Explore a side of China you never knew existed on this eye-opening multi-activity adventure. Get a full dose of this land’s truly incredible history, culture, and geography using rural roads that wind through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields. Tour the imperial tombs and palaces of the walled city of Xi’an on two wheels and on foot. Study curious limestone karst formations in Yangshuo. Navigate the busy streets of Beijing and relax, secure in the knowledge that downtime is rightly earned.
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing at any time.
Day 2 Beijing/Gubeikou (1D)
Leave Beijing behind for now as you transfer to Gubeikou and prepare a day of hiking. Stay overnight in a local farmhouse and interact with rural farmers over a traditional Chinese meal at a homestay.
Day 3 Gubeikou/Beijing (1B)
Wake up and begin to tackle a second day of walking along the Jinshanling Great Wall. Hike along its rolling terrain and spot the 67 watchtowers along the way. The sparse crowds and incredible surrounding sights are bound to make for a great day of hiking. After, rest your feet on the drive back to Beijing.
Day 4 Beijing
Discover the fascinating history of the Forbidden City on a guided tour, then join the throngs of locals to explore the city’s ancient hutongs. Tonight, jump on the overnight train to Luoyang.
Day 5 Luoyang
Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes.
Day 6 Luoyang
Travel to the holy mountain of Song Shan, best known as the home of the Shaolin Temple and birthplace of kung-fu . Take some time today to explore the historic Shaolin Temple with your CEO, and enjoy a hike in the surrounding countryside.
Day 7 Luoyang/Xi’an
Travel by train to Xi’an and enjoy an orientation walk of the Muslim Quarter.
Day 8 Xi’an
Enjoy an included visit to one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. Cycle the ancient city walls and discover the Muslim Quarter.
Day 9 Xi’an/Yangshuo
Departing from Xi’an, take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the small countryside town of Yangshuo, where the Li River winds its way around thousands of limestone karst mountains. Take an orientation walk of Yangshuo.
Day 10 Yangshuo
Have a full day to explore Yangshuo, where every turn in the road brings you to another picture perfect sight. Opt to take a boat ride along the stunning Li River, stop at markets and quaint villages along the way.
Day 11 Yangshuo (1L)
See Yangshuo through a view that’s unobstructed by car windows - take to the streets by bike today to discover more of this mountainous landscape. En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine.
Day 12 Yangshuo/Longji
Enjoy village to village trekking along rice terraces.
Day 13 Longji
Continue trekking along rice terraces.
Day 14 Longji/Hong Kong
Leave the village in the morning and head back to Guilin. Take some time to explore the area before departing by bullet train to Hong Kong.
Day 15 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
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