Enjoy Canyoning Adventures In Dalat

Enjoy Canyoning Adventures In Dalat

Dalat is located in Lam Dong in the central highlands of Vietnam. It is among the major tourist destinations famously known for canyoning adventures. It has a cool and temperate climate, with European-style chalets that attract vacationers and honeymooners across the world. Only in Dalat, will you see colorful flower gardens and cool rolling hills. The area has a relaxed and funky vibe surrounding it, especially with cafes and excellent restaurants lining the streets.

Another reason we chose to visit this small city however was for the adventure activities! Rappelling down waterfalls, cliff jumping, natural water slides and hiking. Water Abseiling / Canyoning is one of the most modern adventure sports that allow you to discover the wonders and mysteries of nature in its purest form. Trekking, jumping and swimming, you will discover fantastic canyons and face the challenges of incredible gorges. During this unique journey of unforgettable experiences you will be accompanied by Canyoning professionals and expert guides.

Climber in the background of beautiful cascading Datanla waterfall In the mountain town Dalat, Vietnam.

Go ahead to Datanla waterfall and try it. A canyon has water, and some sections have topographies that require ropes to navigate through. A canyoning excursion involves various adventure activities such as cliff jumping, rappelling down waterfalls, water sliding and hiking, slipping and more. When you hear ‘canyoning in Dalat’ prepare to leap 36ft into a narrow cavern, abseil 100ft over the waterfall and zipline over a turquoise lake.

 

What to carry for your canyoning adventure in Dalat

The following are items you should bring along during your canyoning tour:

  • Sports sandals/shoes
  • Swim clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Tank top and board shorts
  • A waterproof camera
  • Gloves

Canyoning in Dalat requires the help of professional guides for orientation. They will show you how to tie knots, how to wear the harness and other hardware and how to handle the rope. They will also take you through dry practice and teach you proper rappelling techniques before you tackle your abseils. The water flow in Dalat is dam controlled, therefore making canyoning adventures an all year round activity.

DALAT, VIETNAM – JULY 28, 2014: Unidentified Caucasian young women tourists rappel in Datanla waterfall with the help of a local guide.

Let’s look at the various canyoning activities offered in Dalat:

Abseiling down

The vertical cliff in Dalat is about 18m. Abseiling down this cliff may seem very daunting, but it is interesting and fun. Once you get down into the river, the next activity is to plummet head first down a rock face. It’s quite nerve-racking for first-time natural water sliders. But this activity is quite safe as long as you follow the instructions from your guide.

DALAT, VIETNAM – JULY 28, 2014: An unidentified Caucasian young woman tourist rappels in Datanla waterfall.

Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping in Dalat is a fun-filled challenge that entails taking an 11m free fall into the pool. Though scary and requires a lot of adrenaline to master the courage, cliff jumping is exhilarating. Once down in the water, you conquer all your fears. Dalat has two cliffs, one at 11 meters while the second at 7 meters. With a successful jump from the first cliff, the second one is a piece of cake.

Canyoning at Datanla waterfall in Da Lat city

The Washing Machine

The washing machine is a special abseil challenge. The 10m high rappel requires nerves of steel for you to lower yourself down the cliff and hang freely above the strong waterfall. You free yourself and hit a gush of water which will cause you to spin, twirl and turn around violently the way a washing machine does. You then slide down a rock and let go of your rope before getting pushed underwater for seconds and later shot out into a calm swimming hole. This is where you lose your orientation once you hit the water and you have to let go trusting that you’ll be safe.

Canyoning in Dalat is a breath-taking, adrenaline-filled experience that leaves you with lasting happy memories afterward. Imagine spending your day outdoors trekking through the beautiful forested canyon and abseiling down the cliffs, through waterfalls before you plummet head first down a rock waterslide and finally jump off cliffs. Besides having fun canyoning, you also face your fears head-on.

How much to enjoy canyoing at Datanla waterfall in Da Lat city:

All package around USD72/person included climbing cascades, crossing cascades, climbing through rugged canyons.

 

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