Da Lat Central Highland Private Food Tour

Da Lat is the city of love, flowers, nostalgia. Thanks to its limited involvement in the war, Dalat has kept much of the French influence and architecture which gives it its European charm. Time seems to move slowly in Da Lat; the locals are never in a rush, they would rather slow down to enjoy life.

People love the cool climate in Da Lat which reaches around 18 Celsius all-year-round. With this cool climate as well as its fertile soils, the Da Lat is able to grow flowers, crops, vegetables, and fruits and produce coffee, tea, and wine. No wonder the Da Lat is making a buzz in the travel and food industry.  Xuan Tu’s private food adventure will immerse you in the sight, smell and taste of the most famous food in Central Highland of Vietnam.

This Private Tour is NOT about the international food chains that have started to import their blandness into our country, neither is it the higher-end establishments that have popped up to tempt western tastes and western wallets!  This is about food for everyday Vietnam, food that stimulates all five senses at everyday prices for local people, and prepared with pride at market food stalls, make-shift street restaurants and in what sometimes appears to be the owner’s front room!

We meet at your Da Nang hotel at 16.00 to start our foodie journey. We try at least 9 local delicacies which could include Special Da Lat coffee, Can Cake, Xap Xap, Banh Beo, Ha Cao, Vietnamese pizza, Nem Nuong and finishing this foodie part of our evening by trying the local’s favourite dessert!  All depending of course on availability and your personal preferences. 

Finally, though, our evening will come to a close at around 20.30, we return you safely to your hotel or give you great recommendations for the rest of your evening in this most vibrant of Asian cities.

What’s included:

  • a full 4½ hour private guided tour in English
  • all food has taken
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • Da Lat hotel meet

What’s excluded:

  • meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed

 

Da Lat Countryside & Waterfalls Private Tour

Today, and after your breakfast, we set out for our special Da Lat countryside and waterfalls full-day tour including Pongour Waterfall. The waterfall is imposing, but not formidable. Its beauty is poetic and praised by the locals as well as tourists.

Its polished steps look like a natural amphitheatre! A stream of water powerfully plunges down these seven staircases, filling the air with a loud sound.

Then we have time to enjoy Da Lat’s amazing cuisine for lunch, we give great recommendations

We continue visiting the dramatic Elephant Falls – a larger but less developed waterfall set at the bottom of a mountain pass. Elephant Falls is by far the most dramatic in the region and is set against a magnificent backdrop. The gushing wall of water spills over the curved cliff, down onto the moss-covered rocks, and into the river below. 

A rough set of steps fashioned into the rock face follow the waterfall to its base where it’s true power can really be appreciated. If you want to be adventurous, you can walk through the refreshing spray of the waterfall and into the cave behind!

Then we stop at our favourite coffee shops with a 360-degree panoramic view of green tea and coffee farms will surely bring you the feeling of peace is hard to describe.

What’s included:

  • a full 10 hour private guided tour in English
  • all entry fees
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air
  • conditioned vehicle & my professional driver.

What’s excluded:

  • meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed

Private Da Lat ‘Highlights’ City Tour

Da Lat is a jewel in the hot, humid, jungle landscapes of Vietnam. This beautiful town could be mistaken for a European town thousands of miles away and is one of my personal favourites in Vietnam.

Often nicknamed “The City of Eternal Spring”, Da Lat has a temperate climate making it an ideal escape from the heat and humidity of other areas. This climate means that the area is ripe for growing plant species that would not survive in the rest of Vietnam such as strawberry plants, pine trees and artichokes.

The cool, comfortable climate is the reason the French first developed the area in the 1890s. Seeking an escape from the all-consuming heat and humidity of the south, it features French-style villas, hotels and boulevards, many of which still remain. 

Da Lat was fortunate enough to remain relatively untouched by the ravages of war and has kept much of the French influence and architecture which gives it its European charm. 

Our full-day tour visits many of the ‘highlights’ including Cremaillere Railway Station, a classic preserved 1920’s piece of architecture – we even include a short train ride to Trai Mat Village with its hydrangea garden and flowers farm! We continue our tour to Linh Phuoc Pagoda, also called Ve Chai Pagoda, was built from debris of glass, pottery bowls and porcelain.

We have time to enjoy Da Lat’s amazing cuisine for lunch, we give great recommendations

Then visiting the 1930’s ‘art-deco’ Bao Dai’s Palace with its wonderful views over Da Lat itself and the Crazy House – a wacky and tacky place but so entertaining! We don’t forget the French Quarter, with its many abandoned grand villas.

What’s included:

  • a full 10 hour private guided tour in English
  • all entry fees
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air
  • conditioned vehicle & my professional driver.

What’s excluded:

  • meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed