Duration: 11 days 10 nights
Location: China and Vietnam
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Trip code: 2104 Book now

General

 

Overland  Tour China Vietnam (#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 (Breakfast)

Check out and drive to the east to visit the Stone Forest. 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 appeared, 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 (Breakfast)

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 (Breakfast)

Get up early to see sun-rise view in the terraced-fields, then back to hotel for breakfast. Check out and drive to Hekou, a Chinese town lies by the border, local Vietnam Impressive guide will 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.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

 

Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai/Ta Van village – Sapa (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel.
At an 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 colorful attire.
Start your trekking trip to discover the nice landscape of the Muong Hoa valley in Lao Chai/Ta Van village, the trek is about 2-4 hours hiking through the village, up and down the mountains. If you prefer to trek less, then discuss with your driver and tour guide, the car brings you close to the village for less time walking 2-3 km. You will see, meet, talk with the local ethnic of the Tay & Day tribes. It times to take many lovely photos for your souvenir. You will be surrounded by many H’mong people, they follow you to assist in some off road part, you can talk to them or refuse, they automatically follow you, try to sell their small handicraft products. Lunch is not included.
Back to Sapa by car, discover the town, visit Sapa market, the church.

*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 in Sapa

 

Day 6: Sapa –Tram Ton pass – Love waterfall – Cat Cat/Sin Chai village – Lao Cai station – night train to Hanoi (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel & enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the town.
08.00 am: Enjoy your day trip starting to 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. If you are lucky with the sunny time, you can see the big difference between 2 districts, the weather differs at that point from Lao Cai to Lai Chau. Time to take very nice photos of the stunning mountain views.
After that, enjoy your nice walk throughout the jungle and beautiful path to reach the love waterfall (thac Tinh Yeu), a prove for the true love story of the H’Mong couple, take the picturesque photos as well as swim in the waterfall! Lunch is not included.
In the afternoon, drive 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).
Then transfer back to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi (8 hours train ride, you arrive Hanoi in the next early morning). Tourist carriage train, wooden 4-berth sharing cabin. Deluxe class ticket on King Express, Et-Pumpkin Express or similar. Overnight on train. Dinner is not included.

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

Early morning arrive Ha noi station. 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 and free time in the morning.
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.
In the afternoon, we visit the Vietnamese women’s museum to see the change timely of Vietnamese women and children. Continue your trip to the impressive ethnological museum, dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups for understanding more about the culture, costume of 54 ethnic groups. Later on, go to the temple of literature, well known as the first university of Vietnam. Back to your hotel
Overnight in Ha Noi.

 

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay  – guide on junk/cruise, no escort guide from Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

 

Program with Glory cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

7.30 : Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
12.00 – 13.00: Arrive in Tuan Chau wharf – Breaking and taking photo at Glory Legend private lounge
13.00 – 15.30: Check in and enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and cruise manager
Start cruising. Enjoy set menu lunch while cruising to magnificent Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. You will have opportunity to see the famous rocks such as: Perfume Rock, Fighting Cock, Lonely Rock, Saddle Rock…. before arrives to “Vung Viêng” village.
15.30 – 17.30:Visit “Vung Viêng” village by a rustic – row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing.
17.30 – 19.30: Back to the boat and free time for relaxing
Option: Massage service available. Please book with cruise manager directly (please see massage menu)
Cooking class on sundeck – How to make spring rolls. Then enjoy spring rolls you make together and happy hour (buy one drink, get one free). It is time for chatting and relaxing.
19.30 – 23.00: Deluxe Vietnamese dinner will be served
Evening activities include: Leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruises’ music, reading magazines in room and dining room.
Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing on the boat.

 

 

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 by round shaped rowing boat 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.
16.30: 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.
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 massage & spa services. Squid fishing and making new friends. 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)
06.00 – 09.00: Taking part in tai chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes)
Coffee, tea and pastries… for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
Transfer by tender to Sung Sot cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
09.00 – 11.30: Check out and make payment in reception area
Have a set menu brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as approaching the wharf.
11.30: Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau wharf. Say goodbye to the crew
12.00 – 16.30: Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus
Stop over the middle to visit a traditional workshop
16.30: Arrive in Hanoi and overnight at same hotel.

 

Program with Huong Hai Sealife Cruise (Brunch) 

6.30-7.45: Before enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, café at the restaurant of the cruise, tourists can try the tai chi 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 CoiIsland. 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: Back to the cruise by tender.
9.15: It’s time to gather luggage and check out.
9.30-10.30: 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: Hanoi Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel.
Free on your leisure untile time transfer to airport (no guide) for departure flight. Trip ends here.

 

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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

 3-5 pax

Single 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 – tourist wagons

Price exclusive

  • Late check out (Standard check in time is 14.00, check out time is 12.00)
  • Vietnam/Chinese visa arrangement fee and stamp fee
  • International flight to Kunming, exit Hanoi and international airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • 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