Beijing to Hong Kong Overview

Experience an action-packed tour of China. From bustling Beijing to chic Shanghai, the Terracotta Warriors, ancient Great Wall and Longji terraces.

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Unwrap China and discover a land of wonder and mystique

Experience an action-packed travel experience through some of the best-loved cities in China, with stopovers in several lesser-known towns as well. Visit Beijing, come face-to-face with a terracotta army in Xi'an and shop up a storm in Shanghai. Experience the culture of remote communities hiking through the Longji Valley or cycle through the scenic Guangxi region. From beautiful Beijing to bustling Hong Kong, see the old-world wonders, modern marvels and magical scenery of southern China. Get active, meet the locals and soak up Chinese culture as we travel across this great nation.

  • Explore the mystical countryside around Yangshuo
  • Experience rural Chinese living on a village homestay
  • Hike through the rice terraces of Longji
  • Devour dumplings in Shanghai and dim sum in Hong Kong
  • Trek the Great Wall
  • Discover the many faces of Beijing
  • Shop for a bargain in the Yuyuan Bazaar
  • Come face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (4 nts), Hostel (7 nts), Hotel (4 nts), Overnight sleeper train (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Great Wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling trek, Hutong walking tour, Informal Chinese language lesson, Longji - Guided Rice Terraces trek, Shanghai - Walking tour, Xi'an - Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1589kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. In 2013 this itinerary will run as follows Days 1-3 Beijing Days 4-6 Shanhaiguan (Dongjiakou Great Wall) Days 7-9 Xi'an Days 10-12 Shanghai Days 13-15 Yangshuo Days 16-18 Longji Terraces Days 19-20 Hong Kong

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Days 1-3 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.

Days 4-5 Great Wall

Snaking over the landscape for 8,851 km, the building of China's Great Wall started in the 5th century BC with the aim of protecting China's northern borders from invading Mongolian hordes.

Days 6-8 Xi'an

As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.

Days 9-10 Shanghai

Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.

Days 11-12 Xitang

With nine rivers and alleys joined by old stone bridges, Xitang is a unique water town with narrow, maze-like streets, antique temples and atmospheric waterways.

Days 13-15 Yangshuo

With karst peaks looming and the Li River gently running alongside, Yangshuo's scenery is glorious and its town is a great place to relax and explore China's countryside.

Days 16-18 Longji Terraces

Known as the Dragon's Backbone and built around 500 years ago, the Longji rice terraces are remarkable, with colourful terraces covering entire mountainsides.

Days 19-20 Hong Kong

A British colony until 1997, Hong Kong's cityscape is spectacular and its modern fast-paced life is only minutes from picturesque islands and beaches.
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