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Travel to China and discover why it's one of the world's favourite holiday destinations. From Hong Kong to Shanghai this adventure tour will captivate you.

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Ancient sites, bright lights and cultural rites in captivating China

Travelling in China reveals a country of exciting contrasts, a place where city lights brighten ancient alleyways, where spectacular, natural landscapes conceal imperial monuments and where village life continues as it has for centuries. Breathe in the vibrancy of Hong Kong and Shanghai, escape from the crowds in laid back Fenghuang, bike ride in Hangzhou and cruise along the famed Yangzi. Discover these distinctive contradictions as we traverse from beating city to rustic countryside and back again.

  • Meet the gentle giant panda
  • Cycle along the magnificent West Lake of Hangzhou
  • Uncover the history and culture of Shanghai
  • Rub shoulders with worshippers at Wenshu Monastery
  • Experience the bright lights and buzz of sleek Hong Kong
  • Step back in time in ancient Fenghuang
  • Hop on a boat tour of the Three Gorges

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Finish:

    Shanghai, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight boat (4 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

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

    Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Cycling tour around West Lake, Derhang Village visit and trek, Fenghuang - Walking tour, Informal Chinese language lesson, Shanghai - Walking tour, Yangzi River - Three Gorges boat cruise, Yangzi River - Three Gorges Dam guided tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1455kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. 2. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. In 2013 the CBSH will become a 15 day trip with the include Zhangjiajie. The itinerary will change as follows: Days 1-2 Hong Kong Days 3-4 Zhangjiajie Days 5-6 Fenghuang Days 7-10 Yangzi River Days 11-12 Chengdu Days 13-15 Shanghai

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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 Fenghuang

With green waters, ancient walls, stilted houses, and lantern-lit streets, Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) is a beautifully preserved ancient town guaranteed to enchant.

Days 5-8 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 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 11-12 Hangzhou

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

Days 13-14 Shanghai

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