Beijing To Hong Kong

From $2,525, 23 days, China Trip code: CBRKC

  • Adventure 3 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the exciting sights and sounds of Beijing
  • Walk a remote region of the Great Wall of China
  • Sleep overnight at a homestay in a rural village
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Wander the cosmopolitan streets of Shanghai
  • Hike around ‘Yellow Mountain’ in Hauangshan
  • Cruise the waterways of quaint Hongcun
  • Traverse the rolling rice terraces of Longji

Trip Summary

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China really does have it all: tranquil countrysides offering jaw-dropping natural scenery and calf-burning hikes, neon cities boasting incredible food and scintillating nightlife, plus points of historical, artistic and cultural interest at every turn. Get acquainted with this captivating country's complexities and contrasts on this fascinating 23-day adventure that will have you walking the Great Wall, trekking through the Lonji rice terraces, idling the hours away in serene Hongcun, living it up in Hong Kong and drifting along the Li River. Jam-packed with colour, culture and zeal, giant though this country may be you'll still find yourself astonished at the levels of diversity and distinction contained within its borders.


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Dates of Departures Program Option Price (Land Only) Trip Status
5 September 2014Beijing to Hong Kong$2,678AvailableBook now
12 September 2014Beijing to Hong Kong$2,678AvailableBook now
19 September 2014Beijing to Hong Kong$2,525AvailableBook now
10 October 2014Beijing to Hong Kong$2,970AvailableBook now
14 November 2014Beijing to Hong Kong$2,970AvailableBook now
21 January 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,970AvailableBook now
18 March 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,885AvailableBook now
15 April 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,885AvailableBook now
29 April 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,885AvailableBook now
10 June 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,970AvailableBook now
8 July 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,970AvailableBook now
5 August 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$3,060AvailableBook now
2 September 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$3,060AvailableBook now
21 October 2015Beijing to Hong Kong$2,885AvailableBook now

What will I be doing?

  • Beijing to the Great Wall (Days 1 - 4)

  • X'ian to Huangshan (Days 5 - 9)

  • Hongcun to Tulou Village (Days 10 - 13)

  • Xiamen to Yangshuo (Days 14 - 18)

  • Longji Rice Terraces to Hong Kong (Days 19 - 23)

Beijing to the Great Wall: Days 1 - 4

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Destination info

The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder, even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.


China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!

  • Location: China

Day 1 Beijing
Modern high-rise buildings tower over buzzing busy streets - a dramatic contrast to the timeless wonder of Beijing's ancient sites. There is plenty of time to explore this amazing metropolis, from the Forbidden City and Summer Palace to backstreet hutongs packed with tiny local shops and eateries.
 

Days 2 - 4 Great Wall
Jump on a bullet train bound for the Great Wall of China, a fortress built to defend China’s boundaries in the seventh century BC against invading Mongols. Explore the Old Dragon Head, where the Great Wall meets the Pacific Ocean, and relax around town. Afterwards, travel to Dongjiakou village to meet and mingle with local families. Head out on a remote hike along a part of the wall that has not yet been restored - a fascinating experience and exceptional chance to get up close to this ancient wonder. Stay overnight with a local family in a basic homestay and chat about what it’s like living next door to the national symbol.
 

X'ian to Huangshan: Days 5 - 9

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Destination info

The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder, even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.


China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!

  • Location: China

Days 5 - 6 Xi'an
As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.
 

Day 7 Shanghai
It may lack the imperial history of Bejing and Xi'an, but Shanghai more than makes up for it with an intoxicating modern buzz and cosmopolitan flair. Explore Shanghai on a walking tour and better understand the city where China and the western world unite. In free time, take to the Propaganda Museum, Yuyuan Gardens or just sit back with a juicy pork bun and watch the world whizz by.
 

Days 8 - 9 Huangshan
Visit ‘Yellow Mountain’, an incredible mountain range of sharp granite peaks and spectacular scenery. Spot some of the 490 wild animal species while walking around this serene landscape. The city also holds a number of interesting sights to explore, but commit some serious time to a quiet shady spot and just soak up the jaw-dropping views.
 

Hongcun to Tulou Village: Days 10 - 13

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Destination info

The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder, even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.


China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!

  • Location: China

Day 10 Hongcun
Take a guided walking tour of this picturesque village and visit the Hall of the Peach Garden, South Lake Academy and the tea market. With crystal clear waterways mirroring timeworn buildings, this might look more like a movie set than a rural village, and it is – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed here.
 

Days 11 - 12 Shanghai
Head back to the big smoke of Shanghai and suss out the sights that you may have missed first time around. If in doubt, just ask your leader for help – with an intimate knowledge of the best dumpling houses, shopping districts and night-time entertainment, you’ll be experiencing Shanghai like a local in no time.
 

Day 13 Tulou Village
Travel to a Tulou village and meet the local Hakka people. Become acquainted with their culture, history and unique living arrangements on an overnight homestay in a tulou or a local guesthouse.
 

Xiamen to Yangshuo: Days 14 - 18

Next Leg

Destination info

The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder, even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.


China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!

  • Location: China

Days 14 - 15 Xiamen
Head to the seaside and relax by the bay. Perhaps visit Gulangyu Island, Xiamen University or the peaceful Botanical Gardens.
 

Days 16 - 18 Yangshuo
Soak up the scenic surroundings of Yangshuo; perhaps by hiring a bike and setting off for a pedal though the emerald rice paddy fields around Moon Hill or taking in the limestone pillars lining the Yulong River on a cruise. There's also the opportunity to delve further into local lifestyle by signing up for some cooking or Tai Chi classes.
 

Longji Rice Terraces to Hong Kong: Days 19 - 23

Destination info

The country we know today as China actually derives from a long line of smaller civilisations dating back six millennia. China’s influence on modern life is nothing short of remarkable having given the world a huge array of inventions such as paper, the compass, gunpowder, even pasta. The country is steeped in traditions and ancient practices and it is all just waiting to be rediscovered by you.


China’s rapid development over the last 20 years has helped transform it into a global economic super power, but its historic roots are here to stay. You only have to visit one of the many temples, the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army to see that!

  • Location: China

Days 19 - 21 Longji Rice Terraces
Take a stroll along the ‘Dragon’s Backbone’, the rice terraces which cling precariously to the steep mountain sides. Have cameras handy because this is some of the most exceptional scenery in China. Watch the glistening water change colours as the sun floats through clouds and bargain with local ladies selling hand made goodies. It is an exhausting trek, but regardless of the time of year it will be one of the most rewarding parts of the trip.
 

Days 22-23 Hong Kong
Never sleeping, always moving, Hong Kong is best experienced from above. Head to Victoria Peak for exceptional views (both day and night) of arguably the best skyline in the world. Then, why not watch A Symphony of Lights over Victoria Harbour after a dinner of Hong Kong’s legendary cuisine – a banquet of traditional Cantonese Yum Cha.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the trip notes
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old.

 

Accommodation

Guesthouse, Homestay, Hostel, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train

 

Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group

Transportation
Bus, Cable car, Metro, Plane, Public bus, Taxi, Train (bullet)

 

Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.
 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

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