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Experience the wonder of China on a comfortable adventure tour. Travel to Yangshuo, float down Yangzi River, visit Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing and more.

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Experience the culture, mysticism and beauty of China in comfort

Discover all the wonder and beauty of fascinating China on a comfortable adventure tour. Ancient emperors, a turbulent revolution and rapid modernisation, China is a nation of great character and intrigue. Explore the captivating landscape between Hong Kong and Beijing, pass by the stunning Yangshuo countryside and cruise down the Yangzi River. Visit Shanghai, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an and the mighty Great Wall of China. Travelling through this rapidly evolving land will give you a deep appreciation and admiration for China's rich and enduring culture.

  • Be delighted by Chengdu’s giant pandas
  • Explore Yangshuo's scenic surrounds
  • Feast on delicious Peking duck
  • Indulge in a dim sum brunch in Hong Kong
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
  • Stimulate the senses in super Shanghai
  • Stroll the seemingly endless Great Wall of China
  • Visit iconic cultural sights in Beijing

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    18 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (15 nts), Overnight boat (3 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Cruise ship, Metro, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Great Wall - Cable car, Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure, Hong Kong - Dim Sum breakfast, Hutong walking tour, Informal Chinese language lesson, Local-style banquet, Peking duck dinner, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Shanghai - Shanghainese dinner, Shanghai - Walking tour, Shennong stream tour, Sichuan hot pot, Tea village visit, Xi'an - Dumpling banquet, Xi'an - Huiling visit, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an - Walking tour, Yangshuo - Cooking school & market tour, Yangzi River - Fengdu Temple, Yangzi River - Three Gorges boat cruise, Yangzi River - Three Gorges Dam guided tour, Yuyuan Gardens

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1853kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Arrival airport transfer is included, please advise flight details at time of booking. 2. A single supplement is available for this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 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 3-4 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 5-6 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 7-9 Yangzi River

Named after the site of an ancient ferry crossing, the Yangzi River flows for 6,418 km and winds through a diverse range of China's landscapes.

Days 10-11 Shanghai

Located on the Yangzi River, Yichang is an important trading town and has been the site of many historic battles due to its strategic location. Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.

Days 12-13 Hangzhou

Hangzhou is home to beautiful temples, the revered West Lake and is one of China's most popular destinations.

Days 14-17 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

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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