Da Lat

Da Lat City Tour

88 reviews
Donation-based
Experience by
Team Onetrip

The Experience

Da Lat, known as the Sapa of the Central Highlands, has been a popular getaway since the early 20th century. This lively town in the mountainous highlands of Vietnam provides ideal weather, delicious food and beautiful scenery and last but not least, the best coffee that this country has to offer!

On this Onetrip city tour, you’ll get to experience exactly why visitors and locals alike keep falling in love with Da Lat. Hop on the back of your personal guide’s motorbike and take a ride through the slopey surroundings, stopping at various points to learn more about Vietnamese history, culture, and food. At the end of the day, you will not only leave with beautiful memories, but also a new friend!


Detailed itinerary

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You can opt for either the morning tour which begins at 7:30 AM and ends right before lunch, or the afternoon tour that begins after lunch and ends in the evening at 5:00 PM. Whichever option you choose, your personal Onetrip student guide will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on a fun journey through the city. The back of a motorbike - this is how Vietnamese do it - is the perfect way to squeeze through lively alleyways and really enjoy the cool, fresh air up in this mountain town. Your guide has planned the perfect spots for you to really understand the essence of Da Lat, but is always able to be customizable this itinerary to your taste!

To start the trip, we drive all the way up to Robin Hill where you will be able to see the rest of Da Lat from a high vantage point, surrounded by tall pine trees, while our guides let you in on a little bit of history about the city. Make sure to snap a few photos as from here, Da Lat looks like a city made of colorful Lego blocks. It’s a wonderful way to start our tour, and will get you excited to explore the little nooks and crannies of the city.

The history lessons don’t end there. The next stop is Bao Dai King Palace that played a large role during the Nguyen Dynasty. While being a popular and at times a crowded attraction, we believe this place still is a must-visit. The flower garden is also a great place to stroll through.

Next up is a drive to Da Lat Railway Station, also known as the Crémaillère Railway Station, built during French colonial times. Since the Vietnam War, this train station has been mostly abandoned, however since the 90s a small track to a village nearby opened and a few trains run daily, mainly for tourist purposes. As you walk around and explore the artsy building structures, your guide will explain the history behind the station and what purpose it served back in time.

Ending our tour is a drive up another hill to Van Hanh Monastery. Up here, a 24-meter high Buddha statue, the biggest of its kind in Da Lat, looks over the city and blesses its residents. You’ll be ending your tour the same way you started - looking at the city you just explored but from a completely different angle. Take a moment to relax, enjoy the cool breeze and then we will slowly make our way down and drop you off at your accommodation.


Important

This is a donation-based tour that benefits the students directly. Guests will directly pay for all expenses during the tour. However…

  1. For the safety of our students, a non-refundable verification charge of USD1 will be required for each booking. All net proceeds from this charge will go towards training activities that prepare our students to be tour-ready.

  2. For those choosing the motorbike option, we recommend a minimum donation of USD5 to be given directly to the students at the end of the tour to cover motorbike expenses. It's not an obligation, but we’d hate to see any students incurring out-of-pocket expenses to provide you this awesome experience.

  3. If there is anything you wish to see that is not covered above, please notify your student guide (preferably in advance) and they will try to arrange your own custom itinerary.


88 reviews

5.0

My wife and I landed in Da Lat in the morning, checked into our accommodation, and then got picked up by Hung and Thuy and for our 1-5pm city tour. They took us to so many cool places in only 4 hours. The tour was so worth it because there is no way we could have seen everything by ourselves. We rode the cable cars, drank coffee, passed by old French abandoned ruins that I never knew of, visited the king, and went to the old train station.On our second day we went on the full day Da Lat waterfalls tour with Hung and Tham. We had breakfast, rode through the country side, visited the chicken village, mushroom farm, drank sugarcane in hammocks, saw waterfalls, went on a bumpy road, ate mulberries, had a delicious homemade meal from a local family, saw even more waterfalls, went in a cave beneath the waterfall, and finally drank weasel coffee. The roads were fun to ride on. It was such an incredible and memorable tour!I rode with Hung on his cool bike for both tours. He funny, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. After our second tour he recommended a delicious local restaurant, told us where to get currency exchanged, and even set up a taxi reservation to goto the airport tomorrow. I think he went above and beyond and is an excellent tour guide.One Trip Da Lat team, you did a good job.


I had a wonderful time with Hung, the Onetrip tour guide. Initially, he had planned out the trip for me to visit a few places. But once he knew that I really liked scenery, he personalised the tour and took me along the countryside where I got to enjoy the beautiful sights and weather. He even took me to the market before he dropped me back at the hotel so that I can purchase some items, and helped me negotiate as well. If you do book a trip with them, tell them what you want to do (eat like a local, do the touristy thing, go to places less traveled) and they will plan the trip accordingly. I enjoyed my trip tremendously due to this tour! Amazing job!


I had an amazing time with Vi. She took me to the beautiful spots of Dalat and introduced me to the best foods in the city. I would highly recommend Onetrip to everyone. Thanks a bunch! ☺️ 🙄


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