Beijing to Hong Kong Itinerary

Adventure through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong to experience the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors and tranquil rivers of Hongcun on this unforgettable tour of China.

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      USD $2,960
      CAD $3,055
      AUD $2,995
      EUR €2,060
      GBP £1,730
      NZD $3,335
      ZAR R29,980
      CHF FR2,495
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Great Wall path, China

Neon lights, Hong Kong

Terracotta warriors, Xian

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive in China's grand capital; a city that harbours an impressive mix of ancient citadels, architectural marvels and soaring skyscrapers. Perhaps arrive a few days early and explore the sprawling Forbidden City, check out the city's burgeoning art scene at the 798 Art District or bargain up a storm in one of Beijing’s markets.
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Days 2-4 Great Wall

Jump on a bullet train and power from Beijing to Shanhaiguan. Take a tour of Old Dragon Head - Shanhaiguan's section of the wall and the only part that enters the ocean. The following day, travel out to Dongjiakou village and visit a part of the wall that hasn't been restored. Then get a taste of rural Chinese life on a local family homestay.
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Days 5-6 Xi'an

Discover a plethora of fascinating historical sites and modern big city conveniences in Xi'an. Sample street food on a guided tour in the lively Muslim Quarter, pay a visit to the Great Mosque and climb to the the top of the Bell and Drum towers for impressive views. Make sure to leave time for an optional trip out to the Terracotta Warriors, a battle formation of incredible military precision.
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Day 7 Shanghai

Visit China’s most dynamic city, Shanghai. Embark on a guided tour of the city's historical quarters, such as The Bund, Nongtang and the European-influenced French Concession. To gain a deeper understanding of China’s engrossing past, perhaps stop by the Shanghai Museum or Propaganda Museum for a versing in local history.
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Days 8-9 Huangshan

Catch a local bus out to Huangshan. Also known as Yellow Mountain, the dramatic limestone peaks populating this superbly beautiful area make for some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.
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Day 10 Hongcun

Pass through verdant bamboo and pine forests en route to the age-old village of Hongcun. Amble along the quiet cobblestone streets, hire a bike and pedal out to surrounding villages or do your best Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon re-enactments – this is where a bunch of the film's scenes were shot.
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Days 11-12 Shanghai

Return to the bustle of Shanghai. After freshening up at the hotel, why not head out as a group for a traditional tea ceremony or visit the Bund's hippest bar and toast the conclusion of this memorable Chinese journey.
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Day 13 Xiamen

Check out the bubbling night market or enjoy an open-air barbecue and beer night in the university quarter.
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Day 14 Tulou Village

Head to a tulou village, where their round dwellings are made from a mixture of earth, sand, lime rice, bamboo and wood chips, which are packed into walls up to 2 metres thick. Take a tour around the small community, meet the locals and hear their stories.
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Day 15 Xiamen

Take a stroll along Yundang Lake, through Music Square and past countless gardens before dining on Xiamen’s regional delights.
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Days 16-18 Yangshuo

In the home of some of China’s most epic landscapes, take a rive cruise, jump on a bike and pedal through the rice fields or simply stroll along the river and become immersed in the natural beauty of the valley. For the more adventurous, go caving in the limestone hills or kit up in a rock-climbing harness and tackle one of the 300 rock-climbing routes.
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Days 19-21 Longji Rice Terraces

Hike along the Longji rice terraces, also known as the ‘Dragon’s Backbone’. Like an undulating dragon’s tail, the terraces make fascinating patterns following the contours of the steep hillside. There may also be an opportunity to jump in a hot spring to rest aching bones. Otherwise just indulge in the blockbuster scenery and appreciate the natural splendour of the landscape.
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Days 22-23 Hong Kong

Back in the bustle of a big city, jump aboard a ferry to see Hong Kong’s skyline from the water, enjoy the bright spectacle of the nightly light show or escape the busy city centre and wander through Hong Kong Park. Be sure to stop at a bakery to pick up an egg bun, visit a yum cha house for some perfect dumplings or hit up a street vendor for a stick of fish balls – Hong Kong's food is fast, fresh and full of flavour. Then it's time to say farewell to China's south and this enlightening journey.
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