Dalat: An amazing trip to search into the amazing coffee farm
One of the best experience to Coffee farm in Dalat, Vietnam
I’m going to introduce you one of the best coffee farm experience in Vietnam hosted by a passionate farmer – Mr. Son Pacamara.
If you are a big fan of coffee and you’re even not interested in coffee, Uncle Son’s coffee farm tour will make you eye-opening. It is not one of those coffee places the big tour buses stop. But it’s just a small business, mainly run by volunteers that try to use eco-friendly techniques like less chemical, more natural fertilizer like on-site nuts, fruits, and animal dung.
Have you ever thought about how your cup of coffee is made? Or thought that you would be able to pick up ripe berries by hand in the coffee farm garden, grind and make a delicious cup of coffee for yourself as an artist? This will definitely be a unique experience for you when you come to one of the best highlands of Vietnam – Dalat.
How to get to Son Pacamara Coffee Farm
From Saigon, you will easily find the traveling companies offering travel buses to Dalat at an affordable price, ranging from 180,000 to 250,000 VND / person and the garage usually has transit bus to the city center. It takes you about 6 hours to go to Dalat by bus.
Phuong Trang BUS LINE to Dalat
- Address: 272 – 274 – 276 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
- Booking phone: In HCM: 028 39 20 85 59 – Da Lat: 026 33 58 58 58 (1 To Hien Thanh, Ward 6, Dalat)
- Departure time: 06h15 – 24h30
- Ticket price: 280,000 VND (bed seat)
- Each bus leaves 30 minutes apart
Thanh Buoi BUS to Da Lat
- Address: 266 – 268 Le Hong Phong, Ward 4, District 5
- Booking phone: In HCM: 1900 6079 – Da Lat: 02633 93 93 93 (53-55 Phan Boi Chau, ward 1, Tp. DaLat)
- Departure time: 24/24.
- Ticket price: 250,000 VND (seat) – 220,000 VND (bed seat) -360,000 VND (room)
- Each bus leaves 1 hour apart
In Dalat, You have two choices at Son Pacamara: either visit his coffee farm garden on the way to Golden Valley or if you can’t make time, you can spend a morning in his coffee showroom in the city center, right on 1/3 Le Hong Phong Street, Da Lat City. You can hire a bike at your place with the price around 130,000 – 150,000 VND/day or take a grab to get there. The full address to search on the map is Sơn Pacamara Coffee Farm, Phường 5, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng.
What to do in Son’s Coffee farm?
Take a real experience into the farm
You can explore the eco-friendly coffee farm to learn about the process of growing, making coffee & brewing coffee at different prices:
- 200,000VND/person for visiting
- 500,000VND/person for a half-day experience tour
- 1,000,000VND/person for a full-day experience tour
I want to say the view from Uncle Son’s coffee farm is spectacular. Sitting on the hill to see the coffee trees while enjoying a cup of hot pour-over V60 coffee is an unique experience. We have been there too many times since 5 years ago. Now the coffee farm was changed with better facilities which brings the most comfortable space for volunteers & visitors.
Listen to the farmer’s story “No secret, only passion”
There, at Uncle’s Son coffee farm, you will not only have a chance to listen to his coffee passion but also you will be shown how to compare basic Robusta and Arabica coffee, the fermented process and enjoy coffee of the farm. Besides, you will be able to roast and brew coffee on your own in a half-day tour. Special activities only in a full-day tour are hand-picking up coffee berries in the garden, joining in fermented process and having lunch there.
We’re Enjoying V60 Pour-over coffee at Uncle Son’s farm
Plan your trip to Son’s Coffee farm
Especially for anyone plans to visit Dalat for a week or so during harvest, you should reach out to Mr.Son to book some time as a volunteer on his farm. It’s guaranteed to be an educational experience.
Coming to this place, you will know that Uncle Son’s coffee farm is not just for traveling and understand why coffee here is so special.
If you plan to visit the place, you should contact Uncle Son via Son Pacamara Specialty Coffee Facebook Page to see whether he can host your tour, pick you up or show you how to get there. You’re guaranteed to learn a lot about specialty coffee. It’ll change your perception about coffee forever. From the trip you may know how different coffee bean from Mr. Son coffee’s farm is from the other coffee beans that are also grown in Dalat.
Catch a chance to taste Son Pacamara’s Arabica Bean
I you don’t have time to visit his coffee farm in Dalat. There’s another chance you can taste Son Pacamara’s coffee at some local coffee shops on your Vietnam trip from north to south:
- Northen Vietnam: Sii Coffee. Add: 81 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
- Central Vietnam: Santorino coffee & tea. Add: 81 Tran Phu, Quy Nhon
- Southen Vietnam: Santorino coffee & veggie. Add: 74 Nguyen Ngoc Phuong, P19, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh