White Water Rafting
The first white water rafting trip of its kind, in Vietnam! This fantastic day trip goes into one of the least explored areas of Dalat, and down a fantastic stretch of the Da Don River with Class 2, and 3 rapids. A fantastic way to explore the deep countryside of Vietnam and get your adrenaline fix for the week at the same time.
Pick up time from your hotel is at 8:00 am, and is followed by a 1 hour transfer out to Da Don Commune, which the river runs through. Once we get to our start point we inflate the rafts, go through a briefing where technique for this river and this style of raft are covered, then board the rafts and are on our way. We use 2 man kayak style rafts to navigate the river as they provide better maneuverability and allow us to run the river even when the water level is lower. Besides, the bigger rafts (depending on group size) will be equipped when the water level is higher.
The first challenge we encounter is a 6 meter waterfall jumping (optional), which quickly gets our blood pumping. Immediately after this we will face a series of rapids that give you no chance to stop paddling. The next section of river has a lower class but continuous rapids that roll through the stunning countryside. We come to an area with a fantastic coffee plantation that we need to portage the raft through to avoid the 2nd of the waterfalls on this trip.
We have another series of intense and continuous rapids before finally coming to a 3km flat section. Great photo ops are available as we paddle through this calmer section of river. After a short break to take in the scenery we prepare for the most intense part of the trip which has us bombing through a Class 3 rapid which is immediately followed by several Class 2 rapids. We finally finish our adventure having run through 10 kilometers of the mighty Da Don River.
A welcome lunch spot is set up right at the minority village. Lunch is picnic style with fresh fruits and vegetables, and more than enough to satisfy the appetite you have built up. After lunch we rest for a while and enjoy the remoteness of the spot we are at and then our vehicle meets us for the 1 hour transfer back to Dalat.
|At a Glance||Overview|
|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:||8:00 am|
|Finish Time:||Between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm|
|Adventure Grade:||Class 2 and 3 depending on water level and season|
|Transportation:||Van or car to trail head, depending on group size|
|Meals:||Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch. 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's Included:||English speaking professionally trained guide, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, meal and transport as listed above, and high-quality rafting gear. We are happy to show you our equipment, which meets the highest standards for testin|
|What's Not:||Personal major medical including evacuation insurance coverage is recommended.|