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.
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.
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Leader Details
All our group trips are 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, air-con bus, private van, walking, plane.
My Own Room
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.
Hotels/guesthouses (15 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
Max Group Size