Multi-Day Tour

Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring (19 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Hong Kong, China To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures: 03 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2019

Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring (19 days)

Day 3

Yangshuo

Day 4

Yangshuo

Day 5

Yangshuo

Day 9

Shaolin

Day 10

Song Shan

Day 11

Song Shan

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hong Kong, China
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Day 1 Hong Kong: There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Hong Kong, China
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Day 2 Hong Kong/Yangshuo: Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés. The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China) Transport: Metro Local train Private Vehicle
Day 3
Yangshuo
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Day 3 Yangshuo: Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
Day 4
Yangshuo
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Day 4 Yangshuo: Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
Day 5
Yangshuo
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Day 5 Yangshuo: Transfer to Guilin and board an overnight train to Chengdu. Transport: Private Vehicle Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 6
Chengdu, China
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Day 6 Chengdu: Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Day 7
Chengdu, China
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Day 7 Chengdu: Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
Day 8
Chengdu, China
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Day 8 Chengdu/Luoyang: Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 9
Shaolin
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Day 9 Shaolin: Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse. Included Activities: Shaolin Temple Visit Transport: Local bus
Day 10
Song Shan
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Day 10 Song Shan: Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
Day 11
Song Shan
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Day 11 Song Shan: Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing. Transport: Local bus Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 12
Beijing, China
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Day 12 Beijing: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 13
Beijing, China
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Day 13 Beijing: The Chinese capital, Beijing, is one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities. Spend a day at the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from the northern barbarians. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
Day 14
Beijing, China
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Day 14 Beijing/Xi'an: Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an. Additional Notes: Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 15
Xian, China
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Day 15 Xi'an: Opt to tour the lovely and unusual Great Mosque (a wonderfully serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), great souvenir stalls, and enjoy some of the best street food in China. The remaining city walls are a great place to watch the sunset or join the locals for ballroom dancing or tai chi in the early morning. Opt to take a day trip to the Terracotta Warriors, situated a short drive out of town (approximately 1 hr). Included Activities: Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
Day 16
Xian, China
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Day 16 Xi'an/Suzhou: Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 17
Suzhou, China
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Day 17 Suzhou: Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night! Included Activities: Private Karaoke Session
Day 18
Suzhou, China
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Day 18 Suzhou/Shanghai: Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings. Included Activities: Orientation Walk of the Bund Transport: Bullet train
Day 19
Shanghai, China
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Day 19 Shanghai: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Description

China is a great example of a country with equally modern and historic relevance, and with this 19-day tour you’ll learn why. By crossing the country via train you’ll not only be able to visit a bunch of different cities (and Hong Kong!) in just under three weeks, but you’ll also get to see the diverse landscapes that make up the world’s most populous country. Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, practice Tai Chi with locals, go shopping in Shanghai, ...

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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