The name Nha trang is a Vietnamese pronunciation of a Cham word Eatran orYjatan. Ea or Yja means river, and tran means reed. According to the locals,there once were a lot of reeds along Ngoc Hoi river. The river winds its waythrough the town. Ngoc Hoi was later renamed Nha Trang river.
Another theory of the origin of Nha Trang's name has a more amusing twist. Longago, in this part of the country, all the houses were made out of the reeds andmud gathered from Ngoc Hoi river. The only house that was made out of brickswere the house belonging to Dr. Yersin, a French immunologist who made his homehere. The house itself was painted prominently white and could be seen byvessels coming from far away. Once there was a foreign vessel passing by. Thecaptain asked his translator where he was. The translator not knowing where theywere blurted out Nha` tra('ng or white house in Vietnamese. The captain dulynoted on his chart Nha Trang. Because most foreign languages do not make use oftones, the captain's name for this part of the country stuck.
Da Lat city is probably one of Vietnam's most well known vacation destination.Since the turn of the century, Da Lat has been the vacation spot for well-to-dovietnamese and foreigners. It is the unofficial honeymoon mecca of Vietnam.Located on Lám Viên (Langbian) high lands, part of the greater Central highlands of Vietnam (Cao Nguyen Trung Phan), the city is 1500 m above sea level andis 305 km from Saigon. The name Da Lat originates from the hill tribe people inthis region. It literally means Stream of the Lat people.
Day 1: Nhatrang - Dalat ( L, D )
Dalat – the jewel of the Central Highlands. It is featured by a park-likeenvironment, with lovely temperature 15°-24°C and sunlight all year round, whichcreate numerous waterfalls, pinewood hills, lakes and evergreen forests andgardens. Upon arrival, you will first visit Prenn waterfalls about 10km awayfrom Dalat on the way, thenTuyen Lam Reservoir, Truc Lam grandiose temple. Havelunch, then take the horse cart round the hilly roads of Dalat to the gracefulXuan Huong Lake in the centre of the city is highly recommended. Dinner at localrestaurant. Evening, if you like to hike around by yourselves, remember thatcoffee and cake in Dalat are some of the best in Vietnam and easily to be foundin any finer cafes. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 2: Dalat - Nha Trang ( B, L )
After breakfast, you will go on having half day tour around Dalat city. Visitthe Summer Palace of Bao Dai, the last King of Vietnam, Dalat Flower Garden &Crazy House. Time is on your own to explore Dalat by yourself before transferingto Nha Trang. Lunch break on the way. The landway from Dalat to Nha Trang isvery sightworthy and photogenic passing pinewoods, waterfalls, farms of tea andcoffee.
Trip Included :
Pick up & drop off at hotels at the tour places
Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program
Food as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
All transfers and transportation
All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
Professional English speaking tour guide
Purified water & wet towel
full board, all admission fees, horse-cart, mineral waters & cold towels
Trip Excluded :
Visa application fee to Vietnam
Other meals and drinks
Late check out & early check in for accommodation at the places
Airport tax and departure tax
All other service not made on the written form
Tips and gratuities