92 Kms from Buon Me Thuot
Day 16 Da Lat – Cat Tien National Park (BL) Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Leave Dalat for Cat Tien National Park at 7.30 am. On the way you stop to see Chicken village and Pongour falls for more admiration of beautiful landscapes. On arrival, cross through Dong Nai River to enter the Cat Tien National Park for beginning your wildlife experience. Arrive at the Nam Cat Tien National Park, check in and follow by lunch. Pm: In the afternoon you start walking 8km along the ecologic route: sites of Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus Tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). After that you are back to the center for having dinner. Overnight at the park. (Optional: You can take a night safari to see the diversity of wild animals and their lives at night) Day 17 Cat Tien NP - Ho Chi Minh (BL) Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you will continue your journey on 9km transfer by jeep inside the park to a junction. Then you go on trekking 5km to the Crocodile lake station. You have a short break at the lake before trekking to the main road again. Jeep picks up and transfers back to the park center. Check out the room. Have lunch at the park Pm: In the afternoon you leave the park, take the ferry across the river, then head back to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. In the evening you are free to walk around the city and explore. Overnight at hotel.
134 Kms from Buon Me Thuot
So, Next destination was Nha TRang, A coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It rains a lot in south asia in winters. So, we encountered a good amount of rain in nha trang, so strong that i have never experienced. The building of our hotel was shaking ( we were on 14th floor) and when we reported at the front desk, the receptionist calmed us down that it's quite normal here. We immediately made up our mind to either change the hotel or change the room to the lowest possible floor as we wanna end the trip on the sweeter note not with any bad experience. So, we shifted to 2nd floor and felt too much relaxed. It was sunny also sometimes. The storm comes in intervals, full of heavy rains and very strong winds that it was sometimes difficult to walk also. So, there was no point of exploring the city till too far off, we decided to cover the nearby places only like Long son pagoda, Sailing club, Po nagar cham towers. We didn't take any risk of carrying cameras along due to rains. The beaches were clean and peaceful. The food was too awesome. Till now, I had started loving Vietnamese cuisine. We stayed here for 2 days and headed towards our last destination Ho chi minh city.
226 Kms from Buon Me Thuot
Our next stop was 124 kms away. It is a small town in northeastern Cambodia. It is relatively remote and you won’t usually find tourists here. Our sole purpose to come here was to ride through the countryside and discover the many remote roads. We spent the entire day cycling around remote villages along the sides of Mekong River. You can ask for directions from the locals to catch up on some musical performance. It is a very quiet town and I surely enjoy a day travelling across this tiny town.
177 Kms from Buon Me Thuot
We continued our journey towards the South and this little town of Quy Nhon was a delightful stop along the way. Miles of beachfront provided hours of walking along the surf. From high atop the bell tower of the cathedral in Quy Nhon we spotted a rooftop statue of Quan Lin. Like a treasure hunt we followed the narrow streets until we found these resident nuns, who welcomed us in for over an hour; serving us tea, explaining the different statues and how to light incense, then bow. We were welcomed once again into the Vietnamese culture.