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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$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.

$347 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…

$61 Day Trips & Excursions

City tour in Buon Ma Thuot & Lak lake exploring activities

Join this tour to see how the coffee come to you from just a tiny tree to all the way to the ground coffee.Tour will start at 08:00 when we pick you up to see the city of Buon Ma Thuot.Firstly of we will go to AkoDhong village of the E-de people built in 1956: long house-on-stilts, E-de shop with hand embroidery and the village chief’s house (Ama H’Rin house). Then keep on going to Trung Nguyen Coffee Village to see the sample garden of growing three main compartments namely Cherry, Arabiaca, Robusta coffee trees; then see the coffee museum where over 500 objects displayed relating to processing coffee from many countries. Then we will see the special architectural space and style of ancient houses in Hue or airy space with coffee drinks (at your own’s account)Next stop we will move to Daklak Museum: Ethnography, a well-design museum to learn more about culture of the city and life of minorities people. Then we pay a visit at  Kien Cuong civet coffee to see how we farm and process the famous weasel-coffee ( the most expensive coffee in the world), you can try the real civet coffee their also.Afterward we depart to Lak Lake, have lunch at Lak lake restaurant with some local specialities. We walk around the village to join in the local people’s lifestyles and hear about their traditions and cultures…. Elephant riding and dug-out canoe trip on the lake to get such amazing experiences.Lastly we head back to Buon Ma Thuot, on the way stop to see the coffee and pepper gardens.

$37 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

City tour in Buon Ma Thuot and Draysap Waterfall

* Guide of CHD TRAVEL picks up guests at hotel around 08h00’ and depart to visit some spotlights of Buon Ma Thuot city: AkoDhong village of the E-de people built in 1956: long house-on-stilts, E-de shop with hand embroidery and the village chief’s house (Ama H’Rin house). Trung Nguyen Coffee Village: Three main compartments namely Cherry, Arabiaca, Robusta coffee trees; coffee museum where over 500 objects displayed relating to processing coffee from many countries; a special architectural space and style of ancient houses in Hue or airy space with coffee drinks (at your own’s account) Daklak Museum: Ethnography, bio-diversification and history. Kien Cuong civet coffee: civet raising and coffee farm. * Lunch * Depart to Draysap waterfall,guests will have nice pictures of mushroom and long houses-on-stilts. -      Learn about the flora in the forestalong the way to the waterfall. -      Visit impressive waterfall of Draysap: -      Away 30km from Buon Ma Thuot City, Draysap as E-de language means the Misty waterfall. The misty is by the its water falls from about 30m height, 100m length creating an amazing veil of mist.   -      Walk along the path leading up to the fresh stream where guests can have swim. * Return to Buon Ma Thuot, on the way drop into coffee plantations and pepper gardens. * Visit the local village Tuôr of the E-de.   End the tour program!

$610 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Original Central Highlands of Vietnam Tours - Highlights with CHD Travel

DAY 1:      HO CHI MINH CITY - DALAT (D)Flight to Dalat, the city located 1,500m (4,900 ft) above sea level. Our guide and driver pick-up to visit Crazy house, Bảo Đại's summer palace, for an insight into the daily life of the last Vietnamese Emperor and his family. Dinner and overnight in Dalat. DAY 2:  DA LAT CITY TOUR  (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Dalat railway station and take the train to Trai Mat visiting Linh Phuoc pagoda. Lunch. Visit the City flower garden, with a profusion of colorful blooms, including flowers rarely seen elsewhere in Vietnam and Truc Lam monastery and Tuyen Lam lake. Drop into the central market of Dalat. Dinner and overnight in DalatDAY 3: DA LAT - LAK  LAKE  (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Drive 150km (around 4 hours) to Lak lake. Lunch. Take a elephant ride across the lake and a canoe trip on the lake. Explore the native villages of the M’nong hill tribe as Jun, Le. Enjoy the gong music show with rice wine drinking with the M’Nong. Later we drive up to the hill top to visit Bao Dai villa. Dinner and overnight at homestay M’nong hill-tribe village. DAY 4: LAK LAKE – DRAYSAP WATERFALL – DON VILLAGE (B,L,D)Breakfast at the homestay. Back to Buon Ma Thuot and visit Daklak Museum, the Draysap waterfall. Lunch. Transfer to Don Village which is located 55 km to the northwest of Buon Ma Thuot on the banks of the Srepok river, visit the tomb of elephant King, ancient house, M’Nong cemetary and the 300m bamboo suspension bridge over the Serepok river. Dinner and overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.DAY 5: BUON MA THUOT – PLEIKU   (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Trung Nguyen coffee museum and garden drinks at your own). Overland to Pleiku (180km, around 4.5 hours). Lunch. This afternoon we will visit Minh Thanh pagoda, T’Nung lake (famous for the volcanic crater) and local market. Dinner and overnight in Pleiku.DAY 6: PLEIKU - KON TUM – J’RAI VILLAGE   (B,L,D)Breakfast at the hotel. We visit tea plantations and the villages of J’rai village on the way to Kontum. Lunch. Visit the wooden church and Vinh Son Orphanage, Kontum seminary, Konklo village with Rong house and suspension bridge. Dinner and overnight in Kontum.DAY 7: KONTUM – HO CHI MINH TRAILS TO HOI AN   (B,L)Breakfast at the hotel. We drive our vehicle to Hoi An along the Ho Chi Minh trails. On the way, visit Sedang village and Dakto, a major battlefield during the American war with Phoenix airfield…Lunch en-route. Drive to hotel in Hoi An. End the tour.