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Best of China

Mix the bustle of China’s metropolises with the tranquility of rural life on a 12-day adventure. Explore hidden corners of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Cycle along ancient city walls and learn about Xi’an’s famed terracotta soldiers. Enjoy a paddle on the gorgeous Li River. Along the way, discover how China’s many contrasts make it one of the world’s most intriguing places.
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  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,716
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.
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Itinerary

Beijing

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Beijing

Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Beijing

Explore historic Beijing including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. After, take a walk through the hutongs — local backstreet neighbourhoods.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Beijing/Xi'an

Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Xi'an

Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets then enjoy a visit to the historic Gao’s Grand Courtyard House and for a performance of shadow puppetry.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Xi'an

Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors — the archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Afterwards, head to a local village and enjoy lunch. Opt for a Defachang Dumpling Banquet in the evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Yangshuo Countryside

Fly to China's lush southwest to experience rural culture and the unique limestone karst scenery of the Yangshuo area. Enjoy a traditional dinner at a G Adventures-supported restaurant where rural women are working to create new opportunities for their families. Also enjoy a relaxing float on a local boat on the Li River, then transfer to a local hotel in the countryside.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Yangshuo Countryside

Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing through villages and rice and fruit fields. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Yangshuo

Rise early for a private tai chi class with a local expert. Later, travel to Yangshuo town and taking a guided walk with the CEO, then you'll have the opportunity to wander the shop and café-lined streets.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Yangshuo/Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Shanghai

Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens or the Shanghai Museum.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Shanghai

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Chinese Shadow Puppetry, Xi'an Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Tai Chi Class, Yangshuo Your G for Good Moment: Jia Community Restaurant, Yangshuo Your Foodie Moment: Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo, Yangshuo Your Discover Moment: Shanghai

  Arrival transfer

  Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven

  Visit Beijing's traditional hutongs

  Excursion to the Great Wall

  Xi'an Muslim quarter orientation walk

  Cycle along the Xi'an city walls

  Terracotta warriors tour

  Lunch in a local village

  Li River boat ride

  Walk through the countryside with village visits

  Shanghai orientation walk

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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Dates and prices

Start date

16 Oct 2022

End date

27 Oct 2022

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12 Days / 11 Nights

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