OFF THE BEATEN PATH In Vietnam's Central Highlands


Easily accessible from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the Central Highlands is one of the least frequented areas of Vietnam. The highlands are not only famous for its pristine mountain landscapes and natural beauty but also for being Vietnam's coffee growing region. So whether you are a nature enthusiast or a coffee aficionado, this off the beaten path destination won't disappoint.


  • Off the beaten path destination
  • Explore the less traveled mountains, jungles and  cities of central Vietnam
  • A great opportunity for coffee lovers to sample Vietnam's finest beans right from the source

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  • Duration


  • Destinations

    Buon Ma Thuot - Pleiku - Kontum - Quy Nhon

Our Services Include:
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Escorted excursions included in program
Our Services Exclude:
  • Tipping for tour guide & driver
  • Other services not mentioned in our program.

An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Christmas, New Year & Tet (Lunar New Year).



Today you fly to Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam's coffee capital and the capital of Da Lak Province. Depending on the time of arrival, you can make various visits (example: drive to a particularly beautiful waterfall in the region: Dray Nur, which pours down along a wide rock wall). Rest of the day free to explore one of the city's countless cafes.

Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot

In the morning you leave the center of Buon Ma Thuot and travel to Yok Don National Park. This is one of the largest nature reserves in Vietnam, home to several endangered animals such as the tiger, the giant ibis, monkeys and snakes. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the park where you can enjoy the amazing ecosystem up close.

In the afternoon you take a boat on the Srepok River through the heart of the national park. Let your eyes wander and enjoy pure nature. On the way you will visit a village that is home to an ethnic minority. Only a few tourists come to this region - unadulterated and authentic insights into a completely different world await you. In the evening you have the chance to take part in a gong show - a highlight of this region and recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Homemade rice wine can be sampled during the musical and dance performance in a traditional long house. Then return to your hotel. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

Buon Ma Thuot to Pleiku - 3.5hrs

After breakfast, travel to Pleiku. The city is surrounded by spruce and pine forests and is located in the central highlands of Vietnam. Because of its volcanic soil,  coffee, rubber trees and wine grow grow strong here. Rest of the day free.

Overnight in Pleiku.

In the morning you will visit the village of Pleikep, where the Bahnar people live. During a tour you can get to know the life of this local ethnic minority better. Your tour guide will be happy to assist you as an interpreter at any time. After taking a quiet look around, explore a tea plantation by bike. Afterwards you visit the "Nha Mo", a kind of cemetery - your guide can tell you a lot of interesting facts about the funeral ceremonies that take place there. Then it's on to Kon Tum.

Overnight in Kon Tum.

Today you will visit Kon Tum with its old wooden church (19th century) and bishop's residence from 1932. A suspension bridge will take you to the village of Konkotu - here you can observe the everyday life of the people of this region. Your lunch will be served in the house of a local family. Then you can immerse yourself even deeper in the life of the residents if you take part in another traditional gong ceremony.

Overnight in Kon Tum.

Kon Tum - Quy Nhon 4hrs

The Vietnamese highlands have already revealed many of its beauties to you. A beach holiday in the city of Quy Nhon awaits you. On the way to your little paradise, visit the village of Derktu, which is 35 kilometers from Kon Tum. In the early afternoon, you will then reach your enchanting accommodation on a secluded bay with a long sandy beach.

Overnight in Quy Nhon.

These days in Quy Nhon are all yours. Sun, sea and beach: let your life be a postcard motif for a few days - including walks on the beach at sunset. Enjoy life in a historically significant place: The region around Quy Nhon was the center of the Cham kingdom of Vijaya from the 11th century, so if you sill free like exploring there are some day tours that can be easily arranged (Please let us know in advance).

Overnight in Quy Nhon.

Free day in Quy Nhon.

Overnight in Quy Nhon.

Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Quy Nhon's airport to board the flight to your next destination.