Looking to mix a little rural living with your adventures in Asia’s big cities? This 15-day trip across China and Vietnam fits the bill and then some, getting you to the metropolises and out into the gorgeous countryside of both countries. Between Hanoi and Hong Kong, you’ll experience the stunning cliffs of Halong Bay and Guilin’s limestone karsts, and get a hands-on feel for the landscape by hiking, rock-climbing and rafting in Yangshuo. Toss in personal encounters with some of the region’s friendliest people and you’ve got yourself the perfect balance of rural and urban life.
Halong Bay entrance and overnight boat cruise with meals included. Cat Ba Island stay. Hua Shan Nature Reserve entrance with cruise to cliff paintings. Chengyang village walk. Yangshuo countryside bike tour with local lunch. Longji Rice Terraces entrance and guided hike. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD190-250 for meals not included.)
Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), junk boat (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12