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.