Classic China & Yunnan Express
If you're looking for both the main highlights of China plus a little something out of the way, this is the trip for you. Take in all the classic landmarks of China the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors before hopping a flight from Shanghai to Kunming so you can immerse yourself in the culture of Yunnan. (Spicy food lovers, take note this place is heaven for cuisine.) Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge will remain a bragging right for years to come. Whether it's your first time in China or one of many return trips, we'll make sure you see something new.
Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
Train, local bus, air-con bus, private van, walking, plane.
Carte Blanche: Shanghai. Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Terracotta Warriors tour (Xi'an). Master of the Nets Garden visit (Suzhou). Shanghai orientation walk. Chinese acrobat performance. Bird and Flower Market visit (Dali). Old Town Lijiang visit. City walk (Shanxi). Tiger Leaping Gorge hike. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Tiger Leaping Gorge hike. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Trek along the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou, experience a local meal and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, marvel at the Chinese acrobats in Shanghai, break a sweat at Tiger Leaping Gorge, indulge in the spicy cuisine of Yunnan.
Day 2 Beijing
Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Day 8 Shanghai/Kunming
Fly to Kunming and start exploring beautiful Yunnan.