Get thee to China for the adventure of your life! Seriously though, these two weeks of the country’s big-ticket highlights (as well as some smaller, more personal ones) will have you missing this country for years to come. From massive and historical Beijing (hello Forbidden City!), central Xi’an (home of the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors), glittering Shanghai, pastorally picturesque Yangshuo, and eventually to the world-in-itself gobsmacking city of Hong Kong, this is your (super affordable) opportunity to get here with a whole group of new friends.
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Beijing
Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Day 3 Beijing/Xi’an
Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi’an.
Day 4 Xi’an
Enjoy an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, or practice tai chi with the locals.
Day 5 Xi’an/Suzhou
Enjoy free time to explore Xi’an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.
Day 6 Suzhou
Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China’s 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!
Day 7 Suzhou/Shanghai
See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
Day 8 Shanghai
Enjoy free time in this bustling city.
Day 9 Shanghai
After some free time, board an overnight train to Guilin.
Day 10 Guilin/Yangshuo
Continue on to Yangshuo and enjoy some free time.
Day 11 Yangshuo
Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or try your hand at calligraphy.
Day 12 Yangshuo
Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or a calligraphy lesson.
Day 13 Yangshuo/Hong Kong
Travel to bustling Hong Kong via Guilin.
Day 14 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
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