China Adventure Overview

Discover the spirit of China on this iconic adventure tour. Visit the busy cities of Hong Kong and Beijing and ancient towns of Yangshuo, Chengdu and Xi'an.

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Discover the spirit of cultural China on this iconic adventure

As China leaps into the 21st century it is still possible to meander through peaceful villages and meet local farmers working their fields. This adventure tour offers the richness of past dynasties, historic highlights such as the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, alongside up-to-the-second experiences in ultra-modern cities. Bask in the bright lights of Hong Kong, delight in the sublime beauty of the Yangshuo countryside and spend the night in a monastery in the Emei Mountains. Take it all in - these wonderful contradictions offer the true spirit of China.

  • Stare into a pit of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
  • Take in the views from the sacred Emei Mountains
  • Experience vibrant Beijing
  • Stand atop the legendary Great Wall of China
  • Discover the beauty of Yangshuo's countryside
  • Be dazzled by Hong Kong's sparkling skyline
  • Make friends with giant pandas in Chengdu
  • Experience local life in Chengyang

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 lunch
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (5 nts), Hotel (11 nts), Overnight sleeper train (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Cable car, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Huiling Foundation visit, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Culture show, Emei Mountain - Scenic Area, Emei Shan - Baoguo Monastery, Emei Shan - Cable car, Great Wall - Gubeikou to Jinshanling trek, Informal Chinese language lesson, Leshan - Da Fo, Wind and Rain Bridge, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an - Walking tour, Yangshuo - Countryside cycling guided tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1666kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 2. An upgrade to soft sleeper trains is available on this trip. 3. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

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Days 1-2 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.

Days 3-5 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 6-8 Chengyang

Verdant Chengyang is famed for its bridges, especially the exquisite Wind and Rain Bridge, and is the home of the Dong people.

Days 9-10 Chengdu

Chengdu has plenty of traditional flavour with its famous tea houses, numerous markets and as the home of Sichuan cuisine, known the world over for its spiciness.

Days 11-14 Leshan/Emei Shan

Home to the world's largest outdoor Buddha, which took 90 years to carve, Leshan is a small city situated at the confluence of three rivers. Emei Shan is one of the holiest places in China. At just over 3000 m high, this mountain has been a centre of pilgrimage for over 1800 years.

Days 15-17 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 18-21 Beijing/Great Wall

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.
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