Its a rare tour that can include the word classic in its name and have it feel like an understatement. This adventure packs a ton of pure, unfiltered China into 13 incredible days, starting with two days in bustling Hong Kong. From there, youll move on to scenic Yangshuo (home of the majestic limestone karsts), explore Yunnan (a showcase for Chinas incredible ethnic diversity), hike the drop-dead gorgeous Tiger Leaping Gorge, meet pandas in Chengdu, and wrap it all up in Xian, starting point of the fabled Silk Road. If you think you’ll only go to China once, take this tour. Trust us; it wont be your last visit.
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.
Depart at any time.