Dalat is located in mountainous Lam Đong Province, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. There are dozens of waterfalls dotted throughout the area. This video offers a vicarious tour of the region’s best cascades. For anyone who wants more practical information – including photos, maps and directions – about visiting these waterfalls, take a look at my complete Guide to Dalat’s Waterfalls.
* This video is best viewed in HD quality, if the strength of your internet connection allows. Watch below or watch on YouTube HERE.
VIDEO: Dalat‘s Waterfalls [2:44]
Watch on YouTube
Just a quick ‘thank you’ for such a useful website – a stark contrast to most of the self-aggrandizing drivel on other Vietnam blogs.
Although I’ve lived here for 7 years there is a lot new stuff.
Your original waterfall article arrived just after we’d been to Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang province; its said to be the biggest in Vietnam but what they don’t mention is that the best part is actually in China. Some amazing scenery around Ha Giang province but it must be a bit daunting to go by bike without reasonable Vietnamese – we went in a minibus from Hanoi with local guides but it was still a hard 6 days of driving to get around the main sights.
Also read recently that the water is ‘turned off’ on some of the Dalat waterfalls as there isn’t enough for 24/7. This happened to us recently when we went to Dray Sap near Buon Ma Thuot – they don’t tell you so you have to pay your money and walk there to find out!
Tried the Lunch Lady but it wasn’t one of her better days. Also some rooftop bars – didn’t like Chill with their silly ‘mushroom’ tables but no stools; also the poor lighting which meant the waiter needed a torch to show you the menu! Have you tried the bar at the top of the Novotel on Hai Ba Trung; also the Tranquility bar on top of the bank opposite ANZ on Hai Ba Trung – an interesting view of the Cathedral?
Your motorbike tours appear not for the feint hearted – I wondered whether you might consider a series on ‘Motorbike Day trips from Saigon’ – I particularly like Can Gia using the 2 different ferries; also going to the nature reserve by the back roads. Also the ferry that goes from Nha Be across to Nhon Trach province.
Anyway – keep up the good work.
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I’ve been to Ban Gioc a couple times and love it. Ha Giang is also a fantastic province for scenery – it’s becoming pretty famous among motorbikers for its winding, scenic mountain roads. I’m planning another trip there this autumn.
I haven’t heard of waterfalls being ‘turned off’ but there are so many hydroelectric dams in the highlands that perhaps the water flow is controlled by them to a certain extent – of course the waterfalls are all much tamer during the dry season anyway.
Thanks for the recommendations for other rooftop bars. I’ll visit them in the next few months as I’m planning to update the existing article.
I’ve been meaning to write a ‘Motorbike Day Trips from Saigon’ for some time now, but haven’t got around to it yet.
I love your blog. I am planning our first trip to Vietnam at Christmas time.
I can’t find much about food highlights in Hue. It seems that Hue is of more interest from a historical point of view. While I don’t mind visiting the odd historical site, my main focus is food and all my holidays are geared around food.
Our plan is to spend 3 nights in Hanoi,3 nights in Hue, 5 nights HoiAn, 3 nights Dalat and 5 nights Ho Chi Minh.
Does this seem reasonable? People who have been to Hue say it is beautiful. Worth a 3 day visit do you think or would you advise to spend more time elsewhere?
Do you know anything about Back of Bike Tours Ho Chi Minh?
Would love to do a couple of cooking classes also.
Never ridden a motorbike and not thinking Vietnam will be my first time to try.
If you have time I would love to hear from you.
Hue is actually one of the most famous areas for food in Vietnam so I’m surprised there’s not more information about it on the net. I haven’t been there for a couple years so I can’t offer you any specific tips, but I do love it and it’s definitely worth a visit. However, the weather can be pretty miserable in Hue (and the north of Vietnam in general) during the winter months when you’ll be travelling. If you don’t mind colder temperatures and drizzling rain you’ll be OK, but the best weather at that time of year is definitely in the south. Saigon, Dalat, the south coast and Mekong Delta are glorious at that time of year. Phu Quoc Island is wonderful at that time of year:
Back of the Bike Tours (and many others that offer similar trips in Saigon) is a fantastic way to get into street food culture in Saigon. I would suggest going on one of their tours first and then, when you have a bit more confidence, venture out on your own to one of the street food streets mentioned in my article:
I’m glad you like my blog and I hope it’s useful to you when planning your trip and while you’re in Vietnam. Feel free to contact me anytime.