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Vietnam Central Highlands Quest

Vietnam Central Highlands Quest

4 Days / 3 NightsVietnam Unbekanntes Ho Chi Minh City Saigon AsiaTrips-26535fd4

from Pleiku / to Buon Ma Thuot

Tour Highlights
• 4 days and 3 nights
• Learn about genies and other local beliefs
• Experience life in stilted houses
• Meet the locals and get a glimpse of their daily lives
Travel through remote Vietnam, authentic experiences and adventure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pleiku – Kon Tum

On arrival at Pleiku Airport transfer 50-minutes to Kon Tum, and check into your hotel. This afternoon,  visit Gia Rai villages most interesting for their belief in genies.  Each village has a communal  stilt house called a rong, with a tall, steeply pitched thatched roof. No nails are used in the bamboo construction. At the end of the afternoon return to Kon Tum. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Kon Tum.

Day 2: Kon Tum – Kon Ko Tu Village Homestay (B, D)

This morning take a 1-hour drive to visit the Sodra people in Kon Ray and Kon Bil villages. Their homes are long stilt houses built out of bamboo and straw, secured with rattan. Next, travel to Kon Du, to view hand weaving on giant looms and the unique wooden statues in the cemeteries. Check out of the hotel and depart for the Bhanar Village of Kon Ko Tu. Upon arrival, trek 4km from Kon Ko Tu village along the Dak Bla riverbank, where local villagers are hard at work tending buffalos, preparing crops for harvest, and transporting there produce to the village market. Return by a pirogue to Kon Ko Tu village. Tonight, enjoy a local dinner with rice wine, a Gong show and Xoang dancing. Overnight in a Homestay.

Day 3: Kon Ko Tu Village Homestay Kontum – Buon Ma Thuot (B)

Depart Kon Ko Tu Village and return to Kom Tum to explore the town’s old wooden church. Continue on to visit the Bahnar hill tribe groups of Pleitenghia and Kanhnogokotu, where animist beliefs are still a part of everyday life. The most famous sprits are the kings of water, fire and wind, represented by shamans who are involved in rain-making ceremonies and other rituals. Depart the Kon Tum area on a 5 hour journey to Boun Ma Thuot, passing coffee, rubber, and pepper plantations. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, then, visit the local market with a huge array of fresh food and enjoy a cup of coffee. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot

Day 4: Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Dray Sap – Departure (B)

This morning, drive 1.5 hr to Lak Lake. Visit Jun ethnic minority village, where people still follow their ancestral ways of fishing, weaving brocade, and water farming. Enjoy an elephant ride through Lak Lake. On the way back to Buon Ma Thuot, visit Dray Sap waterfall. Drive to Buon Ma Thuot airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City (depending on your flight details).

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2015 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 550 923 66
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (February 2016). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Kon Tum: Indochine Hotel *** (Standard Room)
Kon Ko Tu: Homestay
Buon Ma Thout: Saigon Ban Me Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)

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