Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Destinations Destinations
Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Dalat, Phong Nha Caves
Activity Activity
Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Family, Cities, Hiking

This route offers a wide variety of experiences, from taking in the culture of Hoi An — a tailoring hub where you can design your own traditional clothes - to exploring the spectacular scenery near to the French colonial hill station of Dalat. From Hanoi, join the Ho Chi Minh Trail south to Kon Tum, and visit the battlefields at Pleiku, the region’s largest city, Buon Ma Thuot, and enjoy stunning mountain and lake views along the way. The route ends in Saigon — now Ho Chi Minh City — where you’ll find many cultural and historical attractions, including the Cu Chi tunnels.

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Chasing the waterfalls of Dalat
Dalat

Chasing the waterfalls of Dalat

Dive into a bit of adventure with a guided canyoning experience at the Elephant and Pongour Waterfalls near to the city of Dalat in Vietnam’s central highlands. The region’s fertile soils yield natural resources aplenty but wildlife still thrives here, including elephants, bears and gibbons.

Experience the war at Cu Chi tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the war at Cu Chi tunnels

The remarkable, if not slightly claustrophobic, network of tunnels at Cu Chi serves as a reminder of the brave and innovative resistance made by the Viet Cong. Fancy firing an AK-47? You can do that here too at the site’s accompanying firing ranges.

Go with the flow in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Go with the flow in Ho Chi Minh City

In a city of nine million people, get a local perspective by hopping on the back of a motorbike. These tours offer a whirlwind sample of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic sites, tasty street food and some of its 24 unique districts.

Hike, boat or swim Phong Nha’s caves
Phong Nha Caves

Hike, boat or swim Phong Nha’s caves

Home to the largest and third largest cave in the world, Phong Nha is a wonder of ancient karst and underground worlds. Venture into the longest dry cave in Asia, take a boat on an underground river through Phong Nha Cave or swim into the unlit Dark Cave.

Two-wheel the Hai Van Pass
Hue

Two-wheel the Hai Van Pass

Located between Hue and Hoi An, a ride over the Hai Van Pass is the scenic way to connect these two popular tourist destinations. The 19km roadway winds over the mountain and delivers stunning coastal views best enjoyed by motorbike or bicycle.

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