Vietnam has become a major tourist destination since the 1990s, assisted by significant state and private investment, particularly in coastal regions. About 3.77 million international tourists visited Vietnam in 2009 alone.
Pickup at the airport by private car in the morning then getting private transfer to Dalat. Đà Lạt, the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centered by a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls.
Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.
On the way, stop at Pongour waterfall for short visit. Arrive in Da Lat city center, check in hotel Upon arrival, visit XUAN HUONG Lake and Da Lat market. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Breakfast at hotel. Half day city tour in Da Lat to visit
Crazy House: described as a “fairy tale house, the building’s overall design resembles a giant tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves.
Da Lat Cathedral (Domaine de Marie Church) Built in 1931 in the style of the Roman Church, with the bell tower reaching 47 metres, it is the highest in south Vietnam providing a city centre landmark.
Da Lat Railway Station: is the unique and beautiful construction of Dalat, a harmonious combination between Western architecture and Central Highland's communal house architecture. It is also the oldest railway station in Vietnam, as well as in Indochina. Linh Phuoc pagoda: also called Ve Chai Pagoda, was built from debris of glass, pottery bowls and porcelain between 1949 and 1952 in a remote residential area of Da Lat City. You can take train from Da Lat railway station to Trai Mat (about 8km) to visit this beautiful pagoda (train ticket is at your own expense). After Lunch, car transfer to HCMC. Overnight at hotel in HCMC.
After Breakfast, going around Ho Chi Minh City from downtown Saigon to Chinatown to get a general view of it as well as its history and culture with stops at Reunification Palace (Ex-Presidential Palace) that was built in 1963 and is well-known as an outstanding example of 1960’s architecture, the War Remnants, passing by Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1877), the General Post Office.
You will also visit Chinatown, and Ben Thanh market with a stop for a while at a lacquer shop, you can buy some gifts for your friends, beloved relative. Breakfast at resort. Free at your leisure. Private transfer to International Airport for flight back to home country.
Vietnam has wet season and dry season. Nov to April is in dry season and one could further divide dry season into hot season and cool season. Nov to Feb is in cool season while Mar to Apr is in hot season.
Nov to Feb: Cool season in Vietnam. It is also a season with many traditional Vietnam Fesitvals, like Da Lat Flower Festival in Jan or Spring Festival in Feb. Tourists could experience authentic Vietnamnese culture in these festivals.
Mar to Apr: Hot season in Vietnam. The weather is extremely hot and it is easy to get surburnt with strong sunlight.
May to Oct: Wet season in Vietnam. It rains frequently and heavily. Humidity is very high. Also, coastal areas are easy target of typhoon and hurricane. It is advised that your trip may be affected within these months.
China passport holders departing from Singapore could apply for visa upon arrival (Fees: USS45)
China passport holders departing from China need to apply for visa in advance.
Singapore passport holders do not need visa.