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15 days,Hanoi to Hong Kong

Cruise through the limestone karsts in serene Halong Bay, hang with the locals at a karaoke bar in Liuzhou, stroll over the 'wind and rain' bridges of Chengyang, walk between villages of the Longji Rice Terraces, enjoy a night out in glitzy Hong Kong

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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.

What's Included

  • 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
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited
Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Halong Bay/Cat Ba Island (2B,2L,1D)

Drive to Halong Bay. Sail on a traditional 'junk' boat past limestone karst islands, explore huge caves and swim in secluded bays. Enjoy fresh seafood meals on board then spend one night in the bay and one night on isolated Cat Ba Island. Explore the island and wander through the small town.

Days 4-5 Hua Shan (1B, 1L)

Head towards the border today and experience the lush sugarcane fields and trees of Hua Shan in southern China. Meet the Zhuang minority people and stay in traditional style wooden buildings. Visit a huge cliff fresco from a river boat.

Day 6 Liuzhou

Liuzhou displays how city life varies from the rural life just a few hours away.

Days 7-8 Chengyang

Chengyang is home to the Dong minority people, who have preserved their singing and architectural style for centuries. Walk through the small villages and visit local schools. Then, join in the rice wine dance to bring good fortune.

Days 9-10 Longji Rice Terraces

The Longji Rice Terraces resemble a dragon's backbone. Hike between remote minority villages, following slate paths carved out by the local villagers.

Days 11-13 Yangshuo (1L)

Options in this beautiful countryside town include hiking, climbing, cooking, shopping or just relaxing and breathing in the fresh country air. Included bike ride through the rice paddies amongst the karsts. Enjoy a local lunch in this gorgeous setting.

Day 14 Hong Kong

Wrap up a journey through countryside and villages in energetic Hong Kong.

Day 15 Hong Kong

Depart at any time. With so much to see and do in Hong Kong, we highly recommend booking post-trip accommodation to fully explore this vibrant destination.

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