Duration: 7 days 6 nights
Location: Hanoi, Sapa, Hekou, Kaiyuan, Jianshui and Kunming
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Hanoi Kunming Overland Tour (#2303)

 

Day 1: Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai (no meals)

Tonight you will take an overnight train for Hanoi to Lao Cai, A/C soft sleeper 4-berth sharing cabin on a tourist train.
*Note: please get a reliable taxi from your hotel to Hanoi train station (we recommend to use Mai Linh taxi, ask the driver to turn on the meter, costs around 3-5$/transfer), about 3km from Hanoi old quarter areas to train station “Tran Quy Cap Station B” for train to Lao Cai.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai/Ta Van village – Tram Ton pass – Love waterfall – Sapa (Breakfast)

Arrive at Lao Cai Train station early morning. Take a transfer by private car to Sapa.
Having breakfast at local restaurant and relax before explore Sapa town. At an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful old French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s’ northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minorities groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire.

Hike down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. Continue along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Today you will spend about 2-4 hours hiking*. It depends on you if you want to hike more or less. At least you can see one village – it is a must (!), once in this region! Return to Sapa by car for having lunch at local restaurant on your account.
In the afternoon, drive up hill to see the famous Love waterfall and then onto Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800 m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son mountain range as well as over viewing spectacular landscapes of the whole area, stretching endlessly.

*Note: about 3km from Lao Chai to Ta Van with uphill and downhill, the hiking time can be flexible per your wish: the accurate weather’s condition, slippery path … that you can combine with car transfer and hiking.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – Hekou – Jianshui (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel.
Drive (no guide) downhill Sapa to Laocai/Hekou Sino- Vietnamese boarder
09.00: (10.00 am Beijing’s time), arrive Hekou & you pass the border, our guide greets and meet at the otherside, transfer to Jianshui directly (3 hours driving), the cultural and economic center of southern Yunnan, visit the Swallow Cave, the largest karst cave in Asia, on arrival to Jianshui, walk in the ancient town and visiting the east tower gate, which is over 600 years old, even older than the Tian’anmen gate tower in Beijing!
Overnight at hotel in Jian Shui

 

Day 4: Jianshui (Breakfast/Lunch)

Visit the Confucius Temple, the third largest one on China mainland (the biggest one is in Confucius hometown, Qufu of east China’s Shandong provinc, the 2nd biggest one is in Beijing), constructed in late 13th century in the Yuan Dynasty, over 700 years old. It has been renovated and extended for over 50 times since then. This temple survied in the ”culture revolution” which lasted for more than 10 years from 1966-1978. Pm visit the Tuanshan village out of Jianshui, local style architecture complex lies by water, the most famous one is the Zhang’s Garden. Finally on the way back visit the twin dragon bridge.
Overnight at hotel in Jian Shui

 

Day 5: Jianshui – Stone Forest-Kunming (Breakfast/Lunch)

Am drive to the stone Forest (3 hours drive), the no.1 site in Yunnan. The stone forest is a typical geological phenomenon, 270 million years ago, this area was a vast expanse of sea, the movement of tectonic plates alerted the earth crust, causing the sea to recede and the limestone bottom to appear to forming land. Constant seeping of rain through the cracks in the limestone produced a group of great sculptures and shapes, all molded by nature. Drive to Kunming (2 hours), it is the capital city of south China’s Yunnan province, it is entitled ”the Spring City” due to the mild weather-the average temperature her is 18 Centigrade degrees, can be visited all year round.
Overnight at hotel in Kun Ming

 

Day 6: Kunming (Breakfast/Lunch)

You will visit the Green Lake park, local people do morning exercises there, walk through the old town, where there’s a small flower and bird market, the west hill + tower gate which lies at the west suburb of Kunming, all representative sites in Kunming. If tiem permits,visit the Golden Temple, whose great hall is not made of gold but bronze as Yunnan is rich in bronze reserve for centries.
Overnight at hotel in Kun Ming

 

Day 7: Kunming – Departure (Breakfast)

Free at leisure then transfer to airport for flight back country, end of service.

 

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Price inclusive

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double/twin room
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air- conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
  • Train ticket by tourist compartment Hanoi to Lao Cai, deluxe with wooden soft sleeper 4 berths sharing cabin
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • Free of charge Vietnam visa approval letter
  • VAT and other taxes

Price exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax from/to Hanoi and Kunming.
  • Vietnam stamping fees (US$45,– person for single entry) & China Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Early check in & late check out
  • Tipping fees for car driver & guide
  • Insurance.

Hotels used

City Hotel & room type Website
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (Muong Hoa valley deluxe)
Sapa Elegance hotel (deluxe room)
www.boutiquesapahotel.com
www.sapaelegancehotel.com
Jianshui Jianshui hotel www.ynjshotel.com
Stone Forest Shilin Tianqi Hotel Not available
Kunming Kunming Camellia Hotel www.kmcamelliahotel.com.

 

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Inclusions

Price inclusive
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air- conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
  • Train ticket by Tourist Express Hanoi to Lao Cai, deluxe with wooden soft sleeper 4 berths sharing cabin
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • Free of charge Vietnam Approval letter
  • VAT and other taxes
Price exclusive
  • International flight tickets and airport tax from/to Hanoi and Kunming.
  • Vietnam stamping fees (US$45,-- person for single entry) & China Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Early check in & late check out
  • Tipping fees for car driver & guide
  • Insurance.

Hotel used for packages

Hotels used
City Hotel & room type Website
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (Muong Hoa valley deluxe) Sapa Elegance hotel (deluxe room) www.boutiquesapahotel.com www.sapaelegancehotel.com
Jianshui Jianshui hotel www.ynjshotel.com
Stone Forest Shilin Tianqi Hotel Not available
Kunming Kunming Camellia Hotel www.kmcamelliahotel.com.

Price

Interested? just email us for rates!