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
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.
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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.
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.
Liuzhou displays how city life varies from the rural life just a few hours away.
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.
The Longji Rice Terraces resemble a dragon's backbone. Hike between remote minority villages, following slate paths carved out by the local villagers.
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.
Wrap up a journey through countryside and villages in energetic 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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