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11 Nights in Clutural Marvels and Natural Treasures: From Shanghai to Laos Tour

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💟 11 nights in Cultural Marvels and Natural Treasures: From Shanghai to Laos Tour
💟 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
💟 Shanghai: a city of contrasts where China’s traditional past meets modern technology and futuristic design.
💟 Pu’er: located in the southwestern part of Yunnan Province known as China’s ‘tea capital’. Pu’er is one of China’s richest areas of biodiversity and the largest green oasis on the Northern Tropic
💟 Xishuangbanna: known for Dai culture, distinctive temples and tropical rainforests. A perfect destination for trekking through the jungle to remote villages.
💟 Luang Prabang: a small gem of Southeast Asia located in northern Laos at the heart of a mountainous region, known as the spiritual and cultural capital of Laos.
💟 What’s included?
💟 TOUR GUIDE:
💟 Operated with English-speaking local guides during the activities (Day 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
💟 ACCOMMODATION:
💟 11 night’s accommodation
💟 ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
💟 Day 1-2 Shanghai:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Holiday Inn Express Putuo or similar 3*
💟 Day 3 Kunming:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Kunming Wenhui Hotel or similar 3*
💟 Day 4 Pu’er:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = James Jones Hotel or similar 3*
💟 Day 5-6 Xishuangbanna:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Empark Grand Hotel or similar 3*
💟 Day 7-9 Luang Prabang:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Villa Chitdara Hotel or similar 3*
💟 Day 10-11 Vientiane:
💟 Standard Hotel Category = Surestay Hotel or similar 3*
💟 MEALS:
💟 11 Breakfasts
💟 5 Lunches (Day 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
💟 TRANSPORT:
💟 Shared air-conditioned transfers throughout the tour
💟 Flight in economic class Shanghai – Kunming (Day 3)
💟 Fast trains in 2nd class: Kunming – Pu’er (Day 4), Xishuangbanna – Luang Prabang (Day 7), Luang Prabang – Vientiane (Day 10)
💟 Departure shared transfer from hotel to Vientiane Airport (Day 12)
💟 ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
💟 All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and old town visit (Day 2); Nakeli village visit and hike (Day 4); Nannuo Mountain hike and village of Dai minority (Day 5); Tropical Botanical Garden, Manting Park, General Buddhist Temple and Gaozhuang night market visit (Day 6); full-day Luang Prabang tour (Day 8)
💟 Return flight from London airport
💟 23Kgs baggage allowance per person
💟 All ground transfers
💟 Competitive pricing – Discounts up to 40%
💟 Minimum Deposit
💟 2024 bookings on SALE now

Shanghai to Laos Tour

Hotel: Cultural Marvels and Natural Treasure: Shanghai to Laos Tour

(11 Nights)

Meal: Breakfast

Room: Standard Room

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Shanghai to Laos Tour

11 nights in Cultural Marvels and Natural Treasures: From Shanghai to Laos Tour
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Shanghai: a city of contrasts where China’s traditional past meets modern technology and futuristic design.
Pu’er: located in the southwestern part of Yunnan Province known as China’s ‘tea capital’. Pu’er is one of China's richest areas of biodiversity and the largest green oasis on the Northern Tropic
Xishuangbanna: known for Dai culture, distinctive temples and tropical rainforests. A perfect destination for trekking through the jungle to remote villages.
Luang Prabang: a small gem of Southeast Asia located in northern Laos at the heart of a mountainous region, known as the spiritual and cultural capital of Laos.

Day 1 : ARRIVAL SHANGHAI

Welcome to China! Make your own way to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the city. Take the opportunity to rest and recover after the flight or head out for a stroll down the charming streets and indulge in the unique vibe of the city.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 2 : SHANGHAI

After breakfast start with a morning visit to the Shanghai Museum, located in the old city centre. The gardens and their surroundings are a wonderful example of classical design. Constructed 400 years ago in the Ming Dynasty, the colossal city of Shanghai has sprung up around this older relative but left it to grow old peacefully, providing a fascinating window into the past. Next, visit the Yu Garden and old town followed by lunch. In the afternoon wander in the ancient French Concession area, then stroll on the Bund, with an iconic skyline famous throughout the world. The Pudong area proudly boasts its striking modernist architecture, while at the same time contrasting with the ornate colonial buildings of yesteryear facing it from across the Bund river bank.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 3 : SHANGHAI – KUNMING (3.5hrs by flight, included)

After breakfast take a Taxi to the airport (own expense) and a flight to Kunming. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying the city.

Overnight in Kunming.

Day 4 : KUNMING – PU’ER (3hrs by train, included)

After breakfast get on a private transfer to Kunming railway station for a morning rapid train to Kunming. Upon arrival, transfer to Nakeli village, which used to be an important station on the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. From around a thousand years ago, the Tea-Horse Road became a trade link from Yunnan to Tibet, and to Central China via Sichuan Province. It is believed that it was through this trading network that tea first spread across China and Asia from its origins in Pu’er County in Yunnan. It is also sometimes referred to as the Southern Silk Road or Southwest Silk Road. After lunch, stroll in the village full of flowers and tea perfume, and possibly have the Pu’er tea-making demonstration and degustation in a local family or tea workshop. End today’s tour with a short hike along the ancient Tea & Horse trail from Nakeli village towards Pu’er city before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in Pu’er.

Day 5 : PU’ER – NANNUO MOUNTAIN – XISHUANGBANNA (190km – 3.5hrs)

After breakfast at your hotel, head to Nannuo Mountain, well known for its long history of tea cultivation. We will hike for about 2 hours on a tea plantation among tea trees aged between 200-500 years, and enjoy a tea-making experience. After lunch in a local restaurant, transfer to Xishuangbanna and on the way, visit a typical village of Dai minority. Arrive at Xishuangbanna late in the afternoon. Xishuangbanna is an autonomous prefecture for Dai people (one of the 55 minorities of China) in the extreme south of Yunnan Province, and also a lively city with cultural diversity and tropical climate.

Overnight in Xishuangbanna.

Day 6 : XISHUANGBANNA

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. In the morning transfer to the Tropical Botanical Garden, which was founded in 1959. Over 13,000 species of tropical plants are preserved in its 35 living collections, including over 301 families and 2110 genera. The garden is divided into two parts: the eastern area and the western area. The West District is the main attraction. It includes more than 20 specialized botanic gardens. The “Exotic Flower Garden” is the most popular among tourists. Eastern District is a large area of old-growth tropical rainforest. Most areas are paved with viewing trails, suitable for travellers who enjoy hiking. After lunch, head back to Xishuangbanna, and in the afternoon visit Manting Park, a natural village-style park and a well-established urban park in Xishuangbanna. You can visit the vines area, the peacock garden, and exquisite Dai and Thai-style buildings while observing girls dressed in Dai-style costumes passing through the alleys. Next, visit the General Buddhist Temple, built in 615. It is the oldest Buddhist Temple and also the leading temple in Xishuangbanna. In the evening visit Gaozhuang night market, the largest night market with light show along the Mekong River in south Asia.

Overnight in Xishuangbanna.

Day 7 : XISHUANGBANNA – LUANG PRABANG (4.5hrs by train, included)

After breakfast morning transfer to railway station and rapid train to Luang Prabang via Boten port. We suggest you to pack your lunch before leaving China. Follow the instructions in both customs of China and Laos (you can apply for the Laos visa before your trip). Upon arrival meet your English-speaking guide at Luang Prabang station and transfer to hotel for overnight. The rest of the day at leisure to discover the charming city on your own.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8 : LUANG PRABANG

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before leaving for a full-day tour in Luang Prabang. On this guided sightseeing tour by minivan, you will discover why the city is called the Jewel of the Mekong. We’ll explore the morning market, ancient temples, war relics, local crafts, the history of the former Lao kingdoms, and the National Museum. Luang Prabang is among the best-preserved traditional cities in Southeast Asia and was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995. Its tranquillity and tropical charm, combined with its splendid natural scenery and cultural riches, make it one of the most alluring destinations in Laos. Lunch included.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 9 : LUANG PRABANG

After breakfast at the hotel spend the day at leisure. If you are up for an adventure, you can choose to go on one of the activities (optional extra, not included):

Full-Day Biking On/Off-road Across the Mekong Rice Fields:

Get out of Luang Prabang across the Mekong River to a remote area away from tourists and traffic. It’s an off-road roller coaster up and down hills as you pass rice paddies and villages. You will ride on gravel and single tracks and try local snacks. See Buffalo and goats along the way and enjoy the friendliness of local villages. Cross the Mekong River on the local ferry for final return to Luang Prabang.

Half-Day Easy Jungle Trek, Village, Boat and Waterfall (3 hours):
After transfer by vehicle and boat, you will hike through stunning landscapes of jungle with a backdrop of Karst mountains, visit and eat lunch in a traditional Khmu village, and hike to the Tad Sae waterfall (can be low or dry Feb to Aug).

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 10 : LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (2hrs by train, included)

After breakfast transfer to the railway station and catch a morning train to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to the city center for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 11 : VIENTIANE

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 12 : DEPARTURE VIENTIANE (5km – 15min)

After your last breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

£2099 /pp

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