• dalat-between-tourism-and-agriculture
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Explore Da Lat – Between tourism and agriculture

    Da Lat is a well loved tourism destination for domestic tourism in Vietnam. Almost every Vietnamese person you talk to about Da Lat will tell you that it is the most romantic city in the country. There are flower parks and paddle boat areas, as well as many cafes with a romantic view. Personally, I didn't quite get the romantic…

  • self-guided-tour-to-the-clay-tunnels-and-truc-lam-monastery
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Self guided tour to the Clay Tunnel and Truc Lam Monastery

    The area around Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat is a perfect day tour destination. Reachable from the city by cable car this scenic landscape has something for everyone: breathtaking nature, panoramic views across the lake, a beautifully restored Buddhist Monastery, options for kayaking or SUP and an open air art gallery in the form of the Clay Tunnels.

  • A six people group of two women and four men around 30 going Canyoning in Da Lat - Vietnam
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Canyoning in Da Lat – Vietnam

    I want to preface this by saying I am afraid of heights. So of course I had to go on a 2,4 km long alpine coaster ride at Datanla waterfalls and then afterwards went canyoning in Da Lat where we climbed down waterfalls up to 25 meters and abseiled into a raging river. I can recommend this for thrill seekers…

  • visiting-the-independence-palace-saigon
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Visiting the Independence Palace in Saigon

    The site has seen French occupation (twice), Japanese occupation, the “Republic of Vietnam”, a coup d’état and not one but two wars that were decided right on its doorstep. If only walls could talk... visiting the Independence Palace in Saigon would be even more fascinating.

  • cu-chi-tunnels-saigon
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Cu Chi Tunnels – Tunnel systems of the Viet Cong

    You can find an extensive system of tunnels all over the country. At several locations those tunnels have been preserved to a degree that locals and tourists can visit them. The Cu Chi Tunnels, originally built during the French occupation and later enlarged and used more extensively during the Vietnam war can be visited at two locations Ben Dinh and…

  • breakfast-food-tour-in-saigon
    South Vietnam,  Vietnam

    Breakfast Food Tour in Saigon

    The best thing to do in a new city, in my opinion, is taking a food tour with a local guide (not a travel office tour) to taste the best food spots. With saigonhappytour, I went on a breakfast food tour in Saigon and enjoyed every second of it.