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2-Day Travel Guide to Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat is a hidden gem in the south of Vietnam. It’s such a charming city with breathtaking landscapes and french architecture, a city with both adventure and cuisine for foodies! It’s the little France of Vietnam!

You can do alot in Da Lat within two days. This travel guide splits into one sightseeing day of Da Lat’s city spots and and must try local delicacies, and a second day to explore Da Lat mountains and farmland.

Transportation Tip: Grab and walk.

Day 1: Dalat City Sightseeing and Food

Dalat Crazy house museum


Dalat Crazy House Museum 

location: B29 Khu Quy Hoạch Hoàng Văn Thụ, Phường 4, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Dalat Crazy House Museum or Hằng Nga Guesthouse is such a fun experience! Think of a fairy house, built with passage and hallways that  twist and turn to resemble vines and trees. It’s truly a whimsical place created by Vietnam’s renowned architect, Hang Nga. And the best part… at the top you get an amazing view of Dalat! Such a fun place to spend a few hours self exploring or on a guided tour! 


Vietnamese grilled prok sausage rolls


Lunch at Nem Nuong Dung Loc 

B29 Khu Quy Hoạch Hoàng Văn Thụ, Phường 4, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Dalat has quite the local treats. Just a few minutes walk from DaLat Crazy house it’s Nem Nuong Dung Loc. A MUST-TRY popular local eatery known for its famed Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sausage (Nem Nuong). It’s a dining experience, the grilled pork sausages are served ready to assemble with rice paper rolls, lots of fresh herbs, pickled veggies and the iconic orange dipping sauce. Best part… they are tourist friendly!

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Dalat Flower Park

Đ. Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

This park is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! It should be named LOVE PARK! Dalat Flower Park is a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon walk and smell the over 300 varieties of flowers. Definitely bring your best outfit because you will want to take ALL of the photos by the beautiful flower arches. 

Dalat Cho Night Market
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Dinner at Cho Dalat Night Market

Đường Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Close your day off at the bustling Cho Dalat Night Market for a taste of Dalat’s street food scene.


Dalat’s MUST-TRY foods

Hot Soya Milk Varieties at Quan Hoa Sua: Not sure why but here hot soy milk is a thing in the night scene of Dalat. They are a couple varieties such as green bean and black sesame milk.

Avocado Ice Cream at Kem Phung: a creamy ice cream made with avocado’s.

Chè at Che He Tea Shop: A Vietnamese dessert soup made with coconut milk and tapioca with various toppings including fruits, jellies, adzuki beans and eve mochi.

Vietnamese mini pancakes
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Mini Pancakes at Bánh căn Tăng Bạt Hổ or Bánh căn Cây Bơ: Traditional Vietnamese mini pancakes, a super  popular street food usually for breakfast. You can find them filled with various veggies, meats and shrimp!

Day 2: Dalat Countryside Tour

You’ll need a bike  for this one because we’ll go to the mountains and farmland of Dalat. 

Dalat Flower Farm


Flower Farm

First off is a quick stop at a flower farm, here you’ll get to see the different varieties of flowers variety that grow in Dalat and the green house! 


Weasel Coffee


Coffee Stop at Weasel Coffee Farm

Tổ 20 thôn 4, Tà Nung, Tp. Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 670000, Vietnam

Fun Fact: Vietnam and Brazil are the top two coffee producers in the world! 

Weasel coffee, also known as Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world because of its unique production process and flavor. It’s truly a luxury beverage and Dalat is one of the few places in the world that produces it! You can read more about it’s flavor and how it’s made here. At “Me Linh Coffee Garden” you’ll get to try the coffee and see the production process.


Thien An Cricket Farm

V8FR+QP7, Mê Linh, Lâm Hà, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Yep, you heard right! Crickets have a place in Vietnamese cuisine and at Thien An cricket farm you can try them out and see how they are grown in mass production. Go for the Chili lemongrass fried crickets! They are crunchy and zesty but aromatic. Quite a unique snack. I ate them all!  Everything is good when you fry it! 

Secret Menu: They also sell Vietnamese rice wine. It’s like the moonshine version of Vietnam. Vietnamese liquor is so strong! 

Silk Factory in Vietnam Dalat


Silk Factory – Cuong Hoan Silk

07 Khu Phố Trưng Vương, TT. Nam Ban, Lâm Hà, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Inside Cuong Hoal Silk factory you’ll see the process of how silk is made in real time. You will get to see and touch cocoons and how they turn into pearly white bundles of silk fabric.  

Dalat Happy Buddha
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Happy Buddha at Linh An Pagoda

Đường Ba Đình, TT. Nam Ban, Lâm Hà, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Next to Buddhist Statues and waterfall sightseeing! Right from the countryside roads you can see the huge white marble statues of lady buddha.  Once you stop in Linh An Pagoda you’ll immediately see a huge Happy buddha. It made my day! Make sure to rub the happy buddha’s belly for good fortune before you leave!

Dalat Elephant Waterfalls


Elephant Waterfall 

Elephant waterfall is right next to Linh An Pagoda. It’s a small waterfall compared to the rest of the waterfalls in Vietnam but the mist and the temple next to it makes the  surroundings feel spiritual and calming. We even got to see a rainbow coming from the rocks! It was surreal!

Dalat Pongour Waterfalls


Pongour Waterfall

Đức Trọng District, Lam Dong, Vietnam

Pongour Waterfall is like any other I’ve seen! It’s Dalat’s largest cascade, a multi-tiered waterfall that is truly beautiful to watch. You can walk around the waterfall and  watch locals fishing in it! 

Dalat mushroom farm


Mushroom Farm

If you are a mushroom lover like me you’ll enjoy this one! This mushroom farm grows wood ear mushrooms which are a common ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. They are chewy and go really well in crispy egg rolls. 

Dalat paradise late


Sunset at Lake

We finish up our day with a quick ride through the mountains to see the sunset at Paradise Lake. Let me tell you, that view was beautifully perfect for a two day trip to DaLat.

Hope you love Dalat!


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