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Dalat Nha Trang Tours – Tips For First-Time Visitors


Dalat Nha Trang tours have always been the first choice of tourists who visit Central Vietnam. Not only because of the close distance between the two towns but also because of the unique topography and differences in landscapes and culture that make Dalat Nhat Trang tours so attractive.

When to travel? How should the journey be like? Don’t let those questions bother you. Find out tips and helpful advice below to plan your wonderful trip to Dalat and Nha Trang.

Best time to travel Nha Trang – Dalat

Dalat and Nha Trang both have two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. While Nha Trang only “suffers” 4 months of the wet seasons, from September to December, Dalat has it longer, from June to November.

The dry season marks the comfortable weather with little to no rain. The temperature in Dalat varies during the day but always stay comfy throughout the daytime. The temperature in Nha Trang until April remains around 26 -27 degree Celsius.

If you want to embark on Dalat Nha Trang Tours, it’s advisable to visit the two towns in April and May since the weather in both is pleasant. This time is also not a high season; therefore, there will be no crowded tourists attractions. 

How to travel to Nha Trang from Dalat

The most convenient way to travel to Nha Trang from Dalat is by bus. The trip only takes 4 hours including a 30-minute break. The price is relatively cheap: 11 -15$

There are 3 main bus lines from Dalat to Nha Trang:

  • Phuong Trang Bus (including pick-up and deliver free of charge)
  • Sinh Cafe Bus
  • Mai Linh Bus

Tips: Always keep valuable things besides you on the bus.

Motorbike is an alternative for those who are adventurous and flexible. Traveling by motorbike can give you a real experience of mountains and passes from Dalat to Nha Trang. The route leads to small local villages where you can have a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Make sure to choose a good motorbike and feed it enough gasoline before the trip.

Tips for Dalat Nha Trang Tours

Islands and Waterfalls

Dalat and Nha Trang offer a total different dimension of nature. Once you are in Nha Trang, tours to surrounding islands are indispensable. There are 19 islands around Nha Trang, and it would take a long time to visit them all. However, you can choose one or two most impressive to visit. Those such as Yen Island, Whale Island, Diep Son Island are beautiful and less touristy than others.

Wonderful view in Binh Ba Island Nha Trang

Wonderful view in Binh Ba Island Nha Trang

There are also numerous waterfalls in and around Dalat. Some take only half an hour from the city center; some requires half a day to arrive. No matter how far the distance is, the view and nature are stunning and worth your time. Some waterfalls you should visit include Datanla, Elephant, and Pongour Waterfall.

Elephant Waterfall in Dalat

Elephant Waterfall in Dalat

Swimming and Hiking

Nha Trang is famous for beaches while Dalat has wonderful hiking trails to offer.

Hon Chong, Doc Let, and Duong beaches are famous beaches in Nha Trang where you can lie down on the white sand sunbathing while listening to the ocean’s symphony. The crystal-clear water and the comfortable weather are two contributing factors to make Nha Trang’s beaches attractive to tourists.

Crystal clear water

Crystal clear water

The most famous spot for trekking in Dalat is Lang Biang Mountain. The trekking trail features many interesting floral and fauna and breathtaking view of Lam Vien Plateau. It takes up to 3 to 4 hours to reach the peaks. Other new discovered places for trekking include Heaven gate in Dung K’No commune and Bi Doup Nui Ba National Park.

View from the top of Lang Biang

View from the top of Lang Biang


To understand Vietnamese culture, the easiest and most enjoyable way is to try street food. While you will get lost in the midst of seafood in Nha Trang, Dalat is more on the rice-meat cultural side.

Seafood can be found in many fine dining restaurants in Nha Trang and at the same time in many shabby street vendors. The price is surely different; however, you can’t tell which is better. Things you must try in Nha Trang are Banh Canh Cha Ca ( grilled fish noodles), grilled oysters and scallop with chopped onion and garlic.

Seafood is Nha Trang’s specialty

Seafood is Nha Trang’s specialty

Visiting Dalat, you only need to go to Dalat Night Market to experience Dalat food culture. From Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese pizza) to Bun Rieu (crab noodle) and My Quang (Quang Noodle) everything can be found with a moderate price in the market.

Banh Trang Nuong - A must-try in Dalat 

Banh Trang Nuong – A must-try in Dalat 

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