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TT-04 Self-driving Jeep Tour in Laos and Yunnan

  • Price from: 2586USD per person
  • Trip day:22 days 21 nights days

  Rainforest in Xishuangbanna

  Cultural diversity of Southeast Asia countries

  Terraced Rice Fields

  Zhu Family Garden

  Stone Forest in Kunming

  Lijiang Old Town

  Shangri-la Ancient Town

  Ethnic minorities culture

  Three Pagodas in Dali

 

  Included in the price:

  * 3 star or local best hotels, twin room with private shower and WC

  * Daily meals out of hotel (as detailed in the tour description)

  * Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description

  * English-speaking local guide

  * Service charges for baggage handling between airports and hotels

  * Service charge and Government tax


  Not included in the price:

  * International flights and tax

  * Jeep rental

  * Visa fee

  * Tips for drivers, guides and hotel porters

  * Personal consumption

No flight

Travel Agency Liability Insurance & Personal Accident Insurance

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It's convenient to rent jeeps in Thailand, so please prepare your own jeeps for this tour in Thailand.

Payment should be finished four weeks before the arrival of the group.

Cancellation: You may cancel your confirmed booking, but this must be in written letter (email or fax). But if cancellation occurs after your confirmation to book the tour, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges.

Cancellation charges are as follows:

  • No less than 30 days before arrival: $150 per person
  • 30 to 15 days before arrival: $300 per person
  • 14 to 7 days before arrival: 60% of the full payment per person
  • 6 to 0 days before arrival: 100% of the full payment per person

 Traveler substitutions are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Refunding: If you have paid for the tour but then have to cancel it more than 15 days before the start of your tour, we will refund all the payment except the deposit ($300 per person). If cancellation has to be made within 15 days, we will charge some cancellation penalty as well as the deposit, according to how much we have to pay to our suppliers. We will try our best to decrease your loss because we know it's not your purpose to cancel it.

Day 1: Chiang Khong – Huay Xay – Mengla D
Morning departure from Chiang Khong of Thailand and take ferry to Huay Xay of Laos. Then drive to Mengla of China. Welcome dinner with local flavor will be served tonight.
Overnight in Mengla
Day 2: Mengla – Tropical Botanical Garden B/L
Morning take a walk in Wangtianshu Rainforest Park. Then drive to Menglun (94 km, about 2 hrs) to visit one of the largest and most beautiful garden in China -- Tropical Botanical Garden.
Overnight in Botanic Garden
Day 3: Botanic Garden – Jiangcheng B/L
Drive to Jiangcheng (Hani & Miao minorities' area, 181 km, about 3 hrs). Enjoy evergreen sub-tropical rainforest on the way.
Overnight in Jiangcheng
Day 4: Jiangcheng – Yuanyang B/L
Drive to Yuanyang via Luchun (Hani, Yi & Miao minority area, 304 km, about 6 hrs), on the way you can see vast Green Tea Gardens and the Endless Terraced Rice Fields at Duaoyishu and Tiger Mouth.
Overnight in Yuanyang
Day 5: Yuanyang – Jianshui B/L
Transfer to old city of Jianshui (158 km, about 3 hrs driving) to visit Zhu Family Garden within exquisite courtyards, antique furniture, austere ancestral hall and to image the rich life belongs to former host. Then visit the second largest Confucian Temple in China and Chaoyang Tower which is even 24 years elder than Tian An Men in Beijing.
Overnight in Jianshui
Day 6: Jianshui – Kunming B/L
Morning drive back to Kunming (308 km, about 5 hrs). Among the journey, pass Stone Forest, which is on the World Heritage List and Fuxian Lake, the second deepest fresh-water lake in China. Enjoy the lake fish lunch at local fishermen house beside Fuxian Lake.
Overnight in Kunming
Day 7: Kunming – Lijiang B/L
After breakfast, drive to Lijiang (Naxi minority area, 530 km, about 6 hrs), which is one of the best preserved ancient towns in China and is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Wandering in Lijiang Old Town.
Overnight in Lijiang
Day 8: Lijiang B/L
Today we offer Biking trips, trekking tours or stroll Lijiang Old Town, you can choose any of them you are interested in. If you wish, we can arrange a short jeep trip into the surrounding Naxi villages.
Overnight in Lijiang
Day 9: Lijiang – Shangri-la B/L
Drive to Shangri-la (Tibetan minority area, 270 km, about 5 hrs), visit Tiger Leaping Gorge en route, which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world. From the top of the gorge you look down the steeply angled (70-90 degrees) mountain sides to the rushing Golden Sands (Jingsha) River with its 18 frothing rapids more than 200 meters (about 700 feet) below. Then we visit White Water Terrace, located in a valley, forms the second largest natural limestone terrace in the world. Enjoy the alpine vegetation scenery and huge mountains.
Overnight in Shangri-la
Day 10: Shangri-la B/L
Today drive along Yunnan-Tibet Road to visit Dongzhulin Monastery located in deep mountains, 95 km away from Zhongdian, the First Bend of Golden Sand River ( the upper reach of Yangtze ). Then drive to Baimang Snow Mountain, 4250 meters above sea level. Evening visit Zhongdian old town.
Overnight in Shangri-la
Day 11: Shangri-la – Dali B/L
Morning visit Songzanlin Monastery (the Fifth Dalai Lama named it "Gedan Songzanlin Monastery"), constructed began in 1679 and completed in 1681. Then drive southward to Dali (Bai minority area, 370 km, about 6 hrs). In the evening take a stroll in Dali Ancient Town.
Overnight in Dali
Day 12: Dali – Lincang B/L
Morning visit Three Pagodas which is known as the Chongsheng Santa and lies one kilometer in northwest of Dali. Then drive to Lincang (310 km, about 5 hrs), where 3 ethnic groups of Miao, Yi and Aini inhabited.
Overnight in Lincang
Day 13: Lincang – Jinghong B/L
Drive to Jinghong (Dai minority area, 430 km, about 7 hrs). Enjoy the evergreen sub-tropical raining forests, minority villages and rice paddies on the way.
Overnight in Jinghong
Day 14: Jinghong B/L
Today we offer trekking tours in rain forest and a half-day Wild Elephant Valley tour to choice, you can choose any of them you are interested in. If you are lucky, you can see elephants herding and moving in Wild Elephant Valley, the only region where people can observe wild Asian elephants safely in China.
Overnight in Jinghong
Day 15: Jinghong – Muang Sing B/L
Morning drive back to Mohan border to go through custom then continue to Muang Sing (260 km, about 4 hrs). With winding roads we make our way to Luang Namtha plateau area. You can visit a small town that offers the diversities of minorities.
Overnight in Muang Sing
Day 16: Muang Sing – Nong Khiau B/L
Today we’ll begin travel in early time and cover a long way to reach one of the most beautiful areas along a river in Laos -- Nong Khiau, Nam Ou River (280 km, about 4.5 hrs). Among journey, enjoy rugged mountains, small villages and agricultural mountain lands.
Overnight in Nong Khiau
Day 17: Nong Khiau – Luang Prabang B/L
Today we’ll travel to Luang Prabang (130 km, about 2.5 hrs).There are two ways: 1 express way (about 130 km in 2.5 hrs’); 2 A way on the mountain road (no accurate KM available for the old mountain road, approx 300KM more than 8 hours). If you wish to arrive in Luang Prabang earlier, please choose the shorter routine, which gives more time to explore the beauty of Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 18: Luang Prabang B/L
We take a walk into the town and explore some ancient temples, monasteries and local museum in Luang Prabang. After lunch the guests may enjoy the local lifestyle and unique feeling along the Mekong. Optional boat ride on Mekong if possible. No cars, jeeps used, afternoon ride into countryside if possible.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 19: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng B/L
The distance between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng is 320 km (about 5-6 hrs). The diversity of landscapes is breathtaking and the curvy road impresses many visitors. We can look over the tropical mountains when taking a lunch.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Day 20: Vang Vieng B/L
In Vang Vieng you can choose your activities according to your interest. Here we offer biking trips, waterfall visits, trekking tours or simply the most stunning kayaking tour that you can experience all over Laos. If you wish, we can arrange a short jeep trip into the surrounding areas, or with your GPS ride it yourself.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Day 21: Vang Vieng – Vientiane B/L/D
We will leave the main road and hit some side roads over countryside towards Vientiane. In the afternoon, see some cultural sights in town. Farewell dinner is arranged with Lao specialities and great food.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 22: Departure Vientiane B
Departure to drive cross the border into Thailand, end of service.
 
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