Nha Trang Dalat Tour: Top Must-See Destinations In Central Vietnam
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Only 2 hours of car ride away from each other, Nha Trang and Dalat are so different regarding topography and nature. While Dalat is famous for its pine-covered hills, big lakes, and highland nature, Nha Trang offers sunny beaches with white sand and stretching oceanic view.
A combination of Nha Trang Dalat Tour is an excellent choice for those who want to experience the dramatical changes in landscapes from high mountain ranges to the vast ocean.
Nha Trang Dalat Tour: Top must-see destinations in Central Vietnam
If your first destination is Saigon, starting Nha Trang Dalat Tour from Nha Trang is a smart choice. If, however, you are heading south, choosing Dalat is the first stop is fine.
From Saigon to Nha Trang, there are numerous of ways. The most convenient way is to fly directly from Saigon to Nha Trang. During the promotion period, the flight ticket can be as low as 500.000 VND one-way. If you want to enjoy the landscapes in between, trains and buses are best alternatives. The price ranges from 180.000 VND to 350.000 VND.
From Nha Trang to Dalat, there is only one possible mean of transportation: bus. It takes roughly 4 hours, and the price is from 130.000 VND.
Nha Trang Tours
It’s advisable to stay in Nha Trang for one and a half day at least.
With a six-kilometer coastline, Nha Trang is a paradise for beaches. White sandy beaches stretch endlessly. The sea is like a brochure-blue paper dotted with white clouds. Is there anything more heavenly walking along the beach while smelling the salty air and listening to the ever-changing opera of the waves.
Nha Trang Beach from above
You can lie down on the sand, enjoy the sun or bath in the crystal-clear water. There are also many recreational activities to offer such as diving or snorkeling.
Beaches you should visit Nhu Tien Beach, Hon Chong Beach, Bai Tru Beach, Doc Let Beach and Tran Phu Beach.
A full-day island Hop-on Hop-off tour will bring you to nearby islands and islets, offering marvelous sightseeings, nice beaches, and enjoyable activities.
An island tour by boat often costs around 200.000 VND including hotel pickup, lunch, and 4 stops: Mun Island, Mot Island, Tam Island, and Mieu Island.
Mun Island in Nha Trang
At each island, you can have chance to snorkelling, swimming, and sunbathing together with the fellow tourists. It’s a great opportunity to witness the famous colorful coral reefs and marine life. Moreover, you can see local fishers busy catching fish on their small boats.
Dalat is quite small. Therefore it’s enough to see all the main tourist attractions within 2 days or less.
The cozy small Dalat features a highly vibrant center where Dalat Central Market is situated right next to several interesting spots. It’s also wise to start your day at Dalat market since many food stands sell Banh Mi (bread), My Quang (Quang Noodles), Bun Rieu ( Crab Noodles) – which is a good start in the morning.
From the center, you can walk to Xuan Huong Lake, the city’s floral garden, the French Quarter and Hang Nga Crazy House.
Xuan Huong Lake
Waterfalls are the specialties in Dalat. There are numerous waterfalls in and around Dalat. The closest waterfall is Cam Ly Waterfall, which is only 2 km away from the center. Datanla and Elephant waterfalls are a bit far off but worth your time to visit.
Beautiful Elephant Waterfall in Dalat
Other recommendations include Prenn Waterfall, Ankroet Waterfall, and Lien Khuong Waterfall.
Nha Trang Dalat Food tours
How to enjoy a country without trying its food? And since Vietnam’s so famous for its street food, you shouldn’t miss a chance to try it in Nha Trang and Dalat.
Nha Trang, blessed with the vast ocean, offers different seafood dishes. Small street vendors sell from grilled oyster to grilled finger-nail snails with garlic sauce. Otherwise, Bun Ca (Fish Noodles), Nem Nuong (Grilled pork rolls) are there to try.
The most famous dish in Dalat is probably Vietnamese version of pizza. Banh Trang Nuong with a bit of chopped onion, dried shrimps, and eggs is crunchy and flavorful. What’s more? Vegetarian food can be found in any corner of the town.