18-to-Thirtysomethings: Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring (ACRS)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Meet some furry friends at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Visit the Shaolin Temple, Explore the Great Wall, Belt out your favourite tunes during a private karaoke session, Go shopping in Shanghai, Take in the scenery in Yangshuo, Spend the night in a local guesthouse in Song Shan
China is a great example of a country with equally modern and historic relevance, and with this 19-day tour you'll learn why. By crossing the country via train you'll not only be able to visit a bunch of different cities (and Hong Kong!) in just under three weeks, but you'll also get to see the diverse landscapes that make up the world's most populous country. Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, practice Tai Chi with locals, go shopping in Shanghai, or sing your heart out in a karaoke session. If you're feeling adventurous, do it all.
Call (631) 757-8500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14390404
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2019
- 19 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Hong Kong||Day 1 Hong Kong|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Yangshuo||Day 2 Hong Kong/Yangshuo|
Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafEs. 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 (Hong Kong - China) Transport: Metro (1.00 hour(s)) Local train (3.50-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 3||Yangshuo||Day 3 Yangshuo|
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
|Day 4||Yangshuo||Day 4 Yangshuo|
Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
|Day 5||Yangshuo||Day 5 Yangshuo|
Transfer to Guilin and board an overnight train to Chengdu. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (25.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Chengdu||Day 6 Chengdu|
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
|Day 7||Chengdu||Day 7 Chengdu|
Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
|Day 8||Luoyang||Day 8 Chengdu/Luoyang|
Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Shaolin||Day 9 Shaolin|
Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse. Included Activities: Shaolin Temple Visit Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Song Shan||Day 10 Song Shan|
Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
|Day 11||Song Shan||Day 11 Song Shan|
Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing. Transport: Local bus Basic overnight train (beds) (10.50 hour(s))
|Day 12||Beijing||Day 12 Beijing|
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
|Day 13||Beijing||Day 13 Beijing|
The Chinese capital, Beijing, is one of the worlds most impressive and vibrant cities. Spend a day at the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from the northern barbarians. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
|Day 14||Xi'an||Day 14 Beijing/Xi'an|
Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xian. Additional Notes: Train is our main mode of transport in China and its a great way to travel. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Xi'an||Day 15 Xi'an|
Opt to tour the lovely and unusual Great Mosque (a wonderfully serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), great souvenir stalls, and enjoy some of the best street food in China. The remaining city walls are a great place to watch the sunset or join the locals for ballroom dancing or tai chi in the early morning. Opt to take a day trip to the Terracotta Warriors, situated a short drive out of town (approximately 1 hr). Included Activities: Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
|Day 16||Suzhou||Day 16 Xi'an/Suzhou|
Enjoy free time to explore Xian, then take an overnight train to Suzhou. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
|Day 17||Suzhou||Day 17 Suzhou|
Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of Chinas most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night! Included Activities: Private Karaoke Session
|Day 18||Shanghai||Day 18 Suzhou/Shanghai|
Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings. Included Activities: Orientation Walk of the Bund Transport: Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 19||Shanghai||Day 19 Shanghai|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.