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China Experience Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Experience the essence of China from Beijing to Hong Kong
This in-depth tour has proven to be one of the most popular we offer in China. Experience the Middle Kingdom as you take in the major tourist attractions in China and visit some of its lesser-known sites. See the majestic splendour of Beijing, visit the Great Wall of China and discover and the Terracotta Warriors before travelling to Hong Kong to soak up the electric vibe. From sizzling Sichuan dishes in Chengdu and a cruise along the Yangzi River to the tranquillity of the Buddhist temples in Emei Shan, experience the true essence of China - you won't be disappointed.
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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. Snaking over the landscape for 8,851 km, the building of China's Great Wall started in the 5th century BC with the aim of protecting China's northern borders from invading Mongolian hordes.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
With great cafes and bars, scenery that is out of a painting and located within traditional Chinese countryside, Yangshuo is understandably one of China's most popular towns.
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.
China Experience Reviews
Our China Experience trips score an average of 4.86 out of 5 based on 21 reviews in the last year.
China Experience, May 2014
It was an amazing experience! We would travel Intrepid to travel Asia again any time! We have traveled on tours all over the world, and she was the best tour leader we have had. She was extremely organized, competent, sociable and funny!
Review submitted 26/06/2014
China Experience, May 2014
Kris was approachable, patient, accommodating, friendly, informative and an overall great tour leader. She routinely went above and beyond for fellow travelers. She visibly worked very hard throughout the tour in order to ensure that logistical issues were seamlessly taken care of. Kris was also able to adapt quickly to logistical set-backs whilst accommodating the needs of all tour members. Kris was an amazing tour leader. I would eagerly recommend her to anyone thinking of traveling within China.
Review submitted 25/06/2014
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