Central Highlands to the Sea 7 days
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Central Highlands to the Sea 7 days

Buon Me Thuot - Kon Tum - Quy Nhon

Overview

Travel to Vietnam’s Central Highlands, crossing through coffee plantations and farmlands dotted with villages. Encounter unique hill tribe groups, boasts a varied history, stunning scenery, great coffee, and fascinating minority villages. This is a remote part of Vietnam, best for those looking for a chance to spend time with the local people in an authentic and adventurous setting. Then explore the prosperous coastal city of Quy Nhon, boasts a terrific beach-blessed shoreline and grand boulevards.

Hightlights

  • Drive from Pleiku to Buon Ma Thuot, passing rubber and coffee plantations, rivers, waterfalls, and other unique landscapes.
  • Relax on Quy Nhon’s beach, a perfect getaway for anyone who is a nature lover and who has the fascination to absorb the beauty of our Vietnam.

Itinerary

Please check the full itinerary and photograph of this Central Highland & Quy Nhon tour for your reference. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

DAY 1: BUON ME THUOT

Transfer to the airport for your flight from Da Nang to Buon Me Thuot. The region is inhabited by the Jarai hill tribe, the largest ethnic group in the Central Highlands with an estimated population of 330,000 people. The remainder holds interesting natural attractions including lakes, waterfalls and national parks. It was originally a part of the Kingdom of Champa and was annexed by Vietnam in the 16th century. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Buon Ma Thuot has lovely outdoor coffee shops to blend in with the locals and laze away the evenings. It is a must to have some coffee on this journey.  Overnight in Buon Me Thuot.

Meal: None
Tour guide: None

buon ma thuot

DAY 2: BUON ME THUOT - LAK LAKE & WATERFALLS

A day trip to explore Lak Lake. Visit Jun ethnic minority village, where people still follow their ancestral ways of fishing, weaving brocade, and water farming. Enjoy an elephant ride through Lak Lake.  On the way back to Buon Ma Thuot visit Dray Sap waterfall in the middle of the hardwood rainforest (30 km from Buon Ma Thuot). According to legend Dray Sap or Misty waterfall, was created by an enormous creature that used its trunk to disrupt the water. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

lak lake

DAY 3: BUON ME THUOT - KONTUM

Today you will go to Kontum via Pleiku, passing by countless coffee, rubber, and pepper plantations. On the way, we will stop to visit T’Nung Lake, located in an ancient crater, and the Village of Dektu, inhabited by the minority Jörai (or Gia Rai).  After settling in, venture out to visit Gia Rai villages. The Gia Rai hill tribe group believes in the existence of genies and hold rituals connected to this faith. The group is a matriarchal society, in which the women are free to choose who they marry. The husband lives with the wife’s family and inheritance is passed on to the daughters. Each village has a communal house called a rong, a central stilt house with a tall steeply pitched thatched roof. No nails are used in bamboo construction. Overnight in Kontum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide


DAY 4: KON TUM - KONKOTU VILLAGE

Begin this morning with a 1-hour drive to visit the Sodra people in Kon Ray and Kon Bil villages. Their homes are long stilt houses built out of bamboo and straw, secured with rattan. Drive on to a Jo Long hill tribe village called Kon Du, catching glimpses of hand-weaving on giant looms or the eerie wooden statues in the cemeteries. After checking out of the hotel, drive 30-minutes to the Bhanar Village of Kon Ko Tu. On arrival, start a 4-km trek from Kon Ko Tu village along the Dak Bla riverbank, where local villagers are hard at work tending buffaloes, preparing crops for harvest, and transporting their produce to the village market. Return by a pirogue to Kon Ko Tu village. Tonight’s dinner is a local treat, including a Gong show and Xoang dancing and the chance to sample some local rice wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

kon tum

DAY 5: KONKOTU - KON TUM - QUY NHON

A car picks you up at KonKoTu Village and transfer back to Kon Tum town and then transfer straight to Qui Nhon. Check-in hotel and overnight in Qui Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None


DAY 6: QUY NHON

Leisure beach time. Overnight in Qui Nhon.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None


DAY 7: QUY NHON DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

quy nhon

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2020 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
$1,070 $853 $704 $623 $313

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Buon Me Thuot Saigon Ben Me Hotel – Deluxe Room
Kon Tum Indochine Hotel – Deluxe Room
Kon Ko Tu Village – Homestay 
Quy Nhon Avani Resort – Deluxe Studio Room

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Services charges and government tax.

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:

* Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm.

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. A single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

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