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18-day Fascinating Asia Travel: China & Vietnam

Tour code: ETC-A13   

From breathtaking natural scenery, bustling cosmopolitan cities, to haunting ancient capitals and quaint villages, this 18 days China & Vietnam tour package has something for everyone. One thing is for sure, you will have a memorable Asia trip - with exploration of Great Wall, Halong Bay, giant panda base, sun drenched beaches…

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Shanghai Shanghai Arrival
2 Shanghai Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
3 Shanghai - Beijing Oriental Pearl TV Tower, he Bund and Nanjing Road, take a flight to Beijing
4 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, The Summer Palace
5 Beijing Great Wall, Ming Tomb, The Sacred Road
6 Beijing - Xi’an Fly to Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
7 Xian Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda
8 Xi’an - Chengdu Fly to Chengdu, Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum
9 Chengdu Panda Breeding Center
10
Chengdu - Hanoi Take an international flight to Hanoi
11 Hanoi  Hochiminh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnamese water puppet show
12 Hanoi - Halong Bay  Halong City, Halong Bay cruise
13 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An Thai Chi lesson, fly to Danang. transfer to hotel in Hoian
14 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An Hoian Ancient Town, the Tan Ky Old House, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge
15 Hoi - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hua Pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, and War Remnants Museum
16 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta  Cai Be, Dong Ho Hiep Island, Overnight in Can Tho
17 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City  Cai Rang Floating Marke, Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City
18 Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh Departure



Day 1 Arrival Shanghai (no meal)

Arrive in Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

Visit 3 highlights today: first, visit Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art which is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls with a collection of over 120,000 pieces. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisurely stroll in it. At last, go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.

Day 3 Shanghai - Beijing (B, L)

In the morning, visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower and wander around the old quarters of Shanghai to get close to Shanghai people's life and appreciate the architecture style there. Then proceed to the Bund and Nanjing Road – as it is known to all, the Bund is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Then transfer to Beijing.

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)

Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.

Day 5 Beijing(B, L, D)

Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.

 

Day 6 Beijing/Xi’an (B, L)

Enjoy the free time until your guide escort you to airport for you flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.).

Day 7 Xi’an (B, L)

After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China – 13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda - the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.

Day 8 Xi’an - Chengdu (B, L)

Fly to Chengdu, transfer to visit Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum, which was claimed as the first important archaeological find in China at the beginning of 21 century. Then wander around Jinli Old Street to have fun.

Day 9 Chengdu (B, L)

Half-day tour to Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely China's ambassadors. Free at leisure the rest of day.

Day 10 Chengdu - Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, escort you to airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, enjoy the free time in Hanoi

Day 11 Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, explore the capital city of Vietnam. In the morning, visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and take a walk at the old quarter of Hanoi. After that, enjoy the traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

 

Day 12 Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive to Halong City. Enjoy the beautiful view along road. Upon arrival, board the cruise for relaxing. You can absolutely enjoy the sun shine. When you get to shore will explore a beautiful cave, visit a local fishing village and interact with local fishermen. After that, enjoy your dinner while enjoying a charming sun set.

 

Day 13 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An (B)

After breakfast, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise. Visit a limestone grotto in the morning and disembark around 11:00 am then transfer to airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arriving Danang, meet local guide and escort you to hotel in Hoian (about 30 minutes drive).

Day 14 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the My Son Holy Land to appreciate the ruined temple which was built in the 4th century. After that, visit the historical Hoian Ancient Town includes the colorful local market, the Tan Ky Old House, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Then visit the local residents raising silkworms to see how the local people produce silk.

Day 15 Hoi - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Enjoy free time in the morning. After breakfast, our guild escorts you to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide in Ho Chi Minh City and transfers to the hotel. In the afternoon, explore Thien Hua Pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, and War Remnants Museum.

Day 16 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the East-south Asian style floating market in Cai Be. Then visit Dong Ho Hiep Island which is located between Ving Long and Cai Be. You will experience the rural life of the Mekong Delta. After lunch in local restaurant, enjoy a stroll along the narrow canals before driving to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 17 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

In the morning, take a boat to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, enjoy the activities of local people. Along the boat trip, you will also enjoy watching bustling activities along the Can Tho Riverbank. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and check in hotel for rest.

Day 18 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Enjoy free time in the morning until our guild escorts you to airport for your homeward flight.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Graituties to guides and drivers.

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