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    Sliding cars

    by Gili_S Written Nov 26, 2010

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    Those sliding cars or sledge, call it how you want are the fastest way to get down the valley to the Datanla Falls instead of strolling down the walking path. Best is that you can always take them on the way up :)

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    Horses

    by Gili_S Written Nov 26, 2010

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    This was not the measure of transportation that we used, but it was just an option for tourists who want to try something else. The 3rd photo here I am not really sure about those horses if one can ride on them, they were just there and we notice them while hanging around.

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    The cable car

    by Gili_S Written Nov 26, 2010

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    While in Da Lat, you must get to the beautiful cable car line and use it when going up to the temples or other wise down the valley to the Datanla Falls. Don't worry about the line, it is design and construct by an Austrian company that probably build many of those in the Alps. The trip was fantastic with breathtaking view.

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    Shuttle bus to the Airport

    by nexusangel Written Oct 21, 2010

    Clean and convenient, not to mention cheap!
    The counter to buy the bus coupons is just at the baggage carousel at Lien Khuong airport.
    If i remember correctly, it;s only about 35000dong.

    It's about 30mins ride to the City and alights at the Vietnam air office area, from there it's a cheap cab ride to any hotel in Dalat.

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    Sinh Cafe Open Bus

    by Willettsworld Written May 4, 2010

    A great, cheap and easy way of travelling the whole length of the country from north to south (or vice versa) is by taking the Sinh Cafe Open Bus. They have an office in each major town/city and offer a daily service between the main sightseeing points of Saigon, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi on modern clean buses with plenty of leg room and (where applicable) sleeper buses. If you go to their office, they'll explain everything for you along with a timetable and costs (this is also found on their website below so you plan this before you arrive in Vietnam). The first leg of my trip involved travelling between Ho Chi Minh City and Dalat which took about 8 hours with a stop for lunch along the way and cost me 100,000 VND (Jan 2009). They pick up and drop you off at their offices so it's probably best to find out where they are in each place before you arrive.

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    Scooter

    by Willettsworld Written May 4, 2010

    Just round the corner of the road from where I stayed in Da Lat called the Thuy Tran (see my accommodation tip) is a small place that hires out motorbikes and scooters. I hired a scooter for a day for 100,000 VND so as to get around the sights within town and to go to the Datanla Waterfalls, a few km south of town. Da Lat is a nice place to ride around and is far less hectic than any of the big city's such as Hanoi or Saigon.

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    Cable car

    by Willettsworld Written May 4, 2010
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    For some nice views over the mountains, there's a cable car that runs from the main road that goes downhill from the south of the town. It runs to the Truc Lam Pagoda which overlooks the Tuyen Lam Lake.

    One Way: 40,000 VND, Return: 60,000 VND.

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    Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat

    by betska Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    Our bus left from De Tham St at 12.30pm. Good timing as we squeezed in another bowl of pho bo at Pho 2000 and another quick look at Ben Than market before we had to go.
    This wasn't an open tour bus. Ordinary upright seats but very comfortable with foot rests. They provided bottled water and the usual towlettes. The bus was almost empty.
    The cost was US$6, and the trip took around 7hrs with 2 stops. The bus company name is "Phuong Trang", red coloured buses. The bus stopped once just outside of Saigon for about 15 minutes (to re-fuel) at a very modern supermarket. The 2nd stop was about 4 hrs into the journey at Bao Loc. This stop was for 45 minutes, time for a meal at a rather large cafe with many fruit stalls outside.
    The scenery along the way was good, specially once we got up into the highlands.

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    Local Taxi

    by Mikebb Written May 12, 2008

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    We used the local taxis several times and found that they offered a good service. Prices were cheap by Western standards, often only one US dollar to travel a distance which would take you a half hour to walk. They will wait if you ask.

    I understand you can hire a taxi for approximately US $ 25 per day. If you have your Lonley Planet Guide book, hire a taxi and let your taxi driver get you to all the tourist attractions.

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    Car With Local Driver

    by Mikebb Updated May 12, 2008

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    We had a 3 day 2 night package which included flight from HCMC (40 minutes), a motor vehicle with driver and guide for half day tour each morning. Having the motor car made the short stay as we were taken to the various attractions located outside the city, places we would most likely would have missed if we did not have the car and driver.

    As the return flights were fully booked our driver drove us back to HCMC, 7 hours in the car and over 300 km. The trip was interesting and with hindsight far better than the 40 minute flight. We actually saw the countryside and stopped to visit the Prenn waterfall.

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    Easy Rider

    by muddybok Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Easy Rider

    Easy rider service is great mode of transportations for you to tour around Dalat & your schedule and payment is negotiable with your rider.

    Unlike some big group tour bus, you'll have limited visiting time per location & long waiting time for some not so discipline tour members.

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    Open Bus

    by muddybok Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Open Bus

    Backpacking & travel from Saigon to Hanoi & vice versa is so convenient with Open Bus Tickets.

    These buses are mostly operated (should i say monopolized) by some big cafes & travel companies with extensive coverage in all touristy cities/towns.

    The advantage of Open Bus ticket is you're not bound by specific schedule & you can stay in a town or city as long as you want & confirming your next destination one day before you departure.

    Open Bus ticket valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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  • Open Tour Bus - Mui Ne to Da Lat ??

    by choppe777 Updated Sep 5, 2004

    Be Aware!!!
    We booked a ticket with An Phu Tourist Co (one of the 'open tour' bus companies) from Mui Ne to Da Lat. It's a 6 hour trip. Imagine our suprise when we arrived 5 hours later in Nha Trang!! The driver didn't know english and we had to talk to the travel operator when we arrived. He said the bus to Da Lat left without us from our connection. Hmmmm?!
    Anyway, the next morning they put us on another 6 hour long bus ride from Nha Trang to Da Lat and we met another couple who this same this happened to!!
    MY ADVISE: Make sure there is a direct bus!! I'm not so sure there is...

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    Getting around with motorbikes

    by yuet29 Written Aug 17, 2004

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    Prenn Falls

    The rate is around US4 for a day.

    5000D petrol is just enough for the thru and fro of 10km ride from the petrol station near Xuan Hoang Lake to the Prenn Falls. It is also enough to cover the Dalanta Falls.

    * not sure how is the fluctuation of the petrol price now..

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