China Active Adventure

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Day 1 Beijing (D)
Nihao! Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China. Upon arrival at the airport, private transfer to your hotel located in the city center and a group meeting. There will be more information at your group meeting.It will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and included dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included transfer and activities:
• Group transfer and meeting
Meals Included:
• Dinner

Day 2 Beijing (B,L)
Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. This morning, we will go 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.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities:
• Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
• Walking tour of Hutong area
Meals Included:
• Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3:  Beijing / Gubeikou (B,D)
This morning we will export Great Wall of China. Private transferred for 2 hours to Great Wall at
Gubeikou.
We will hike on Wohushan Great Wall, which is 665.2 meters above sea level. It was built in the Ming Dynasty with the full length of 13.6 kilometers, which contains a great many watch towers. Wohushan Great Wall becomes a masterpiece in the history of building Great Walls for its long history, ingenious distribution, steepness and complete facilities. Today's Great Wall hiking takes about 3-4 hours.
Overnight in local guest house in a village. You can interact with local friendly villagers.

Accommodation:
• Local farmer's guest house
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall
Meals Included:
• Breakfast, Dinner at local farmer's house

Day 4: Gubeikou / Jinshanling  (B,L,D)
Full day hike to Jinshanling. As you hike along with your guide, you'll see lush vegetation and learn how this part of the wall has crumbled because in the 1950s local farmers took bricks from the wall to build their houses. Pass by a local village and walk around the inner circle of wall, which was the second defense in case the main wall was breached. Continue walking until the late afternoon. Today, you’ll hike 7.5 miles (12 km) for a total of 4-5 hours, and will rest for a 3-4 hours to take in the views and have lunch. Then you will come to a guesthouse in village called Erdaoliang Jinshanling area for accommodation.
Overnight at Jinshanling local guest house.

Accommodation:
• Local farmer's Guest House
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall
Meals Included:
• Breakfast at the Guest House
• Picnic lunch at the wall
• Dinner at local farmer's house

Day 5: Jinshanling / Simatai West / Luoyang (B)
In the morning, we will continue to hike from Jinshanling to Simatai West.Follow your expert guide to experience both original and restored sections of the wall. Catch scenic views of watchtowers snaking along the mountain. Some of these 2-story and 3-story towers have flat roofs, others rounded, and others pitched with upturned eaves.You’ll hike for 7 miles (12 km) on the mostly paved ground, and there are a few stretches of unrestored pathways with stairs and steep gradients. Be sure to bring your camera! Throughout your hike, you’ll be awarded amazing views of steep gradients rising and dipping into the distance, giving you a constantly changing perspective.
After the hike we will head back to Beijing board on overnight train to Luoyang.

Accommodation:
• Overnight train (soft-sleeper)
Transportation: private
Included Activities:
• Entrance to the Great Wall
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 6: Luoyang / Shaolin (L)
Upon arrival, private transfer to hotel. Today 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.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Shaolin Monastery
Meals Included:
• Lunch

Day 7 Song Shan (B,D)
Today we spend the whole day to explore the holy Mt. Songshan.Mt. Songshan is located in the northwest of Dengfeng County and reputed as the Central Sacred Mountain among China's Five Sacred Mountains. Mt. Songshan stretches more than 60 km across from east to west. It consists of two mountains - Taishi and Shaoshi, with 36 peaks altogether.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Mt. Songshan entrance
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Dinner

Day 8 Song Shan / Xi’an (B)
This morning you will go to visit Longmen Grottoes before we board on the fast train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, transfer from train station to our downtown hotel. Then take a short walking tour of the city, passing by the Bell and Drum Tower, Muslim quarter.
 
Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Longmen Grottoes
• Orientation walk
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Day 9 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. In the afternoon, start exploring the city by biking the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running over 13 kilometers around Xian.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Terracotta Warriors
• Old city Wall bike tour
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Lunch

Day 10 Xi’an / Longji (B,D)
Today we will fly to Guilin then transfer to Ping An Village.This afternoon you may wonder in the rice terrace and the local village.

Accommodation:
• Guest House (1 night)
Included activities:
• Orientation walk around Ping an
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Dinner

Day 11 Longji (B,D)
Today you’ll hike through the Longji Valley and its rice terraces, constructed over 500 years ago (called the Dragon’s Backbone because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the mountain summit looks like the backbone of the dragon). Walk through stunning scenery, with its unique terraces for growing plants in season, alongside bamboo trees and chestnut forests. Despite some challenging hills, much of the hike is spent walking around over the stones, passing waterfalls and fields. After a day spent admiring the endless vistas, you’ll stay a night in the picturesque village of Ping'an.

Accommodation:
• Guesthouse (1 night)
Included activities:
• Longji – Guided Rice Terraces trek
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Dinner

Day 12 Longji / Yangshuo (B,L)
In the morning we will continue hike around Pinan village. Then get on a private bus heading to Yangshuo (approximately 4 hours), a small place best for relaxation and the youth who is looking for funs. Green hills are in karst landform, standing between rice fields, all of which constructs a unique landscape.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Orientation walking tour of Yangshuo
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Lunch

Day 13 Yangshuo (B,L)
Today we will head out of town on bikes to cycle through the surrounding countryside then enjoy a meal at local farmer’s restaurant.

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

Day 14 Yangshuo (B,D)
Today is a free morning for you to do as you like. Lots of activities are on offer, like a morning Tai Chi class or Kung Fu lesson or simply stroll along the river and be immersed in the natural beauty of the valley. For something a little less energetic.This afternoon you enjoy a relaxing river excursion around Yulong River.

Accommodation:
• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:
• Bamboo rafting in Yulong River
Meals Included:
• Breakfast,Dinner
 
Day 15 Yangshuo / Hong Kong Depart (B)
It's the beginning to get back home. You will take a private bus to Guilin train station and get on a fast train to Hongkong. There ends the tour.

Included activities:
•Private Transfer to Guilin
Meals Included:
• Breakfast

Remarks:  B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner

Tour Code
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  • CA-LR200314

    Saturday

    2020-03-14

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-03-28

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200411

    Saturday

    2020-04-11

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-04-25

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200425

    Saturday

    2020-04-25

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-05-09

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200509

    Saturday

    2020-05-09

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-05-23

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200523

    Saturday

    2020-05-23

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-06-06

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200606

    Saturday

    2020-06-06

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-06-20

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200620

    Saturday

    2020-06-20

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-07-04

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200718

    Saturday

    2020-07-18

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-08-01

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200822

    Saturday

    2020-08-22

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-09-05

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200905

    Saturday

    2020-09-05

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-09-19

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR200919

    Saturday

    2020-09-19

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-10-03

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR201010

    Saturday

    2020-10-10

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-10-24

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR201024

    Saturday

    2020-10-24

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-11-07

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

  • CA-LR201107

    Saturday

    2020-11-07

    From Beijing

    Saturday

    2020-11-21

    From Hong Kong

    Over

    US$3099.00

    15
    Days

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.

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 18 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.

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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