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Bamboo rafting near Yangshuo
Bamboo rafting near Yangshuo
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,695 per person based on a shared room for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 13 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 9 lunches & 5 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Train journeys and domestic flights as described
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This tour aims to combine some of China’s natural and cultural highlights with a love of adventure. The trip begins with an alternative look at China’s fascinating capital city, Beijing. Get under the surface of this vast metropolis as you traverse the city as the locals do – by public transport or by bike, seeing some of Beijing’s more off-the-beaten-track attractions as you go. No visit to China is complete without a trip to the Great Wall, and this tour goes even further with a 2 day trek along some of the more remote and wild sections, and an option to camp overnight on the Wall itself! Your journey then takes you down south, where you will embark on a specialised 3 day cycling tour through the Guangxi countryside, some of the most picturesque in the whole of China. Spend some time hiking and rafting around the otherworldly Danxia landforms of Bajiaozhai Geo Park, before returning to China’s urban sprawl in Guangzhou. The mix of traditional Cantonese culture, hyper-modern architecture, and colonial leftovers give Guangzhou a unique feel among China’s mega-cities. Finish your tour in Hong Kong, where you can combine your shopping with some of the best ‘urban hikes’ in the world.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Beijing: with British Airways.
  • 2
  • Beijing: arrive and check in. Afternoon tour of the Old Summer Palace and Prince Gong's Mansion.
  • 3
  • Beijing - Great Wall: transfer to the Great Wall at Gubeikou for a full day trek to Jinshanling.
  • 4
  • Great Wall - Beijing: full day trek from Jinshanling to Erchu, followed by an evening transfer back to Beijing for a 2-night stay.
  • 5
  • Beijing: full day tour of Beijing by public transport & bicycle.
  • 6
  • Beijing - Guilin: fly to Guilin for an overnight stay. Afternoon walking tour in Guilin.
  • 7
  • Guilin - Xingping: full day cycling to Xingping Village, and stay overnight.
  • 8
  • Xingping - Yangshuo: morning rafting on the Li River and optional climb up Laozhai Hill. Afternoon cycle to Yangshuo for an overnight stay.
  • 9
  • Yangshuo - Guilin: cycle back to Guilin and stay overnight.
  • 10
  • Guilin - Ziyuan: morning road journey to Ziyuan. Afternoon hiking in Bajiaozhai Geo Park.
  • 11
  • Ziyuan - Guangzhou: morning rafting on the Zijiang River. Afternoon return to Guilin and take a high-speed train to Guangzhou for a 2-night stay.
  • 12
  • Guangzhou: guided walking tour of Guangzhou.
  • 13
  • Guangzhou - Hong Kong: high-speed train to Hong Kong for a 2-night stay.
  • 14
  • Hong Kong: hike the Dragon's Back Trail.
  • 15
  • Hong Kong - London Heathrow: day at leisure, with evening flight to London.
  • 16
  • London: arrival in London Heathrow.
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