Datanla may not be the biggest waterfall in Dalat, but it’s definitely one of the most favored ones. This gorgeous waterfall is 20 meters high, and there are restaurants, resorts, and entertaining games nearby. If watching the water cascade over the rocks is not enough for you, then try some adventure activities such as canyoning, cliff jumping, kayaking, and waterfall sliding.
The first question on many travelers minds is ‘what is canyoning’? Canyoning is the activity of navigating through a rainforest filled canyon. This includes rappelling/abseiling down rock faces & waterfalls, hiking, swimming, cliff-jumping and even sliding down the falls! It is a very fun and active day full of challenges in beautiful surroundings. Guests might start the day with some nerves, but by the end of the day everyone will be jubilant and strangers will feel like family! One reminder is that Datanla Waterfall is the only place permitted to operate canyoning tours. Moreover, for safety reasons, you should book a tour with well-known companies.
Datanla Waterfall High Ropes Course
A new adventure activity near Da Lat is the High Ropes Course at Datanla Waterfalls. Suspended high up in the treetops, guests will have fun climbing, hanging, swinging and balancing with ropes, cargo nets, obstacles and ziplines. A range of circuits with increasing difficulty encourages guests to challenge themselves and means there is something for everyone. Our team has personally tried and tested the course on your behalf and given it our thumbs up as one not to miss!
Travel with kids, try the toboggan ride at the Datanla Waterfall. There are over 40 cars with two seats or more each one, the roller coaster signatures with medium-sized rapids. Tourists could slide down the long track of 80m in length with speed of up to 40kmh, you can control the speed on your own. Having a friendly design, the toboggans have the safety that meets European standards.
Tuyen Lam Lake
© Dalat Edensee Resort
If Dalat is a charming lady, Tuyen Lam Lake is the mirror reflecting the beauty of that lovely woman. It is also known as the best lake in Vietnam due to its pristine beauty that can make you feel peace at first sight! Go on a picnic, canoe, and camp around its shores for an unforgettable experience. In addition, you can also participate in other entertaining activities such as horseback riding, rock climbing, or fishing on the lake.
Dalat hikers, please don’t forget to stop by the roof of Dalat – Langbiang Mountain, especially after you know the sad legend behind this attraction! Once upon a time, there was a couple, K’Lang and H’Biang, and they fell deeply in love with each other, so much so that only death could tear them apart. Unfortunately, their tribes were enemies, and H’Biang was killed by the people in K’Lang’s village. Needless to say, after K’Lang knew his lover passed away, he broke down into tears and killed himself. After their miserable death, their tribes regretted their actions, so they decided to become friends and united into one tribe, the K’ho Tribe. The mountain where this couple died was named after them: Langbiang. It acted as an apology, though late, from the tribes.
Conquering this 2,167-meter-high mountain will take you at least three hours. First, you need to get to Radar Hill, where the jeeps usually drop tourists off. People regularly misunderstand that Radar Hill is Langbiang Peak, but actually it’s not! After getting to Radar Hill, you should ask the local people (idle security or vendors nearby) for directions to Langbiang Peak.
© Tri Nguyen
You may have not heard about this mountain before because Samson is an off-the-beaten-track destination in Dalat. Climbing to the top of this 1,700-meter-high mountain, you will be able to observe the entirety of the majestic scenery of Dalat, Tuyen Lam Lake, as well as the local lifestyle. Sitting on the top of this mountain will make you feel small and help you sort out what’s important in life.
The Do Don River
The Do Don River near Da Lat has stunning scenery and a 10km stretch of river that is perfect for White Water Rafting. Feel the excitement of a day travelling down the river in an inflatable raft, gently cruising one moment and then quickly bouncing down the rapids a minute later! Along the way the river will give some opportunities for jumping off cliffs and into the water. White water rafting is one adventure activity that is best during wet season when the river has the most power. It is wet, wild & adventurous fun with plenty of thrills and maybe a few spills too.
The Mountain Passes
Dalat is not only a poetic city with nice weather, forests, and flower fields, but it also attracts travelers with marvelous mountain passes. Prenn Pass, Bao Loc Pass, especially Ngoan Muc – the most dangerous and beautiful pass in the south are waiting for you, but be careful and follow the speed limit (below or equal to 60 km/hour in rural areas and 50 km/hour in urban areas), or else you might have to visit the hospital or police station!