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Mix the bustle of China’s metropolises with the tranquility of rural life on a 12-day adventure. Explore hidden corners of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Cycle along ancient city walls and learn about Xi’an’s famed terracotta soldiers. Enjoy a paddle on the gorgeous Li River. Along the way, discover how China’s many contrasts make it one of the world’s most intriguing places.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Beijing to Shanghai
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 15, Avg 10.

What you get

  • Transport: Private bus, plane, boat, train, bicycle, walking.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Team leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Walk the Great Wall and cycle along the Xi’an city walls, explore Beijing’s traditional alleys and backstreets known as hutongs, enjoy a performance of shadow puppetry, face the Terracotta Warriors and visit the farming community where they were discovered, learn to cook local specialities at a rural cooking school

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner. Meals included: dinner
Day 2 Beijing
Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Beijing
Explore historic Beijing including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. After, take a walk through the hutongs — local backstreet neighbourhoods. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an
Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets then enjoy a visit to the historic Gao’s Grand Courtyard House and for a performance of shadow puppetry. Meals included: breakfast
Day 6 Xi'an
Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors — the archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Afterwards, head to a local village and enjoy lunch. Opt for a Defachang Dumpling Banquet in the evening. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 7 Yangshuo Countryside
Fly to China's lush southwest to experience rural culture and the unique limestone karst scenery of the Yangshuo area. Enjoy a traditional dinner at a G Adventures-supported restaurant where rural women are working to create new opportunities for their families. Also enjoy a relaxing float on a local boat on the Li River, then transfer to a local hotel in the countryside. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 8 Yangshuo Countryside
Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing through villages and rice and fruit fields. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 9 Yangshuo
Rise early for a private tai chi class with a local expert. Later, travel to Yangshuo town and taking a guided walk with the CEO, then you'll have the opportunity to wander the shop and café-lined streets. Meals included: breakfast
Day 10 Yangshuo/Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Shanghai
Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens or the Shanghai Museum. Meals included: breakfast
Day 12 Shanghai
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Dates & Prices
Oct 06
06 Oct 2019 17 Oct 2019
12 days
1 left
22355 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Shanghai
Price per person 22355 SEK
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