China Adventure Itinerary

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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china yangshuo karsts canyon hills grass forest

china beijing forbidden city temple gold

china beijing hutongs bicycle transport taxi ride local

china chengdu panda eating bamboo wildlife forest jungle

china emei shan trek walk hike lake river forest jungle

china great wall empty hike trek adventure stone path

china yangshuo fishing farm lake river hut trees

Days 1-2 Hong Kong

Hit the streets, enjoy a dim sum brunch or view the sprawling city skyline from Victoria Peak. And what trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the raucous markets?
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-5 Yangshuo

Cycle through the beautiful Yangshuo countryside past rustic villages and rice paddies. Perhaps float lazily down the Li River on a boat, catch a cultural performance in the evening or join Yangshuo locals for an invigorating Tai Chi class in the park.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 6-8 Chengyang

Step back in time in charming Chengyang. Cross the Wind and Rain Bridge, mingle with locals as they chat and sell their wares and soak up the laidback vibe of this charming place.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 9-10 Chengdu

Home to spicy Sichuan cuisine, Chengdu also boasts traditional tea houses and markets. Learn about the conservation of threatened species on a visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and spy giant pandas and red pandas that make their home here.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 11-14 Leshan/Emei Shan

Marvel at the towering figure of the Grand Buddha at Leshan before travelling onwards to the holy Emei mountains. Spend a peaceful night in a local monastery, waking to the soulful sound of monks chanting and visit the Emei Shan summit.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 15-17 Xi'an

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and admire this ancient feat of artistry and engineering. Enjoy a stunning view of Xi'an city from atop the ancient city walls and enjoy a walking tour through the spice-laden streets of the Muslim Quarter.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 18-21 Beijing/Great Wall

Hop aboard an overnight train to Beijing. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Stop by an Intrepid-supported organisation for locals living with intellectual disabilities and enjoy a walk on the iconic Great Wall of China. Cap off the ultimate China Adventure with a farewell group dinner.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3