From Beijing to Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangshuo and Hong Kong: this is China at its most epic
This is pretty much the China highlights tour: you’ve got the Great Wall just outside of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, epic outdoorsyness in Yangshuo and the neon lights in Hong Kong, oh, and who could say no to pandas! Just remember, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and that giant panda all descend from China and were all awesome at kung fu. So take this trip, pay close attention and you could be too. Maybe.
Walk the walk on the Great Wall of China. There's even the option of taking a toboggan back down!
Travel how the locals do: make some friends on an overnight train, as well as go high-tech courtesy of China's high-speed rail network.
See the historic Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an - a must do sight for any visitor to China.
Spice up your life in delicious Chengdu, then watch pandas doing their cute ol' thing at the Panda Breeding Centre.
Contrast cycling among farms and karsts in Yangshuo’s picturesque countryside before a jaunt through Hong Kong’s famous neon lights and sensory overload.
Eat your way through China from Beijing duck to Cantonese yum cha, and challenge yourself with real local delicacies, what will you dare eat? Silk worm, spicy rabbit head, or beer fish, anyone?
As this is a Basix trip our days aren’t packed full of inclusions and compulsory sightseeing. Instead, your leader will take you on city walks in each destination and give you plenty of options and ideas of how to spend the rest of your free time.
We pack a lot in, in a short amount of time, so if you have some time to spare we highly recommend extra time in Beijing and Hong Kong before and after your trip as these cities have so much to see and do.
This trip is for 18-29 year olds. If you are looking for an similar itinerary for all ages and in Original style, see our China Experience (CBSE) trip.
The overnight train travel included on this trip is in “hard sleeper” class – carriages sectioned off into 3 tier/6 berth compartments. It’s not luxury, but it’s efficient and a great local experience. If you would prefer more comfort, upgrades to “soft sleeper” (2 tier/4 berth compartments with lockable doors) can be requested, subject to availability, through your booking agent.
1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is bookable on this trip, with the exception of the overnight train, subject to availability.
2. A scanned copy of the personal details page of your passport needs to be sent to your booking agent no later than 40 days before departure in order for us to purchase your train tickets.
3. The overnight train from Beijing to Xi'an on this tour is in 6-berth 'hard-sleeper' class. Bedding is provided and wash basins and toilets (squat/western) are available in each carriage, but there are no shower facilities.
4. Please note while traveling through mainland China you will not be able to access some popular internet websites.