Welcome to Buon Ma Thuot

That's largely down to its coffee: the surrounding region grows some of the best in Vietnam. Buon Ma Thuot plays host to a biennial Coffee Festival that sees gallons of the black nectar drunk amid much merry-making.

Most travellers stop here en route to the nearby attractions: Yok Don National Park, Vietnam's largest nature reserve, a few striking waterfalls and heaps of minority villages which are home to 44 ethnic groups, the dominant ones being the Ede, Jarai, M’nong and Lao. Buon Ma Thuot's worthwhile museum offers a fine introduction to the minorities.

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$2800 Shows, Concerts & Sports

14 Days Hanoi to Saigon Motorbike Tour via Ho Chi Minh Trail

Day 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong 160km8:00AM our team will come and pick you up to our garage station to take the motorbike we chose the day before and head to the Southwest of Hanoi to take in fresh air through the rice field and rural villages of northern Vietnam countryside. Day 2: Pu Luong – Vinh City 270kmToday we head south on a beautiful winding road, which follows the banks of the Ma River. After some hours riding on the  quiet road along Ho Chi Minh trail.Day 3: Vinh – Huong Khe 160kmAfter a short ride we will arrive birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in the Kim Lien Village, after that you will head to the Ho Chi Minh Highway via the Thanh Chuong District. Reach Huong Khe town at 5:00pm Day 4: Huong Khe – Dong Hoi 210 kmToday we’ll leave for Dong Hoi via Phong Nha – Ke Bang  with a stop to visit Ho Chi Minh Trail monument.Day 5: Dong Hoi – Dong Ha 200kmThe ride is also on the new, quiet highway. Along the way, there will be a short stop at the Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. Then, you will head to the Dong Ha town passing the Ben Tat Bridge to cross the Ben Hai River.Day 6: Dong Ha -A Luoi 200kmMotorbiking a long Truong Son foothill to reach Khe Sanh Base. Head down to A Luoi for the night stay in a small guest house.Day 7: A Luoi – Hoi An 240kmThis day’s riding is the best riding of the whole route.  you will get to see the stunning scenery of primitive forests backed by the imposing Truong Son mountain range. Day 8: Hoi AnEnjoy a free day to explore Hoi An or ride to Da Nang where US Marine landed in 1964.Day 9: Hoi An -Phuoc Son 200kmWe head to My Son in the morning to visit a complex of Hindu temples that were constructed by the Champa kingdom then head to Phuoc SonDay 10: Kham Duc – Kon Tum 190kmOn this day we will visit different minority villages, ride over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko River. Day 11: Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot 240kmIn the morning we drive south through the Central Highlands, passing Pleiku and then the Ia Drang Valley battlefield, before continuing onto Buon Ma ThuotDay 12: Buon Ma Thuot – Dalat 200kmRiding along Highway 27, one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the Central Highlands, winding its way to Lak Lake then reach DalatDay 13: Da Lat – Mui Ne 230kmTake a visit to Da Lat central market and railway station before departing for picturesque coastal town of Mui Ne. Day 14: Mui Ne – Saigon 230kmOn our last day we will visit Thay Thim temple and more about the Champa history and culture when you visit their old towers. Have lunch half way and reach Saigon at about 5:00pmEnjoy the ride and see the amazing Vietnam!

$1998 Outdoor Activities

Vietnam Adventure 15 days 14 nights

Day 1: Hanoi ­ - Ha Long Bay – Ninh Binh (L/D)Visit Halong Bay, an iconic beauty spot and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We embark on a sailing boat we will transfer to Ninh Binh. Day 2: Ninh Binh ­ - Phong Nha (L/D) After time visit Pagoda and Temple, Thung Nham bird Garden. Overnight train to Phong Nha­ Ke Bang National Park.Day 3: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (B/L)Phong Nha ­Ke Bang,Eight Lady Cave. Paradise Cave. Dark Cave by zipline or for the slightly less adventurous, kayaks. Day 4: Cycling and Trekking (B/L)Today is free for you to cycle around & explore the town. Day 5:  Phong Nha - Vinh Moc Tunnel - Hue (B/L)Visit Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). After this you will arrive in Hue, discover Thien Mu pagoda. Day 6: Hue city tour ­ Beach (B/L)After breakfast, our tour guide will accompany you to the Imperial Citadel and visit Minh Mang Tomb. Day 7: Hai Van Pass – Hoi An (B/L)Depart Hue in the morning as ride motorbikes all the way to Hoi An. Day 8: Hoi An Free (B)Visit Tra Que village.  And explore the Old Town’s thousands of tailor shops, art galleries and riverside market or simply kick back on the beach. Day 9: Buon Ma Thuot (B/L/D)Exploring  Buon Ma Thuot,  Yok Don which next to the Cambodian border and check out the local village which we call home for the night. Day 10: Yok Don National Park - Da Lat (B/L)After breakfast we head back to  Buon Ma Thuot then drive to Da Lat. Day 11: Adventure Da Lat (B/L)Through the  Da Lat countryside. Sit down for a local dinner in Da Lat and enjoy the town. Day 12: Da Lat - Mui Ne (B/L)This provides plenty of opportunity to coast downhill on a bicycle on secondary roads. Day 13: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)A lazy morning with breakfast around the pool is welcomed before we head out to  Ho Chi Minh City. Day 14: Mekong Delta (B/L)We head for the  Mekong Delta, After lunch we take rowboats then returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)There are no activities planned for the final day so you’re able to continue the rest of your journey at any time.

$393 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 days Highland Coffee Discovery from Nha Trang

Day 1: Nha Trang - Buon Ma Thuot (-/L/D)Buon Ma Thuot nestled in a crook of the Serepok River, where we’ll be heading to for this tour. The land surrounding Buon Ma Thuot features some unique and traditional culture, as well as being the producer of Vietnam’s best coffee beans. After arriving and having lunch, we’ll take you to explore the highlights of this traditional town, including traditional tribal longhouses and an Amakong ancient house. We’ll end the activities for the day by visiting a Coffee village to sample one of the cups of coffee that Buon Ma Thuot is famous for. After returning you to your hotel you’ll have the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.Day 2: Buon Ma Thuot (B/L/D)The Central Highlands area is home to rich culture including fascinating ethnic groups, we’ll take you to learn all about them at the Ethnographic Museum. Next we’ll pay a visit to Khai Doan Pagoda, which boasts a unique feature, a design that is a combination of the Central Highlands long house and palaces of the Hue Royal Court. Continue to Dray Sap waterfall which fed by the Serepok River, a major tributary of the Mekong River that flows from the Central Highlands into north eastern Cambodia. Back to centre feel free to explore city in the evening after dinner. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.Day 3: Dak Lak - Nha Trang (B/L/-)After breakfast, we’ll take a trip to the largest natural body of water in the central highlands, Lak Lake surrounded by rice paddies. At lovely Lak Lake, you have the opportunity to go boating in a dugout canoe. After having lunch, we’ll take you back to Nha Trang.

$29 Tours & Sightseeing

Amazing Coffee full-day tour in Buon Ma Thuot - Daklak

Morning:Guide of CHD TRAVEL picks up guests around 08h00’ and depart to some places of coffee farms, plantations, factories…Guide will give overall information about Buon Ma Thuot coffee industry as history of coffee trees in the Central Highlands and Vietnam, Buon Ma Thuot brandname and geographical indication (GI), the best robusta coffee exporter, coffee culture and value…Kien Cuong Civet Coffee:Learn how to raise and care the civets. Coffee gardens where civets eat beans in season.Learn how civets to produce civet coffee considered “a distinctive taste and flavour coffee”.Taste cup of civet coffee (at your own’s account).Trung Nguyen Coffee village:Distinguish the differences among some kinds of coffee trees as Arabica, Robusta, Cherry…Visit Coffee museum as objects displaced from many international coffee producers.Drink and sip coffees at coffee house.Shopping at coffee store.G20 Coffee factoryLearn the procedures of coffee bean buying from farmers (wet/dry coffee processings),See how to roast, and grind coffee,Be as workers to pack instant coffee for exporting,Instant coffee for export,Taste pure coffee and cocoa,Buy some coffees as your gifts.Lunch at Pho Viet restaurant.Afternoon:Visit the nursery farms:How to select the beans for nursery and transplant.How to care new trees by the farmers.Visit the coffee platations in Thang Loi farms.Learn how to plant the coffee trees, especially the Robusta in Thang Loi coffee farms such as caring, watering, branch and grass cutting, harvesting, wet/dry processing, selling and buying…Inter-plantings in the coffee farms as avocado, pepper, durian, jack trees…Harvest coffee beans with the local (in seasonal from October to December)Shopping at some coffee handicraft stores…

$18 Shows, Concerts & Sports

The Ede hilltribe Cultures and Musical Gong show in Buon Ma Thuot city

Our show normally starts every night from 7:00 PM at the traditional village of the Ede in Buon Ma Thuot city, or  we can enjoy in Lak lake (56km away from the city). The gong show duration is about 01 hours inside the long house, even some big groups we organize outside with the fire (if no rain). First, our experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel inside the city then transfer to the village for gong musical dancing show with local wine drinking "ruou can". The show is so unique with the goongs, musical instruments, singing and local tribal dances, sipping the local wine on the jar... .

$24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-day city tour around Buon Ma Thuot city

Morning or afternoon half-day tour with meal We depart from hotels in Buon Ma thuot city by welcoming our tour-guide (English or French). Firstly, Visit Khai Doan Wooden Pagoda, was built between 1951 and 1953. Walk down Doc Hoc stream where the locals grow many kinds of vegetables, see them as harvesting... Visit Cocoa garden where trees and fruits are seen (drinks cocoa shakes at your own). Continue going to the coffee plantations at Buon Nieng to learn how the farmers do the farms round year. Trobuh Botanic garden where you can see the biggest dugout canoe, wild orchid collections, and the special pieces of lithophone...Back to the city to discover the Vietnamese culinaries as Bun Chia "Vietnamese rice noodle with pork", or banh uot "Rice cake eating with grilled pork" or Nem nuong "grilled sausage"... End the tour.