China Family Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, private transfer to hotel and check in. An evening group meeting is planned followed by dinner.

· Airport transfer, Group Meeting and included Beijing Duck dinner.

Day 2: Beijing

Spend the day exploring the impressive Great Wall.

· Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 3: Beijing

Spend the morning visiting central Beijing's sites with free time in the afternoon until we board an overnight soft sleeper train to Zhenzhou.

· Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, Walking tour of Hutong area

Day 4: Shaolin / Luoyang

Arrive in the morning in Zhengzhou and drive to the legendary Shaolin Monastery to visit the famous Kungfu school after lunch continue to Luoyang to explore the sites.

· Panda Shaolin Monks demonstartion, Longmen Buddha Grottos, White Horse Temple

Day 5Xi'an

Arrive in Xi'an and discover the Silk road history of this ancient city with a visit to the Muslim quarter and the Grand Mosque.

· Muslim quarter visit, Grand Mosque, Bell and Drum Towers

Day 6: Xi'an

Spend the morning visiting the Terracotta Warriors and leaving the afternoon free to wander the Xi'an city walls.

· Terracotta Warriors and City wall tour

Day 7: Guilin/Yangshuo

A short flight to Guilin shows us the beautiful karst landscape of southern China. Stop to visit the beauty of the Guilin's Li River before driving to the local town of Yangshuo.

· Guilin tour

Day 8: Yangshuo

Enjoy the day on bicycles exploring the surrounding villages stopping at local farmers houses for lunch.

· Cycling Tour of Yangshuo countryside with lunch

Day 9: Yangshuo

An early morning Tai Chi lesson is available for the early risers before a lunch time cooking class.

· Tai chi lesson, Cooking class with included lunch

Day 10: Longji Rice Terraces

Drive to the Longshen and visit the Longji Rice terraces and trek to a local guesthouse to spend the night.

· Rice Terrance trek

Day 11: Beijing

Fly back to Beijing to do any last minute shopping and finish off the tour with the farwell dinner.

· Sunrise summit at Longji, Farwell dinner

Day 12: Depart

You are free to depart anytime during the day. A departure transfer is arranged to the airport.

· Airport transfer

Day 1 Beijing (D)
Beijing is the capital of the P.R. China The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. As a city combining both modern and traditional architecture, Beijing is a megacity rich in history, exemplified in its global influence in politics, economy, education, history, culture, and technology. Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet for your private transfer to your hotel located in the city center. You will have a 6 pm group meeting at your hotel, and there will be more information about the meeting when you arrive at the hotel. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception. Your group meeting will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and included dinner at a local restaurant.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Private airport transfer
• Group meeting
Meals Included:
• Peking Duck dinner

Day 2 Beijing (B)
This morning we’ll take a private bus to visit Great Wall - Mutianyu Section (approx. 2hrs), one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall with 22 towers winding along the mountain ridges. Spend quality time exploring and learning the history of Great Wall of China as well as enjoy the view at Huairou county the suburban area of Beijing. The great idea is to bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at the top the wall during a rest break. We will back to downtown Beijing.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 3 Beijing-Luoyang (B)
Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. There will be a lot of walking today as well as using public the subway to get around. After breakfast, we will take the metro to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and the Great hall of the People. Then enter the Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for more than 500 years. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. After the Forbidden City, we will stroll in the alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyards known by Hutong and experience the local lifestyle of Old Beijing. In the late afternoon, private transfer to Beijing railway station and board the overnight train to Luoyang.

• Overnight Soft sleeper(First class) train
Included Activities:
• Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
• Walking tour of Hutong area
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 4 Luoyang/Shaolin/Xi’an (B, L)
Upon arrival, private bus to our hotel. Today we will visit the World Heritage Longmen Grottoes. It located about 12km south of Luoyang.  The steep limestone cliffs extend for almost a mile and contain approximately 110,000 Buddhist stone statues, 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions carved on steles. Most of the carvings at the Longmen site date between the end of the 5th century and the middle of the 8th century—the periods of the Northern Wei (486­–534 C.E.) through early Tang dynasties (618–907 C.E.). The afternoon we will visit Shaolin Monastery, and its Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng. Enjoy the martial arts practice at the temple and transfer back to Luoyang train station and board on a bullet train to Xi'an.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Longmen Grottos
• Shaolin Monastery & Pagoda Forest
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 Xi'an (B)
Upon arrival private bus transfer to hotel. This afternoon we will visit one of the best-preserved old residences in Xi’an dating back 400 years. The courtyard was once home to seven generations of the Gao family – notable officials of the royal court. To get a taste of traditional local lifestyle through period furniture, pottery, porcelain, and paintings. Then we will take a walk around Muslim quarter, lively markets, Bell and Drum Tower, and visit the Grand Mosque. The Great Mosque of Xi'an is the most significant mosque in China. It was constructed during the Hongwu reign of the Ming dynasty, with further additions during the Qing dynasty. Previous religious complexes are known to have stood on the same site, dating to as early as the Tang dynasty.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Walking tour - Bell and Drum Tower and Muslim quarter
• The Gao's Grand Courtyard
• The Grand Mosque
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 Xi'an (B, L)
Today we will visit the Terracotta Warriors by private bus. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive. After the tour, we will enjoy a lunch in a local village. The afternoon we will visit the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running over 13 kilometers around Xian.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Terracotta Warriors
• City wall tour
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 Xi'an-Yangshuo (B)
Early morning, private transfer to airport to take the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, we will make a trip to Li River. Guilin, formerly romanized as Kweilin, is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is situated on the west bank of the Li River and borders Hunan to the north. Then we will take the private bus to our destination Yangshuo (approx. 1.5hrs).

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Guilin tour
• Flight Xi'an to Guilin
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 8 Yangshuo (B)
Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China’s Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and outdoor recreation. Head out of town on bikes to cycle through the surrounding countryside, and gain an insight into Chinese rural life on a ride where each turn in the road brings you to another picture-postcard location.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Bicycle ride at Yangshuo countryside (Bicycle rental)
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 9 Yangshuo (B, D)
Continue your Yangshuo adventure today. This morning we will join a Tai Chi class with a local Master. After that, visit a local farmers' market, where you can get a feel for the regional produce and daily life.  Then we will make our way to cooking school, where you can put this new knowledge to use and learn the art of Chinese cooking. You will enjoy a dinner prepared by yourself in beautiful countryside.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Tai Chi Class
• Cooking School & Market Tour
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 Yangshuo/Longji (B)
We will jump on a private bus from Guilin to Longji. The Longji region has some of the most extensive rice terraces around. These terraces change with the seasons: filled with water from the mountains before planting, becoming green during the growing season and then golden when the rice is ready for harvest. We will take a short hike upon arrival. This evening you'll overnight in the village of Dazhai, which is home to the Yao minorities.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included transfer and activities:  
• Rice Terrace Hiking
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 11 Longji/Beijing (B, D)
We will get up early to enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast, we will take a private bus transfer to Guilin airport then board on a flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, private transfer to the hotel. You have a few hours to explore Beijing before dinner.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Sunrise at Rice Terrace
Meals Included:
• Breakfast and dumpling dinner

Day 12 Beijing-Depart (B)
There are no activities planned for today, and you can depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Min Age - 6 years old

Visas - A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

Under the current guidelines to get a visa you will need to provide the following:

- Letter of Invitation from a Chinese agency

- Copy of Flight tickets

- Hotel booking confirmation

- Travel Insurance (some embassies ask for this document) 

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room - On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 24 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage - One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

What to Expect on Tour

Itinerary Disclaimer – The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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12 days