Travel Guide to Dalat from A to Z

Having many stunning sightseeing places, DaLat is one of the most destinations in Vietnam. The informative post below will bring you useful tips in DaLat so you become a wise traveler who is able to enjoy the full of fun and delicacies with a budget travel that is very suitable for any backpackers

DaLat located on Lam Van plateau belongs to Lam Dong province. Considered as a small Paris, DaLat become attractive because of the plateau’s coldness at night, fog early morning and the pines covering the city. DaLat is called by a close name such as “City of Flowers”, “City of Love”, “City of Spring “or “City of Fog”

When to go?

DaLat is beautiful all year round, but each month has its own beauty. From February to April, Dalat falls into the spring when apricot and cherry blossoms bloom all over the city.


Summer is from June to August, a stunning city carries many emotions in each traveler through rains. In DaLat, It is not heavy rains as you can see the sunshine while it’raining. It is compared DaLat season as a pretty girl.

In Autumn, from September to December, Dalat become more mysterious thanks to foggy and cloudy season. There are clouds hovering in the blue sky. You should get up early morning to enjoy sunrise in Dalat. This time there are many flowers such as sunflowers, white spots, hummingbirds, grasses, grass, snowflakes. Da Lat absolutely is beautiful all year round.

Where to visit?

There are so many touristy places where you don’t have an interest, so let’s try to go further and find somewhere off the beaten tracks. We can make a list such as Cu Luu, Ma Rung Lu Quan, Langbiang, Golden Valley, Elephant Mountain, Tiger Cave, Tran Le Gia Trang, Pongour Waterfall, Cau Dat Tea Plantation.

Tuyen Lam lake in early morning

When visiting these tourist destinations above, you need to add some garden destinations on your bucket list such as flower gardens, vegetable gardens or strawberry gardens..You can ask gardeners for taking pictures and then picking fresh strawberries, cutting flowers or collecting vegetables yourself. You get to experience like a local farmer.

Many travelers coming to Dalat don’t look for destinations for sightseeing because they often find out through Internet before to make sure their visits to non-touristy places where only photographers know such as Golden stream, Elephant Mountain, Tuyen Lam Lake, Hon Bo Peak, Pinhatt Peak. They are best sites to take pictures above

What to eat?

Delicacies food in Dalat are usually served after 2pm. For breakfast, there are some typical dishes with prices ranging from 30,000-40,000 VND, like bread, Hue beef noodle, crab noodle soup, Quang noodles..

Bánh tráng nướng are large sheets of rice paper grilled over smoldering coals and topped with all sorts of delightful goodies.

There are so may snacks served for you in every afternoon includes Can cakes at Nha Chung street; girdle-cakes at Hoang Dieu-Tran Nhat Duat street; grilled sausage at Hoang Van Thu or Phan Dinh Phung street, Snails Stuffed with Minced Pork at Hai Ba Trung Street, beef hotpot at Quang Trung street, noodles with grilled pork at the end of Phan Dinh Phung street.

Where to rent a motorcycle?


In Da Lat there are many places for motorbikes rentals and sales, but some of them provide bad services. Therefore you should ask the reception at your hotel for getting a motorbike, They are locals there so they probably know which company is good. Or you can rent a motorbike from one of partners of James Hanoi Motorbikes at Dalat. They provide reliable and straightforward services to travelers with a very competitive price for rentals and sales.

How to get there?


If you travel with a big group, you can rent a car to ensure safety on the way, and save time, especially for the elderly.
If you are a backpacker, you love adventures, we recommend to use a motorbike. Climate in Da Lat is always cool, great. It is very suitable for you to travel the loop, you get to enjoy the fantastic experience on your own route. Da Lat road is mainly pass road, continuous up – downhill. Traveling by motorbike is very convenient if you want to explore many parts of the city.
In the evening, take a walk on the shores of Xuan Huong Lake, you can rent a bike here to explore the hidden gems