20 Day Heritages Of China And Vietnam

From 9,500 USD/Person 20 days / 19 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Step through the intriguing and historical landmark of Tiananmen Square
  • Learn stories of China’s history from the heart of Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • Adventure to new heights along the glorious Great Wall of China
  • Capture some of the most beautiful scenes in Guilin
  • Escape to see the most beautiful countryside on a Li River cruise
  • Marvel at the legacy of the army of terracotta warriors
  • See the beauty of Suzhou stretching endlessly along your way of exploration
  • Experience the historic, cultural and architectural marvels of Shanghai
  • Lean about the stories about the famous Bund
  • Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of incredible Hong Kong
  • Visit Hanoi, one of the most beautiful cities in Asia
  • Experience an overnight cruise on the magnificient Halong Bay
  • Visit graceful, historic and atmospheric Hoi An ancient town
  • Visit exciting metropolis of Saigon city & famous Cu Chi Tunnels by boat
  • Enjoy very interesting foodie tour by scooter
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Beijing

Ni hao! Welcome to Beijing, the capital city of China.  On arrival, our private driver will transfer you to your hotel. Checking into your accommodation and you will have the rest of the day to relax, or if desire and time permits, you will be taken to explore the 798 Art District, a former industrial area that has been transformed to a neighborhood with shops and galleries with works by both established and budding artists. Overnight in Beijing.

Day 2: The Forbidden City & Hutong (B, L)

After your heaty breakfast at hotel you will begin your day with a visit to the Tia'anmen Square, the symbol of new China and the largest city square in the world where the ancient imperial palaces with 500 years history have been best-preserved and well-kept. You will get inside to watch close-up the impressive  Hidden Halls to understand deeply of the history. Stop over at a local restaurant to sample your luch with the famous Peking Duck. Watch the exquisite cutting skills of the chef, taste crispy duck skin, and learn how to eat it in the correct way. After lunch, you’ll be chauffeured around traditional hutongs in a pedicab, or rickshaw. Hutongs are narrow alleys with stone shophouses and courtyard mansions, best explored at a leisurely rickshaw pace. Finish with a calligraphy lesson, taking time to appreciate the meditative qualities of this ancient art. Return to your hotel and you will stay in Beijing  tonight. 

Day 3: The Great Walls & Temple Heaven (B, L)

Breakfast at your hotel. A sightseeing tour in China would not be complete without a trip to the Great Wall and today we will head North of Beijing to visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, one of the less crowded and best preserved sections of the over 10,000-mile-long wall. You have the opportunity to hike along this amazing UNESCO-designated monument with your private tour guide. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall before heading back to Beijing. After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, a sacrificial altar built in the Ming Dynasty. This UNESCO World Heritage site features the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests - a three-gabled wooden building constructed without nails. You may arrive early to see the locals practicing martial arts and doing other activities that you may never see in your country. An option to visit the Summer Palace and enjoy sunset views over Kunming Lake. Overnight in Beijing

Day 4: Fly To Xi'An (B, L, D)

Breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Xi'An, home to several historic landmarks and the last city on the Silk Road. Upon arrival you will see the Muslim Quarter with its teeming markets and 14th-century Great Mosque; a blend of classic Chinese temple architecture and central Asian embellishments make it one of the most fascinating sites in Xian. Finish your day with a dumpling-making demonstration followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Xi'An.

Preferred: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

Day 5: The Faces Of Warriors (B, L)
The Faces Of Warriors (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel and today you will be accompanied by an experienced tour guide to explore the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first Emperor of China in the third century BC, another UNESCO-listed site. After touring the mausoleum, head back to Xian, where you can ride a bicycle around the city walls, more than 50 feet wide in places.  Enjoy lunch before heading to the impressive Shaanxi Museum and the towering Wild Goose Pagoda. Return to your hotel, with time to relax. Overnight in Xi'An.

Preferred: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

Day 6: Xi'an, Fly To Shanghai (B)

Breakfast and private transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Shanghai. located on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub, and begin with a historic tour of the city’s Art Deco architecture. Met by a local tour guide on arrival and you will be taken to hotel in the city centre. Checking in to your accommodation and relax for a while. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 7: The Bund And Yu Garden (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Later, set off on a guided walking tour of the Bund, the famous waterfront area where magnificent views of the skyline await. Next, to visit the 16th-century Yu Garden, with its picturesque pavilions and streams, and stroll in Old Town. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the French Concession Area, popular for its cafés, tree-lined avenues and Tudor houses. Tonight, attend a performance by acrobats, experiencing thrilling feats of strength and extraordinary athleticism from your seats. Return to hotel. Overnight in Shanghai. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 8: Shanghai, Fly To Guilin (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Guilin. Met by a local tour guide and you will be accompanied to your hotel. Guilin has long been lauded for its artistic delights and home to the abundance of natural beauty, stunning countryside dotted by incredible limestone karsts and famous with Li river. Checking in to your accommodation and rest of the day will be at your own leisure. Overnight in Guilin.

Day 9: The Li River & Idyllic Yangshuo (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Begin the day by boarding a bamboo raft for a cruise along the Li River. Observe the quiet, rural life along the river with towering limestone pinnacles providing a dramatic backdrop. Watch as the locals ply the river, transiting between homes, markets and picturesque rice paddies. Next, stroll Yangshuo’s West Street, with its blend of medieval and modern architecture. Visit Bilian Peak, which offers panoramic views of the Li River and the Silver Cave. Next, visit Moon Hill, a famous limestone rock formation with a large moon-shaped hole in the middle. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Guiline

Day 10: Guilin, Fly To Hong Kong (B)

Leisurely enjoy your gourmet breakfast at your hotel and relax until we will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Hong Kong, China’s glittering gateway of international trade and finance. Met on arrival and you will be taken to check in to your accommodation. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Hong Kong offers some world class dining and nightlife with super-sleek bars such as Aqua or Dragon -1  and it is your time to explore and savor one or two of them. Overnight in Hong Kong

Day 11: Highlights Of Hong Kong (B, L)

After your hearty breakfast at your hotel and let our local guides show you how a modern city mingles with ago old Eastern traditions. Stroll through the landmark buildings on Hong Kong Island, take a traditional tram ride, and walk through residential neighbourhoods, temples and shops. During the tour, your tour guide will take your to visit a market where you will savour Cantonese cuisine while learning about the lifestyle, history and culture of the people living in Asia's World City. From tiny noodle joints and street-stall snacks, Hong Kong’s local eats will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of the city one bit at a time. Next, take a tram to the Peak for spectacular views before journeying south to Stanley market and Aberdeen Harbour. This tour is the perfect introduction to the highlights of Hong Kong! Return to your hotel and free at leisure for your whole evening. Overnight in Hong Kong.

Day 12: Hong Kong, Fly To Hanoi (B, D)

Breakfast and fly to Hanoi city. Met by a local tour guide and you will enjoy a private transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and relax for a while. In early afternoon, you will visit a traditional market to try regional specialities and learn a little about how the delicious dishes are made. Cooking demonstration and have dinner with our local host. Return to hotel after dinner. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 13: Highlights Of Hanoi (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then today you will enjoy a comprehensive orientation city tour of Hanoi. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice. Break time for lunch at a local restaurant and then later, travel by cyclo as a local would through the Old Quarters. You will enjoy an interesting traditional water puppetry performance by local artisans before transferring you back to the hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 14: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive from Hanoi to the emerald waters, limestone outcrops and echoing caves of this serene spot. You will board a luxury cruise and set off into this breathtaking bay, filled with thousands of limestone islets and caves. Relax while the cruise sailing as you watch the sunset over the dramatic seascape. Moor for the night and wake up to see the sun rise over the spectacular horizon. Overnight on Halong Bay.

Day 15: Fly To Danang, Hoi An (B)

Return to Hanoi for your onward flight to Danang city, then enjoy a private transfer to a luxury beach resort in Hoi An. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 16: At Leisure, Hoi An (B)

Breakfast and spend your day at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 17: Ancient Town Of Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Be charmed by Hoi An, an ancient town, now a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Vietnam’s most picturesque and atmospheric towns that you have ever seen. This morning is spent with a half-day walking city tour with a first stop to bustling and colorful market - a visually stunning place where you can see locals selling and buying staples for their daily meals. Get immersed in the area if you are interested in photo shooting, you will surely capture the ones that you love. Then we will come back to the town, walking along Thu Bon river to visit Japanese Covered Bridge - This symbolic icon of Hoi An was built by the Japanese almost 500 years ago. It is notable for its statues of monkeys and dogs, reflective of sacred Japanese emblems. Continue to a Chinese communal hall, a colourful mélange of bright gates, dragon statues and elaborate rooftops. Get an introduction to ancestor worship while visiting the family altar and watching local devotees making offerings. Next stop to visit Thanh Ha pottery village, a traditional village famed for pottery products. Watch how unique pieces are created. Spend your free time to go shopping at Hoi An’s famous handicraft shops, art galleries. Hoi An is a shopping paradise and the town is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 18: Danang, Fly To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast and fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). You will be met by a local guide upon arrival. Checkcing in to your accommodation. Free time to explore the nearby sights and sounds of this vibrant city. At 06:00 pm, join in our interesting Saigon after dark foodie tour on scooter. You will have great chances to sample and savor the most amazing dishes that Vietnam has to offer. Our drivers and guides will take you to different parts of the city that locals offer different Vietnamese foodies from South up to North. Back to the hotel at around 10:00 pm. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 19: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

Breakfast and spend your morning at leisure. Travel out of the city to the Cu Chi tunnels. This vast network of tunnels, stretching for more than 93 miles, part of a network of underground tunnels once used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat. The tunnels are an insight into the dedication of the Viet Cong who virtually lived in the narrow and claustrophobic tunnels while the war raged above. Return to city and you will be free at leisure. Overnight at in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 20: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast and you will be taken to the airport to take your onward flight to return home. Arrival in the airport marks the end of this 20-day China and Vietnam adventure. Thank You and Goodbye.

Trip Inclusions

  • 19-night hand-picked accommodation throughout
  • Daily breakfast served at hotels
  • Other meals as mentioned in the tour
  • Private transportation with drivers throughout
  • Entrance and admission fees per itinerary
  • Scheduled on-tour airfares are included
  • Train travels per itinerary
  • Boat/cruise as mentioned on the tour
  • Bottled water while traveling on tour
  • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
  • All government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa arrangements if any
  • International airfares to/from China
  • Other meals which are not mentioned
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All medical and travel insurance coverages
  • Tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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