Hey, have you heard the name of the treasure trove place in Central Vietnam yet? If you wish to have a nice private trip to some mesmerizing thundering waterfalls, countless coffee plantations, vast lakes, the memorable sight of freely roaming elephants in the verdurous primeval forest and some ethnic villages, then you should definitely include Dak Lak province in Vietnam. Well, what else do you need for enjoying the beauty of the landscape?
An avid high-land lover would definitely fall in love with the Dak Lak’s unique charm and picturesque locations. The hidden waterfalls are like a treat for the eyes. Just a brief description of the place: Dak Lak is situated in the central highlands of Vietnam. It is home to some native minorities like Rade, Jarai, and Mnong. Tourism is yet to be established, however, coffee and fruits are a major source of economic generation. Buon Me Thuot is the largest city in the province.
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The Best Time to Travel to Dak Lak:
The largest province in central Vietnam has been recognized by UNESCO for its intangible cultural heritage. While traveling through Buon Me Thuot, you can feel how culturally attached people are over there. The place experiences two major seasons, namely the dry season and the rainy season.
The rainy season falls between May to November, and it is less advisable to travel during this time in the province. The reason being, you will find dirty roads and slippery hills. We are sure you do not want any unwanted things happening during your trip!
On the other hand, the province is at its best beauty in the dry season, i.e. during the first four months of the year. You will feel an ambient temperature, not too cold or not too hot during that time.
Festival Celebration in Dak Lak:
During December, many festivals are celebrated in the province. It is also the season when anemones grow in numbers. By the end of February, and the start of March, the while flowers start blooming.
Between December to March, you will find Mexican sunflowers, Coffee flowers all over the picturesque hills of Dak Lak.
How To Reach Dak Lak:
We are sure that Hanoi would be on your list of places to visit in Vietnam. And from there, you can take airlines like Vietnam Airline, VietJetAir or JetStar to visit the destination. A round trip will cost you around VND 2,600,000. However, the airline cost from Ho Chi Minh drastically drops down to around 1,200,000 VND.
Additionally, there are private tour coaches and bus options available in the Vietnam tour package. But the travel time with vehicles is reasonably high as long as 1 full day from Hanoi. You can travel internally in the city using a taxi or motorbike taxi service.
Which Places to Visit in the Province?
Coffee Culture in Trung Nguyen Coffee Village:
Needless to say, Trung Nguyen Coffee Village is famous for its coffee culture. Around the village, you will find a miniature park, large waterfalls, bridges, streams, and lakes. You would not be forced to purchase any products or water, you can just visit the farms, roam around and enjoy. Around the place, you will find Robusta beans that taste sweeter and has more aroma than any other coffee type. The place will surely meet your checklist of expectations from the place, and you would not stop admiring the distinctive architecture and culture.
Also, you should not miss visiting the Ethnic Museum in the village that has a display of ancient artifacts of the province. You can learn about the coffee-making processes with live examples. Are you ready to explore the poetic side of yourself?
Dray Nur and Dray Sap Waterfalls:
Do you know how the locals identify both the waterfalls? Dray Sap is the husband's waterfall, and Dray Nur is the wife's waterfall. They are indeed breathtaking in view and are the most famous waterfalls in Dak Lak. You can take a multi-day tour if you wish to hike or live at the warming homestays with the locals. You can go cycling in the remote villages and encounter free animals in the virtual farms full of rice paddies and lush green ponds. Dray Nur waterfall is about 25 Km from the main city Buon Ma Thuot, and both the waterfalls fall on the Serepok river.
Yok Don National Park:
This national park is spread across three districts, namely, Buon Don district, Eu Sup district, and Cu Jut district. It is one of the largest forests in Vietnam which is majorly flat with just only two mountains located to the South of the Serepok river. You can enjoy elephant riding, mountain biking, and biking or walking in the forest.
The ecotourism of the park allows you to have an ethical elephant tour that is guided by the experts. The landscapes are captivating and romantic at the same time.
You can also include Don village, Museum of Ethnic groups, or Khai Doan Pagoda in your Vietnam Holiday Packages. Key takeaway: Do not forget to try the mink coffee, red noodles, Venison on your visit. Happy journey!