Da Lat is known as the city of thousands of flowers. With a favorable location, Dalat weather is cool all year round. It attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year. Let’s discover with Metta Voyage what’s on the Dalat tour!

1. Overview about Dalat 

Tourists would undoubtedly recall charming titles for Da Lat like “city of mist” and “city of thousands of flowers”… This region, which is a part of Lam Dong province, benefits from the natural beauty of its landscapes and the year-round fresh air. Da Lat possesses poetic and lyrical beauty with immense pine forests, lovely hydrangea fields and rows of cherry apricot trees brilliant in the wind, making this place more and more attractive to domestic and international tourists. Join Metta Voyage to discover details of Dalat tour experience in the section below!

2. The best time to visit Da Lat

Da Lat’s climate is always maintained at 20 degrees Celsius, cool all year round. Therefore, tourists can visit Da Lat at any time of the year. Here is the detailed seasonal weather of Da Lat for your reference:

2.1. Spring – Winter

Da Lat is most enjoyable to visit in the late autumn, early winter, and during the early spring when the city is in the dry season. Beginning towards the end of October, Da Lat’s climate begins to cool off in preparation for winter. Additionally, this is the time of year when Da Lat may cover itself in all manner of beautiful blooms, including white mustard blossoms, pink grass flowers, and wild sunflowers.

The Dalat Flower Festival, which is held every two years, draws the largest crowds to the city, particularly at the end of December. Every street was covered with vibrant flowers during the festival’s five days, drawing tens of thousands of people to enjoy themselves.

In the spring, which is about January – March, the streets of Da Lat are dyed romantic pink thanks to the rows of cherry apricot trees on both sides of the road. A little later, around February – April, is the time of purple phoenix, dandelion, or lavender in bloom. This is the ideal time for visitors to admire the city of thousands of flowers.

2.2. Summer

Summer in Da Lat starts from about May to October. This is also the rainy season of Da Lat. Especially, from July to September, there will be drizzling and constant rains. If you do not really like this type of weather, consider carefully before traveling. However, the beginning of summer is around April – May, which is the season of sunflowers blooming brightly in the flower fields of Da Lat. If you love this radiant flower, don’t forget to plan a trip to Dalat at this time.

3. How to get to Da Lat?

3.1. Moving to Da Lat

  • Traveling by plane

Most visitors from a distance will want to travel to Da Lat by plane in order to save time and maintain their health over lengthy distances. The airline industry is quite advanced today. Because there are several airlines and there is competition, airfare is very affordable. There are a lot of flights available to Da Lat, giving you a comfortable selection. 

The reference fare from Hanoi to Da Lat is about 700,000 VND to nearly 2,000,000 VND for 1 person/ 1 way depending on the time of travel. The reference fare from Saigon to Da Lat is about 500,000 VND to more than 1,500,000 VND for 1 person/ 1 way depending on the time of travel. Some airlines that tourists can choose from are VietnamAirline, Vietjet…

In addition, Lien Khuong airport is located in the center of Duc Trong district, about 30 kilometers from the center of Da Lat city. Therefore, to the airport, you will have to take the initiative to move to the city.

  • Travel by car

If you are in the North and still want to go to Da Lat by bus to experience it, it is still completely fine. Because car companies running from the North to Da Lat are also not lacking. Bus tickets are usually only about 500,000 VND to 600,000 VND. If you are in Saigon and neighboring provinces in the South, choosing to go by car is the ideal choice.

One-way fares range from 200,000 to 250,000 for weekdays. The car runs for more than 4 hours and you find yourself standing in the middle of Da Lat. Some bus companies that you can refer to: Phuong Trang (08.375570) or Thanh Buoi ((08) 38308090 – 38397747 – 38353123).

3.2. Means of transportation in Da Lat

  • Taxi: If you don’t want to have to ride a motorbike, you can also call a taxi for your Dalat tour. Da Lat is very cool and fresh, so one advantage when taking a taxi here is that you can comfortably lower the window, without having to smell the stuffy air conditioner in the car.
  • Grab: Da Lat has a very advanced Grab service. You should also call Grab if the location is well-defined because the Grab guys are quite familiar with the area. The cost of using Grab is reasonable and less expensive than using a cab.
  • Motorbike: This is the choice of many tourists when coming to Da Lat. If you love to explore, or go with a group of friends who like to be free, renting a motorbike is the most reasonable. Because the price of car rental is quite cheap, only from 80 to 100 thousand a day, comfortable for you to enjoy.

2. Top 10 destinations that tourists should visit in Dalat tour

2.1. Da Lat Clay Tunnel 

  • Address: Hoa Hong, Ward 4, Da Lat City.
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:00
  • Ticket price for children is 30,000 VND/child (children < 1.3m)
  • Ticket price for adults is 90,000 VND/person

This is an extremely unique place to visit in Da Lat. Most of the architecture here is made of hard fired clay. You will come across models of famous cultural and historical landmarks across the country that are reconstructed in clay here just like the real thing.  All eyes are drawn to the distinctive clay color that extends from the center of the settlement to its edge. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the intricately molded pictures on the clay. Don’t wear high heels because you can only walk here.

2.2.  Dalat Railway Station

  • Address: No. 1, Ward 10, City. Da Lat
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00

Dalat Railway is the oldest station in Indochina. It is recognized as a national architectural historical relic. Many tourists visit this place to save the beautiful images of an ancient Da Lat. With train cars, railroad tracks, and railroad tunnels, you can capture photos. You can better appreciate this location’s breathtaking beauty by examining it from various angles. Because of this, many couples decide to have their wedding photos taken here.

2.3. Lam Vien Square 

  • Address: Tran Quoc Toan Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Opening hours: Open all day

Lam Vien Square is located in the city center, opposite the romantic Xuan Huong Lake. You can visit the performing arts palace with 1,500 seats or enjoy coffee and drinks in beautiful cafes and bars inside the flower bud with a pointed pyramid design.

Visitors are drawn to Lam Vien Square by the area’s dog attractions and roller skating competitions. In addition, you can fill up on a variety of foods such grilled rice paper, roasted duck, strawberry shake, and grilled corn. Perhaps as a result, so few visitors to the city of thousands of flowers overlook it.

2.4. City Flower Garden 

  • Address: Tran Quoc Toan, Ward 8, Da Lat City.
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00

Right in the heart of Da Lat, next to the romantic Xuan Huong Lake, you will see a blooming flower garden. That is the city flower garden. If you are a flower-loving soul, you will be surprised to see the brilliant beauty of all the flowers here. You can freely take beautiful pictures with flowers, miniatures created from flowers. The entrance fee is very cheap. So, don’t forget to visit here on your Dalat tour.

2.5. Da Lat Market

  • Address: Hoa Binh area, ward 1, Da Lat City
  • Ticket price: Open for free. Tourists only pay the cost of parking 10,000 VND/car and eating, shopping.

The Da Lat night market is a distinctive cultural aspect of Da Lat tourism. Coming here will cause you to become lost in a crowded area filled with things or an infinite culinary paradise. You can purchase clothes, trinkets, dried fruits as gifts, as well as baked foods like rice paper, eggs, maize, and potatoes.

2.6. Xuan Huong Lake

  • Address: Ward 1, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province

Anyone coming to the center of Da Lat is also amazed by the beauty of Xuan Huong Lake – the green pearl of the city – with pine trees, flower clusters, green lawn, helping to embellish the romantic look of this place. In particular, in the spring, there is a glimpse of cherry apricot blossoms gently blooming on the edge of Xuan Huong Lake. Here, you can roam around Xuan Huong Lake on double bicycles, stop at Thuy Ta or Bich Cau to enjoy a hot cup of coffee amidst the beautiful natural scenery.

2.7. Lang Biang Mountain

  • Address: Lac Duong town, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province
  • Ticket price: 30,000 VND/1 adult; 15,000 VND/1 child

Like the heart of Da Lat, Langbiang mountain is famous for its type of picnic, nature exploration, attracting young people who love backpacking and adventurers. This place is the common home of many precious herbs and birds. At Lang Biang mountain in Da Lat, the usual activity is sightseeing. In addition, you can try climbing, paragliding, and conquering the top of the mountain.

2.8. Truc Lam Zen Monastery

  • Address: Truc Lam Yen Tu Street, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Opening hours: 05:00 – 21:00

Truc Lam Zen Monastery belongs to the Truc Lam Yen Tu sect and is currently one of the largest monasteries in Vietnam. Not only possessing a landscape in harmony with nature, attracting many visitors, Truc Lam Zen Monastery is also a favorite destination of pilgrims and scholars who come to learn about Buddhism and the spirit of Zen Buddhism in Vietnam in Tran life and spiritual path.

When visiting Truc Lam Zen Monastery on a fine day, you will be able to see Tuyen Lam Lake’s face shining with golden sunlight from above. Five streams can also be seen running toward the lake in the distance, which appears to be nature’s protective hand over the entire region. If you have the time, you can hire a small boat and cruise the lake to thoroughly appreciate the serene surroundings.

2.9. Datanla Waterfall

  • Address: Highway 20, Prenn Pass, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Ticket price: 30,000 VND/1 adult; 10,000 VND/1 child

The longest forest skating system in Southeast Asia and other fun activities can be found at the Datanla waterfall, which is a stunning cascade located right in the middle of the city. Prenn Pass’s Datanla Waterfall, which is more than 20 meters tall and situated upstream of the stream, ensures that the water flow is always steady and smooth.

Coming to Datanla waterfall tourist area, you can participate in the experience of games from gentle to adventurous. In particular, you should try the only fascinating slide game in Dalat. In addition, you can participate in the high rope swing activity, or swing over the waterfall to challenge your bravery. Of course, Datanla is indispensable for boating and taking the cable car to see the nature of the mountains and forests of Da Lat.

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2.10. Valley of Love

  • Address: 90B Van Thanh, Ward 5, Da Lat City, Lam Dong

Although Da Lat is increasingly developing with many attractive tourist destinations, the Valley of Love DaLat still “fascinates” visitors thanks to its unique and original charm. This is one of the top attractions in Da Lat, about 5 kilometers north of the city center. The presence of winding roads, flower gardens and luxuriant fruit trees in the Valley of Love makes you think you’ve stepped into the studio of a Korean movie. Besides taking pictures to check-in, you can participate in many other attractive tourist experiences such as visiting the Tuong Sap Area, going on a gong exchange tour or organizing team-building…

3. Must-try dishes during your Da Lat tour

3.1. Baked rice paper and soy milk

Some suggestions for Baked Rice Paper addresses for visitors (prices range from 11,000 VND/1 piece)

  • Dalat night market, Hoa Binh area.
  • Di Dinh baked rice paper: 26 Hoang Dieu, Ward 5
  • Baked rice paper 61: 61 Nguyen Van Troi
  • Bui Thi Xuan grilled rice paper: 180 Bui Thi Xuan

3.2. Can Cake

Some recommended Can Cake addresses for visitors (Price starts from 20,000 VND / 1 serving)

  • Shared House Cake: 13 Shared Houses
  • Banh Can Doc Nha Lang: 15A Nguyen Bieu, Ward 1

3.3. Bread shumai

Some recommended places of Banh Mi Xiu Mai for visitors (Price from 15,000 VND /1 piece)

  • Dalat Market, Hoa Binh area.
  • Shop BH: 16A Nguyen Chi Thanh

3.4. Hot Pot – Grilled

Some Hotpot – Grilled addresses for visitors (Price ranges from 60,000 VND to 300,000 VND depending on each dish)

  • Quan Hanh: 150 Bui Thi Xuan
  • Nang Huong Restaurant Da Lat: 29 alley 1 Hoang Dieu
  • Yersin beef hot pot restaurant: 27/44A Yersin

4. Must-try coffees in Da Lat tour

4.1. Coffee Shop Tui Mo To

  • Address: Alley 31 Sao Nam
  • Opening hour: 07:45 – 21:45

4.2. Coffee shop Cheo Veooo

  • Address: 116 Hung Vuong, Da Chien alley, Da Lat
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 19:00

4.3. Thoi Thanh Xuan

  • Address: 9 Trieu Viet Vuong, Da Lat
  • Opening hour: 08:00 – 20:00

4.4. Binh Minh Oi coffee shop

  • Address: 89 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ward 10, Da Lat City, Lam Dong
  • Opening hour: 04:30 – 22:00

4.5. Kong Coffee

  • Address: Da Chien, Ward 11, Da Lat City, Lam Dong
  • Opening hour: 08:00 – 22:00

5. Conclusion

The weather in Dalat changes constantly, during the day it can be quite sunny but at night it is quite cold. To have the most complete Dalat tour, visitors should prepare enough clothes and necessary items. Hopefully, the above article will help visitors have more useful experiences for their trip. Contact Metta Voyage immediately to update more interesting travel information and the most detailed tour schedule!

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