Da Lat


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Discover Da Lat

Thanks to its 1500m high altitude, Da Lat is a popular destination with locals who want to escape the heat of the south. Don’t worry, it doesn’t get as cold as in SaPa, but wearing a jacket in the evening won’t be a bad idea.

In Da Lat, you can rent a motorbike and visit nearby waterfalls and coffee farms. You can also explore the city on foot, or join a canyoning tour to abseil waterfalls.

While Da Lat is a great destination for adventurous travellers, it is also known as the flower city of romance and even has a little Eiffel Tower!

Note that Da Lat is among the most visited cities during the Tet holiday in January/February (Vietnamese New Year). During this public holiday, it will be very hard to find any accommodation if you don’t book in advance!

How to get to Da Lat

Leaving fromDurationPrices fromSee details
Dalat Airport
(Lien Khuong Int’l Airport)
45 minutesfrom 40,000 VND ($1.70)Dalat Airport to Dalat
Hoi An3.5-15 hoursfrom 370,000 VND ($15.50)Hoi An to Dalat
Quy Nhon7.5-8.5 hoursfrom 367,000 VND ($15.50)Quy Nhon to Dalat
Nha Trang3-4 hoursfrom 220,000 VND ($9)Nha Trang to Dalat
Mui Ne4-5.5 hoursfrom 230,000 VND ($9.50)Mui Ne to Dalat
Ho Chi Minh2.5-8 hoursfrom 360,000 VND ($15)Ho Chi Minh to Dalat
Da Lat city

Our favourite places to stay in Da Lat

Redhouse Backpacker Hostel

At Redhouse Backpacker Hostel you will easily meet many fellow travellers. Make new friends during breakfast or the (free) BBQ and explore the city of DaLat together! Dorm-beds already start from $3 and even include free buffet breakfast!

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Doc May Boutique Villa

Want to enjoy the romantic city of DaLat while staying in the city center? Doc May Boutique Villa is located in the center of DaLat and surrounded by many nice restaurants. From $29 you get a double room with excellent breakfast and very comfy beds!

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The Orchid Villa Dalat

This Villa is great home from where you can easily explore the surroundings of DaLat. They have a map with points of interests and can arrange a scooter to explore all these places on your own. Rooms with mountain view start from $47. Enjoy the great views while having a delicious breakfast served to your room!

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About the author(s)

Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.