Tour Code: VNCHRT002B
HANOI – HA LONG – LANG SON – PINGXIANG – DETIAN WATERFALL – NANNING – GUILIN – YANGSHUO –
• Experience the bustling charm of Hanoi
• Enjoy the natural beauty of Lang Son Area and a Cruise in Halong Bay
• See the historic Huashan Mural paintings
• Visit Tongling Grand Canyon and the famous Detian Waterfalls
• Hike around Mingshi Scenic Area
• Experience Guilin with its picturesque Karst hills
• Take a boat ride along the Li River
Drive by bullet train from Guilin to Hong Kong in only 3 hours.
General tipping in China :
Rmb 200.00 (usd 32.00) per guide per day
Rmb 100.00 (usd 16.00) per driver per day
|PAX||PRICE PER PERSON SUPERIOR||PRICE PER PERSON DELUXE|
|Ha Long bay||Pelican Cruise, Deluxe 2D1N||Indochina Sails, Deluxe 2D/1N|
|Ha Noi||The Ann Hanoi, Deluxe||Hotel Du Parc, 4* Deluxe|
|Lang Son||Muong Thanh Lang Son 4*, Deluxe||Muong Thanh Lang Son, 4* Deluxe|
|Mingshi||Mingshi Mountain villa (local 4*)||Mingshi Mountain Villa, 4*|
|Guilin||Guilin Bravo Hotel (local 4*)||Guilin Bravo Hotel, 4*|
|Xingping||Xingping Island Resort (local 3*)||Xingping Island Resort, 3*|
Options for hotel accommodation in Mingshi and in Xinping are limited only to Mingshi Mountain Villa and Xingping Island Resort therefore, no other hotel categories offered in this region
In Hanoi it is possible to request for Standard or Deluxe category.
Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction. If no hotel in same category available, we preserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.
- All described sightseeing as in program above
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
- English-speaking local guides
- Admission fees to indicated sights
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Meals: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Domestic gov’t tax and service charge
- 2nd Class Speedy Train tickets Nanning/Guilin and Yangshuo/Guilin/Hong Kong
- International air tickets
- Flights & visa fees
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Meals: if not mentioned in itinerary
- Compulsory Meals
- Drinks during Meals
- Early check-in and late check-out
- Tip, drinks, any personal expenses
- Peak Season surcharge
DAY 1 : HA NOI (ARRIVAL)
Arrival at the airport, meet and greet by our guide then transfer to hotel.
Early check-in is not included.
DAY 2: HA NOI – CITY TOUR
Welcome to Hanoi! Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a Full day city tour in Hanoi. Discover a charming city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks dotted with French colonial buildings and historical monuments amidst blaring horns and streets surging with scooters in this full day City Tour.
Enjoy visits to some historical and iconic sights such as the Ngoc Son Temple, HoanKiem Lake, *Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, **Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature, and Saigon’s Old Quarters.
Finish with an adventurous one-hour downtown pedicab ride to get a real taste of the city life.
In the evening, see the unique Vietnamese Water Puppet Show. Performances as such can be seen throughout Vietnam, but Hanoi is the best place to see one.
*(open for inside visit in mornings only, closed on Monday, Friday, and annual closure for maintenance from 15 June to 15 August 2019)
(closed on Mondays)
DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Ha Long for an overnight cruise. Experience a cruise in Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of over 2,000 magnificent limestone karsts rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Lunch and dinner will be provided on board.
DAY 4: HA LONG – LANG SON
Disembark in the morning back to Halong Bay where you will be picked up by your guide for transfer to Lang Son. The rest of the day is free for leisure.
DAY 5: LANG SON – DONG DANG – HUU NGHI BORDER – PINXIANG – NINGMING – MINGSHI SCENIC AREA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer to HuuNghi Border via Dong Dang or visit the local market.
From HuuNghi border, meet & greet your local guide at thePingxiang Friendship Gate, and transfer to Ningming after lunch (Distance: 55km / Travel hours: 1 hrapprox).
Embark on a 1.5hrs cruise tour on Mingjiang River to see theHuashan Murals,a world cultural heritage site where precious ancient rocks are painted on limestone cliff faces depicting the life and rituals of the Luoyue people. This marvelous artistic ancient wonder of rock arts, karsts mountains, riverine and table land landscape stretches over several kilometers.
We then proceed to Mingshi Scenic Area (Distance: 130 km / Travel hours: 2.5 hours)
In the evening, join a campfire party to watch folk singing and dancing performances.
DAY 6: TONGLING GRAND CANYON – DETIAN WATERFALL
Get ready for an adventurous day in nature with a morning excursion toTongling Grand Canyon.(Distance: 160Km / Travel hours: 1.5hr)
Enjoy the natural beauty of the nature and landscape as you join a 2-hour hiking tour.VisitNianba Gorge, Tongling Gorge, Tongling waterfalls, ancient suspended coffins and some primordial vegetation.
DAY 7: MINGSHI SCENIC AREA - NANNING - GUILIN
After breakfast at hotel, we will continue our adventure with outdoor activities within the Mingshi Scenic Area, known as “Small Guilin”, a photographer’s paradise.
Firstly, we will take a bamboo raft down Mingshi River to enjoy a tranquil world of fresh air and breathtaking scenery. Then hop on a bicycle for a bit of exploring before lunch. (Lunch on own arrangement.)
Check out from your hotel and transfer to Nanning by Bullet Train G432(1505/1731) Nanning East/Guilin. Arrival Guilin and transfer to hotel. (Distance 210 Km / Travel hours 3hrs)
Lunch on own arrangement. Afterwards, head toDetian Waterfall.(Distance 40 km / Travel hours: 1 hr)Crossing over the boundary between China and Vietnam adjoining with the Ban Gioc Waterfall in Vietnam, this waterfall holds the title of the World's Second Largest Transnational Waterfall, with three plunging terraces that flows mightily down. Then proceed to Shuolong town and visit the Border Underground Great Wall, a vast array of tunnels stretching through-out much of Northern China built allegedly for the purpose of war defense.
We then drive back to Mingshi Mountain Villa.
DAY 8: GUILIN – YANGSHUO – XING PING
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Zhujiang Pier to embark on a cruise along theLi River. See a picture-perfect scenery of extraordinary peaks, sprays of bamboo lining, riverbanks, fishermen in small boats and picturesque villages as you sail to Yangshuo.
After arrival in Yangshuo, enjoy some free time before taking a stroll on the West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It’s a typical example of a southern China streetcompletely paved with marble. Continue to Xingping Ancient Town (from 265 AD), once was the regional center for Yangshuo County. This place is surrounded with breath taking Karst scenery,with some prominent peakswhich can be explored as a perfect spot for some scenic picture taking and spectacular sunrise/sunsets.
Arrival in Xingping by local ferry across the river. Get picked up by hotel shuttle to youraccommodation for check-in. The afternoon will consist of a soft hiking tour over Osmanthus Ancient Path. Walk through pomelo groves, up to the hillside of Snail Hillwhere you will get a beautiful over view of the Reaping Hook Bend of Li River, passing by the ancient Teng Jiao Bridge. Visitthe ancient Teng Jiao Cave Temple before heading back to your to hotel. Enjoy the sunset on the hillside of Snail Hill iftime permits and the weather allows.
DAY 9: XING PING (LI RIVER HIKING)
Start the day early morning and begin with a half an hour’s drive to Xiang Gong Shan Hill
Climb up the Xiang Gong ShanHill (15mins) to get the panoramic scene ofLi River and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the breathtaking landscape.
Enjoy a simple breakfast at a restaurant on the foot of the hill before continuing with our adventure.
Hike for approximately 1.5hrs all the wayfrom Xiang Gong Shan Hill to Lao CunTou Village and proceed to Leng Shui Ferry. From here, you will embark on a bamboo raft ferry where you will be crossing the Li River. Continue the hike (2 hours) back to Xing Ping from Nine Horse Mural Hill passing by Yellow Cloth Shoal on the hiking trail along Li River. This section is what’s known as the cream of the Li River scenery that covers the essence of Li River. Enjoy some free time in Xing Ping for to exploreXing Ping Old Street.
After lunch, (lunch by own arrangement) visit the Fishing Village by ferry from/to Xing Ping, which is hidden among the surrounding mountains.Discover traditional residences which have been particularly well preserved throughout the years. The buildings represent a typical ancient architectural style featuringblue bricks and black tiles, flying eaves, horse head walls, and wood carving windows. With a bit luck you can experience theunique traditional fishing techniques of local fishermen.
DAY 10: XING PING – GUILIN – HONG KONG
After breakfast at hotel, 20mins transfer by car to Yangshuo Station by Bullet Train D1842 (1118/1142) Yangshuo/Guilin West,
Transit by own at Guilin West Station for connected Bullet Train G311 (1338/1854) Guilin West / HK West Kowloon