakes, waterfalls, dramatic mountain views, open-air markets, and locally grown wildflowers. As the chief coffee, tea and wine producer of Vietnam, the city is quickly earning an international reputation for providing a wealth of delicacies. Regional specialties found in Dalat markets include strawberry preserves, coffee and green teas, local wine, avocados, and other fresh produce like the colorful dragon fruit. Most visitors here leave with a heavier load than they arrived with.
Dalat prides itself on the preservation of its unique architecture, much of which dates from the French colonial era. The many pagodas, churches and villas all add to the considerable charms of this beautiful city. A bevvy of local outfitters also offer adventurous guests the chance to take to the mountains and forests with hiking treks, rock climbing and biking trips, kayaking and canyoning, even ropes courses.
After checking in to the Ngoc Lan Hotel Dalat, guests will have the afternoon and evening to spend as they wish exploring the winding streets of the town and its famous lakeside markets.
Guests will have a full day exploring the winding streets of the town as well as its famous lakeside markets. The tour will continue with cable car ride to visit Truc Lam pagoda and Thuyen Lam reservoir, a unique and exciting ride to visit Datanla Falls. In the evening, a short ride through the plentiful green houses to an ethnic minority village to enjoy a traditional dance show and dinner. Overnight in Dalat (Ngoc Lan Hotel)
The stretch of rural road from Dalat down to the coast 150km distance is a highlight of the seven-day journey. Fully paved only recently, the road spirals down through the mountains and innumerable ethnic villages, past cowherds tending their charges, affording a breathtaking new view at every switchback until we arrive once again at the coast: the charming seaside splendor of Nha Trang, Vietnam's most famous oceanfront town.
The tour will have many stops at vegetable or flower farms and working fields on the road, coffee on road, stops at beautiful spots, falls. Late lunch (14:00) at a relaxing bar restaurant (Louisiane Brew house) and relax on the nearby beach. The tour will meet up again for dinner (Louisiane beach side or Lac canh, a local famous BBQ restaurant). Overnight in Nha Trang.
We'll rise early on day seven of the tour for a final morning of exploring Nha Trang on the scooters, which includes the local Cham tower complex at Po Nagar. Afterward, guests may wish to indulge in the plethora of watersports available: snorkling and diving, boat cruises to outlying islands, sailing and river kayaking. For the landlubbers, and a stop at a local photographer’s studio to see award winning images of the real Vietnam or the Oceanographic Institute at Cau Da may beckon – or perhaps it's Vietnamese cooking classes or a real mud bath in nearby Thap Ba.
We'll bid our new friends farewell at 3pm, with the tour leaders and crew returning to Saigon by train.
Seven days, six nights. Approximate number of miles riding each day: 150 km per day (less than four total hours average)
Tour price includes 6 nights of three- or four-star hotel accommodation, 3 meals a day, refreshments, tour guide, support van & crew, Vespa rental, petrol, the wind in your hair, and as much breathtaking scenery as you can handle. (Airfare and alcohol are not included).
Great trip and a wonderful experience altogether! Walter was a great guide, and Josh and the team were very friendly and helpful. Riding in Europe is very different, but after a couple of hours I soon got a hang of the road rules ... chaos but fun, and once you know how it works it's actually not that hard. The hotels were really good and the food was excellent. Once again please thank the team for their efforts and great support. I will surely be recommending your tours to any friends/acquaintances who make it out to Vietnam.