Dalat & Nha Trang

Originally built by the French to escape the stifling heat of Saigon, the high mountain city of Dalat is uniquely unlike the rest of Vietnam. Classic European architecture; wide, tree-lined avenues; elegant, colonial-era gardens; refreshingly cool, spring-like air that is a relief from the stifling heat and humidity elsewhere. In stark contrast, the coastal resort of Nha Trang is a prime destination for beach lovers. Turquoise water, brilliant blue sky, and scattered tropical islands make for an idyllic paradise.