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travel to da Lat

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travel to da Lat

I have to start at the begining, Hopeing to go to vietnam next year.How hard is it to get to Da Lat , nearest airport? Are there tour companys that can get us around? or private drivers? What paper work do we need? Help!

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Does the domestic flight price include luggage or is that a hidden cost ?? Seems to be about $75 AUD?

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Is baggage included in price of flight or is that a hidden extra? Saw about $75 AUD

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Dalat is easily accessible from Saigon (7 hour bus) or Nha Trang(spectacular 3.5 hour ride). There is also an airport 40 km away from the city. You will find no end to local companies offering tours, rides, and services. You might want to wait until you arrive and take a flat rate taxi to town, and arrange tours once you have arrived. If you are adventurous, you can hire easy riders from Nha Trang to get you to Dalat on very scenic roads or hire local riders to take you around Dalat..

Mary..... Do not worry or over plan. All is very easy to arrange one on the ground. There are services EVERYWHERE!

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Mary you need to read the conditions of your flight as there are tickets that are carry on bags only or checked in luggage at extra cost. You haven't mentioned which flight your are looking at so no accurate advice can be given.

Cheers Ross

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Hi,

Just come to Vietnam first and find out the way to visit this lovely country. Are there lot of tourist companies all around here. Don't worry.

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Mary- Vietnam airlines flights generally include luggage, you would need to check online

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Hi! I'm here in Quang Ngai and I am planning to go to Da Lat. aside from buses and plane, are there trains going there? and do you have any hotes or hostels that you can recommend where I could stay? I might be going there with a Canadian friend. :)

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Vietnam Airlines allow a 20kg luggage allowance to Dalat, plus the standard carry on bags. Actual time in the air from HCMC is around 35 minutes. The airport is around 35-40 minutes from the town center by modern dual highway with two lanes each way.

By contrast the road trip is 7-8 hours on poorly maintained roads with lunatic drivers who think it's perfectly OK to overtake into oncoming traffic with a sheer drop just inches from your wheels. We went from Dalat to Nha Trang by road, and even with a careful driver taking his time it was a scary drive.

Don't even consider the night buses if you place any value on your life or safety.

And Feisty, there was once a train, but alas, no more.

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Hi,

There are no train in Dalat, just only buses and planes. For the cheaper way you might take sleeping bus to Dalat. It is easy to find the hotels or hostels here. If you want stay in the middle of the center ( Enjoy Dalat Hostel) and if you want stay a bit away around 500 metters where quiet at night ( Binh Yen hotel-$5 US/person- Telephone 0633823631 for booking). Have a good time.

Cheers

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