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A detailed guide for traveling to Buon Ma Thuot like a local
Buon Ma Thuot is endowed with diverse natural landscapes and a mild climate. Traveling to Buon Ma Thuot will give you the most unique and memorable experiences in the Central Highlands.
In addition to owning attractive tourist destinations, a convenient transportation network also helps Buon Ma Thuot tourism become increasingly well known. Besides the vast rubber and coffee plantations, this city has much more, all are waiting for visitors to explore.
Traveling to Buon Ma Thuot - Coming to the coffee land of the Central Highlands
🌲When is the best time to visit Buon Ma Thuot?
Buon Ma Thuot is the largest city in Dak Lak province. The weather in Buon Ma Thuot is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. In particular, the dry season from December to April next year is considered the most wonderful time to visit this beautiful city. At this time, the weather knows how to please people with cool, pleasant, and fresh air.
The dry season is the most ideal time to travel to Buon Ma Thuot. Photo: i.fraise
Not only that, the dry season is also the time when Buon Ma Thuot welcomes many colorful flower seasons, brilliantly adorning the whole space. In December, wild sunflowers bloom brightly all over the road for you to take pictures. From the end of February to April is the time when coffee flowers are in full bloom, creating a beautiful natural landscape that attracts visitors. March to April is also when the red silk cotton flowers bloom to welcome visitors. In addition, there is also an elephant racing festival in March every year for visitors to immerse themselves in the jubilant atmosphere and feel the unique culture of the people of the Central Highlands.
Coming to Buon Ma Thuot from February to April, you can also admire a space full of coffee flowers. Photo: Duc Nguyen
One thing to note is that the mountainous weather can get quite cold during this time of year, especially early in the morning and late at night; therefore, tourists should bring a thin coat to avoid catching a cold.
In the rainy season, from May to October, Buon Ma Thuot still attracts visitors with its own beauty. However, visitors should pay attention to bringing raincoats and umbrellas to avoid getting wet by sudden rains. In addition, because many attractions have red soil that is quite slippery in the rainy season, wearing good, easy-to-walk shoes is also one of the things that tourists need to note when traveling to Buon Ma Thuot.
🚩Guide on how to travel to Buon Ma Thuot self-sufficient
Because there is an airport, self-sufficient travel to Buon Ma Thuot becomes faster and easier. The airport is only about 8 km from the city center, so you can move conveniently.
There are many ways to travel to Buon Ma Thuot. Photo: ptpquynh
For tourists as far away as Hanoi or neighboring provinces, the flight is still the preferred means of choice. With a distance of more than 1,300 kilometers, the direct flight from Hanoi to Buon Ma Thuot takes only about 1 hour and 45 minutes. You can choose airlines such as Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Vietnam Airlines with fares from 860,000 VND/person/way.
You can choose the flight as the fastest means of transportation. Photo: Hoang Tuan Anh
If you drive your own car from Hanoi, self-sufficient Buon Ma Thuot tourists can go along National Highway 1A to Ninh Hoa (Khanh Hoa) and then continue on Highway 26 to Dak Lak. Travel time by car takes from 24 hours or more. On the contrary, along the way, you can explore many other attractive destinations in the North-South Central.
The distance from Da Nang to Buon Ma Thuot is more than 550 km, self-sufficient Buon Ma Thuot tourists can choose a flight to shorten travel time with a 1-hour flight. Fares for Da Nang - Buon Ma Thuot flight from 600,000 VND/person/way depending on time and airline.
Come to Buon Ma Thuot and feel the great Central Highlands. Photo: Bao Tran
From Da Nang, tourists can choose a limousine to move to Buon Ma Thuot. The ticket price is from 250,000 to 400,000 VND/person, depending on the bus operator. Suggested bus companies for you are Cao Nguyen, Mai Linh, Kim Anh, etc. If you drive your own car, you can follow Highway 14 along the Central Highlands provinces like Gia Lai and Kon Tum.
Ho Chi Minh City is only about 350 kilometers from Buon Ma Thuot, so traveling is also convenient and faster. If you go by bus, private car, or motorbike, it takes you about 7 to 8 hours to travel. Some bus companies that bring self-sufficient tourists to Buon Ma Thuot are Tien Oanh, Hoang Thuy, Sau Ban, Thao Lan, An Phat, Nguyen Diu, and more. Ticket prices range from 240,000 to 320,000 VND/person.
As the center of Dak Lak province, Buon Ma Thuot has many hostels and hotels to choose from. However, there are not many resorts or high-class hotels. You should choose a place to stay on the center routes, such as Le Duan, Nguyen Tat Thanh, Phan Chu Trinh, and Hung Vuong. Room rates range from 300,000 VND/night. Some suggested hotels are Muong Thanh Luxury, Bazan Xanh, and Hung Vuong Hotel.
Buon Ma Thuot has many accommodation addresses for you to choose from. Photo: Gody
According to Buon Ma Thuot travel experience, if you are a person who likes collective activities, learns about the lives of the people here, and wants to save money, you can choose tourist villages and houses on stilts for 200,000 VND /night, lakeside resorts for from 1,500,000 VND/night.
If traveling to Buon Ma Thuot in peak season, it is best to make a reservation in advance to avoid running out of rooms or failing to find a satisfactory room.
🚗Traveling in Buon Ma Thuot
If you go with a large group or your family, taxi is still the most suitable means of transportation. In Buon Ma Thuot, there are a number of taxi companies, such as Mai Linh taxi, Vinasun taxi, and more. You should ask the price before deciding to get in the car.
The most popular mean of transportation is still motorbikes. Photo: comglamping
According to many people's travel experience in Buon Ma Thuot, the motorbike is still the most popular, especially for young people because it is the most comfortable and mobile means of transport. It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in the center of Buon Ma Thuot for from 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND/day.
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Cre: Yen Yen (Vietnam Sports Newspaper)

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James Forbes
Awesome!! I miss Buon Ma Thuot
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Amazing Vietnam with so many natural wonders
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What a beautiful experience 😍 ❤️ 💖 ✨️
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