Shanghai to Hong Kong on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Shanghai to Hong Kong

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

You’d be surprised by just how much China you can squeeze into a single week. Need proof? Look no further than this tour. It begins with two busy days in Shanghai before heading off to Yangshuo — a backpacker’s haven set deep amid the forested hills of the Guangxi region — where you can practice calligraphy, study tai chi, and learn how to make local delicacies. Then, it’s off to Hong Kong to wrap things up with two days in one of the world’s most mind-blowing cities. Short on days, long on memories.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Free time in Shanghai and Hong Kong
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Spend a week soaking in chinese culture
  • Walk the french concession in shanghai
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of hong kong
  • Admire the limestone karsts of scenic yangshuo


Day 1 Shanghai Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Shanghai After some free time, board an overnight train to Guilin. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (19.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Guilin/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. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 4 Yangshuo Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or try your hand at calligraphy.
Day 5 Yangshuo Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or a calligraphy lesson.
Day 6 Yangshuo/Hong Kong Travel to bustling Hong Kong via Guilin. 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 7 Hong Kong Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day