Discover the wild, the cultivated, the natural and the urban China.
Enter a world of both natural delights and big city lights on this 16-day active adventure through the heart of China. Spend three days hiking sections of the Great Wall of China, including time spent walking an unrestored trail. Keep the activity coming and unearth your inner zen with a lesson in kung fu from a local master, then change gears and swap your walking shoes for a bike for city cycling tour in Beijing. Admire the majestic beauty of Longji rice terraces, appreciate limestone karsts dotted around rice paddies in Yangshuo, discover the abandoned towers of Kaiping and hit the water in Hong Kong. This energetic small-group journey takes you straight to some of China’s most enduring symbols and keeps you on your toes in the process. Hike, bike, kayak, kung fu – this trip has got it all.
Hike along unrestored sections of the Great Wall, with magnificent views of the Wall winding along mountain ridges, maybe even all to ourselves!
Find your Zen while learning kung fu from a local master. Learn the basic principles and common misconceptions of the martial art while being guided through moves and practices.
Cycle through Hutong lanes and past landmarks on an adventure to Beijing’s Forbidden City, and continue your ride later on with a scenic trip through Kaiping, revealing the hidden history and clan culture of its many abandoned fortified tower houses.
Spend time hiking the rice terrace-carved landscape of Longji, learning a few things about tea picking and perhaps sampling a cuppa at a tea plantation in Yangshuo.
Discover the coast of Hong Kong by kayak, as you paddle through giant stone arches and to uninhabited islands and beaches for some sun and surf time.
This trip has active inclusions most days, so you will be expected to have reasonable fitness to be able to fully enjoy all the activities. While there is nothing technical and no specialised knowledge is required, previous experience in hiking, cycling and kayaking will definitely help too!
You will hike some original, unrestored sections of the Great Wall which are very steep and uneven and can be tough going for many. Good footwear and steady balance are a must.
1. A Single Supplement is available for booking on this trip, excluding Day 5.
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. Please note while traveling through mainland China you will not be able to access some popular internet websites.
4. This is a combination tour which will save you the hassle of making multiple bookings. But please note that your tour leader and tour composition may change at Day 7.
5. As there is little free time or included activities in Beijing and Hong Kong on this trip, we highly recommend booking to stay additional days to explore the cities
6. The luggage limit for the domestic flight from Beijing to Guangzhou is 20kg.
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