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Combine the history of Saigon and the charm of Hoi An with the delights of Hanoi and Hue in Vietnam before crossing the border into China. Here, we visit bustling Beijing, cosmopolitan Shanghai, picturesque Guilin and historic Xian. This itinerary is rich in the beauty, history and culture of the Orient.
Meet the locals on the Mekong Delta
Soak up the culture in ancient Hoi An
Discover Hanoi Old Quarter with a cyclo ride
Relax with a cruise on Halong Bay
Get up close to the Giant Pandas in Chengdu
Marvel at Yangshuo’s magnificent karst peaks
Discover the Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Take a walk on the Great Wall of China
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Discover Saigon
Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a brighter future. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office – legacies of a colonial past, the Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market. Also visit the War Remnants Museum, Cholon, and Thien Hau Pagoda.
Day 4: 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. Return to Saigon.
Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple, one of the most striking structures in Asia. Return to Saigon.
Days 6-7: Historic Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed Hoi An, with a stop at the Marble Mountains en route. Take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit an old merchant's house, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the market. The next day, visit Tra Que Village.
Days 8-9: Imperial Hue
Drive to Hue. Take a cyclo ride up to the imposing imperial citadel to explore. The next day, voyage along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda before travelling to An Hien House. Finally, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.
Day 10: Fly to Hanoi
Fly to the graceful and exotic capital city of Hanoi, dubbed the ‘Paris on the Orient'. Walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and watch the water puppets.
Day 11: Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Take a traditional Junk cruise amongst karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. A fresh seafood meal is included during your voyage.
Day 12: Explore 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 walk past Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, the Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda. Also visit the Temple of Literature and Hanoi's charming Old Quarter.
Days 13-14: Pandas
Fly to Chengdu where, this evening, you can sample the delicious Sichuan cuisine. Next day, visit Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre where you can see China's celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Later, fly to Guilin.
Days 15: Reed Flute Cave
This morning, visit Mount Diecai, also known as ‘Folded Brocade Hill'. Later, see the colourful formations of the Reed Flute Cave.
Day 16-17: Li River Cruise & Yangshuo
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. The next morning, explore this unique rural location before taking the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, see the famous cormorant fishermen.
Days 18-19: Terracotta Warriors
Travel to Guilin and fly to Xian. 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 next morning viewing the enigmatic ranks before strolling on Xian's city walls.
Day 20: Discover Xian
Admire the fascinating relics of the Shaanxi Museum and take a stroll through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter. Board an overnight train to Beijing.
Days 21-22: Imperial Beijing
Arriving in Beijing, savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace and sample the local delicacy – Peking Duck. The next day 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.
Day 23: Great Wall of China
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. Round off the day with a Chinese acrobatic show.
Days 24-25: Fly to Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai and spend the following days exploring this cosmopolitan city. Visits include the Yu Gardens, the ‘old town', Shanghai Museum and the colonial architecture of the Bund. Also, discover modern Pudong and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s Shikumen buildings. Dine on traditional Shanghai cuisine and take a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River.
Day 26: Fly to Shanghai
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South East Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a national escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that 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.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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