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Beijing to Hong Kong on a Shoestring Adventure Tour

Asia

  • China

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.


Highlights

Explore the Great Wall, Visit Suzhou: the "Venice of the East", Compare Shanghai's historical buildings and modern skyscrapers, Belt out your favourite tunes during a private karaoke session, Indulge at the food stalls in Xian's Muslim Quarter, Marvel at the limestone karts, Get a taste of the countryside in Yangshuo


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Big Night Out Moment: Private Karaoke Session, Suzhou Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Excursion to the Great Wall. Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai. Private karaoke session for the group (Suzhou). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts ), Hostels (standard twin/single) (3 nts ), sleeper trains (3 nts )


Meals Included

No meals included


Transport

Train, local bus, private vehicle, walking.


Group Leader Description

All of our G Adventures group trips are accompanied by a G Adventures 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.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. Do not bring any knives or swords into China (gifts or otherwise). If they do make it into the country, they will not be permitted on trains. If you purchase a knife or sword while travelling elsewhere before arriving in China your best option is to post/mail it home before entering the country as no post/mail companies in China will accept it as a parcel.

Day 1 Beijing

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Day 2 Beijing

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Day 3 Beijing/Xiâ??an

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Day 4 Xiâ??an

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Day 5 Xiâ??an/Suzhou

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Day 6 Suzhou

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Day 7 Suzhou/Shanghai

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Day 8 Shanghai

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Day 9 Shanghai

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Day 10 Guilin/Yangshuo

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Day 11 Yangshuo

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Day 12 Yangshuo

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Day 13 Yangshuo/Hong Kong

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Day 14 Hong Kong

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Details

Duration: 14 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

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