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Highlights of China Adventure Tour

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  • China

Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai's gleaming towers. Explore the country's great cities, magnificent architecture, gorgeous landscapes, and archaeological treasures. Float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region's hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on experiencing all that China has to offer.


Highlights

Explore the Bund and the famous Shanghai Museum, cycle Yangshuo's dramatic rice fields, relax on a Yangzte cruise through the Three Gorges, visit the Terracotta Warriors, walk along the Great Wall


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Shanghai orientation walk. Shanghai Museum entrance. West Lake orientation walk (Hangzhou). Tea plantation visit. Yangshuo countryside bike tour with local lunch. Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges (2 days). Terracotta Warriors tour. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Great Wall entrance. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).


Meals Included

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Transport

Train, plane, bullet train, local bus, air
con bus, boat, metro, walking.


Group Leader Description

All our G Adventures group trip is 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 single 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 single 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 mintues 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 Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 2 Shanghai/Hangzhou

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 3 Hangzhou/Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 4 Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 5 Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 6 Yangshuo/Yangtze River

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 7 Yangtze River

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 8 Yangtze River

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 9 Yangtze River/Xiâ??an

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 10 Xiâ??an

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 11 Xiâ??an/Beijing

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 12 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 13 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Day 14 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show during your tour: Li River Light Show (Day 4 - Yangshuo) and Acrobat Performance (Day 12 - Beijing). For more information on the shows see the Optional Activities section.

Details

Duration: 14 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: 15



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