VN43 Spirit of the Highlands ( 5 days / 4 nights )
Ho Chi Minh City – Buon Ma Thuot – Kon Tum – Hoi An
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – Buon Ma Thuot
Take a scenic drive to the Central Highlands town of Buon Ma Thuot with stops at rubber, tea and coffee plantations along the way. Stop and visit the famous Dray nur waterfall before checking in to your hotel in Buon Ma Thuot.
Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot
Day 2 Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Buon Ma Thuot
After breakfast, drive to Lak Lake through vast coffee plantations. Join in the activities of taking an elephant trek through Mnong hill tribe villages, enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the pristine Lak Lake and take in a traditional ‘gong’ show and dance performance of the Mnong tribes. Drive back to Buon Ma Thuot with an optional visit to the Trung Nguyen Coffee Village famed for its coffee culture and its agricultural and Central Highland people museum.
Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot [Breakfast]
Day 3 Buon Ma Thuot – Kon Tum
After breakfast, drive through the beautiful landscape to Kon Tum. Stop to explore the colourful culture of the J’rai people at Pleiphun Village. Enjoy a brief walk around the village to see the daily activities of the local people and visit a traditional house and an impressive graveyard with decorated statues. Check in to your hotel and relax.
Overnight in Kon Tum [Breakfast]
Day 4 Kon Tum – Trekking – Konkotu
Take a short city tour to a seminary and a museum before travelling to Kon Jri for a 3km easy trek through local villages, forests, rivers and cassava plantations. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the Dakbla River. Relax and take a dip in a local stream (suitable for swimming), followed by a boat ride downstream to the Konkotu Hamlet to meet the Bahnar minority people. Finally, return to town.
Overnight in Kon Tum [Breakfast, Lunch]
Day 5 Kon Tum – Hoi An
Drive over beautiful mountain passes to Hoi An. You will be captivated by the picturesque scenery and mountainous landscapes. Arrive in Hoi An. The rest of the day is at your leisure.