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Treasures of Vietnam & China

  • Duration
    26 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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This epic tour blends the charms of Vietnam with the fascinating history of China. Explore Saigon, cruise Halong Bay, view adorable Giant Pandas, see the Terracotta Warriors and walk the Great Wall on one memorable adventure.

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    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Treasures of Vietnam & China tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Treasures of Vietnam & China Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those with an extensive period of time available and who are looking to visit the highlights of Vietnam and China. This tour incorporates the top cities and scenic areas of both Vietnam and China and is ideal for those looking for a comprehensive understanding of these two countries.

  • Day 1
    AUSTRALIA TO SAIGON
    DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SAIGON

    Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city.

  • Day 2
    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels

    Contemplate the intensity of Vietnam's war history at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon to see the Central Post Office and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

  • Day 3
    Mekong Delta cruise
    Day 3: Mekong Delta cruise

    Travel to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta and lunch of delicious, typical Mekong dishes. Return to Saigon.

  • Days 4-5
    Historic Hoi An
    Days 4-5: Historic Hoi An

    Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An. Take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laid-back and wilfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander around – visit an old merchant’s house, the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge and the market. The next day, head out to Tra Que Village. Help with the cultivation of vegetables and enjoy A rejuvenating herbal foot bath. Eat lunch at a local family home and watch a cooking demonstration.

  • Days 6-7
    Imperial Hue
    Days 6-7: Imperial Hue

    Travel to Hue. Visit the UNESCO listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. The next day, float along the Perfume River to Then Mu Pagoda before travelling to An Hien House. Finally, make your way to the imposing Imperial Citadel where you can fully explore.

  • Day 8
    Colonial Hanoi
    Day 8: Colonial Hanoi

    Fly to the capital city of Hanoi, dubbed the ‘Paris of the Orient’. Visit the Fine Arts Museum, take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter's atmospheric streets and watch a Water Puppet show.

  • Days 9-10
    Halong Bay
    Days 9-10: Halong Bay

    Cruise amongst karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. Spend the night onboard. Return to Hanoi the next day and in the evening attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show – a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 11
    Discover Hanoi
    Day 11: Discover Hanoi

    Hanoi brings all the charms of the past with all the buzz of the future in one fast-paced yet refined city. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, and visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Also, visit the Temple of Literature. The rest of the afternoon is free.

  • Days 12-13
    Giant Pandas
    Days 12-13: Giant Pandas

    Fly to Chengdu, China. The next day, visit Chengdu’s famous Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can see China’s celebrated icons up close. Wander through People's Park to see Matchmaker's Corner and visit a traditional tea house. This evening, you can sample the delicious Sichuan cuisine.

  • Day 14
    Ronghu Lake
    Day 14: Ronghu Lake

    Take an early morning flight to Guilin. Stroll around Ronghu Lake, visting the Sun and Moon Pagodas.

  • Days 15-16
    Li River cruise and Yangshuo
    Days 15-16: Li River cruise and Yangshuo

    Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. The next morning, explore this unique rural location and stop for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River to meet a cormorant fisherman. This afternoon is at leisure.

  • Day 17
    Reed Flute Cave
    Day 17: Reed Flute Cave

    Travel to Guilin. Later, see the formations of the Reed Flute Cave. Spend some time exploring the South China Pearl Museum.

  • Day 18
    Shui Jiao dumplings
    Day 18: Shui Jiao dumplings

    Fly to the ancient city of Xian. The start of the Silk Road, Xian is an incredible melting pot of religions and cultures. Stroll along the 14th-century ancient city wall. This evening indulge in traditional Shui Jiao dumplings followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

  • Day 19
    Terracotta Warriors
    Day 19: Terracotta Warriors

    The Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang has intrigued visitors for years. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks standing sentinel in their mysterious necropolis. Later, visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda.

  • Day 20
    Travel to Beijing
    Day 20: Travel to Beijing

    Board a bullet train to Beijing. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 21
    Imperial Beijing
    Day 21: Imperial Beijing

    Stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City where you’ll find a complex full of imperial treasures. Also, visit the lovely Temple of Heaven and wander through the adjacent park where you can watch, or participate in a session of Tai Chi.

  • Day 22
    Great Wall
    Day 22: Great Wall

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate its sheer magnificence. In the afternoon, enjoy the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese landscapes and see the exquisite architecture.

  • Days 23-24
    Explore Shanghai
    Days 23-24: Explore Shanghai

    Fly to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East', In the evening, enjoy a panoramic cruise on the Huangpu River. The next day, visit the Yu Garden, the old town, the Silk Factory and admire the colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. Round the day off watching the ERA acrobatic show.

  • Days 25-26
    SHANGHAI TO AUSTRALIA
    DAYS 25-26: SHANGHAI TO AUSTRALIA

    This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Shanghai airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
  • Emm Hoi An
    Emm Hoi An
    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.
  • Nights 2
    Emm Hotel
    15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Vinh Ninh, Hue
    Emm Hotel
    Well-located in Hue' s city centre, the Emm Hotel is a contemporary, comfortable hotel. It has gardens and a swimming pool and 2 restaurant options, serving authentic Hue dishes, Vietnamese food and international fare too. Bedrooms have large windows (some also have balconies), a bathroom with shower, television, minibar and kettle. You are also provided with slipper and a bathrobe.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises
    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises
    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Guilin
  • 8°c
  • 63mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 10°c
  • 53mm
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
  • Shanghai
  • 5°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Guilin
  • 10°c
  • 97mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 10°c
  • 81mm
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
  • Shanghai
  • 7°c
  • 59mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Guilin
  • 13°c
  • 137mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 14°c
  • 114mm
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Shanghai
  • 10°c
  • 94mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Guilin
  • 19°c
  • 247mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 20°c
  • 224mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
  • Shanghai
  • 16°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Guilin
  • 24°c
  • 352mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 24°c
  • 312mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
  • Shanghai
  • 21°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Guilin
  • 27°c
  • 347mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 26°c
  • 293mm
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 182mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Guilin
  • 29°c
  • 231mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 28°c
  • 200mm
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 146mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Guilin
  • 29°c
  • 173mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 28°c
  • 186mm
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 214mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Guilin
  • 26°c
  • 82mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 26°c
  • 83mm
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Guilin
  • 21°c
  • 66mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 22°c
  • 85mm
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
  • Shanghai
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Guilin
  • 16°c
  • 64mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 16°c
  • 69mm
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
  • Shanghai
  • 14°c
  • 52mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Guilin
  • 11°c
  • 43mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 12°c
  • 44mm
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
  • Shanghai
  • 8°c
  • 44mm
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Places Visited: Australia - Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (2N) - Hanoi (3N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Chengdu (2N) - Guilin (2N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Xian (2N) - Beijing (3N) - Shanghai (2N) - Australia

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