November 4th - 9th 2019
Ho Chi Minh
Buon Me Thuot
Southern Vietnam Coffee Road Trip
6 days / 5 nights
Join us on the trip to explore the truly unspoiled Vietnam in a hassle-free way. If you are a coffee lover, this tour also allows you to take a glimpse to coffee of Vietnam – the world's second largest exporter. During the tour, you can try some of the very best coffee available from different parts of the country, visit coffee plantation, and learn the art of coffee and many more.
Nov. 4th - Nov. 9th 2019
Day 1: HCM City transfer flight to Buon Me Thuot
We will pick you up from your hotel in HCM city and transfer you to the airport for the flight to Buon Me Thuot. Pick up airport on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check in & stay overnight in Buon Me Thuot.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, internal flight tickets, dinner, hotel***.
Day 2: Buon Me Thuot – Lak Lake full day
8:00 am, pick-up and transfer to Lak Lake, make stops along the road sides for taking pictures and sight-seeings, Especially, ride elephant to cross Lak Lake (1 hour), do dug-out canoe on Lak Lake (1 hour).
Visit the 3 different villages of Yang Lá, Lê and Jun to discover the multi-cultures & the traditional customs of the indigenous M’nông R’lâm. Have lunch with special dishes at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we continue the trip to visit 2 famous waterfalls: D’ray Nur & D’ray Sap (about 02 hours of walk), visit an Ede Village (near the falls) to explore its Martriarchal Society. Move on the journey to visit the plantations of coffee, pepper and rubber. Go back to Buon Ma Thuot.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, local boat, guesthouse.
Day 3: Buon Me Thuot – coffee affair – evening flight to HCM city
Pick up at your hotel in Buon Ma Thuot at 8:00 AM for a morning coffee at one of the local coffee shops, where our guide explains you about the Vietnam’s cultures and etiquette of drinking coffee.
We then set off to visit the waterfalls of D’rayNur. Take in the magnificent view and listen to the tales of these waterfalls. Then visit an Ede Village (near the waterfalls) which is famous for their impressive long houses and explore the Ede’s Matriarchal Society. Afterwards, we visit the coffee plantation, and, depending on the season, you may be able to talk to the farmers there. Then visit a factory on the way to learn about the coffee making process. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, wecontinue the trip to visit the Kotam village, the Ede's Water Wharf, next have a relaxing visit at the Trung Nguyen coffee house, where you can select your best coffee to drink. The tour finishes by 5:30 PM and transfer you straight to the airport for the evening flight to HCM city.
Arrive in HCM city after 45minutes flying, we pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Check in and stay overnight in HCM.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fees, lunch, water & tissues, flight tickets, hotel***
Day 4: HCM City, coffee tour + city tour
Have breakfast, then we start the tour at 8:00 AM with coffee tour van, you have to chance to study deeply about making coffee process in Saigon from from seed to cup. We quickly review different methods of processing, roasting and brewing coffee including using a V60, an espresso machine, and a traditional Vietnamese filter (Phin). Led by our Top 5 barista in Vietnam, the workshop starts with an introduction to the background of Vietnam’s coffee industry and the species of coffee that are produced in Vietnam coffee growing region. Then, it’s time to taste the distinctive flavors by different ways of preparing the coffee beans and roll up your sleeves as you learn how to make the the amazing Café SuaDa.
The next site in our coffee tour of this day takes you to one of the oldest local coffee in Saigon, which is operated by three sister ladies – Cheo Leo coffee with 80 year old. Coming to see they make the coffee as simple traditional way, but the flavor is very nice and different with the model style.
In the afternoon, we visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, hotel***
Day 5: Hieu village – Pho Doan – Hanoi
Your last day here at this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers so take the chance to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village. We then take an easy walk in about 1.5hoursto the town-let of this nature reserve where you van is waiting for us. Lunch at one of the local restaurants before having a scenic drive back to Hanoi. Finish our trip at your hotel around 5:00 PM. Your tour finishes at hotel in Hanoi.
Driving Distance: about 235 km
Trekking Distance: 8 km
Trail Difficulty: 2/5
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, permit, hotel***
Day 6: HCM City – departure
Breakfast at hotel. Depending on your flight you may have some more time for shopping. Then we transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Goodbye, and hope to see you again soon!
Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Accommodations on a twin/double basis as per itinerary. Extra USD 183.00pp for Single Room Supplement;
All ground transportation as per options with experienced drivers;
English Speaking Coffee expert guide
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
Some Lunches and Dinners
Accommodation on the last day
Gratuities and Personal Natures
And What is NOT included on the Inclusion List
Minimum Age and Fitness Level
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
An average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake this tour.
Appropriate travel insurance is compulsory to participate in this tour. Evidence of travel insurance policy with the following minimum criteria will be requested ahead of the trip:
Overseas medical and dental expenses;
Coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and 24-hour emergency assistance/rescue;
Pre-trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel delay; and
Loss of baggage and personal effects.