25 days tour

Hong Kong To Hong Kong - China Loop

This tour includes:

Guide

Epic Bilingual Adventure Leaders will join you in each city to give you a local taste of each place you visit

Others

Check out some of the affordable activities you can do on tour below: Victoria Peak Walk (Hong Kong) Bamboo rafting (Yangshuo) Yulong River bike ride (Yangshuo) Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre (Chengdu) Jinli Street and Tibetan district (Chengdu) Wenshu Monastery, Mao’s Statue, People’s Park and traditional tree house (Chengdu) Volunteer at a local Autism Rehabilitation Centre (Chengdu) Terracotta Warriors (Xi’an) Hike to Dharma Cave (Shaolin) Tiananmen Square (Beijing) Fake market (Beijing) Great Wall of China (Beijing) Visit the 2009 Olympic Park (Beijing) National Tea or National Silk Museums (Hangzhou) Explore the Old Town (Hangzhou) People’s Square (Shanghai) Walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Tulou (Fujian) Tea plantations (Fujian) Bike tour around the roundhouses (Fujian) *Unmissable activities are listed in bold and included in the tour price. A list of our extra optional activities will be provided post booking.

Transport

Transport is on public transport in China

Accommodation

Most nights are spent in clean, safe and well-located hostels on a multi-share basis. Highlight: One night is spent camping on an unrestored part of the Great Wall of China (May - September)

Not included:

Meals

No meals are included in this tour but each Adventure Leader will take you to their favourite local spots, recommend all of the best food and do their best to cater for your dietary requirements.

Others

Other activities and services not included Visas for China

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Optional: Bike Ride to Moon Hill and a cave complex including mudbaths and hot springs Optional: Try your hand at Rock-Climbing! Optional: Kayaking on the Li River! Optional: Experience Chinese traditional therapies such as Hot Cupping Optional: A true treat, experience what life is like on a farm by visiting your Adventure Leader’s home village Optional: Watch a traditional Sichuan Opera & Culture Show Optional: Leave to Leshan to see the world’s largest stone Buddha. Optional: Wander Jinli street and the Tibetan districts independently. (Chengdu is right next to Tibet, or Xizang in Mandarin, so there is a large ethnic community here) Optional: Sample the famous Sichuan Hot Pot if you dare! (Legendary Spice!) Optional: Volunteer at an Autism Children Rehabilitation Centre (If you would like to donate money or school materials, please talk to your Adventure Leader.) Optional: Visit Wenshu Monastery, Sichuan Province Museum, People’s Park and a traditional Tea House Optional: Explore the Bell Drum Towers, Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque to learn about the history of the Silk Road, towers, mosque and some local legends. Optional: Bike Ride on Ming Dynasty City Walls. Please make sure you wear a helmet! Optional: Watch the Music & Lights show near the Big Goose Pagoda Optional: Kung Fu Lesson & Show at a local Children’s Home run by the Shaolin Temple, where the monks teach these children to be Kungfu masters. All proceeds go directly to the Children’s Home. Optional: Visit the flagship of Kung Fu, The Shaolin Temple Optional: Hike to Dharma Cave, a spiritual spot for Buddhist pilgrims, and be rewarded by beautiful views of both the shrines/temples in the area and the views of the area Optional: Had enough of temples or kung-fu? Visit the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO world heritage site with over 100,000 carved Buddha’s Optional: A stunning Chinese Acrobatics Performance performed by young talents recruited from around China Optional: Take a walk through the globally recognized, Tiananmen Square Optional: Visit the Forbidden City. The largest palatial complex in the world, the grounds boast 980 buildings and a history of housing 24 different Chinese royalty Optional: Go to Jingshan Park for a bird’s eye view of the three palaces: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Tiananmen Square. Optional: Go to the Temple of Heaven, the largest complex dedicated to heaven worship in the world and where ancient sacrifices were made to bring bountiful harvests Optional: Visit Nanluo district, one of the best-preserved historical areas in Beijing. It is famous for its hutongs and siheyuan courtyards as well as the bars, cafes and handicraft shops Optional: Visit the 798 art district, the Summer Palace, or any other highlights of Beijing Optional: Learn about China’s trade history with visits to the China National Tea Museum or the National Silk Museum Optional: Explore Hangzhou old town Optional: Experience the city’s nightlife with the Shanghai Drunken Dragon Pub Crawl! (Only available on Saturday. If you arrive on a different day, then you can enjoy our alternative activity, a cruise on the Huangpu River by night. Please see Day 19-21 for more details.) Optional: Take the bus to ZhuJiaJiao Water Town, a Chinese equivalent to the Italian Venice Optional: Spend your free day releasing your inner child at Shanghai Disneyland Optional: Walk to the Yu Gardens and back a bustling historical site of a former dignitary lavish family quarters Optional: See People’s Square, before heading on to the World’s busiest shopping street, Nanjing Road. Afterwards, go for a walk along the bund, a hub of global architecture. To finish off, head to the top floor of a skyscraper to enjoy some champagne whilst sitting in a hot tub. Optional: Stroll through the former French Concession to hear a little bit about Shanghai’s international history, visit a secretive propaganda history museum, take in the sights of the ultra-modern Shanghai financial district, take a local ferry cross the famous Huangpu river from east to the west of The Bund and finish off the afternoon by visiting TianZiFang a local artisan’s lane that blends the chic and traditional Optional: For the daredevils, head to the top of Jinmao Tower and brave the Skywalk! Or just go up and take in the panoramic views Optional: Go to VUE bar to view the city skyline from a rooftop jacuzzi! Optional: Take in the bright city lights from the water with a night cruise down the Huangpu River

Insurance

Insurance is not included but mandatory

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Itinerary of your trip Hong Kong To Hong Kong - China Loop

  • Day 1 Day 1: Meet Your Fellow Dragons + Travel To Yangshuo
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Meet Your Fellow Dragons + Travel To Yangshuo

      Hong Kong & Yangshuo: Day 1 - Meet your group and first Adventure Leader in the Hostel Reception of Yes Inn @ Causeway Bay. (Leave luggage at the hostel) Take the tram up to Victoria Peak and enjoy a fantastic view of Hong Kong from high up. Pre-departure briefing on top of Victoria Peak. Take the tram down Victoria Peak and travel back to the Yes Inn @ Causeway bay for last minute preparations. Depart from the Yes Inn and cross the border. Board your 3-hour train to Guilin. Arrive in Guilin. Here you will have the choice to have dinner at this point or enjoy a meal in Yangshuo two hours from now. Check-in to your hostel (time may vary depending on whether the group decides to have dinner in Guilin, or Yangshuo)

  • Day 2 Day 2: Free Day To Explore + Optional Activities
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Free Day To Explore + Optional Activities

      Yangshuo: Day 2 - Today you have a free day to do what you want. However, you can take part in some of our suggested optional activities - (You can either join a traditional Chinese cooking class at a practical cuisine institute, kayak along the picturesque Li River or experience traditional Chinese therapy such as hot cupping (suction cups on the back that help circulation).

  • Day 3 Day 3: Cruise Down The Yulong River
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Cruise Down The Yulong River

      Yangshuo: Day 3 - Start the morning off with a relaxing bike ride and cruise down the Yulong River on Chinese style gondolas. On your first afternoon in Yangshuo you can take part in our optional activity - (Hop on the minibus to Moon Hill and visit the local mud baths, cave complex and hot springs). In the evening let your hair down enjoy some karaoke with your fellow dragons!

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Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 18 / Max: 60

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