Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
This 2 days tour Nha Trang to Buon Ma Thuot is a private guided tour that takes you to Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak, Vietnam central highlands where you meet up with different ethnic groups, ride an elephant, do the dug-out canoe on the Lak lake…
DAY 1: NHA TRANG -> LAK LAKE
8.00 am: you will be picked up by our local driver at your hotel in Nha Trang. Depart for Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak province. Buon Ma Thuot is a small but busy place. With a population of about 300,000, it is home to ethnic minorities like the Jarai and Rhade peoples. The place is historically relevant because it was the site of the last major confrontation between the North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese armies back in March 1975. These days, however, Buon Ma Thuot is better known for its coffee.
Upon arrival, you will be met up with your local guide for city tour briefing, then have lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to Lak lake. Visit Jun village, enjoy 1-hour boat ride on Lak lake to see the local people fishing (dug-out canoe). Visit M’Lieng village on the other side of the lake. Walk around the village to discover the daily life of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands. Ride an elephant for 1 hour.
In the evening, there is an option to assist to the traditional Gong music performance (on own account). Dinner and overnight in a long house-on-stilts by Lak lake.
DAY 2: LAK LAKE -> BUON MA THUOT -> NHA TRANG
After breakfast, you will be brought back to Buon Ma Thuot. Visit the Ethnology Museum where we can see many things from the daily life of the ethnic minorities such as clothes, tools, musical instruments.
Visit Buon Ma Thuot’s bustling market where you can buy some souvenirs before being picked up by your car and brought back to Nha Trang. Trip ends.