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Datanla Descent

Are you an adrenalin junkie? Do you love the water? If so this adventure is for you! Professionally trained guides will show you the ropes and prepare you for the journey down the waterfalls. No previous experience is necessary for this action-packed day of hiking, rappelling, swimming, and sliding down the falls!

Full Option

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is navigating your way through a canyon. In this case, the canyon runs through a series of spectacular waterfalls and in some sections the topography requires ropes to navigate our way successfully. Other sections can be hiked or swam through.

At the practice slope you’ll learn the basics of knot tying, harness wearing, hardware, and proper rappelling technique. After the guides are satisfied that you’ve got it down, you’ll head down your first rappel! It is an exciting 15 meter descent into the river below. There is a beautiful waterfall right next to the area we descend into. From here we head further down the canyon to a spectacular Tyrolean Traverse that drops down and over a waterfall and the river. Natural water slides await us after this. We take our time having a couple of goes at it before continuing downriver.

The trail meanders over some gently rolling, jungle fringed hills along the side of the river, and at points we have to get down into the river itself to continue forward. We have two more exhilarating rappels through waterfalls, including the infamous “Washing Machine” before we walk out of the canyon (30 minutes) and meet our vehicle for transport back to Dalat.

Short Option

The Short Option program follows the same route as the Full Option, minus the Tyrolean Traverse. We also add a 10 meter abseil that drops directly into the water and walk around the 25 meter ‘Big Falls’.

View video - Washing Machine

Price: $72.00/person

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Price: $57.00/person

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At a Glance

Depart From: 109 Nguyen Van Troi Street, or we will pick you up at your hotel
End At: 109 Nguyen Van Troi Street, or we will drop you off at your hotel
Start Time: Between 8:00 am and 10:00 am (Full Option)
Between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm (Short Option)
Finish Time: Depends on your fitness level and departure time
Duration: 5 hours (Full Option)
4 hours (Short Option)
Departure Days: Daily
Activities: Hiking, Rappelling, Tyrolean Traverse, Water sliding and Swimming
Trekking Grade 5 - Moderate
Canyoning Grade 5 - 7
Transportation: Van or car to trailhead, depending on group size
Meals: Snack purified drinking water. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, clothes for swimming, repellent, camera, sport sandals/water shoes
What is Included: English speaking professionally trained guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, snack, purified drinking water, transport as listed above and high-quality rappelling gear. We are happy to show you our equipment, which meets the highest standards for testing and safety (Locking carabineers, European ropes, and professional rigging gear)
What is not Included: Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended
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