More from Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring
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Day 1Hong Kong
Arrive at any time.
For your first night out, head down to Kowloon and experience the spectacular light show at Victoria Harbour. Get to know your fellow travellers and snap that iconic photo with the neon city backdrop. Afterward, opt for a traditional Cantonese dinner in a local restaurant and share stories over some Dim Sum.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your First Night Out Moment
Connect With New Friends| Your Welcome Moment
Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2Hong Kong/Yangshuo
Board a bullet train and enjoy the scenic ride to Guilin, then transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo. The Li River and limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region, and a backpacker haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés.
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, visit a women-run Community Restaurant, take a cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
Today, take the bullet train from Yangshuo to Chengdu. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of your day free to explore Chengdu.
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Opt to see the Giant Pandas or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
Say goodbye to Chengdu and its Giant Pandas and travel to Luoyang.
Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes.
Day 10Luoyang/Song Shan
Catch the public bus with an overnight pack to Song Shan, a beautiful Mountain area best known as the home of the Shaolin Temple and birthplace of kung-fu. One of the five sacred Daoist Mountains of China, Dengfeng Shan, or Mount Song is a unique rock mountain containing many valleys, caves, pools, waterfalls, and steep cliffs. Hike the surrounding areas and get a glimpse into this scared natural area.
Day 11Song Shan/Beijing
Visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Transfer by private vehicle to Luoyang then board the bullet train to Beijing.
Enjoy free time in China's booming capital city.
Step back in time for the day with a visit to the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from northern barbarians. Climb the rolling hills, take in the scenery, and explore the wall capturing iconic photos from the watch towers. Later, opt to check out the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or catch a kung fu show.
Another day in Beijing, another adventure. With so much to discover here, we decided to let you choose. Spend the day exploring the peaceful gardens, lakes, and temples at Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit the Temple of Heaven and capture an iconic picture of the Confucian architecture and practice tai chi with the local people. This evening board an overnight train and wake up in Xi'an.
Embark on an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the tranquil Great Mosque - a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out the famous Terracotta Warriors or cycle the ancient city walls (the perfect place to catch the sunset). Be sure to enjoy some of the best street food China has to offer.
Spend the day continuing to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.
Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night!
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Big Night Out Moment
Private Karaoke Session
See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
- Your First Night Out Moment:
Connect With New Friends
- Your Welcome Moment:
Meet Your CEO and Group
- Your Discover Moment:
- Your Discover Moment:
- Your Big Night Out Moment:
Private Karaoke Session, Suzhou
- Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
- Shanghai and Xi'an orientation walks
- Private Karaoke Session (Suzhou)
- Song Shan hike
- Shaolin Temple Visit
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Hotels (12 nts), hostels (standard twin/single) (2 nts), guesthouse (standard twin/single) (2 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts).
No meals included
Allow USD520-680 for meals not included.
Local bus, train, private vehicle.
Staff & experts
English-speaking Chinese CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.
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