Da Lat - Le Petit Paris

Renowned as 'Le Petit Paris' - Dalat has been a perfect getaway destination since French colonial times. Ideally located on a plateau 1,500m above sea level, Dalat retreat offers a refreshingly cool climate, a variety of flowers, fresh vegetables and fruit as well as countless nature sites. You will definitely have a great relaxing time surrounded by verdant forests, peaceful landscapes and some minority villages.

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Nha Trang - Da Lat full day tour

Nha Trang - Da Lat full day tour

1 day from $80 pp

With lovely mild climate all year round, Dalat – the jewel of the Central Highlands – becomes a favourite haven for travelers who love nature and small-town vibe. Start from Nha Trang, this full day tour take you to many famous attractions Dalat has to offer. Visit Datanla waterfalls, stroll...

1 day
Nha Trang → Da Lat → Nha Trang
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Da Lat city tour one day

Da Lat city tour one day

1 day from $56 pp

This full day tour enables you to explore the enchanting city in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. The scenic Dalat city will delight you with unique breathtaking landscapes and many spiritual sites. You will have a great time to immerse freely in the stunning view of Paradise Lake and Truc...

1 day
Da Lat
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The full taste of Da Lat Countryside

The full taste of Da Lat Countryside

1 day from $54 pp

Spend a full day to discover the beauty of Dalat countryside with many unforgettable local experiences. On this exploration, you will get out a little bit of the city centre and pay a visit to traditional houses and villages, explore the local specialties and admire the stunning landscapes of this...

1 day
Da Lat
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Extreme Canyoning Tour full day - SIC tour

Extreme Canyoning Tour full day - SIC tour

1 day from $73 pp

Dalat is absolutely a must-go destination is Vietnam which is always praised as a romantic and elegant town, however there is an adventurous Dalat that will capture the hearts of all explorers and adventure minded. On this full day tour, you will discover Dalat’s natural beauty by a canyoning...

1 day
Da Lat
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White Water Rafting in Da Lat- SIC Tour

White Water Rafting in Da Lat- SIC Tour

1 day from $70 pp

Beside canyoning, trekking, or mountain biking adventures, rafting is a popular outdoor activity in Da Lat which becomes a new charm of this tranquil land. Taking this day tour, you will raft through over 10 spectacular rapids in different levels from grade II - IV with for approx. 3.5 hours. From...

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Da Lat
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Adventuring cycling from Da Lat to Hoi An

Adventuring cycling from Da Lat to Hoi An

6 days from $530 pp

Diverse terrains from moutains to highlands and flat deltas as well as beautiful views around nearly every bend make Vietnam one of the most rewarding cycling destinations in Southeast Asia. This 6-day cycling adventure takes you from the Central Highland hill station of Da Lat to the World...

6 days
Da Lat → Lak Lake → Buon Ma Thuot → Pleiku → Ngoc Hoi → Phuoc Son → Hoi An
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Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Golf Tour

Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat Golf Tour

7 days from $1308 pp

Ho Chi Minh city and Da Lat are two of the most tourist hubs you should not miss, and with golfers, these two cities are also among the perfect golfing destinations in Vietnam. Joining this 7-day golf tour, you will have a great chance to explore anout golf in Vietnam as well as enjoy four exciting...

7 days
Ho Chi Minh → Vung Tau → Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh
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Blissful beach holidays in Vietnam

Blissful beach holidays in Vietnam

12 days from $941 pp

Blissful beach holidays in Vietnam is an ideal tour for those who are seeking a relaxing escape or want to relieve the stress of work and the pressure of life. The coastline of Vietnam sweeps in an S-shape from China in the north to Cambodia in the south. It passes through three different...

12 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Nha Trang → Da Lat → Mui Ne → Ho Chi Minh
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Vietnam Luxury Golf and Sightseeing Tour

Vietnam Luxury Golf and Sightseeing Tour

12 days from $2391 pp

Starting in Ho Chi Minh City and covering other popular golf destinations: Dalat, Mui Ne, Hanoi and Halong, this 12-day Vietnam Luxury Golf and Sightseeing Tour Package is the perfect journey for golfers of all levels and ideal for an experience to remember for a lifetime. During the trip, you will...

12 days
Ho Chi Minh → Mekong → Mui Ne → Da Lat → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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The authentic & unique experiences in Da Lat you can expect

Da Lat travel guide information

Da Lat Quick Facts

Dalat is the capital city of Lam Dong Province

Situated in the Southern parts of the Central Highlands region, on the Langbian Plateau

In 2018, Dalat has a population of nearly 406,105 people

Dubbed as "City of thousands of pine trees", "City of Eternal Spring", "City of a Thousand Flowers", "City in the Fog"

Two main seasons: Rainy season (April to November), Dry season (December to March)

One of the cities which supplies temperate agriculture products for all over Vietnam

Best time to visit Da Lat, vietnam

The best time to visit Dalat is during the Spring season which lasts from December until March. Coming to Dalat these months, you will have a great opportunity to witness a variety of famous flowers in full bloom. Please aware that the temperature in December and January fluctuates between 18 and 25 degrees so you should wear several layers of clothing to keep warm.

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Best things to do in Da Lat, vietnam

"Witness the amazing view from Lang Biang Mountain"

Hiking up Lang Biang mountain is a highly recommended activity by many travellers from all over the world since this trail is very clean, peaceful and varied. Taking a short drive out of the city centre, through some winding roads and fields of flowers to get to this mountain to Lang Biang mountain and you should prepare yourself to start the hike. This mountain rises 2,167 meters above sea level, the trail is nearly 5 kilometres longs with an elevation gain of approximately 650m and it might take about 2 hours to get up the summit. Standing on the top of the summit, you will definitely get unrivalled views of the rich agricultural region and indulge yourself into the alluring atmosphere before getting down at a relaxed pace. 

"Enjoy Cable Car to Truc Lam Pagoda"

There are several options to go from Dalat city centre to Truc Lam Pagoda but taking a cable car (around 4 kilometres) is one of the best choices of most travellers. On a sunny day, you will have a great chance to see farmland, locals' greenhouses, a big lake which is located between the vast pine forest before arriving Truc Lam Pagoda. This pagoda is recognized as one of the best-kept shrines in Dalat and becomes the regular visiting point for tourists from all over the world to admire its unique architecture and many Buddha images. 

"The vivid night market"

When the sun slowly goes down, the bright lights from plenty of stalls in the night market, restaurants and hotels lit the whole city up. Dalat Night Market opens from 05:00 pm till 10:00 pm which is located along Minh Khai street, just a 5-minute walk from the tranquil Xuan Huong Lake. Apart from the usual laid-back pace of locals in Dalat, at this night market, it's a vibrant scene with thousands of people out shopping and enjoying many local foods at affordable prices like traditional rice noodles, banh mi and fresh soy milk.

"Beautiful Dalat Flower Gardens"

Due to the amazingly cool weather, Dalat is an ideal city for growing some special flowers and certain crops that can't grow anywhere else in Vietnam. The first impression when you come to Dalat will be the land of many different flowers such as Lavender, Wide Sunflower, Hydrangea and many more. If you want to find a perfect place where to drink a cup of tea or coffee and simply take a stroll around the most colourful scenes in Dalat, these flower gardens are definitely the best choices.

"Splendid Waterfalls"

There are a great number of waterfalls in Dalat which you will be amazed at. The nearest one is the Datanla waterfall which is situated only 6 km from Dalat city centre. However, it's no surprise that this one is the most touristy of all the falls. Another ideal option is Elephant Falls which is a bit further (30km) from Dalat city but it is definitely worth a visit as you will be blown away by the stunning scenery especially on a sunny day, you might have a chance to witness the gorgeous rainbows generated by the spray. The most impressive waterfall is Pongour Waterfall but it is also the furthest which takes around 50 km from the city centre of Dalat.

Top Vietnam Food in Da Lat, vietnam

"Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausage (Nem Nuong)"

When it comes to Dalat, the tasty Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausage should definitely be one of the must-food in your bucket list when you travel there. The restaurants will display on the table all the delicious and fresh ingredients and you will roll your own spring roll. Taking the thin sheets of rice paper first, then fill with a variety of herbs such as perilla leaf, sweet basil, chives and continue to add the grilled pork patty (Nem Nuong), fried sweet corn, pickled radish, carrot. Finally, roll it all up and enjoying with peanut sauce to have a brilliant balance of textures and flavours.

"Mini Pancake (Banh can)"

Sitting adjacent to a stove on a chilly day and observing the process of making Mini Pancake will be an interesting and unique experience for you. The white mixture of rice powder is poured into a pottery pancake pan; egg, shrimp or squid are dropped in the middle and sprinkled with spring onions. Once a dozen crisp mini pancakes have been placed on the plate, you can dip them in the salty-sweet dipping sauce which makes these cakes have the best taste to eat.

"Banh Mi dip with meatball soup (Banh Mi Xiu Mai)"

Every trip to Dalat will not be full without tasting the meatball soup eaten along with bread which is one of the most popular traditional dishes in this city. You might see this dish in some places throughout Vietnam, but bread with meatballs soup in Dalat has it owns special taste. Meatballs are the blend of grinded pork mixed with cat ear mushroom, garlic, minced onion, a bit salt and pepper which will be dipped in grinded tomato and then turns into the tasty soup which will be the perfect soup to eat with crisp bread.

"Steamed rice paper with boiled chicken (Banh Uot Long Ga)"

Whenever referring to the street food in Dalat, locals there will immediately remind of this dish - Banh Uot Long Ga which they can easily find at any road stalls. This food is a mixture of simple ingredients: rice powder, boiled chicken meat and intestine, topped with bean sprouts, crispy fried shallots and fresh basil. Make sure to add the fish sauce and chilli flakes for getting the outstanding taste.

"Grilled Rice Paper with Egg (Banh Trang Nuong)"

Banh Trang Nuong is renowned as Vietnamese pizza which is cooked on the miniature charcoal stove. Just need to pay around 10,000 VND (50 cents) to 25,000 VND (1,2 USD), you can have a delicious pizza which comprises of grilled rice paper and a variety of toppings like pork meat, green onions, eggs, dried shrimp, cheese and sweet sauce. This dish will definitely be one of your addictive snacks in Vietnam.

Top accomomodation to stay in Da Lat, vietnam


Zen Valley Dalat

Zen Valley Dalat is a perfect 3-star local resort for travellers who want to take in sounds and sights of Dalat. This resort ensures your stay is as comfortable and relaxed as possible with their unparalleled services and panoramic view surrounding.

Navy Flowers Hotel

This local 3-star hotel is situated on the main street Bui Thi Xuan which is just around 500 meters from Xuan Huong Lake and 10 minutes walk to the night market on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. As lovely as its name, this property has more than 50 rooms which were designed in semi-classical architect and promises to bring the best hotel services.

TTC Hotel Premium - Dalat

TTC Hotel Premium - Dalat is located at the heart of Dalat city centre with one side being the busy trade centre and the other side being tranquil Xuan Huong Lake. This property is an ideal place for you to catch a glimpse into the busy life of the locality on the market or witness the peaceful scenery toward Xuan Huong Lake.

TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan

Another perfect property of TTC Hotels Group is TTC Hotel Premium Ngoc Lan which has a convenient location at the heart of the city. This hotel overlooks at beautiful landscapes and picturesque scenery of Xuan Huong Lake and it is a perfect choice for families, groups and friends to relax and enjoy the panorama. 

Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Dalat

With the best location in idyllic Tuyen Lam Lake, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Dalat is the perfect resort for your excursions in Dalat. Featuring recreational areas like an indoor and outdoor pool with large sun decks and lounge chairs where guests can lay down, soak up some sun on sunny days with a cocktail.

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Coming to Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa to truly experience the peaceful atmosphere of this rural highlands - Dalat and get away from the bustle of city life. Besides, this resort features colonial style and all villas are fully reflected its unique, deco and charm architecture which you will absolutely amaze with.

Dalat Edensee Resort & Spa

This resort features European designed villas with high standard facilities and services which will offer you an idyllic, green and serene atmosphere surrounding. All the accommodation have equipped furnished balcony overlooking Tuyen Lam Lake or pine forests where you can savour the moments of relaxation. 

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