Beijing to Hanoi

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Travel through some of Asia's grandest cities and most remote villages on this action-packed adventure from Beijing to Hanoi. Trek along the gigantic Great Wall, marvel at ancient treasures in Beijing, take in the buzz of Hong Kong and meet hilltribe people in the misty mountains of Vietnam. This superb journey explores ancient sites and modern cities on a trip that spans some of Asia's most dynamic lands.

Itinerary

Days 1-3 Beijing

Wander the traditional hutongs - a world away from the city's imperial splendours.

Days 4-5 Great Wall

Walk a remote section of the wall and take in spectacular views of the countryside. Stay overnight in a nearby guesthouse.

Days 6-8 Xi'an

Admire the famed 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors, cycle the city walls or stroll the Muslim Quarter.

Days 16-18 Longji Terraces

Explore cascades of rice terraces that cling spectacularly to the sides of towering slopes.

Days 19-20 Hong Kong

Be prepared for some fast-paced action in Hong Kong. Cruise the harbour, take the cable car to Victoria Peak or check out the local nightlife.

Days 21-23 Kunming

The modern city of Kunming has some excellent markets tucked away in quaint backstreets.

Days 24-25 Jianshui

Ride a public bus to Jianshui and join locals for a barbecue dinner.

Days 26-29 Sapa

Cross the border to Vietnam and discover a strikingly different countryside. Starting at the old French hill station of Sapa, trek through the extraordinary rural mountainscapes that are home to the colourful H'mong, Tay and Dzao people.

Days 30-31 Hanoi

Get back into the fast pace of city life in ambient Hanoi.

Days 9-10 Shanghai

Explore the Yuyuan Bazaar or take in views of the Bund from across the river in Pudong.

Days 11-12 Xitang

Visit ancient villas and stroll on cobblestone streets before staying in a traditional guesthouse.

Days 13-15 Yangshuo

To see the best of this beautiful region, why not cycle around the countryside, taking in views of spectacular limestone peaks?

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