Wandering in Da Lat, Vietnam4 min read

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Regarded as the city of eternal spring, Da Lat has a daily average temperature of 15°C minimum to 24°C maximum. Da Lat’s most famous for its farming products including vegetables and flowers, especially the colourful hydrangeas. Conquering the majestic Lang Biang Mountain (or Lam Vien Mountain) is among top things to do in Da Lat according to travel review sites.

This city, with its lovely French villas, is viewed as a thumbnail of Paris in Vietnam.

Best time of the year to visit Da Lat

Da Lat owns a mild, cool and refreshing weather all year round, hence any day of the year would be great time to visit this amazing city.

Like most mountainous areas of Vietnam, Da Lat has both dry and wet season. The period between November and March is the better time for travellers who are not into the rain; and of course the period to avoid in this case is between April and October.

For your information, there’s a flower festival in Da Lat hosted every January, when plenty of unique flowers types from this city as well as many others from Vietnam are exhibited.

What to Do

  • Conquering the Lang Biang

Also known as Lam Vien Mountain, this site is about 13km north of Da Lat and has five volcanic peaks ranging from 2100m to 2400m in altitude. Whereas just half a century ago the foothills had lush greenery that sheltered many wild animals, only the upper reaches of the mountain remain forested. It takes approximately 3-4 hours to hike up to the top’s spectacular views from the ticket booth. Xo Viet Nghe Tinh road will lead you to Tung Lam Hamlet. Cycle northwest for about 45 minutes to take part in all the activities including paragliding.

  • Canyoning Adventure

Immerse yourself into Dalat’s nature with challenging activities like swimming, canyoning, water sliding and hiking are all you can expect in one day experience. Start challenging with the first dry abseil with the rappel of 18 high meters and the second dry abseil with the rappel of 15 high meters. You then joining free swimming and water sliding down the waterfall. After picnic lunch, you then enjoy a 14m jump into water and do the last and most difficult rappel (16 high meters) known as The Washing Machine

You’ll be picked up at your hotel at 8:30am before departing to Datanla Waterfall. To warm up for a day with a lot of activities, you will trek for 20 minutes in pine forest to the waterfall. You then have 45 minutes learning how to use the equipments at the practical abseiling point.Start challenging yourself with the first dry abseil with the rappel of 18 high meters and the second dry abseil with the rappel of 15 high meters. If you fond of water sport, no one can stop you joining free swimming and water sliding down the waterfall. Picnic lunch will be served with bread, cheeses, fruits, salads, jam, water, soft drinks. After recovering your energy by lunch, you will get into the real canyoning with the 25 high meters waterfall. You then enjoy a 14m jump into water and do the last and most difficult rappel (16 high meters) which is affectionately known as The Washing Machine. Once finish, pack your things and hiking uphill about 20 minutes to the vehicle, back to your hotel around 3pm.

Where to Stay

For a place to rest, Ana Mandara Hotel Dalat and Edensee Hotel Dalat are two of the options worth considering.

  • Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
The 5-star Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa is ideally situated on the slope of a rural highland of Dalat, 1,500m above sea level, perched on a mountainside and surrounded by verdant pines and rich gardens.
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa consists of 17 beautiful French villas from the 1920s, with 72 rooms well-equipped. All French-styled roof tiles, limestone walls, natural wood floors, ceiling fans, closet, door frames and lights are well-preserved to bring you the feeling of luxurious comfort. The resort also features exquisite spa services, outdoor pool, fitness centre, organic garden and kid’s club.
  • Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa
Ideally situated at the waterfront of Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa is a perfect combination of breathtaking surroundings, elegant design, luxurious interior and personalised service, representing a first-class destination. This 5-star resort features 28 villas categorised from superior to VIP, with 116 rooms and suites, 4 event and meeting halls, 3 gourmet restaurants, 3 tennis courts, fitness centre & spa and plenty of outdoor activities. Additionally, Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa also warmly welcomes families with its children’s indoor and outdoor playground.

The Collection Holiday provides you with plenty of options with exceptional prices for your consideration.
(by hltnguyen)
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