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7 DAYS VIETNAM – CHINA OVERLAND TOUR – HANOI TO KUNMING

7 Days / 6 Nights

Private Tour (HANDHKM7): Departure from Hanoi with local English-speaking guide (other language speaking guides at surcharge).

DAY 1: HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI  (-/-/-)

Meet at your hotel in Hanoi at around 20:55 hrs and transfer to Hanoi train station. Overnight train trip to Lao Cai in shared sleeping compartments (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 21:55 hrs.

Notes:
Train schedule is subject to change.
Private compartments on request at surcharge.
Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.
Meals included: None

DAY 2: LAO CAI – SAPA (B/L/D)
Early morning arrival (approximately 06:30 hrs) at Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan, China. Meet your local guide at Lao Cai railway station. The journey starts with a 38 km drive on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa, located approx. 1,500 m above sea level. On clear days you can see the highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fansipan.
Upon arrival to Sapa, have breakfast at the hotel and then visit the botanical garden on Ham Rong Mountain. Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Sapa town from the cloud platform. Return to the hotel for lunch.


In the afternoon, take a light trek to Cat Cat, a Black H’mong ethnic minority village.  Visit the Cat Cat waterfall, the French-colonial hydropower station and have a look around the village to observe the daily life of the local folks. Return to Sapa town.

Accommodation at hotel in Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at hotel
Dinner at hotel

DAY 3: SAPA – LAO CAI – HEKOU – YUANYANG (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Lao Cai. Clear the immigration formalities for your entry to China (Chinese visa must be pre-arranged).
Upon entering China, meet your local guide and transfer to Yuanyang. On the way enjoy the beautiful views of forests and plantations. Arrive in Yuanyang in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Note: There is a time difference of one hour (+1 hour) between Vietnam and China.

Accommodation at hotel in Yuanyang

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 4: YUANYANG (B/L/D)
Yuanyang is located at 2,000 meters above sea level and the entire mountains here are sculpted with terrace-field commonly called "the ladder of the sky". Stop at Shen villages surrounding Yuanyang, nestled on a peak overlooking the terraced fields. (Honghe terraced fields have a long history. From the data in Chinese characters, they have already had a history of for more than 1,300 years. The Hani terraced fields distribute in Yuanyang, Honghe, Luchun and Jinping Counties, and the connecting terraced fields are seen from mountain to mountain with great momentum. In Yuanyang, the area of terraced fields amounts to more than 11,000 hectares, and for more than 3,000 steps of which stretch from the foot of a hill up to the top.)
Then pay a tour of Qing Kou Village which is a Hani village to see their mushroom house.


In the afternoon, transfer to Tiger Mouth Terrace Field visiting at sunset when the light reflects off of the pools of water, creating a magnificent colour show.

Accommodation at hotel in Yuanyang
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 5: YUANYANG – JIANSHUI (B/L/D)
Continue your journey through interesting landscapes to Jianshui (3 hours), once the economic and cultural capital of Southern Yunnan.
You will appreciate the typical architecture of the town: Tuanshan village for its well preserved architecture and local village atmosphere. The village has currently 237 households and over 90 percent still bear a common family name of Zhang. With four gates at the directions of east, south, west and north, the village is self-sufficient. A dozen of old residences survived from the Cultural Revolution in the 1970's and fine works of wood and stone carvings can be found all over the village.

Upon arrival, take a city tour to visit Family Zhu’s Garden. The Private Garden of the Zhu Family lies in Jianxin Street, Jianshui County and has a total area of 20,000 square meters and a floor space of 5,000 square metres. As it was built by Zhu Chaoying and his brother in the late Qing Dynasty, it got the name ''the Private Garden of the Zhu Family''. With the well-arranged yards and well-furnished rooms and halls, the structure of the architecture can be described as ''streamlined''. It enjoys the fame ''the Daguan Garden at a Border Town''. Large and magnificent buildings like the Private Garden of the Zhu family are now rarely seen in China. Today, it is one of the provincial cultural relics.
Take a short walking tour in Jianshui to see the famous ancient wells still preserved in Jianshui, stroll along the colourful streets of the town and the fortified walls near the Muslim quarter.

Accommodation at Zhu’s Family Garden (the best one available)
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 6: JIANSHUI – SHILIN STONE FOREST – KUNMING (B/L/-)
In the morning, continue your visit of Jianshui to see the Confucius Temple. The Jianshui Confucius Temple, the biggest temple in Yunnan Province, is located near the north gate to Jianshui and is now one of the provincial historical relics. It is recorded that it was built in 1285. The temple covers an area of 114mu, imitating the style of the Qufu Confucius Temple, namely, a central axis structure like a palace. This complex includes a main hall, two side halls, three pavilions, four gates, five clan halls and eight memorial archways, all of which are kept splendidly.

Then continue to the Stone Forest (3.5 hours). The Stone Forest is in Shilin Yi Nationality Autonomous County, which is about 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Kunming, consisting of eighty hectares of ancient limestone cliffs and peaks eroded by wind and water over two hundred million years. It covers an area of 400 square kilometres (96,000 acres) and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots.
An old local saying says that "If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time." Truly, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan. Its area is the home of the Sani minority.
Transfer to Kunming city. Upon arrival, check into your hotel.

Accommodation at hotel in Kunming
Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at local restaurant

DAY 7: KUNMING – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Today take a city tour of Kunming. Firstly drive to the Western Hills followed by a ten-minute chairlift ride up the hill. Western Hills, which are 15 kilometres (9 miles) from Kunming, are actually a range consisting of four mountains: Biji, Luohan, Huating and Taiping. Viewed from a distance, the skyline of the Western Hills' forest reserve resembles a beautiful maiden, reclining leisurely alongside of Dianchi Lake with her long hair drifting casually in the mirror-like water. It is for this reason that the local people gave the Western Hills the nickname “Sleeping Beauty Hills”.

Go through the Dragon Gate which is the steepest spot in the Western Hills and well worth climbing up the winding old stone stairs because the view is spectacular.
Then transfer to Kunming Airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

“WE WISH YOU AN ENJOYABLE JOURNEY”


TOUR PRICE

 

Price in USD per full paying guest in shared twin/double
room occupancy in a party of

Service Description

1 guest

2 guests

3-5 guests

Child (*)

Single room supplement

 

 

 

     
 

 

 

     

 

(*)  Child policy:

 

Discounted rates are applicable for 1 child (from 2 – 11 years of age) accompanied by 2 full-paying passengers (in other words, for every 2 full-paying participants 1 child is entitled to the special child rate).

OUR TOUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF
• Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
• Meals as stated in the programme [B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner]
• Transfers and tours with a local English-speaking guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
• All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
• One-way ticket on local train Hanoi-Lao Cai in shared 4-berth compartment
• Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

NOT INCLUDED ARE
• Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
• International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
• Optional tours
• Surcharges for other language guides
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
• Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
• Drinks with meals
• Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
• Vietnamese visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
• Chinese visa (Please note that visa is compulsory for most nationalities and must be obtained at the Chinese embassy in your home country.)
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

CANCELLATIONS

• Refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after the tour arrangements have commenced.

• FIT (Individuals): Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors, other penalties imposed by suppliers such as hotels):
• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  According to the costs incurred will be charged
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 25% of package price
• Between 14 days and 8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
• Between 07 days and 2 days prior to departure: 75% of package price
• 1 day prior to departure or no show:   100% of package price

 GIT (Groups): Cancellation of tours due to minimum number of participants will be advised 6 weeks before departure of the tour; in which case Happy Go Travel will offer an alternative tour of a similar standard or a full refund. Cancellation policy for GIT bookings will be advised separately case by case.

• HOTEL ONLY
• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  no charge
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 60% of accommodation price
• Between 14 days and 0 days prior to departure: 100% of accommodation price
• Certain Hotels impose stricter cancellation policies which will be advised separately.
PLEASE NOTE
• For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
• Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
• Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
• This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

CONTACT INFORMATION OF HAPPY GO TRAVEL
HAPPY GO TRAVEL - HANOI HEAD OFFICE:
Address:  5th floor,  130F Thai Thinh str, Trung Liet, Dong Da,  Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone during office hours:  +84 24 32 686 686; +84 24 32 898 898
Fax:  +84 24 32 171 783

EMERCENCY CONTACTS (ENGLISH AND GERMAN-SPEAKING)
Mobile: Mr. Thang (Managing Director) (+84) 934556056

CONTACT INFORMATION OF HOTELS DURING YOUR STAY

 

Sapa

HOTEL VICTORIA SAPA****

Sapa, Lao Cai 19000

Telephone: (+84-20) 3871 522

Fax: (+84-20) 3871 539

 

Sapa

CHAU LONG HOTEL***

Sapa, Lao Cai 19000, 24 Dong Loi

Telephone: (+84-20) 3871 245

Fax: (+84-20) 3871 844

 

Sapa

BAMBOO HOTEL

Cau May, Sapa
Telephone: (+84-20) 387 1075
Fax: (+84-20) 3871 945

 

Yuanyang

YUNTI HOTEL**

Yuanyang

Xinjie Town, Yuanyang , Yunnan, China

Telephone: 86-(86) 873 5623705 

 

Jianshui

FAMILY ZHU’S GARDEN

Jianshui

133 Jian Xing Road, Jianshui,  Yunnan, China

Telephone: (86)-873-766 7989

 

Kunming

KUNMING HOTEL****

Kunming

145 Dong Feng Dong Lu, Kunming, Yunnan, China Telephone: (86)- 871-316 2063

 

Kunming

CAMELIA HOTEL***

Kunming

No.96 East Dongfeng Road Kunming Yunnan China

Telephone: (86)-871-3163000

IMPORTANT NOTICE
 Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Happy Go Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmes. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
 Programmes, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
 We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellery, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Happy Go Travel is not responsible for any loss or theft.
 Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.


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