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Map of the tour: From Yunnan to North Vietnam
From Yunnan to North Vietnam
(15 days)
 
Kunming – Dali – Yuhu – Lijiang – Shangri La - Stone Forest -
Jianshui – Yuanyang – Sapa – Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi
 
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 1: Arrival in Kunming
Arrival in Kunming then transfer to your hotel. According to the time availability and your interests, visit Bamboo temple, Western Hills or Golden Temple. In the evening, we strongly advice you to take part of the fantastic and colorful dancing and singing show "Yunnan Dynamic" (20:00-21:40), which is a perfect introduction to the Yunnan minorities.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 2: Kunming - Dali
Morning plane or night train to Dali. Transfer to your hotel located in Dali Old Town. Day at leisure in Dali. We advised you to have a scroll in Dali Old Town, take the cable car up to Cangshan Mountain and Zhonghe Temple, and visit the 3 pagodas temple.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 3: Dali - Yuhu
According to Chinese lunar calendar, visit one of the colorful minority markets around Dali. Stop at the Bai village of Xizhou, then drive to Yuhu, a lovely Naxi minority village close to Lijiang. Stop at several minorities’ villages on the way. At leisure at Yuhu village. In the evening, enjoy a local meal prepared by “Naxi Mama”, the excellent chef of today’s Family Guest House.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 4: Yuhu - Shuhe
In the morning, have a scroll in Yuhu surroundings. You can discover the Jade Dragon Mountain by feet or horseback. Have lunch at the Naxi Family. In the afternoon, drive to Baisha, and pay a visit to the famous Doctor Ho. Hike for one hour to the Old Town of Shuhe (also called Longquan). Check in at your private villa in Shuhe Old Town, then at leisure in this lovely Naxi village.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 5: Shuhe - Lijiang
Transfer to Lijiang and your hotel located in the Old Town, close to the market square. Day at leisure with your guide. We advise you to visit the Lion Hill, which offer stunning view over Lijiang Old Town; Mu’s Family Palace and the Black Dragon Pool. You can attend the local Naxi Music Traditional music show in the evening (20:00-21:30).
  
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 6: Lijiang - Shangri La
Today drive to Shangri La. On the way, stop at the First Bend of Yangtze River and its village Shigu. Then, continue to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Short walk down to the gorge. After lunch, continue North via Baishuitai. It constitutes a sacred sight for the Dongbas of Lijiang that come sometimes here in pilgrimage. Evening arrival in Shangri La. Check in at your hotel which is located next to the Tibetan monastery Gedan Songzanglin.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 7: Shangri La
Morning visit of Gedan Songzanlin temple by foot from your hotel. Then, according to your request, discover the surrounding countryside of Zhongdian, visit a Tibetan family and taste the local specialty - Yak butter tea and Yak cheese. After that we should join the Napa Lake or visit the Zhongdian old town. In the evening, will you join the local Tibetans in the Old Town central square for a short Tibetan dance with them?
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 8: Shangri La - Stone Forest - Jianshui
Morning flight to Kunming. Your guide will meet you in Kunming airport to go south to Jianshui. On the way you will stop at the Stone Forest. After visiting this extraordinary sight, you will continue driving towards Jianshui. Overnight in the Zhu Family Garden, a fantastic traditional Chinese residence.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 9: Jianshui - Yuanyang
In the morning, visit Jianshui old town and Confucius temple (the second biggest Confucius temple in China). Drive to Yuanyang in the afternoon. You can stop on the way to visit some minorities Yi and Hani villages. On arrival in Yuanyang, it time permits, we sunset at the fantastic Bada rice terraces.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 10: Yuanyang
Enjoy the sunrise on DuoYiShu rice terraces. Visit and walk in the rice terraces and several traditional Hani and Yi villages, like Jingkou village. According to the day of your visit, attend a local Yi and Hani market. Sunset at Laohuzui rice terraces.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 11: Yuanyang - Hekou - Sapa
Morning transfer to the city border of Hekou. Cross border, meet your Vietnamese guide, then drive to Sapa. Check in at your Sapa hotel and at leisure.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 12: Sapa - Hanoi
Morning discover of Sapa village and local markets. In the afternoon, excursion to the villages of Ta Van and La Chai for a 2-3 hours trekking trough Zay and H’mong minorities villages. Evening transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay
On arrival to Hanoi, transfer to Halong Bay. Boarding at 12h30 on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise in Halong Bay. You can stop to visit natural caves and bathe in the turquoise see. Lunch and dinner on board.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 14: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Breakfast at 7am. Discover many islands and caves in Halong Bay. Return to the shores at noon. Return to Hanoi; visit Goal Thap Pagoda on the way. Walk in Hanoi Old Quarter, visit Literature Temple or ethnography museum. Water Puppet Show in evening.
 
Yunnan to North Vietnam Travel Tours Day 15: Hanoi
Free at leisure in Hanoi, visit of your choice to Hanoi, before your transfer towards the international airport of Hanoi for your return flight.
 
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