1 Trekking

Trek along forest trails at Yok Don National Park, home to a glittering array of flora and fauna.

2 Dambri Waterfalls

The most impressive waterfalls in the highlands – stand right below them and feel the spray on your face.

3 Da Lat

Abseil down a waterfall or pose for pictures on a pony in the capital of adventure sports and kitsch.

4 Ride the rails

Chug your way through highland scenery on the short train ride to Trai Mat village, 7km east of Da Lat.

5 Lak Lake

Paddle around Lak Lake in a dug-out canoe at dawn and watch the sunrise shimmer across its surface.

6 Coffee country

Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee in Vietnam’s capital of caffeine, Buon Ma Thuot.

7 Bahnar villages

Overnight in a dramatically tall communal rong in a Bahnar village near Kon Tum.

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