Duration: 11 days 10 nights
Location: Kunming, Stone Forest, Jianshui, Hekou, Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay
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Trip code: 2104 Book now

General

 

China to Vietnam  Kunming to Halong Bay overland via Hekou/Lao Cai (#2104)

 

 

Day 1: Kunming (no meals)

Arrive Kunming, the capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan province, you’ll be transferred to the hotel.1800 meters high, Kunming is known as” the Spring city ”all because of its mild weather, the average temperature is around 18 centigrade degrees. It can be visited all year round.After a rest in the hotel, our guide will show you around:go to see the Yuantong Temple, the largest and one of the olest in Kunming,1200 years old.Green Lake is the most important leisure place for local people, you can see some are dancing, some are doing exercises there,and some just wondering…Visiting to here is strongly recommended.

 

Day 2: Kunming – Shilin – Jianshui (B)

Check out and drive to the east to visit the Stone Forest.(wo hours drive).The Stone Forest is a  typical geographical phenomenon, some 270 million years ago, it was a vast expanse of sea, with the continuous tectonic movement,the sea bottom appared,hence the stone forest came into being.After lunch near the site, you’ll go on with your journey to Jianshui, which lies to the south of Yunnan province, used to be the cultural and political center in southern Yunnan.On arrival here our guide will show you around the old town.

 

Day 3: Jianshui – Yuanyang (B)

 

Enjoy your tour in Jianshui: visit the Confucius temple,the 3rd largest on China mainland(the other two are:Confucius temple in Qufu of east Shandong province and the Confucius temple in Beijing),initially built in 13th century’s Yuan dynasty, still preserved very well. Walk out of the west gate of the old town to see a magic well of the Ming dynasty,more than 600 years old, water from it is the best for toufu manufacturing,visit a local toufu workshop to know the making process of toufu, local people’s favorite snack. Drive to Yuanyang, view sun-set in the rice terraced fields,then drive back to hotel.

Day 4: Yuanyang – Hekou (China border)/Lao Cai (Vietnam border) – Sapa (B)

 

Get up early to see sun-rise view in the terraced-fields,then back for breakfast.Finally check out and drive to Hekou, a Chinese county town lies by the border, local Vietnam Impressive Travel
guide meet you at the Vietnamese side.
Customs clearance and formalities
Our representative will be waiting for you at Lao Cai border (Vietnam side) and ready to drive uphill Sapa to check in at hotel
Leisure time
Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Cat Cat village (B)

Having breakfast at hotel and relax before explore Sapa Town.
At a elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful old French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnams’ northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minorities groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire.
We will have a short walk to Ham Rong Mountain. On the way, stop at local market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances for making acquaintance and taking photos.
In the afternoon, drive to the direction to the South West of Sapa ( around 4 kms ) to get to Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong minority, a waterfall and a hydroelectric power station built by the French in the past. Continue to trek another village, Sin Chai before going back Sapa (this trek depends much on your health, pls freely discuss with your local tour guide if you prefer to trek more/less).
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 6: Sapa – Lao Chai/Ta Van – Silver waterfall – Tram Ton – night train back Hanoi (B)

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 abt 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 Silver 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..
Then transfer back to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi by soft sleeper, 4-berth sharing compartment on tourist train.
Overnight train trip

 

Day 7: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi halfday sightseeing (B)

Arrive early in the morning
You will take meter taxi to 3* standard hotel for refresh and bring you back to shape (we suggest you to take Mai Linh taxi and please tell them to turn the meter on!)
Breakfast at hotel
Free time
13.30: Hanoi, a city between the rivers, built from lowland, Hanoi has many scenic lakes and sometime is called “city of lakes”. Among its lakes, the most famous are Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Halair Lake, Bay mau Lake…As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. You will visit Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake with Ngoc Son temple (the lake of the Restored Sword), our architectural and our way of with small street and its name and explore Hanoi old streets by one hour cyclo ride.
Rest of time free at leisure or shoppings.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

 

Day 8: Hanoi arrival – Halong Bay (B, L, D), no escort guide from Hanoi, guide on junk or cruise!

Have breakfast at hotel

 

PROGRAM WITH GLORY CRUISE
08.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta on shuttle bus
10.00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12.30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
15.30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16.30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17.00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.
19.00: Dinner is served.
21.00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.
Relax and spend a  night on Glory Cruise.

 

PROGRAM WITH HUONG HAI SEALIFE CRUISE
07.45 – 08.00: Shuttle bus picks up at hotel.

12.00 Upon arrival at Vinashin dock, the staffs of Huong Hai Ha Long cruise company welcomes the guests to the waiting room before departing the tour.
12.30 Cruise manager takes the guests to the cruise to start the tour.
Check in cabin, Start sailing from Vinashin dock, feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful of islets (Indochina studio, Am Island…). The Bai Tu Long area has the wild beauty with the panoramic natural views, making it unforgettable to guests.
13.00 Buffet lunch is served in the restaurant at the first deck. Tourists can enjoy the delicious lunch while admiring the grace of the bay.
15.30 Visiting the Vung Vieng village – the famous pearl – Growing village and the fishing tanks of the local people. Tourists can observe the process of feeding pearl as well as the life of local people on the surface of Halong bay.
Tourists can visit the Vung Vieng fishing village on the typical round-shaped rowing boat of Halong area. Observing the fish-feeding tanks, shopping at the souvenir shops, taking photos and discovering the local life of people here are the main activities for you.
16.30 The tourists will go back to the cruise by tender to relax, do personal hygiene before enjoy the dinner on board. Enjoy Happy hour with special menu from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm. You will get discount with all of the drinks: cocktail, mocktail and mixed drinks.
16.35 The cruise sails from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do sleeping area. Tourists can treasure the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at the sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax and savor the fresh and peaceful atmosphere which could hardly be found in land.
17.20 Relax on the cruise.
18.15 Onboard the vessel, surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.00 Gala Elegant set dinner served on board. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
21.00 Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage & Spa services. Squid fishing and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Sealife Cruise. (massage and spa fee is not included in the price)

 

Day 9 : Ha Long Bay – Hanoi, guide on junk or cruise, no escort guide back Hanoi!

 

PROGRAM WITH GLORY CRUISE (Brunch)
07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
08.00: Continue cruising
08.15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09.00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
09.30: Buffet brunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
11.30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi on shuttle bus
14.00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16.00: Arrive in Hanoi and drop off at your hotel.

 

PROGRAM WITH HUONG HAI SEALIFE CRUISE (B/L)

GUIDE ON BOARD, NO ESCORT GUIDE FROM HALONG TO HANOI
6.30-7.45: Before enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, café at the restaurant of the cruise, tourists can try the taichi session on the sundeck at the break of dawn onBai Tu Long Bay
7.45-8.45: Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as Thien Canh Son). You can revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long bay from above, as well as the glorious long white sand of Hon Co Island.
Tourists can relax on the white sand beach of Co Island, enjoy swimming on the area of Co Island. With the long white sand beaches and the crystal-like green water, definitely, tourists would have the fantastic moments after exploring the cave.
8.45: Tourists come back to the cruise by tender.
9.15: Tourists arrange the luggage and check out.
9.30-10.30: Tourists can enjoy the light lunch (brunch) in Sealife Cruise while the cruise departsfrom Hon Co Island back to Vinashin dock.
11.15 Arrive back at Vinashin dock, Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to your Hanoi.
Overnight at your hotel in Ha Noi.

Day 10: Departure Hanoi to your home country or next destination (B)

Transfer to airport (no guide) for departure flight.

 

Prices from 01.04.17- 30.09.17! 

Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the group of

 

2pax

 3-5pax

Sgl.
supplement
Superior Class (3 star) 1709 1651 299
First Class (4 star) 1884 1826 432

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***Peak season surcharge: May Day, Spring festival, Xmas, New Year and Public Holidays

 

Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details

Price inclusive

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel as mentioned
  • Private car with airconditioning
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • All entrance fees, boat fees, river cruise fees
  • Englishspeaking local stationed guide except where mentioned ‘no guide’
  • Fullboard on cruise in Halong Bay
  • Junk cruise fee (with kayaking – 2 people per kayak)
  • Breakfast on arrival Hanoi from train and early check with refresh
  • Train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi, 1 way soft sleeper 4berth sharing cabin
  • Vietnamese visa letter  (promotion)

 

Price exclusive

  • Early check in/Late check out (Standard check in time is 14.00, check out time is 12.00) except the early check in on arrival from Sapa train
  • Chinese visa arrangement fee and stamp fee
  • International flight to Kunming, exit Hanoi and international airport tax
  • Vietnamese visa stamp fee at Embassy or at airport on arrival
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • Personal expenses & tips

 

Hotels used for Superior 3* class

City Hotel & room type Website
Kunming Kunming Camellia Hotel
Jianshui Jianshui Hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti Hotel  Not available
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (Muong Hoa valley deluxe) www.boutiquesapahotel.com.vn/home/
Halong Bay Glory Cruise (deluxe cabin) www.halongglorycruise.com
Hanoi Medallion hotel (deluxe room) www.medallion-hanoi.com

 

Hotels used for First 4* class

City Hotel & room type Website
Kunming Kunming hotel www.kunminghotel.com.cn
Jianshui Jianshui Lin’an Hotel Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti Hotel Not available
Sapa Amazing Sapa (Superior room) www.amazinghotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Huong Hai Sealife Cruise www.huonghaihalong.com
Hanoi The Ann hotel (Deluxe room) www.theann.com.vn
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Inclusions

Price inclusive
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel as mentioned
  • Private car with airconditioning
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • All entrance fees, boat fees
  • English speaking local stationed guide except where mentioned ‘no guide’
  • Fullboard on cruise in Halong Bay - Junk cruise fee (with kayaking - 2 people per kayak)
  • Breakfast on arrival Hanoi from train and early check with refresh
  • Train ticket Lao Cai - Hanoi, 1 way soft sleeper 4berth sharing cabin
  • Vietnamese visa letter (promotion)
  Price exclusive
  • Early check in/Late check out (Standard check in time is 14.00, check out time is 12.00) except the early check in on arrival from Sapa train
  • Chinese visa arrangement fee and stamp fee
  • International flight to Kunming, exit Hanoi and international airport tax
  • Vietnamese visa stamp fee at Embassy or at airport on arrival
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • Personal expenses & tips

Hotel used for packages

Hotels used for Superior 3* class
City Hotel & room type Website
Kunming Kunming Camellia Hotel
Jianshui Jianshui Hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti Hotel  Not available
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (Muong Hoa valley deluxe) www.boutiquesapahotel.com.vn/home/
Halong Bay Glory Cruise (deluxe cabin) www.halongglorycruise.com
Hanoi Medallion hotel (deluxe room) www.medallion-hanoi.com
Hotels used for First 4* class
City Hotel & room type Website
Kunming Kunming hotel www.kunminghotel.com.cn
Jianshui Jianshui Lin’an Hotel Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti Hotel Not available
Sapa Amazing Sapa (Superior room) www.amazinghotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Huong Hai Sealife Cruise www.huonghaihalong.com
Hanoi The Ann hotel (Deluxe room) www.theann.com.vn
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Price

Prices from 01.04.17- 30.09.17!  Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the group of  
2pax  3-5pax Sgl. supplement
Superior Class (3 star) 1709 1651 299
First Class (4 star) 1884 1826 432
Book this
***Peak season surcharge: May Day, Spring festival, Xmas, New Year and Public Holidays Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details