Day 1: Arrive in Kunming (D)
Arrive in Kunming. Reception at the airport, then transfer to your hotel. Depending on the time available and your interests, visit the temple of Bamboos from Kunming, the Mountain West or the Golden Temple. In the evening, you should attend the superb dance performance and traditional songs "Dynamic Yunnan" (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.), an excellent prelude to stay discovery minorities of Yunnan.
Day 2: Kunming - Dali (B, L, D)
Plane Morning or night train to Dali. Transfer to your hotel in the old town of Dali. Free day to acclimatize to the Chinese atmosphere of this charming town of the local minority Bai. Recommended visits: a walk in the Dali Old Town, to the famous temple of the 3 pagodas or accessible to the Cangshan Mountain chairlift.
Day 3: Dali - Yuhu (B, L, D)
Depending on the day, visit a colorful markets of the region held in the Chinese lunar calendar function. Then transfer to the region of Lijiang. En route, stopping at villages and Zhoucheng Xizhou Bai. Arrive late afternoon in the village of Naxi ancient Yuhu. Excellent welcome meal in the world prepared by Naxi "Mama Naxi", your host for the evening. Overnight stay in the house warm family Naxi.
Day 4: Yuhu - Shuhe (B, L, D)
In the morning, wandering around Yuhu, and if you wish, on foot or on horseback to the Jade Dragon Mountain. Lunch at the Naxi family, then transfer to the traditional village of Baisha Naxi. Walk and visit to its famous frescoes and Dr. Ho, then a short hike to the Shuhe (1 hour), Naxi ancient village built prior to its neighbor Lijiang. Free ride in Shuhe and night in a luxury villa situated a little away from the old town.
Day 5: Shuhe - Lijiang (B, L, D)
Transfer to Lijiang. To your hotel in the heart of the old town of Lijiang, close to the central market square. Free day with your guide. We recommend to visit in the old town of Lijiang Lion Hill, which offers a superb view over the Old City, the Palace of Mu, rebuilt and former home of the powerful family of Mu. Traditional Naxi music show possible in the evening.
Day 6: Lijiang - Shangri La (B, L, D)
Day road between Lijiang and Shangri La. In route, stop at the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge and be the first curve of the Yangtze River, is the site Baishuitai, consisting of rice water. It is a sacred site for the Lijiang Dongba which sometimes come here on pilgrimage. Arrival at Shangri La in the evening. To your hotel located in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Tibetan monastery Songzanlin Gedan.
Day 7: Shangri La (B, L, D)
Visit the great temple morning Gedan Songzanlin walk from your hotel. Then, according to your wishes, you can explore the surrounding countryside of Zhongdian, a Tibetan family visit and taste the Yak butter tea, a local specialty, reach Lake Napa or visit the old town of Zhongdian. In the evening, you'll join the crowd on the central square of the old city to dance with them a little dance Tibetan simple?
Day 8: Shangri La - Stone Forest - Jianshui (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Shangri La to Kunming. On arrival, transfer directly to the Stone Forest. Visit this outstanding site through the many karst peaks of the park. Road in the afternoon to Jianshui. Pleasant stroll in the gardens of the residence of the family Zhu and accommodation.
Day 9: Jianshui - Yuanyang (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the old town of Jianshui and the Temple of Confucius (the second largest in China). In the afternoon, drive to Yuanyang. On arrival, and if time permits, you can admire the sunset over the rice terraces of Bada.
Day 10: Yuanyang (B, L, D)
Sunrise over rice fields DuoYiShu. Visit and walk through the rice paddies and several villages Hani and Yi traditional, like Jingkou village. Depending on the day of your visit, attend a local market. Sunset on the site Laohuzui.
Day 11: Yuanyang - Hekou - Sapa (B, L, D)
Morning transfer to the border town of Hekou to join the Vietnam and Sapa town. Formalities at the border, and arrived late afternoon in Sapa. Accommodation at the hotel and free time.
Day 12: Sapa - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Discovery in the morning in the village of Sapa, its local market and its environs. The afternoon excursion to the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where you can make a short hike of 2-3 hours through the villages of H'mong and Zay minorities. Evening transfer to Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay, the Eighth Wonder of the World. Travel (4 hours) through the rice fields and countryside. Arrival in Halong at noon on a junk board. Lunch with seafood as the boat leaves the pier for a moving cruise in the bay throughout the afternoon, amid thousands of loaves of sugar arising from caves tour on Wed. Opportunity to kayak at sea baths and dinner and overnight on board.
Day 14: Halong - Tam Coc (B, L, D)
Getting up early, we can hear the sound of the ocean. We'll take our breakfast on boat, then by rowboat we'll visit the cave Luon, and a floatting village . Landing at our embarcadaire has Halong City. Departure to Ninh Binh traverssant the Red River Delta. Arrival to Tam Coc, night at the hotel.
Day 15: Tam Coc - Biking - Ha Noi (B, L, D)
Morning departure to the village of Ga Kenh bike, 3 hour bike ride through the flooded rice fields. Embarking on small boats to discover the rocky peaks Trang Yen. Transfer by car to return to Ha Noi. Transfer to Ha Noi railway station for night train to Hue. Overnight in the train (sleeper car conditioning).
Day 16: Hue (B, L, D)
Arrival in Hue. Transfer to downtown for breakfast. Visit the Imperial Citadel, built between 1802 and 1832 modeled on the imperial palace. The Citadel, protected by walls 6 meters high, is surrounded by 10 km wide moat delong (Visit the Esplanade des Grandes Greetings, the Palace of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Kings Nguyen).
Visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, located 7 km from Hue in the middle of frangipani and pine and built to plans by the Emperor himself. Visit the tomb of Khai Dinh, original architecture that represents the marriage of East and West and that of Ming Mang. Dinner and evening free, overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Visit Hue - Hoi An (B, L, D)
Small sampan ride on the Perfume River to the Heavenly Lady Pagoda, Buddhist shrine dating from the 17th century, built on the ruins of a temple Champa. Depart for the ancient port city of Hoi An via Danang, the city Centre. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 18: Hoi An (B, L, D)
Discovery this city in cycling with major interests: the sanctuary of Fujian dedicated to the patron goddess of fishermen and sailors; Phuc Thanh Pagoda, the oldest of Hoi An (1454) and the Japanese bridge built in 1593, connecting two areas of China and Japan, the beach of Cua Dai. Hoi An is not only architecture, but also an atmosphere. It is not discovered in a particular monument, but over the streets and alleys, outside the city center. Along the docks, market, must wander, and do not hesitate to cross the bridge on the Thu Bon river that provides access to the peninsula of Hoi An. Dinner and evening free. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 19: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ha Noi - Departure (B, L)
Transfer to Danang airport and flight Da Nang - Ha Noi. Return to your country.
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