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Caravan Tours Yunnan China – Vietnam Tour 12days

Lao Cai, Vietnam
12 Days
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Caravan Tours Yunnan China – Vietnam Tour 12days

Travel Style: Indochina & Southeast Asia Caravan Tours

Duration: 12days/11nights

Itinerary: Houayxay-Jing Hong – Lijiang – Kunming – Hekou – Sapa – Dien Bien Phu – Houayxay

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 HOUAYXAY – BOTEN – JING HONG (XISHUANGBANNA)

Driving excursion in early morning from Mekong Lao hotel (Houayxay Laos) pass through Vieng Phoukha, Luang Namtha to Boten border. En route we visit some ethnic minority villages. Arrive Boten 11.00 am. Immigration clearance and then enter to Mohan-China. Lunch at Meng La. Continue a journey to Jing Hong. We stop to visit Meng Loun Botanical Garden; established in 1959 by the famous Botanist Cai Xitao, this 860 hectare garden, on hulu island, 90km from before Jinghong, is filled with thousands of native and imported tropical and subtropical plants, including many rare and unusual specimens. visit Dai village at Muang Han (Galanpa)

arrival late afternoon, check in to hotel, dinner

Overnight at Banna hotel** or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Visit Dai National villages, the Mantling Temple, white Pagoda, the National Minority Garden and Museum.

Drive to visit Yexianggu; know as Wild Elephants valley, the 369 hectares of rolling hills and rain forests, 40km north of Jinghong, are inhabited by large number of wild Asian elephants, wild Oxen, Green Peacocks, Monkeys and other specifies. The reserve is furnished with Animal watching facilities, an elephant’s training school, Butterfly breeding center, and an aviary of exotic Birds. Return to hotel

Overnight at Banna hotel** or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Lijiang, visit to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with a chairlift ride to discover the much famed thirteen peaks. On the ways, visit of the Baisha Village, the ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Return to hotel, dinner

Overnight at Lijiang hotel** or similar

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

After breakfast at hotel

Drive to visit the Black Dragon Pond to have a look at the renowned Moon Embrancing Pavilion, you will have free time on your own for sightseeing of the Old Town of Lijiang. Lijiang is the center of the Naxi people, a relatively small minority group with a rich culture. Old Lijiang is an intimate mountain town of stone and tile, laced with swift canals and who has been put recently on the list of the world monument protected by UNESCO

Afternoon drive to the Hutiao (Tiger Leaping) Gorge which is one of the deepest canyons of the world. Wedged tightly between titanic cliffs, the Yangze river is so narrow here, so legend tells us, that a hunted tiger made his escape to the other side of the river in a single bound. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, stop at the Stone Drum village where you will have a look at the first great bend of the Yangtze River . The approach of Stone Drum offers a dramatic view of the Yangze is near 180 degree turn where the water performs a grandiose about face. For nearly 20 km the river, first flowing south, then north, runs parallel to itself. Locals say if it were not for their village standing guard at the bend, China would lose the water of the Yangze to southeast China, like that of the not too far away Mekong and Salaween Rivers.

Overnight : at Lijiang Hotel or similar

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to Kunming. On arrival, drive to the Western Hills followed by a 10-minute chairlift ride up the hill. From the top, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Kunming and its surrounding before taking a path down to the famous Dragon Gate. On the way you will also have the opportunity to visit the Huating temple, the largest Buddhist complex in Kunming. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover the Bamboo Temple with its famous finely crafted 500 Luohan statues.

Overnight : at Hotel or similar

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to the Stone Forest. On the way, you will visit the Golden Temple, a unique Taoist temple. Lunch en route In the afternoon, discover one of China’s most remarkable phenomena. The Stone Forest consists of innumerable bizarre-shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosion some 200 million years ago. Dinner at local restaurant

Overnight : at Stone Forest Hotel or similar

Meals : Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Long drive to Hekou through beautiful subtropical landscape with great views of deep ravines, banana and pineapple groves, and terraced rice paddies. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at the Hekou Comfort Inn or similar.

Overnight : at Hekou Inn or similar

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, cross the border at Hekou. The Chinese guide will leave you at the border on the Chinese side (Hekou) and you will cross to the Vietnamese side (Lao Cai). After the formalities, you will enter Vietnam where your Vietnamese guide will wait for you and drive to Sa Pa (45 minutes/38 km). Stunning trip up a winding road surrounded by steep mountains and terraced rice fields. Lunch at local restaurant. Leisure day to explore the rural hill tribe villages of the Hmong, Dzao and Dzay minorities in the spectacular landscape around Sa Pa. Dinner at local restaurant

Overnight : at Royal SaPa hotel or similar

Meals : Breakfast

Buffet breakfast

Enjoy the superb facilities (heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, massage) and be ready for trekking in the afternoon. Lunch at local restaurant. A 4-km drive to the rim of a deep valley. Along the road you will see Hmong, Dzay and Dzao minority people dressed in their traditional costumes. A 30-minute walk takes you over a rattan bridge to picturesque Ta Van village, home to all three minorities. Share their daily lives for a rare glimpse into their culture and customs.

Overnight : at Auberge Dang Trung hotel or similar

Meals : Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel

Driving down the Sa Pa hill station along a zigzag route to Lai Chau province. Continue driving to Dien Bien Phu, transfer to hotel, check in, dinner

Overnight : at Hanoi hotel Dien Bien** or similar

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

The fast growing Town of Dien Bien was one the site of decisive battle in Vietnam’s struggle for independence in 1954. Today we drive around to see this town and make stop to visit Dien Bien Phu museum which details event in place. We follow it with a visit to the strategic hill A1 and the old battle field where the lush vegetation grows behind many war relics includes old French tanks and artillery pieces. The next stop is Dien Bien Phu population victory monument which provides a fantastic view over the Muang Thanh valley.

Afternoon drive to visit the old battle field and bunker of the former French General De Castries, Bunker of Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, Bunker of the former Chinese consultant officers during of Indochina war against French colonialist

Overnight : at Hanoi hotel Dien Bien or similar

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

After breakfast drive return to Laos, driving to Tay Trang border, immigration and custom clearance, enter to Laos.

Drive through bad road 80km to Oudomxay province. Continue drive to Houayxay through Luang Namtha

Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Inclusive:

+Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
+ Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar one
+ English or French speaking guide
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
+ Meals as indicated : B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
+ Water puppet show
+ Cyclo trip
+ Domestic flight in (Southeast Asia)mention in program
+ Boat trip in mention in program.
+ Train ticket mention in program

Exclusive:

+ Other meals
+ Tip
+ Drinks
+ Airport tax
+ Single room supplement
+ Personal expenses
+ Travel insurance
+ Visa
+ Flight in / out of Southeast Asia
+ Any optional additional tours
+ Activities during free time
+ Surcharge for peak season
+ Local holiday days and gala dinner.

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

LOWER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget lower than $(this price) in per person?

We surely can help

As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

ABOUT $(This Price) in PER PERSON

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

HIGHER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:

  1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
  2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people.
  3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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The best, most sought-after Tour Leaders in our region of the world—university-educated professionals and experts with local connections

Luxury and boutique hotels wherever possible

A maximum of 15 travelers—usually fewer—for an intimate experience

Single travelers warmly welcomed

Most meals, delicious cuisine

Comprehensive inclusions and insurance

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