Pongour Waterfall Dalat
Dalat Sunset
Dalat Coffee
Dalat Highlands
Golden Buddha Dalat

Da lat

  • Mountains, waterfalls and lakes
  • French colonial architecture
  • Great hiking & mountain biking
  • Cool temperate climate
  • The Vietnamese in holiday mood!
Dalat Hotels
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Originally built by the French in the early 1900s, Dalat was for a time the capital of the whole of French Indochina, and much of the charming colonial architecture remains from these days. The countryside surrounding the city is truly beautiful - pine-clad mountains, waterfalls & lakes, tea & coffee plantations. Dalat is a breath of fresh air - literally. The temperatures here are much lower than you'd expect in the tropics, because of the altitude - 1500 meters above sea level.

These days the city is popular with Vietnamese holiday makers, particularly honeymooners, so a visit here affords an opportunity to see the Vietnamese at play. The Vietnamese that you'll encounter here are some of the friendliest you'll meet - after all, they're on holiday too!

What to see, what to do?
With an organised city tour, you can take in the main sights - The Palaces, the historic railway station, the Crazy House and Dalat Market, and more.

For a tour of the sites around Dalat, we recommend an Easy Rider motorbike tour, great for visiting lakes, waterfalls, & coffee plantations among other highlights. We can arrange the same tour in a jeep if you prefer.

Dalat is great for action sports: Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and canyoning can all be arranged.

When To Come:
November - March
April - June
July - October More info
In Dalat, November to April are the driest months, with the rainy season lasting May to October - but even in the rainy season you'll often get sunny days. The average temperature is 14 - 23 degrees C, with not that much variation over the whole year.

We Love:
Taking in the surrounding area of Dalat on the back of an Easy Rider motorcycle guide, including lunch served with some great anecdotes - you can do this tour by jeep or private car if the motorbike sounds too uncomfortable!