The Central Highlands of Vietnam are relatively untouched by tourists. A shame, as it is a beautiful region. The area is rich in cascading waterfalls, vast plateaus, and fertile farmland. Perfect for a trip on two wheels with an Easy Rider! Tour with a local guide through this region and learn all about the origins of coffee, rubber, silk, pepper, rice, cashew nuts, tapioca, sesame seeds, sugar cane, peanuts, pineapple, and watermelon.
The Central Highlands are located in South Vietnam, bordering with Laos and Cambodia, and covering five provinces. The area is home to some 4.5 million people, many of whom belong to one of the 53 different ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Different tribes live according to their own traditions and customs, predominantly in the jungle and in the countryside around Pleiku and Kon Tum, along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Explore the Central Highlands of Vietnam with a local guide
Popular destinations or places of interest in the Central Highlands are cities like Dalat (‘city of eternal spring’) and coffee capital Buon Ma Thuot, which are, respectively, known for the cultivation of flowers and coffee plantations. You’ll also find plenty of water in the Central Highlands: opt for canyoning in Dalat, go fishing on Lak Lake or take a refreshing dip at the waterfalls of Pongour and Draysap.
Exploring the Central Highlands of Vietnam on your own is not recommended. All five provinces have their own regional rules regarding tourist visits and work with some kind of local visa – a ‘permit’. During our Easy Rider tours through the Central Highlands our guides will arrange these permits for you.
Most Vietnamese who belong to an ethnic minority do not speak English, and often no Vietnamese as well. Each tribe has its own language. Because almost all of our Easy Riders (guides) grew up in the Central Highlands, and speak one or more dialects, they can help you get in touch with the locals.