6. Hiking In Da Lat
Do you want to discover a real Da Lat wildly? If yes, you should go hiking. One of Da Lat activities that many adventurers love is hiking in Da Lat. Leisurely nature walks along the forest trail will allow you to discover the beauty of this area. Da Lat, in reality, is full of great natural sights where interesting birds and animals could be found. The treks might lead you to waterfalls, caves, lakes, minority villages, volcanic peaks, farmlands, and suspension bridges.
About 12km north of the downtown of Da Lat, Langbiang Mountain is considered one of the most common destinations for a half-day or a day out hiking. Having 5 peaks ranging (from 2100-2400m in altitude), Langbiang Mountain is really worth visiting for anyone travelling to Da Lat. Other hot destinations for hiking include National Park, Ba Be (Ba Bể) Lake, the Lake of Sighs (Hồ Than Thở), and Pongour Falls.
In order to go hiking in Da Lat, it is rather simple and easy and you do not need a formal tour enterprise. Actually, many individuals rent a bike and make use of the local map to start their hiking plan. Sunscreen creams, a raincoat, warm clothing, and mosquito repellent are necessary things when hiking in Da Lat.
- Location: around Da Lat
7. Horseback Riding
If you want to enjoy the countryside of Da Lat in such a romantic way, then you can think of horseback riding. In regard to Da Lat activities, this is a worth-trying one. Tourists could hire horses by the hour and start their pleasure ride around the Lake of Sighs and Da Lat Flower Garden too.
- Opening hours: every day
- Location: the Lake of Sighs, 5 km northeast of the city and Dalat Flower Garden, No.2 Phu Dong Thien Vuong (Phù Đổng Thiên Vương) Street, Da Lat.
8. Paddle Boats
If you travel with your kids, then do not forget to rent a big swan paddle boat and start taking a spin around Da Lat lakes including the lake inside Valley of Love (Thung Lũng Tình Yêu), the Lake of Sigh, and Xuan Huong (Xuân Hương) Lake – another manmade lake. It could be very fun for several hours at least.
- Opening hours: every day
- Location: The Lake of Sighs, about six kilometres northeast of town; Xuan Huong Lake, in Dalat’s centre; The Valley of Love, about five kilometres north of Da Lat’s centre.
9. Toboggan Rides
Want to try out some thrilling Da Lat activities without having to work out too much? One of the ideal options is 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. Having a friendly design, the toboggans have the safety that meets European standards.
- Opening Hours: every day
- Location: Datanla Waterfall, Prenn mountain pass, Ward 3, Da Lat City.
10. Playing Golf
Golf course in Dalat provides people with additional facilities like restaurants, bars, and pro shops in which you can rent professional equipment. Some courses in Dalat offer other recreational options, with tennis courts, playgrounds for children and swimming pools.
Generally, it is rather cheaper to play golf here in the afternoon and weekdays tend to be cheaper and less busy than weekends.
- Opening hour: all year round
- Location: Dalat Palace Golf Club, the western side of Xuan Huong Lake.
Hope you enjoy your stay in Da Lat.
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