Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Buon Ma Thuot
Enjoy the drive along National Highway 14 with plenty of rubber and coffee plantations. You then have chance to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail at the Daksong Junction and the Draysap Waterfalls on the way to Buon Ma Thuot city. Overnight at a hotel in Buon Ma Thuot.
Day 2: Buon Ma Thuot – York Don park – Kon Tum
Morning trip to Don Village - located northwest of Da Lat near the Serepok River, close to the Cambodian border, approximately 55 km from Buon Ma Thuot. Don village is well-known throughout Southeast Asia as the land of elephant hunters and trainers. Have a tour of the village on foot to explore the culture of M’Nong people through the marvelous suspension bridge and enjoy riding elephants through the primary forests outside the town. Depart for Kontum in the afternoon. Overnight at a hotel in Kon Tum.
Day 3: Kon Tum – Kon Ktu
A soft adventure day begins at Plei Konang, 12km from Kon Tum. Take an exciting trek to Kon Monang (6km) on a jungle way and learn more about exotic flora and fauna. Then use an inflatable raft or dug-out canoe on the Dak Bla River to the Bahnar ethnic village of Kon Ktu (3 hours). Stop by a white sandy bank circled by hills, forests and clear water for a picnic lunch and a swim. Have dinner at the village. Overnight at a village communal house in Kon Ktu.
Day 4: Konktu - Kontum
Take a morning walk around the village to visit a wooden pillars, a church and a school, many still retaining the ancient way of life. Continue to trek over forested hills on a path under wide foliage (6km). Picnic lunch is arranged at Kon Chri Village. The afternoon is exciting with a delightful trek through villages and rice fields (6km) to the spectacular Kon Klo suspension bridge. Return to Kon Tum. Overnight at a hotel in Kon Tum.
Day 5: Kon Tum – Kon Chro - Yangnam
Leave for Pleiku (50km), a busy town (home to the Jorai people) on a fertile basaltic highland at 1,000 metres high above sea level. Onwards to Kon Chro (110km) by a pleasant drive down the Mang Yang Pass. Have picnic lunch on the way. Take a trek through a chain of Banhar ethnic villages (14km), which is separated by cultivated lands or forests. Have dinner at Yangnam Village. A gong and dancing show performed by villagers is held at the village communal house. Overnight in a house on wooden pillars at Yangnam.
Day 6: Yangnam – Plei Bloum
In the morning, continue trekking through bamboo forests to H’nga (12km) for a scenic sampan junk cruise on the Krong Pa River to Plei Bloum Village (2 hours). Have picnic lunch on a sandy bank and swim in clear water. If time permits, participate in sports (volleyball, football) with the villagers. Have dinner at the village. Overnight in the house-on-wooden pillars at Plei Bloum.
Day 7: Plei Bloum – Pleiku
In the morning, explore the secrets of grave statues standing in lines at the Jorai ethnic people Grave in the village. Transfer to Plei Kia Village (100km) for a fun elephant ride through J’rai villages, rice fields, forests and streams. Have a picnic lunch under a canopy of leaves by Ia Nhi Falls. Continue to Pleiku (60km). Overnight at a hotel in Pleiku.
Day 8: Pleiku - Da Nang - Hoi An
At leisure until transfer to Pleiku airport. Transfer to Da Nang on flight. On arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoi An (30km) with a stop-over at the Non Nuoc stone-carving village where many articles are sculptured from marble and sandstone. The rest of the day is at leisure by a pool side or on the sandy beach of Cua Dai. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An
Not only well-known as a World Heritage site, Hoi An is also famous for its peaceful countryside and endless sandy beach. Spend the whole day exploring the ancient town or taking a boat ride nearby handicraft villages. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10: Departure from Da Nang
Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (stone-carvings, silk, paintings,) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure.
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Domestic flight (Pleiku – Da Nang)
All accommodation based on twin share
Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
All transfers/ transport
Entrance fees and permits during guided time
English/French speaking guide during guide
Visas and visa fees
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry