Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure

Classic, Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, China is a land with one foot in the present and the other striding into the future. This eight-day adventure connects them both, beginning with Shanghai’s sleek skyscrapered skyline and a train to the limestone karsts of Guilin. Next, you’ll strap on your boots and hike into the countryside around Longji to wander the picturesque rice paddies. (Depending on the season, you may even get to help out with the harvest.) Finally, you’ll return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
  • Longji Terraces half day trek
  • Orientation walk in Yangshuo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore shanghai's mix of modern trends and historic sites
  • Trek along rice terraces through different villages
  • Travel along the famous li river
  • Discover scenic yangshuo


Day 1 Shanghai After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Shanghai Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Guilin. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (19.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Longji Luggage Storage: You have the option of storing your larger luggage at the entrance - we recommend bringing a 2-day pack and all valuables. From last stop of bus ride to the guesthouse it takes approx. 20 minutes of walking uphill. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Longji Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people. Included Activities: Longji Terraces Half Day Trek
Day 5 Longji/Yangshuo Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include trying your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school, dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 6 Yangshuo Discover more of scenic Yangshuo with a free day.
Day 7 Yangshuo/Hong Kong Transfer to Guilin and board a train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon. Included Activities: Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Local train (3.50 hour(s)) Metro (1.00-1.50 hours)
Day 8 Hong Kong Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day