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Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Location: China and Vietnam
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Trip code: 2104 Book now

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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-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, customs clearance and formalities.
Local guide and driver of Vietnam Impressive will meet you at the Vietnamese side, ready to drive 40 kms uphill Sapa to check in at hotel.
Overnight 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 – Tran 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! 
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. 

 

Day 7: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi full day sightseeing (Breakfast)

Early morning arrive Hanoi train station.
You will take meter taxi, 10 minutes ride to a home stay 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!) www.vietnamimpressive.com/hanoi-homestay.html
Check-in at a cozy house located in Doi Can street, close to the Ho Chi Minh complex, botanic garden & beautiful westlakeRest of time free and relax! 

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.

09.00 am: your local tour guide welcomes you at hotel & enjoys a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh complex included the mausoleum, his house & complex monument, one pillar of pagoda “Chua Dien Huu” then to beautiful Westlake and Tran Quoc pagoda. Lunch is not included.
In the afternoon, 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. Drop off at your home stay. Overnight in Hanoi. 

 

Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Monday & Friday, you can see from outside and visit his complex monument
Vietnam Ethnology Museum closed on Monday will be replaced by a visit to Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Hilton Prison

 

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

Enjoy breakfast at home stay. 
Take a meter taxi to the meeting point then get the shuttle bus ride to Halong Bay. 

Program with Glory cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 

08.00: 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 Pelican cruise 
08.00: Drive by bus to Halong city through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
12.00 – 13.00: Arrive in Tuan Chau wharf – Breaking and taking photo at Pelican Privateb Lounge
Transfer by tender to the boat
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 buffet 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 rockes 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.
Free optional swimming and kayaking around many small and big islands at emerald Bai Tu Long water.
17.30 – 19.30: Back to the boat and free time for relax

 

Option: Massage service available. Please book with cruise manager directly (please see massage menu)
Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy the 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

 

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: Reach Hanoi and drop off at your home stay.

 

Program with Pelican cruise (Brunch)
06.00 – 09.00: Taking part in tai chi class on the sundeck in 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 buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau wharf. Relaxing 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: Reach Hanoi and drop off at your home stay.
Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Note:
Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change without prior notice due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. The pre registration requires to provide the data of full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, gender & valid Vietnam visa of all passengers.

 

Day 10: Hanoi – Departure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at home stay.
Free time at leisure until transferring, no guide to the airport for the departure flight. Trip ends here.

 

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Validity: 01.12.2017 – 30.04.2018 & 01.10.2018 – 31.12.2018

Price in USD per person bases on a double/twin sharing room

 Overland  Tour China Vietnam (#2104)

2 persons

 3-5 persons

Single supplement
Superior Class 1466 1398 187
First Class 1682 1614 387
 

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*Peak periods surcharge in Festivals and Public Holidays
*Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details

 

Validity: 01.05.2018 – 30.09.2018

Price in USD per person bases on a double/twin sharing room

 Overland  Tour China Vietnam (#2104)

2 persons

 3-5 persons

Single supplement
Superior Class 1452 1384 231
First Class 1637 1569 347
 

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*Peak periods surcharge in Festivals 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
  • Shuttle bus to Halong bay and return
  • Mineral water and wet wipe (1 bottle of 500 ml/person/day)
  • All entrance fees, boat fees, river cruise fees
  • Englishspeaking local stationed guide except where mentioned ‘no guide’
  • Fullboard on cruise in Halong Bay
  • Kayak fee in Halong Bay (2 persons per kayak)
  • Train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi, 1 way soft sleeper 4-berth sharing cabin in a tourist carriage
  • Early check-in, late check-out valid in home stay only

Price exclusive

  • Early check-in, late check out at hotel (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 that not indicated
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Peak season surcharge for periods of
    Vietnam public holidays 2018:
    Christmas (24.12), New Year (30.12-1.1), Vietnamese Tet (15.2-21.2), Hung King festival (25.4), Reunification Day & May Day (29.4-1.5), National Day (1.9-4.9)
    China public holidays 2018: 
    Christmas (24.12), New Year (30.12-1.1), Chinese Lunar New Year (15.2-21.2), Quingming festival (5.4-7.4), May Day (29.4-1.5), Dragon Boat festival (16.6-18.6), Mid-autum Day (22.9-24.9), National Day (1.10-7.10)

 

Hotels used for Superior Class

City Hotel Website
Kunming Kunming Camellia hotel  kmcamellia.com
Jianshui Jianshui hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti hotel  Not available
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (deluxe valley) boutiquesapahotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Glory Cruise (deluxe cabin) halongglorycruise.com
Hanoi Homestay@Quyet (en-suite room) www.vietnamimpressive.com/hanoi-homestay.html

 

Hotels used for Deluxe Class

City Hotel Website
Kunming Kunming hotel kunminghotel.com.cn
Jianshui Jianshui Lin’an Hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti hotel  Not available
Sapa Amazing Sapa (superior room) amazinghotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Pelican  Cruise (deluxe cabin) halongpelicancruise.com
Hanoi The Ann hotel (deluxe room) theann.com.vn
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Inclusions

Price inclusive

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel as mentioned
  • Private car with airconditioning
  • Shuttle bus to Halong bay and return
  • Mineral water and wet wipe (1 bottle of 500 ml/person/day)
  • All entrance fees, boat fees, river cruise fees
  • Englishspeaking local stationed guide except where mentioned ‘no guide’
  • Fullboard on cruise in Halong Bay
  • Kayak fee in Halong Bay (2 persons per kayak)
  • Train ticket Lao Cai - Hanoi, 1 way soft sleeper 4-berth sharing cabin in a tourist carriage
  • Early check-in, late check-out valid in home stay only

Price exclusive

  • Early check-in, late check out at hotel (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 that not indicated
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Peak season surcharge for periods of 
    Vietnam public holidays 2018:
    Christmas (24.12), New Year (30.12-1.1), Vietnamese Tet (15.2-21.2), Hung King festival (25.4), Reunification Day & May Day (29.4-1.5), National Day (1.9-4.9)
    China public holidays 2018: 
    Christmas (24.12), New Year (30.12-1.1), Chinese Lunar New Year (15.2-21.2), Quingming festival (5.4-7.4), May Day (29.4-1.5), Dragon Boat festival (16.6-18.6), Mid-autum Day (22.9-24.9), National Day (1.10-7.10)

Hotel used for packages

Hotels used for superior class

City Hotel Website
Kunming Kunming Camellia hotel  kmcamellia.com
Jianshui Jianshui hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti hotel  Not available
Sapa Boutique Sapa hotel (deluxe valley) boutiquesapahotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Glory Cruise (deluxe cabin) halongglorycruise.com
Hanoi Homestay@Quyet (en-suite room) www.vietnamimpressive.com/hanoi-homestay.html

Hotels used for deluxe class

City Hotel Website
Kunming Kunming hotel kunminghotel.com.cn
Jianshui Jianshui Lin’an Hotel  Not available
Yuanyang Yuanyang Yunti hotel  Not available
Sapa Amazing Sapa (superior room) amazinghotel.com.vn
Halong Bay Pelican  Cruise (deluxe cabin) halongpelicancruise.com
Hanoi The Ann hotel (deluxe room) theann.com.vn

Price

Validity: 01.12.2017 – 30.04.2018 & 01.10.2018 – 31.12.2018

Price in USD per person bases on a double/twin sharing room

 Overland  Tour China Vietnam (#2104)

2 persons

 3-5 persons

Single supplement
Superior class 1466 1398 187
First class 1682 1614 387
 

Book this

*Peak periods surcharge in festival public days
Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details

Validity: 01.05.2018 - 30.09.2018

Price in USD per person bases on a double/twin sharing room

 Overland  Tour China Vietnam (#2104)

2 persons

 3-5 persons

Single supplement
Superior class 1452 1384 231
First class 1637 1569 347
 

Book this

*Peak periods surcharge in festival public days
Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details