Wild China

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: China / Hong Kong
Duration: 3 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

For those seeking a unique adventure that balances China’s highlights with a look at its ‘wild’ side, this 3-week tour gives you the classics before taking you further afield to the hidden gems. 

Walk the Great Wall of China and trek through stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stare down Terracotta Warriors and commune with giant pandas. Best of all, you get the free time you need to explore at your own pace. Whether wandering mountain monasteries or cycling through the region’s watercolour scenery, this tour will take you down the road less travelled.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Beijing
Walk the legendary grounds of Tiananmen Square. Included visit to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Overnight train on Day 3 to Xi'an.

Day 4-5 Xi'an
Included visit to one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. Opt to cycle the ancient city walls.

Days 6-7 Emei Shan
Hike Emei Shan, one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, before staying in a basic monastery.

Day 8 Emei Shan/Leshan/Chengdu
En route to Chengdu, we'll stop for an optional visit to the world's largest outdoor sitting Buddha in Leshan. Enjoy a free evening in Chengdu. Opt to watch a Sichuan opera.

Day 9 Chengdu/Lijiang
Visit the famous giant pandas up close at the Panda Breeding Center. Fly to Lijiang, a World Heritage-listed town. Orientation walk included.

Day 10 Lijiang
Enjoy a free day in Lijiang. Opt to visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.

Day 11-12 Tiger Leaping Gorge
Trek Tiger Leaping Gorge, a spectacular trail following the Yangtze River as it cuts through the dramatic gorge.

Day 13-14 Dali
Explore this colourful ancient walled town on an orientation walk and choose to visit the stunning '3 Pagodas' or one of the local markets.

Day 15 Kunming
Travel overland to Kunming and explore the Green Lake and local markets on an included city tour.

Days 16-19 Yangshuo
Spend the morning of Day 16 in Kunming before a flight to Guilin and bus to Yangshuo. Enjoy the next three days exploring the beautiful countryside in and around Yangshuo. Relax on an included Li River cruise passing through a seemingly endless range of stunning karst mountains. On Day 19, travel by overnight train to Shenzhen.

Day 20 Hong Kong
Cross the border to Hong Kong and enjoy free time to explore this exotic city.

Day 21 Hong Kong
Depart at any time. We highly recommend you book post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

 

What's Included

  • Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing)
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • Xi'an orientation walk
  • Terracotta Warriors excursion
  • Panda Breeding Center visit (Chengdu)
  • Emei Shan hike
  • Lijiang UNESCO World Heritage site orientation walk
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge trek
  • Dali orientation walk
  • Kunming city tour
  • Li River cruise (Yangshuo)
  • Internal flights
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD315-450 for meals not included.)
  • Train, plane, air-con bus, public bus, walking.
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Simple hotels (11 nts), guesthouses (4 nts), basic monastery (2 nts), sleeper train (3 nts).

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £1439 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 21 days
  • Code: ACWC

 

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