There may be two sides to every coin, but there sure are a heck of a lot more to China. This staggering adventure gets you to as many of those sides as we can possibly fit into 20 days (wow!). Bright-lights-big-city Hong Kong? Check. Terracotta warrior staring contest? Check. Giant panda ogling? Remote village cycling? Mountain monasteries and Forbidden City? Oh yes and so much more. Don’t just get to China; get inside what makes it drive the 21st century, starting right here, right now.
Arrive at any time.
Catch the bullet train to Guilin, then transfer to Yangshuo, nestled amongst the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River.
Float along a tributary of the stunning Li River on a local boat. After, enjoy a traditional lunch at a G Adventures supported restaurant where rural women are working to create new opportunities for their families.
Full free day in Yangshuo. Opt to go biking or take a cooking class.
Catch a flight to Lijiang and take an orientation walk through the old town.
Travel to Tiger Leaping Gorge and start on the famous hike. The route follows the stunning scenery of the Yangtze as it cuts through the gorge.
Continue the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge. After completing the trek, drive back to Lijiang.
Enjoy a day to discover Lijiang. Opt to explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town or visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.
Catch an express bus to Dali. Take an orientation walk, then explore the old town on our own.
Enjoy a free day to explore this scenic town. Opt to rent a bike to visit Lake Erhai and explore the Villages along the lake.
Fly from Dali to the vibrant, modern city of Chengdu.
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre for an up-close experience with these gentle giants. Board a bullet train to Xi’an.
Full day to see Xi’an.
Board a morning fast train to the ancient city of Pingyao. On arrival, get hands-on with a paper cutting class.
Hop on a train to Datong after a free morning in Pingyao.
Set eyes on the gorgeous Hanging Monastery and visit the Yungang Grottoes to see the thousands of Buddha statues.
Take a final morning to explore Datong. Later, board a local train to Beijing and arrive in the evening.
Enjoy a visit to the famed Forbidden City then take the rest of the day to explore on your own.
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.
Depart at any time.