Day 1 Hong Kong There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Hong Kong/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.
Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China)
Metro (1.50 hour(s))
Local train (3.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 3 Yangshuo Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
Day 4 Yangshuo Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
Day 5 Yangshuo/Chengdu Transfer to Liuzhou and board an overnight train to Chengdu.
Train (2.00 hour(s))
Overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Chengdu Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Day 7 Chengdu Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
Day 8 Chengdu/Luoyang Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang.
Basic overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Shaolin Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Shaolin Temple Visit
Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Song Shan Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
Day 11 Song Shan/Beijing Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing.
Basic overnight train (beds) (10.50 hour(s))
Day 12 Beijing Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 13 Beijing The Chinese capital, Beijing, is one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities. Spend a day at the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from the northern barbarians.
Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
Day 14 Beijing/Xi'an Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an.
Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel.
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-15.00 hours)
Day 15 Xi'an Opt to tour the lovely and unusual Great Mosque (a wonderfully serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), great souvenir stalls, and enjoy some of the best street food in China. The remaining city walls are a great place to watch the sunset or join the locals for ballroom dancing or tai chi in the early morning.
Opt to take a day trip to the Terracotta Warriors, situated a short drive out of town (approximately 1 hr).
Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
Day 16 Xi'an/Suzhou Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.
Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-16.00 hours)
Day 17 Suzhou Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night!
Private Karaoke Session
Day 18 Suzhou/Shanghai Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings.
Orientation Walk of the Bund
Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))
Day 19 Shanghai Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 20 Shanghai/Wuyishan Enjoy free time or join the CEO for a walk through the Bund, Old Shanghai, People's Park, and more. Board a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province.
Orientation Walk of the Bund
Bullet train (3.50 hour(s))
Day 21 Wuyishan Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting.
Wuyishan Reserve Visit
Day 22 Wuyishan/Xiamen Xiamen is a modern city with a little something for everyone from night markets to beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks.
Train (3.00 hour(s))
Day 23 Xiamen Free day to explore.
Day 24 Xiamen/Hongkeng Village Transfer to a Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, a large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living. Enjoy an orientation tour around the village, then experience day-to-day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture.
Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
Day 25 Hongkeng Village Experience day to day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. Opt to visit more Tulou villages in the scenic mountain area or enjoy some free time in the guesthouse.
Day 26 Hongkeng Village/Shenzhen Travel to Longyan in the morning and continue on a fast train to Shenzhen.
Local bus (2.50 hour(s))
Bullet train (4.00 hour(s))
Day 27 Shenzhen/Hong Kong Cross the border into Hong Kong. Catch a train ride from the station into Hung Hum Station in Hong Kong. Tour ends upon arrival to Hong Hum station at approximately 11:00 am.
Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong)
Departure Day (Activities)
Local train (1.50 hour(s), 40km)