Must-do Activities in Da Lat
The number of tourists coming to Da Lat is increasing significantly every day because it has been an ideal option in terms of exciting adventure, romantic activities, and vibrant nightlife. Here is the top list of best things to do in Da Lat.
Stay at a lovely and cozy homestay in Da Lat
Da Lat has been extremely famous for having the prettiest, most attractive, classiest, and highest-quality homestays in the entire country. Blending in a pleasant atmosphere, homestays in Da Lat, which are ranging from affordable to luxurious ones, tend to have a gorgeous view overlooking the dreamy scenery. The price range is indeed affordable, which is from 300,000 VND - 1,500,000 VND a night.
Take The Wilder Nest as an example, the magnificent homestay is located in the middle of the pine forest, you can enjoy the green view of the field which is stunning in the morning and is a perfect setting for your picture.
Take photoshoots at every check-in point in Da Lat
Da Lat is truly a paradise for photography lovers, so one of the best Da Lat activities you should do is taking pictures. It has so many charming attractions that you can take beautiful photos anywhere you go. You can choose where to go depending on what types of photos you are interested in.
For instance, if you prefer your picture to be a little bit romantic and moody in a vintage way, definitely go to Da Lat Train Station. Meanwhile, if you want your picture to be bright with joy, go to some glorious flower gardens or go to Puppy Farm where you can play with different types of cute dogs. Taking a photo shoot in an artistic coffee shop is also an extremely popular option since Da Lat is packed with beautiful cafes.
Capture every beautiful moment in Da Lat
Visit a coffee farm and taste the precious Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak)
On the list of best things to do in Da Lat, we also have the activity to visit the coffee farm and taste Kopi Luwak. It’s one of the most expensive and well-known coffees in the world. We suggest tourists go to Da Lat Weasel Coffee, which is located at 135E Hoang Hoa Tham Street.
Coming here, you can observe the complete process of making coffee with the support of 120 domestic weasels under the legal supervision of a local forest agency starting from looking at the staff feeding the weasels. After that, you can have a taste of a unique and unforgettable Civet Coffee and buy some back as souvenirs for your friends.
Taste the precious Civet Coffee (Kopi Luwak)
Lost in the Maze of Crazy House
Crazy House (Hang Nga Guest House) is a quirky place that you should check out when you come to Da Lat. It has a unique and bizarre architectural design with the house in the shape of a tree. Crazy House consists of more than 10 rooms, each room following a different style. The things you will observe here will include animal statues (kangaroos, bears, and tigers), ladders, and tunnels.
The famous Crazy house in Da Lat
Eat a lot of local vegetables and fruits
Thanks to the advantage of a cool temperature climate, Da Lat has a very fresh and delicious source of vegetables and fruits. Hence, one of the best things to do in Da Lat is to absolutely eat a lot of them.
For veggies, you can have a lot of fresh vegetables when you have your meal, especially if you eat hot pot. For fruits, we believe that the tastiest, most famous, and good quality ones are strawberries and avocado.
If you want to enjoy a fun activity in Da Lat, you can go to a strawberry farm to pick it up yourself, take photos, and bring them back to eat or as gifts for your family. If you want to eat it in a more tasty way, you can try shaking strawberries, which is strawberry that is coated in sugar, salt, chilli, etc. It tastes incredible and it’s a perfectly healthy snack that you can find on any street corner.
You can also go to Da Lat Night Market to get fresh avocado as well as Avocado Ice cream, which is a signature dessert for local people.
Taste Da Lat's healthy vegetables and fruits
Reach the top of Lang Biang Mountain
Lang Biang, with a total height of 2,169 meters, is a real challenge for outdoor activity enthusiasts. If you want to hike and sightsee, it will take approximately 3-4 hours.
Getting to Lang Biang is also an ideal fun thing to do in Da Lat for adventurous travelers since they can hike, climb mountains, or even paraglide. On the other hand, people who prefer to chill can just stand at the peak of the mountain and observe the magical view of clouds, sky, and the gorgeous city, take lovely pictures as well as camp there for a night.
Unique experience at Lang Biang Mountain
Visit Bao Dai King’s Palaces
If you are interested in discovering more about cultural history as well as architecture, you should totally come to Bao Dai King’s Palaces. In Da Lat, there are 3 palaces that belonged to King Bao Dai - the last emperor of feudalism in Vietnam.
These palaces are where you can see a part of this famous last king's glorious life in a few years of the Nguyen Dynasty domination's final chapter. Also, Bao Dai King's Palaces in Dalat represent the quintessence of the fusion luxury architecture at the early the last century. It is a mix of Vietnamese royal and Western colonial design.
Bao Dai King Palaces
Take an adventure tour to explore the mountainous area around Da Lat City
It’s absolutely worth the experience to explore the Da Lat mountain area because it will bring you more energy, improve your health, and allow you to immerse yourself in a pure green environment. More than that, you can have fun and find peace in your soul.
Besides the Lang Biang Mountain that we just mentioned above, you can also check out the famous Elephant Mountain, which has a height of 1756 meters.
You can breathe in the fresh air, look at the marvelous beauty of beautiful nature, and take as many pretty pictures as you want. In addition, having a little picnic after some exhausting outdoor activities like hiking or climbing would be a good idea as well.
Have an adventure trip around the mountain areas
Try Canyoning in Da Lat
This is an extreme sport, so we would not recommend trying this for everyone, but for adrenaline junkies, this is a paradise for you.
Jumping down the waterfall seems terrifying, but when you relax and let it be, the amount of excitement and relief feeling is unimaginable. Da Lat is the most ideal place to do this since it is up to the international standard level that can ensure your safety.
Not only you can challenge yourself, but also have the chance to get close to nature, and even meet new people who share the same hobby. Dantala Waterfall is a suggestion for this activity.
Canyoning in Da Lat is worth to try
Enjoy couple biking throughout peaceful Da Lat Streets
Da Lat is a city of romance and what’s more romantic than having a couple of biking time with your partner in the beautiful background?
Wander through the poetic streets, have a little talk, enjoy the view, and stop whenever you want. If you want to rent a bike to ride, you can go to 01 Bui Thi Xuan Street, 01 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, or 02 Yersin Street. The process to rent is pretty simple and the price is affordable.
Taste Da Lat’s street foods
Good news for foodie lovers, Da Lat is a street food heaven with tons of diverse delish dishes that will make you eat unstoppably. That’s why enjoying street food is one of the best things to do in Da Lat at night. During this time, you will see lots of different food stalls that have an irresistible smell that you can’t walk away from. Da Lat at night can be quite a chili, so having a glass of the tasty signature warm soy milk is the ultimate choice.
You can drink it while eating Banh Bo, the two flavors combine pretty well together, or you can also have mouth-watering grilled rice paper with sausage, egg, butter, grilled onion, beef jerky, covered in mayonnaise and chili sauce. It has an incredible flavor that you will not regret. Moreover, you can also buy grilled corn and sweet potatoes as a perfect snack at night.
Special street food in Da Lat's night market
Visit the local cafe
Coffee in Da Lat has been famous for its charming taste for quite a long time. Moreover, local cafes tend to pay a lot of attention to designing a cafe that has a beautiful and meaningful interior, with a lot of equipment to support taking pictures like a fake mirror, outdoor hammock, outside mattress, and many different settings, surrounded by poetic views, to attract customers. As a result, taking photos in a local cafe is one of the fun things to do. Dress up nicely, order a nice coffee to chill with your friends, and take artistic photos for a memorable time.
Have excitement at any bar in Da Lat
Da Lat doesn’t have glamorous bars and nightclubs like Ha Noi or Sai Gon, but it’s still a fun experience to try some fantastic bars here. If you prefer to have a light time with premium and quality drinks, go to Le Select Bar at 15 Tran Phu Street. On the other hand, if you are into a fun and crowded night with intense dancing, B21 beer is the place for you with cheap drinks and vibrant music. It’s located at 68 Truong Cong Dinh street.
Attend in Da Lat Flower Festival
If you are a big fan of colorful glorious flowers, come to Da Lat Flower Festival. It’s a huge event that happens every year. By coming to Flower Festival, you can admire the beauty of hundreds to thousands of different types of gorgeous flowers. They have exhibitions, and parades that were captured to show on TV along with musical performances of famous artists. Besides, you also have the opportunity to sign up for several contests to get big prizes.
Da Lat Flower Festival
There are so many things to experience in Da Lat. Check out for more information in the below article then pack your bag, book your flight to Da Lat, and come to discover this fairy city.