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Essential China

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Pris: fr 21065 SEK
Startpunkt: Beijing
Slutdestination: Hong Kong

Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity-climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.

Transport

Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, walking, bicycle, taxi.

Accommodation

Hotels (10 nts), basic monastery (3 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).

Highlights

Bargain in bustling markets, Walk the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden City, stand face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors, visit a panda sanctuary, cruise the Yangtze, bike through Yangshuo's karst landscape

What's Included

Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Shanghai Museum entrance. Xi'an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors excursion and tour. Emei Shan entrance. Tea plantation visit (Emei Shan). Overnight stay in a monastery. Leshan Giant Buddha visit. Panda Breeding Center excursion (Chengdu). Yangtze River boat trip through the Three Gorges with tributary excursion. Yangshuo countryside bike ride with local lunch (full-day). Border crossing. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

TRIP

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Beijing

Head out to discover the wonders of the Great Wall of China.

Day 3 Beijing

Visit the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City before free time to explore.

Day 4 Beijing/Shanghai

Enjoy a free morning before a bullet train ride to Shanghai. Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 5 Shanghai

Take a walk along the bund before a visit to the world-famous Shanghai Museum. Opt to take in a breathtaking Chinese acrobat performance.

Day 6 Shanghai/Xi'an

Enjoy free time before boarding an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 7 Xi'an

Opt to cycle the ancient city walls or visit the Great Mosque.

Day 8 Xi'an

Full day exploration in Xi'an.

Day 9 Xi'an/Emei Shan

Visit one of China's greatest archaeological treasures-the Terracotta Warriors. Later, board an overnight train to Emei Shan.

Day 10 Emei Shan

Arrive in Emei Shan in the late afternoon and travel to the monastery for an overnight stay. Enjoy an orientation walk and some free time to explore the area.

Day 11 Emei Shan

Hike around Emei Shan and learn more about the significance of the area.

Day 12 Emei Shan

Visit Giant Budhha in the morning, optional take a tour visiting local tea farm and one of the region's old villages.

Day 13 Emei Shan/Chengdu

Travel by local train to Chengdu. Free exploration in this tea & spice loving city. Enjoy a local Hotpot dinner.

Days 14-15 Chengdu/Yangtze River

See the famous giant pandas up close at the Panda Breeding Centre before boarding a fast train to Chongqing. Later, board the Chinese-style boat and settle in before tomorrow's cruise down the mighty Yangtze River and through the Three Gorges.

Day 16 Yangtze River

Enjoy the views from the deck and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites.

Day 17 Yangtze River/Liuzhou

Disembark in Yichang and board an overnight train to Liuzhou.

Day 18 Liuzhou/Yangshuo

Drive to Yangshuo, a backpacker town set amongst the picture-perfect limestone karsts by the Li River. Opt to try a cooking class, practice tai chi or see the Light and Sound show produced by Zhang Yimou.

Day 19 Yangshuo (1L)

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.

Day 20 Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Travel back to Guilin for the fast train to Shenzhen, then cross the border into Hong Kong. Enjoy some free time to explore the city.

Day 21 Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

Day 15 Yangtze River

Enjoy the views from the deck and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites.

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