Consider yourself a lady or lad of luxury? Planning a luxury tour Vietnam Cambodia? Know the difference between whisky and whiskey? A luxurious yet adventurous trip through Dalat, Dalat Vietnam luxury tour could be just the thing to add to your “must do” list.
Dalat is a fascinating town, and with our guide you’ll surely know just where to go to enjoy the best sights, activities, mouth-watering food, luxurious hotels and authentic mementoes.
Escape to Dalat and vacation in style
Dalat, the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, was established in 1897 by the French, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain. In this way, Dalat varies quite drastically to any other Vietnamese town, since the former colonization of the French is still eminently present.
The town is a great balance between hillside Vietnam and alpine Europe, surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes, and waterfalls. The famous City is also known as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’, ‘Honeymoon Capital’, The City in the Fog’ and referred to more fondly to by the locals as ‘Little Paris’ or 'Le Petit Paris' – this is because their radio tower is in the shape of the famous Eiffel tower.
Luxurious accommodation options
Set within a tranquil landscape of flowers and waterfalls, any Dalat accommodation is an ideal retreat for travelers looking to escape the Vietnam hustle and bustle. In Dalat City you will find many luxury hotels and resort options that are recommended by any luxury tour operators in Vietnam. Here are our personally recommended top 5 luxury getaway options for the trendy traveler.
Ladalat Hotel in Dalat is a smart choice for travelers as its location allows you the convenience of being close to most attractions and famous tourist destinations. Built in 2017, the Ladalat Hotel is an obvious choice for vacationers wanting to get away from it all. The hotel offers impeccable service and numerous on-site facilities to satisfy each and every guest.
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa
Nestled on the slopes of Dalat city’s rural highlands is where you will find the beautiful Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa. A collection of French colonial villas from the 1920s and 30s, all of which have been fully restored for vacationers to enjoy. Here you can get away from the noise of the city and stay in a quaint French colonial style village with all the bells and whistles.
Dalat Terrasse Des Roses Villa
Set 2 km from the excitement of the city, Terrasse des Roses is a top-class choice for travelers who would like to enjoy the city in a truely world-class hotel set in the heart of nature. They offer everything you need in any Vietnam luxury tours- and more!
Swiss-BelResort Tuyen Lam Dalat
Well-positioned in Tuyen Lam Lake, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Dalat is ideal for travellers who would like to be right in the middle of all the action. Offering a mountain-view swimming pool and the most unique golf course in Dalat, there is no doubt you’ll experience world-class service at the Swiss-BelResort Tuyen Lam Dalat.
Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa
With breathtaking views covering forests and lakes, Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa is never a bad option – especially if its luxury tour Vietnam you’re looking for. With everything from free Wi-Fi, to a private hot tub, a cinema and cigar lounge –nobody could possibly want for more. One of our top picks in Dalat.
Dalat Palace Hotel
Dalat Palace Hotel, as the name suggests is nothing less than the absolute best for your Vietnam luxury tour! The extravagant hotel is located at 12 Tran Phu Street - one of the most beautiful streets in Nanhua, located near Xuan Huong Lake and Dalat Market - very convenient for visitors.
Eat & drink at the best-of-the-best cafés and restaurants
If you’ve never visited the city before, have no fear as there are many options when it comes to fine dining. The food scene in Dalat offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine, with fresh produce sourced from the town’s vegetable farms and vineyards.
For those wanting to walk on the fancier side of life, dining at colonial villas and five-star hotels could be right up your alley – with their romantic settings and breathtaking surroundings you won’t go hungry or have any complaints about the view. Whether it be a quick nibble you’re after, or a 3-course meal - you’ll most certainly have many mouth-watering options to choose from. Here are some of our top picks.
émai restaurant, café, B&B
Where misty pine forests blend into wide open lakes & lush mountain landscapes, here you will find émai – an Italian eatery inspired by the elegant simplicity of the Tuscan countryside. If a spectacular view, soothing music, and exquisite Mediterranean food are what you’re after in your Vietnam luxury tours, then look no further.
Wheelhouse Dalat Restaurant
Located in a busy spot near the city center, the Wheelhouse is a popular restaurant with travelers and other backpackers. This is the place to go if you want some serious comfort food, good coffee and a glass (or bottle) of Dalat red wine!
Da Quy restaurant
With a large luxurious dining space and dishes prepared for you by experienced chefs, Da Quy restaurant is the ideal choice for you if you are looking for a fine dining experience. The restaurant serves an international-standard buffet style breakfast, as well as both lunch and dinner. Depending on your dining preference you can also choose to have your dishes cooked in traditional Asian style or more European style should you prefer – with each dish equally as delicious as the next.
Le Rabelais at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel
Le Rabelais at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel is widely regarded as one of the best fine-dining venues in Dalat. With light pouring in through the large windows overlooking Xuan Hong Lake, you may just want to enjoy all your meals here. Something to keep in mind is that Le Rabelais has a strict dress code, so be sure to dress to impress if you’re planning on dining here.
Major sights and activities
Dalat is home to some of the most picturesque views, including a collection of Buddhist pagodas, ethnic villages and fruit farms – all offering the best backdrop if it’s the perfect selfie you’re after.
Within the city center are standout landmarks like the Dalat Flower Gardens, French Quarter and Crazy House. The Dalạt Flower Garden is rich in surreal floral arrangements, housing more than 300 types of native flowers since 1966.
The French Quarter is where the French built their villas at the end of 19 century and the beginning of the 20 century. Art and architecture enthusiasts will surely enjoy this, as the old French buildings in the Vietnamese setting, really makes for a picture-perfect place.
The Hang Nga Crazy House is an unconventional building described as a “fairy tale house”. The guesthouse was designed and constructed by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt, and the bizarre building has increasingly gained recognition for its unique architecture since its opening in 1990.
Opposite the Crazy House, there is an interesting café-restaurant called Le Chalet Dalat, the perfect place to stop for a snack and buy some locally produced strawberry Jam – one of the symbols of the culinary heritage of Dalat.
With plenty of tour companies offering excursions to Elephant Falls, Pongour Falls, and other breathtaking natural sights, you won’t be bored for a minute. Unless that is exactly what you’re looking for…
If you are more in need of some down time, be sure to book yourself in for a relaxing massage or facial – or both! Visit any spa of your choosing for a treat to help you face the rest of the day.
Be sure to also explore Dalat’s famous night market, nearby Xuan Huong Lake. The night market is a must-visit during your first time in Da Lat. With good food, clothing, and dozens of souvenir options, you’ll be busy for hours on end.
If a night out on the town is what you’re after, keep in mind that nightlife in Dalat is quiet compared to other cities in Vietnam, as the town is popular for its relaxing atmosphere. That said, it is still possible to enjoy the nightlife if you know how to tour Vietnam in luxury. You’ll be able to find a handful of quaint bars and pubs that serve a good range of both beverage and snacks until late, mostly within Dalat City Centre.
Explore the vineyards and try a bottle of Vang Dalat
Are you a wine enthusiast?
Admittedly, Vietnam isn’t exactly the first country that springs to mind when one thinks of fine wine. The country is known more for its fruit wines than for its grape-based liquor.
However, Dalat City, with its cool central highland climate and strong French heritage, is famous for producing artichokes, strawberries and most recently - wine. Dalat wine (also called Vang Dalat) is one of the more well-known local wines from Vietnam and one of Dalat’s specialties.
The fine wine is made using a hearty blend of crushed red grapes from Phan Rang (Vietnam’s main grape-growing region) and fermented mulberry juice.
Many wineries in Dalat are just waiting to be discovered… So, the next time you’re in Vietnam, experience the country’s culture and sample its fine wines at the Dalat Beco Winery - Da Chien, ward 11, Dalat city, Lam Dong Province.
Vang Dalat is just one more good reason to visit Dalat…even Vietnam!
Returning from your vacation in Dalat, you will most likely want to bring home some top souvenirs. It can be quite easy to spend several hours hunting down the perfect memento to remember your special trip. But where and what should you buy?
Dalat is most famous for its agricultural produce, so the best souvenirs are delicious snacks and drinks like; Khoai sấy giòn (sweet-potato chips), fruit jam, wine, and weasel coffee. You can find these items in and around the Dalat Central Market. There’s also a unique handcraft village not too far from the French Quarter, where you can find everything from local paintings, to photographs, and embroidered clothing.
With Dalat being home to vibrant day and night markets, you’ll surely be able to find a unique keepsake for yourself and even some great gift options for loved ones.
So, if you are looking for a change of pace or seeking a lavish escape from a busy city, then head up to Dalat for a one-of-a-kind adventure.