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Wild China Adventure Tour

Asia

  • China
  • Hong Kong

Walk the Great Wall of China and trek through stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stare down Terracotta Warriors and commune with giant pandas. For those seeking a unique adventure that balances China's highlights with a look at its wild side, this three-week tour gives you the classics before taking you further afield to the hidden gems. Best of all, you get the free time you need to explore at your own pace. Whether wandering mountain monasteries or cycling through the region's watercolour scenery, this tour will take you down the road less travelled.


Highlights

Meet the Terracotta Warriors, sleep overnight in a monastery, hike Emei Shan and Tiger Leaping Gorge, marvel at the Li River countryside near Yangshuo, bask in the glamour of Hong Kong


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Xi'an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors excursion. Panda Breeding Center visit (Chengdu). Emei Shan hike. Lijiang UNESCO World Heritage site orientation walk. Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. Dali orientation walk. Kunming city tour. Li River cruise (Yangshuo). Internal flights. Border crossing support. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (12 nts), guesthouses (4 nts), basic monastery (2 nts), sleeper train (2 nts).


Meals Included

1 lunch


Transport

Train, plane, air
con bus, public bus, walking.


Group Leader Description

All our G Adventures group tours are accompanied by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the CEO 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. Solo 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 while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than another. 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 you 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 XXLs 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

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Day 6 Xiâ??an/Emei Shan

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Day 7 Emei Shan

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Day 8 Emei Shan

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Day 9 Emei Shan/Chengdu

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Day 10 Chengdu/Lijiang

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Day 11 Lijiang

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Day 12 Lijiang/Hetaoyuan

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Day 13 Hetaoyuan/Lijiang

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Day 14 Lijiang/Dali

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Day 15 Dali

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Day 16 Dali/Kunming

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Day 17 Kunming/Yangshuo

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Day 18 Yangshuo

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Day 19 Yangshuo

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Day 20 Yangshuo/Hong Kong

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Day 21 Hong Kong

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Details

Duration: 21 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 16

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My Own Room Exceptions

Nights 3 & 6 on the sleeper trains

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