Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Arrive to Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo. One of China's most scenic regions, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés. The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region. Included Activities: Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong) Transport: Metro Local train Private Vehicle
Take a full-day bike ride through the surrounding countryside with a local guide to gain insight into rural Chinese life. Enjoy lunch at a local family's home. Included Activities: Yangshuo Guided Cycle Tour
After a free morning in Yangshuo, transfer to Guilin and fly to Kunming, capital city of Yunnan. Transport: Private Vehicle Flight
Enjoy free time in Dali with optional activities like visiting the old town, taking a boat around Lake Erhai, and riding a bike to Xizhou. Choose to spend some time wandering the local markets. Included Activities: Bird and Flower Market Visit Transport: Local bus
Enjoy a free day to continue exploring this scenic town.
Travel by bus to Lijiang and take an orientation walk before free time to explore on your own. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus
In the heart of Yunnan province, the fast-flowing Yangtze has cut a dramatic gorge so narrow that legend has it a tiger once escaped capture by jumping across it. This area rivals the well-known Three Gorges as the most spectacular scenery along the Yangtze River and hiking the route is surely the best way to experience the landscape. Included Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek Day 1 Transport: Local bus
Continue the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge. After completing the trek, drive back to Lijiang. Included Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek Day 2 Transport: Local bus
Enjoy a day to discover Lijiang. Opt to explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town or visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is a city of almost 12 million people, which still manages to retain some of its older characteristics and traditions. One of these traditions is the Sichuan Opera. The singing, comedy, puppetry, and incredible 'changing faces' act performed as part of the opera are a feast for the eyes. Transport: Flight
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre for an up-close experience with these gentle giants. Later, board an overnight train to Xi'an. Included Activities: Giant Panda Breeding Center Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Full day to see Xi'an. Additional Notes: Xi'an (translating to Peace in the West) was once the east end of the Silk Road and home to 13 emperors. From The Great Mosque to the Terracotta Warriors, this city is a must-see!
Discover Xi'an with some free time before boarding an evening fast train to Pingyao. Transport: Local train
Try your hand at calligraphy with an included lesson and explore the ancient city of Pingyao with free time. Included Activities: Calligraphy Class
Datong is famous for its temples, pagodas, and other Buddhist structures in the area. The Huayan Monastery and Nine-Dragon Screen are excellent examples of the treasures found in the middle of the city. Transport: Local train
The Hanging Monastery (or Hanging Temple) is a wooden structure built into a cliff at the foot of a mountain more than 1,500 years ago. It includes Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements. Further afield are the Yungang Grottoes; there are currently 53 grottoes with 51,000 statues of the Buddha remaining. Enjoy a guided visit to the grottoes to marvel at them in person. Beyond that is Mt Hengshan, one of the five sacred mountains of China. Opt to check out Datong's six remaining pagodas, which gave the city the nickname "City of Pagodas". Included Activities: Yungang Grottoes Visit Hanging Temple Visit Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Arrive in bustling Beijing early and enjoy a visit to the famed Forbidden City. Included Activities: Forbidden City Tour
Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and enjoy time to wander around, take photos, and pick up souvenirs. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day