Day 1 Beijing – Shanghai
Meet for a pre-departure briefing, board the night train to Shanghai.
Day 2 Shanghai
Arrive in China’s most cosmopolitan city.
Day 3 Shanghai
Optional activities include watching an incredible Acrobatics Show, the former French Concession Walking Tour, People’s Square, Nanjing Road, the infamous Shanghai Pub Crawl and visiting a skyscraper rooftop bar where you can enjoy views of Pudong and the Bund, sitting in a hot tub sipping champagne.
Day 4 Shanghai – Guilin
Overnight train to Guilin.
Day 5 Guilin – Yangshuo
In the morning we take a coach to Yangshuo, famed for its stunning karst scenery.
Day 6 Yangshuo
The first afternoon includes one of our free attractions: rafting down the Li River on bamboo rafts while the sun sets over the karst peaks.
Day 7 Yangshuo
Optional activities include visiting mud-baths in underground caves, a bike tour stopping at swimming spots and view points , Deep Water Soloing (rock climbing without ropes above a river), sampling snake liquor in the various roof top bars, watching the Cormorant Fishermen, or trying suction cups on the back to withdraw impurities.
Day 8 Yangshuo – Chengdu
Night train to Chengdu.
Day 9 Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu. Optional activities include a visit to the world’s largest Buddha statue at Leshan, enjoy a traditional Sichuan Hotpot. In the morning visit the Panda Breeding Research Centre, to see them having breakfast. Relax with an optional massage from a blind masseur
Day 10 Chengdu – Xian
Night train to Xian.
Day 11 Xian
In the morning we head off for another free attraction, The Terracotta Warriors, China’s Wonder of the Ancient World. In the evening, have the chance to help out at a soup kitchen for Xian’s homeless people.
Day 12 Xian
Today you can explore the Muslim Quarter independently or join us for an optional bike tour around the Ancient City Wall. In the evening you can see a fountain and light show, before experiencing a night out Chinese style, needless to say it involves Karaoke.
Day 13 Qing Ling Mountains
After breakfast, the first stop will be at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, just 6 miles from downtown Chengdu. Here naturalistic habitats have been created to provide the best possible environment for rearing and breeding pandas. Afterwards, we will have a city tour to visit Jinli street to see local people’s life.
Day 14 Qing Ling – Dengfeng
It’s an early start in the morning as we head back to Xian for a quick shower before taking the train to Longmen, and bus to Dengfeng. That afternoon we call in at the local market to buy supplies for the orphanage we’ll visit later that evening. It’s up to you what supplies you’d like to get them, but normally if everyone contributes about RMB60 it’s enough to get them some meat as well as some oil, rice, sweets and stationary. All the children in the orphanage are trained in Kung Fu, and put on a Kung Fu show for us, before we teach them a few games and help them practice their English.
Day 15 Shaolin – Beijing
This morning, we have an optional activity heading to the Shaolin Temple. We arrive before the crowds, allowing us time in the afternoon for a Kung Fu lesson with a Kung Fu master. Catch the night train to Beijing.
Day 16 Beijing
After a morning spent relaxing in the hostel in Beijing we head off to our next attraction, The Great Wall. We go to a deserted section of The Wall, we hike along as the sun is setting, and stay just a few minutes from the Wall, before rising for what will be one of the most memorable sunrises of your life, before heading back to Beijing.
Day 17 Beijing
The next two days in Beijing are spent seeing flag raising and Chairman Mao’s embalmed body in Tiananmen Square. Other optional activities include visiting The Forbidden City, The 2008 Olympic Village including The Bird’s Nest Stadium, The National Museum and a visit to a food market where you can try dog, snake, cat, scorpion and a host of other mouth-watering delicacies.
Day 18 Beijing
Say goodbye to the group having completed and epic 2,346 mile journey around China!
Duration: 18 Days
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|12/03 – 29/03/17 £1149||18/06 – 05/07/17 £1149||27/08 – 13/09/17 £1149|
|31/03 – 17/04/17 £1149||25/06 – 12/07/17 £1149||03/09 – 20/09/17 £1149|
|02/04 – 19/04/17 £1149||30/06 – 17/07/17 £1149||10/09 – 27/09/17 £1149|
|09/04 – 26/04/17 £1149||16/07 – 02/08/17 £1149||17/09 – 04/10/17 £1149|
|21/04 – 08/05/17 £1149||21/07 – 07/08/17 £1149||24/09 – 11/10/17 £1149|
|30/04 – 17/05/17 £1149||23/07 – 09/08/17 £1149||01/10 – 19/10/17 £1149|
|07/05 – 24/005/17 £1149||04/08 – 21/08/17 £1149||06/10 – 23/10/17 £1149|
|28/05 – 14/06/17 £1149||06/08 – 23/08/17 £1149||08/10 – 25/10/17 £1149|
|04/06 – 21/06/17 £1149||13/08 – 30/08/17 £1149||15/10 – 01/11/17 £1149|
|09/06 – 26/06/17 £1149||20/08 – 06/09/17 £1149||22/10 – 08/11/17 £1149|
|29/10 – 15/11/17 £1149|
Price is only $ 1149 for 18 days China Adventure trip
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance due 10 weeks before departure.
- Bilingual Adventure Leaders
- Accommodation (hostels, guest houses, and 1 night camping)
- Transport within China
- All unmissable activities (see itineraries)
Please note: Accommodation is in dorm rooms as a standard. Upgrade options (to single, twin, or double rooms) are available – please contact us for more information.
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