Multi-Day Tour | Private

Family Kung Fu & Kicks - China (14 days)

WildChina

Beijing, China To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
The Rosewood None

- Upon arriving in Beijing, your WildChina Beijing guide will meet you at the arrival hall with your chauffeur private vehicle on standby, ready to take you to your hotel

- Enjoy a welcome dinner and spend the rest of the evening at your leisure

Day 2
Beijing, China
The Rosewood Breakfast

- Gaze across Tiananmen Square and take in the full weight of its historical significance

- Explore the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years

Set out in search of the Dragon’s nine favorite sons, learning about their various abilities and cultural significance along the way

- After lunching by Houhai, set out on a pedi-cab exploration of Beijing’s ancient, interwoven hutong alleys

- Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure before dining on Peking duck in a renovated courtyard restaurant

Day 3
Beijing, China
The Rosewood Breakfast

- Make your way to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall

- Hike along this majestic wonder of the world and travel back down on an exhilarating toboggan ride

- Journey down the 'Sacred Way', which branches off into the thirteen imperial mausoleums composing the Ming Tombs

Day 4
Beijing, China
Luoyang, China
Christian’s Hotel Breakfast

- Channel your inner Bruce Lee in a private kung fu lesson with a master at the Temple of Heaven, a meeting spot for fitness dancers, kite fliers, and chess players

- If time permits, visit Beijing Olympic Park, home to the Bird's Nest and Water Cube before heading to a nearby sports complex for a round of badminton or ping pong

- Your Beijing guide will escort you to the Beijing Train Station for your bullet train to Luoyang, Henan Province (4 hrs, 813 km)

- Upon arriving in Luoyang, you will be greeted by a WildChina guide and escorted to your hotel

Day 5
Luoyang, China
Christian’s Hotel Breakfast

- In the morning, take an hour-long car ride to Shaolin kung fu school to take a class with local student monks

- Visit Shaolin Temple to learn about the history of Shaolin kung fu- Afterwards, travel back to your hotel in Luoyang

Day 6
Xian, China
Luoyang, China
The Hilton Hotel Breakfast

- Wander around the awe-inspiring Longmen Grottoes, where Buddhas hewn in stone tower above you

- Visit White Horse Temple, reputed to be the first Buddhist temple in China

- Your Luoyang guide will escort you to the Luoyang Train Station for your bullet train to Xi’an

- You will be met by your WildChina Xi’an guide along with private vehicle upon arriving in Xi’an and then transferred to your hotel

Day 7
Xian, China
The Hilton Hotel Breakfast

- Gaze into the heart of Xi'an as you set out along the Ancient city wall which wraps around the historical city center

- Decipher the inscribed stone tablets in the Stele Forest before you compose some characters of your own in a private calligraphy lesson

- Explore the sights and sounds of Xi’an’s bustling Muslim Quarter, where street vendors hawk local delicacies

Day 8
Lijiang, China
Xian, China
The Bivou Breakfast

- View the proudly unflinching, life-sized Terracotta Warriors

- Your WildChina Xi’an guide and chauffeur will take you to the airport in your private vehicle and help you check in for your flight to Lijiang

- When you arrive in Lijiang, you will be met by your local WildChina guide in the airport arrival hall, with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to whisk you off to your hotel

Day 9
Lijiang, China
The Bivou Breakfast

- Explore the small paths and canals that weave through Lijiang Old Town before being set loose on an “Eye-Spy” treasure hunt game

- After a refreshing lunch, set out on foot or grab a bike as we head for a closer look at Lijiang's snow-crowned sentinel, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

- Take part in a festive dinner party in a local Naxi courtyard home to the tune of live Naxi music by your own

Day 10
Dali, China
Lijiang, China
Sky Valley Heritage Breakfast

- In the morning, set out for your 5-6 hour car ride to Dali

- En route, take a break in the historical market town of Shaxi, which was a gateway between Tibet and Eastern China on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road

- In the late afternoon, travel back in time by walking around Dali’s picturesque old town, a mixture of pagodas, red lanterns and mountains

- Following a locally-sourced dinner in Dali old town, return to your hotel for the evening

Day 11
Dali, China
Sky Valley Heritage Breakfast

- Before honing your cooking skills in a private lesson, pick and choose your fresh ingredients in a local produce market

- Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around Erhai Lake, flying past rural countryside and minority villages along the way

Day 12
Shanghai, China
Dali, China
Ritz Carlton Portman Breakfast

- Your WildChina team will transfer you to the airport and help you check in for your flight to Shanghai

- Upon arriving in Shanghai, your WildChina Shanghai guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to take you to your hotel to check in and relax

- Enjoy ERA Acrobatics Performance that fuses Chinese acrobatics with modern technology

Day 13
Shanghai, China
Ritz Carlton Portman Breakfast

- Wander the maze of pavilions and arched bridges of Yu Garden, the most celebrated classical garden in Shanghai, then browse through Cheng Hung Miao Bazaar

- Talk a walk down the elegant tree-lined streets of the French Concession, awash in old-world residential charm, or spend the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure

- Sit down to a resplendent Shanghainese farewell dinner by your own

Day 14
Shanghai, China
None Breakfast

- Zip towards Pudong International Airport at well over 400km/hour on the Maglev

- Your WildChina guide will help you check in for your departure flight

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Description

Enjoy an immersive trip with your family on this fun family vacation, ideal for those with children between 6-16 years old. This is a hands-on, educational trip that allows all members of the family to learn about Chinese culture and history in a fun and interactive way. Perfect the art of the Chinese yo-yo in a traditional courtyard home, paint opera masks in the imperial Summer Palace, learn the ancient art of Shaolin kung fu from monks, and climb the Great Wall. After the fun activities of the day, you'll feel right at home at night in family-friendly accommodations.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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Overall very helpful

By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

Wildly Fantastic!

By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

The best guides

By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

WildChina Exceeds Erwin Family Expectations of China

By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Wild China

By: The Wellford family


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018

So glad to have this group as a resource for airport transfers and especially in Beijing where weather became a factor and Nancy Hsu and the team were able to completely rearrange their days and schedules at the last minute in order to accommodate our requests. Couldn’t have been more grateful for that and I would recommend this team to anyone with travel needs in China.
Travel Advisor:  Tui Kenny Leatherman

China Yunnan 2018

By: China Yunnan 2018


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

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By: Keith


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2018

Shirley, Joyce and David were excellent guides. All full of useful and interesting information regarding their respective cities. TingTing was knowledgeable, but was late to arrive for our morning tour and got us to the airport for departure to Shanghai rather close to departure time. The schedule was somewhat tight but was as expected. The guides were good for the most part in allowing us some flexibility. Overall, excellent tour!.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King