Explore a side of China you never knew existed on this eye-opening multi-activity adventure. Using rural roads that wind through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields, you’ll get a full dose of this land’s truly incredible history, culture, and geography. On two wheels or on foot, you’ll tour the imperial tombs and palaces of the walled city of Xi’an, study curious limestome karst formations, navigate the busy streets of Beijing and relax, secure in the knowledge that your downtime is rightly earned.
Entrance to the Great Wall and trek. Entrance and guided tour of the Forbidden City. Beijing hutong bicycle tour. Biking on the ancient city wall. Shaolin Monastery. Yangshuo cycling. Longsheng village to village trekking. Yangshuo and Hong Kong orientation walks.
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch.
English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Leader Details
Your group trip is accompanied by a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it’s the best of both worlds.
Train, local bus, plane, bicycle, walking.
My Own Room
Please note that if you have booked the “My Own Room” option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops.
Hotels (8 nts), simple guesthouses (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (3 nts).
Max Group Size
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Days 2-4 Beijing/Great Wall Trek (1B)
Guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Included entrance to the Great Wall and trek. Included bicycle tour through the historic Beijing hutongs. Overnight in a local farmer's home and take an overnight sleeper train to Luoyang on Day 4.
Day 5-6 Shaolin/Longmen Caves
Travel by train with a late morning arrival. Visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu and later we visit Longmen caves before boarding a high Speed train to Xi'an.
Days 7-8 Xi'an
Explore China's long ago capital and terminus of the Silk Road. Cycle the ancient city walls and discover the Muslim Quarter. Fly to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo.
Days 9-10 Yangshuo (1L)
Orientation walk around Yangshuo, guided bicycle ride through the countryside of Yangshuo and climb Moon Hill. Options to experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi or see the Light and Sound show produced by Zhang Yimou.
Days 11-13 Longsheng/Guilin
Village to village trekking along rice terraces. Overnight train to Shenzhen/Hong Kong on Day 13.
Day 14 Hong Kong
Cross the border to Hong Kong. Enjoy free time exploring this vibrant and exotic city. Options to hike up to the peak, wander around Stanley Market or jump on the famous Star Ferry and explore one of the nearby islands.
Day 15 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
AIRPORT PICKUP $60
Book an airport pickup in advance and be met at the airport arrivals area - just look for a sign with your name on it!
Haven't booked your flights yet? No problem. You can always book a transfer and send us the details later - up to 30 days before the start of your tour!
MY OWN ROOM $692.00
During your tour, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room, which is why we offer travellers a 'My Own Room' option - a single room all to yourself.
Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops, with the following exceptions: Night 4, 8 & 13, Sleeper train.