26 DAYS ●
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.
Discover the verdant plains of the ‘Rice Basket' of Vietnam
Cruise on waters as you gaze upon karst scenery on this mesmerising bay
Come face to face with these lovable creatures in Chengdu's famous Conservation Centre
Walk the parameters of Xian’s 14th century city walls, a Ming Dynasty masterpiece
Our Treasures of Vietnam & China itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on board. Return to Hanoi the next day.
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.
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.
Take an early morning flight to Guilin. Stroll around Ronghu Lake, visting the Sun and Moon Pagodas.
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.
Travel to Guilin. Later, see the formations of the Reed Flute Cave. Spend some time exploring the South China Pearl Museum.
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.
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.
Board a bullet train to Beijing. The rest of the day is at leisure.
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.
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. Savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace. Stroll along the Long Corridor, admire carefully cultivated gardens and wonder at the Marble Boat built under Empress Dowager Cixi. Round off the day with a Chinese acrobatic show.
Fly to Shanghai and explore this cosmopolitan city. Start with a panoramic cruise on the Huangpu
River. The next day, visits include the Yu Garden, the old town, a Silk Museum and the colonial architecture of the Bund.
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.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
Most nationalities require visas when travelling to China and Vietnam. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888.
Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288.
You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Chosen hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights. Government laws in China require air conditioning be switched on nationally in May and central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours.
The total tipping amount for this tour will be divided up – one portion for Vietnam and one portion for China. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort in Vietnam and then China on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. We confirm the tipping amounts in your final documentation.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual.
Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. In remote areas, we suggest embracing local specialities. Lunch and dinner consists of shared dishes.
Drinks are at your own expense.
Please ensure you specify any dietary requirements at the time of booking. We suggest also mentioning it to the National Escort on arrival. They will do their utmost to cater to any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or foods to avoid in the case of allergies.
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