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



  • A sunrise trek on a deserted section of The Great Wall
  • Board bamboo rafts and float down the Li River in Yangshuo, whilst the sun goes down over the stunning karst peaks
  • Have the chance to spot wild pandas on a mountain farm surrounded by waterfalls
  • Join one of Asia’s largest bar crawls in cosmopolitan Shanghai
  • Volunteer at a childcare centre near Shaolin for children lost on China’s railways
  • Visit Chairman Mao's Summer House in a bamboo nature reserve
  • Experience life with the Haka minority people, when staying over night in their round mud houses
  • See the world’s highest bungee jump in Macau

Trip Summary

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This is an incredible circular tour of China which has been designed to show you an unforgettable view of the real China. The volume and variety of experiences included on the itinerary make this trip quite unique.

 

We take you to stunning off the beaten track locations which you couldn’t normally get too without being able to speak mandarin, such as the rural farm in the QinLing mountains. We also see all of China’s un-missable attractions such as pandas, The Great Wall and The Terracotta Warriors. You get a chance to give something back, when volunteering at an orphanage and a soup kitchen for homeless people, and all these experiences are interspersed with some great nights out along the way too!

 

The trip aims to provide you with a safe, interesting, hassel-free and unforgettable experience during your epic 5,458km journey in The Middle Kingdom! 


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What will I be doing?

  • Days 1 to 6 (6 Days)

  • Days 7 to 11 (5 Days)

  • Days 12 to 16 (5 Days)

  • Days 17 to 23 (7 Days)

  • Days 24 to 27 (4 Days)

Days 1 to 6: 6 Days

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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 and 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: Hong Kong to Yangshuo

The trip offers many un-missable attractions and activities included in the price. However, it has been designed to be flexible, so you can spend as much or as little time with the group as you want. During the free time we offer loads of optional activities. Any activities which aren’t included in the price have their price listed in brackets, if no price is listed then the activity is included for free.

 

Day 1 (Sunday): Meet the Group
Meet your guides and the rest of the group for a pre-departure briefing in a hotel in Causeway Bay before crossing the harbour by Star Ferry to watch the famous Symphony of Lights show whilst taking in the views of the magnificent Hong Kong skyline on the other side of the bay. 

 

Day 2 (Monday): Depart from Hong Kong
In the morning you'll meet up with the group and begin the day with an optional hike up Victoria Peak to enjoy the stunning views over the city and harbor below (10 CNY). After a bit of free time, the group then meets up again later in the day to get the metro to Shenzhen and from there board a night bus (with beds) to Yangshuo.

 

Day 3 – Day 6 (Tuesday to Friday): Yangshuo (near Guilin)
You'll arrive in the village of Yangshuo early in the morning. Yangshuo is one of the most popular areas for backpackers in Southern China, nestled amongst stunning karst peaks and winding rivers. You'll spend your time easing into the chilled pace of life here and the perfect way to do this is on one of our free un-missable attractions, a bamboo rafting cruise down the Li river whilst the sun goes down over the karst peaks. Other activities you can do here are hiking, biking and swimming by day, and soaking up the atmosphere in Yangshuo’s vibrant bars in the evening. The nights usually start with some ice-cold local beers on the roof top bar of our hostel, located in one of the most spectacular locations any bar in the world could boast! Optional activities in Yangshuo include walking to the back of a 2km cave to mud baths and hot springs (65CNY), a bike tour stopping at incredible view points and swimming spots (65CNY), kayaking (150CNY), learning to cook Chinese food at a cooking school (120CNY), watching cormorant fishing which the Brits will recognize from the HSBC advert where farmers use birds to catch fish for them (45CNY) and enjoying various Chinese herbal remedies such as cupping, where hotcups are placed on your back in order to withdraw the impurities from your body (35CNY)! On the afternoon of day 6 take the bus to Guilin to board a night train to Chengdu.

Days 7 to 11: 5 Days

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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 and 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: Chengdu to Qinling Mountains

Day 7 & 8 (Saturday & Sunday): Chengdu
The capital of Sichuan Province, one of the largest and most vibrant provinces in Western China, Chengdu is a feast for the senses. You’re now in the heart of real China, so the first thing we do is have a mandarin lesson so that you can survive away from the group and start exploring a little more independently. In China they say that if you lose one sense, your other senses improve, which is why many blind people in China study the ancient art of Chinese massage. We spend a relaxing afternoon being massaged in one of the best blind massage places in the city (40CNY), before heading to try Sichuan Hot Pot, a bubbling broth of spicy sauce in which you dip strips of meat and vegetables (80CNY). Don’t worry, there is a non-spicy broth available as well! The next morning, we have an early start in order to catch feeding time at the Panda Breeding Research Centre, the largest panda sanctuary in the World. We spend a morning watching and learning about these magnificent animals before hopping back on the night train to Xi'an.

 

Day 9 & 10 (Monday & Tuesday): Xi’an
After arriving and transferring to the hostel, we head straight for the Ming Dynasty city walls for an optional bike ride (100CNY) and in the evening help out in a local soup kitchen for homeless people. On day 10 we'll hit another un-missable attraction, The Terracotta Warriors, a Wonder of the Ancient World, before heading for a snack of traditional dumplings next to the Ming dynasty bell tower in the center of town. There's also an optional guided tour of the Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque. In the evening, enjoy a truly Chinese night out, with (after calling at a few bars en-route) a night singing karaoke, in what can only be described as a karaoke palace (35CNY)!

 

 

Day 11 (Wednesday): Qinling Mountains
Whilst nursing your sore throats from the singing the night before, take a minibus to a rural farm nestled deep in the heart of the QinLing Mountains, stopping en-route at a swimming/tubing spot. After arriving at the farm, enjoy the locally produced lunch before trekking to the waterfalls surrounding the farm. In the evening, we sit back and enjoy locally brewed beers under some spectacular stars, whilst listening to some of the stories from the local farmers, with the translations of your guides of course!

Days 12 to 16: 5 Days

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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 and 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: Dengfeng to Beijing

Day 12 (Thursday): Dengfeng
It’s an early start in order to catch the bus to Dengfeng, a small town just next to the much famed Shaolin Monastery, home of Kung Fu. In the afternoon we call in at a market to buy a pig and other supplies for a near by orphanage. The orphanage focuses on teaching the children Kung Fu to give them a skill to support themselves in later life, you can have a lesson from one of their teachers too (150CNY), but if not, then just go along and give the supplies over to the children, help them practice their English and watch the incredible Kung Fu performances they put on.

 

Day 13 (Friday): Shaolin Monastery
Staying in Dengfeng, not Luoyang like almost all other tourists, means that today we can arrive at the Shaolin Monastery to watch morning exercises 2 hours before the crowds arrive (100CNY). The day is spent exploring the temples, watching more Kung Fu performances and walking up the holy hill behind the temple, before taking a the night train from Zhengzhou to the nation’s Capital, Beijing.

 

Day 14-17 (Saturday - Tuesday): Beijing
After arriving and freshening up in a hostel, head off to our next un-missable attraction, perhaps the most un-missable of them all, The Great Wall of China. We visit a stunning section of the Wall, which because of its remoteness, means we usually get the place to ourselves. We hike along the wall for a few kilometres (optional) before camping overnight on the wall itself! (seasonal: 1st May to 30th September only). If you can't camp on the wall you'll stay overnight in a farmhouse just a few minutes from the wall. In the morning we get up early to watch one of the most incredible sunrise imaginable! The remaining time in Beijing is spent seeing the Flag Raising and Chairman Mao’s embalmed body in Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City (70CNY), the Olympic Village (40CNY), the National Museum, a food street where you can try dog, snake, cat and pretty much anything else with legs or wings, and you'll also have the opportunity to watch an incredible Chinese acrobatics show (140CNY)! On the evening of day 17 we board a night train to Hangzhou.

 

Days 17 to 23: 7 Days

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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 and 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: Hangzhou to Xiamen

Day 18 & 19 (Wednesday & Thursday): Hangzhou and Moganshan
After arriving in China’s most beautiful city, Hangzhou, we spend the morning exploring the ancient Qing Dynasty streets on the banks of West Lake, before exploring He Fang Jie shopping streets and trying the traditional Hangzhou noodles for lunch. After lunch we board a bullet train and then take a minibus to Moganshan. After a bit of hiking and a good night's rest, we'll trek to a beautiful crystal clear mountain lagoon. In the afternoon we'll take the bullet train to Shanghai after another Mandarin lesson.

 

Day 20 & 21 (Friday & Saturday): Shanghai
After arriving in cosmopolitan Shanghai, you’ll realise straight away that this is a city which comes alive at night, and there’s no better way to get an overview of the city’s best bars than when on the Drunken Dragon Bar Crawl (160CNY). Other optional activities include walking tours of the former British and French concessions, a visit to the underground propaganda museum (20CNY) and a walking tour through the People's Square, Nanjing Road and the Bund.

 

Day 22 & 23 (Sunday & Monday): Nanjing in Fujian Province
In the morning we take a bullet train to Nanjing, not to be confused with the more famous Nanjing City north of Shanghai. On arrival we'll transfer deep into the Fujian tea growing hills where we're lucky enough to stay overnight in a traditional mud roundhouse, the traditional homes of the Haka Minority People. Because these are still real homes, not just quaint attractions for tourists, they are surprisingly well equiped with running water, electricity and even wifi! On Day 23, we'll have a tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Site exploring more of the Haka Minority roundhouses, picturesque villages and the tea fields. In the evening, we'll set up tents for the night amongst the tea fields (if camping isn't your thing then you can stay in a roundhouse again).

Days 24 to 27: 4 Days

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 and 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: Fujian Tulou to Hong Kong

Day 24 (Tuesday): Fujian Tulou
The day is spent with a bike tour and exploring more roundhouses in the area. If your legs are getting tired there is a support vehicle with us at all times if you've had enough of cycling! In the evening take your final night train to Zhuhai and transferring to a bus for the rest of the journey to Macau.

 

Day 25 (Wednesday): Macau
Arrive in Macau, known as the Vegas of the East. Perhaps, given the fact that Macau’s casinos now turn over 5 times as much money as Las Vegas’s do, perhaps it won’t be long before Vegas is know as the Macau of the West! The afternoon is spent seeing The World’s Highest Bungee Jump and then heading on to explore the colonial old Portuguese side of town, before trying your luck in the Venetian Casino in the evening.

 

Day 26 (Thursday): Hong Kong
From Macau take the scenic route back into Hong Kong, by hyrdrofoil ferry into Victoria Harbour - an amazing way to arrive into Hong Kong! That evening you have the chance to say good bye to the group on the Hong Kong Pub Crawl (90CNY), having completed your epic 5,458km journey through China. 

 

Day 27: Hong Kong

Today is a free day with no activities planned, you are free to depart at any time, either to continue with your travels independently or make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • All the attractions and activities listed above apart from those optional activities with a price listed in brackets
  • All transport for the above itinerary
  • A combination of English-speaking Chinese and Western tour guides throughout
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Mandarin tuition
  • All tips, taxes and charges

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional activities – any activity with a price in brackets
  • Transfers on arrival or departure

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 17 years old, maximum dependent on health of participant.

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

This trip requires minimum numbers to operate.

 

Accommodation

We stay in hostels which have been chosen because of their great atmosphere and location. They are all safe, clean and hygienic. Some nights are spent on night trains, where you have a fully flat bed.

 

Meals

Food is not included on the trip, but our guide will always offer to take you to a local restaurant where they can arrange a great discount for you. You should budget 30CNY per meal (20 CNY for breakfast). If you want to eat cheaper than that, then your guides can help you order basic and delicious fried noodles/fried rice for 10CNY per dish.

 

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 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.

 

FAQ

1. How big are the group sizes?

Each trip will generally consist of a group of around 5 to 20 people.

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2. Will we have any free time?

The trip has been designed to be flexible, so you can have as much or little free time as you want depending on how many of our optional activities you sign up for.

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3. How much spending money will I need?

You will need money for food, drinks and optional activities which should total no more than £130 per week.

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4. Do I need a visa to visit China?

Yes, we will issue you with all the information you will need to apply for your visa, which you should apply for within 90 days of departure

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5. Will we get to see The Great Wall and the Pandas?

Yes these are both included for free as they are deemed un-missable!

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6. How long are the journeys between destinations?

The journeys vary from one hour to 14 hours with the majority travelled on China's extensive rail network. To make sure that you make the most of your time in China the longer journeys will be taken as overnight sleeper trains.

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7. Do I need to take a sleeping bag?

No, all bedding is provided

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8. Do I need to take a mosquito net?

No, you don't need to take one with you.

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9. Will there be a safe/safety deposit box available?

Yes, all of the hostels have lockers in the rooms and a safe at the front desk.

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China Ultimate Adventure

Sophia W - February 2014

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
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Diverse and new experiences, beautiful country, new friends, very worthwhile

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(10/10)
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(9/10)
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(3/10)
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(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

All of it - there were lots of ups and downs, but it was all part of the experience. The best part was that we got a real impression of China by seeing so many different parts of the country - one day we were in bars in Shanghai, and 3 days later we were in the roundhouses in Fujian. Another amazing part was travelling for a month with the group and making new friends.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. The trip is very fast-paced. Sleep as much as possible, and be prepared for challenges. 2. Learn the language where possible, lots of the people we met were really friendly and loved to talk 3. Make your bag as light as possible, but bring lots of light clothes, including clothes to go out in

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

For a first trip to China the places on the itinerary were amazing and provided a lot of diversity. In each place, if we had wanted to see other sites, the guides were flexible and sometimes offered to show us, or we could often find free time to see them ourselves.

Any other comments?

The Guides Were Fun And Accommodating.

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

9

China Ultimate Adventure2014-02-11

Carys Ewen - November 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Wall, pandas, warriors, forbidden, friends, laughter, dog, centurion champions, life!

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(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

All of the expected highlights were great such as seeing Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall etc but what really made it were some fantastic in-country guides and an amazing group.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Be prepared for both the rough sides of travelling, e.g. dodgy toilets and slumming it at the farm visit, and donning the glad rags and living the high life in Shanghai and Macau. Catch up on sleep when you can and be prepared to be tired a lot-if you hits the bars as much as my group anyway! And most importantly try to make the most all your time there even when it may look like a negative- for example a 25 hour train ride can actually be a great opportunity to get to know fellow travellers or even locals who want to practice their English...it's often these moments that can lead to a lot of fun and memories!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Don't think we could have done any more!

Any other comments?

No Trip Is Perfect And This Is Pretty Fast Paced So Be Prepared For A Lot Of Tiring Travel. However, It's Designed So That It's What You Make Of It And It's Up To You How Hard You Hit It- If You Want Down Time And Rest Take It, Or Like Our Group If You Want To Drink Far Too Much Rice Wine And Beer, There's Definitely The Opportunity To Do So And You Just Have To Deal With The Consequences!

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-11-20

Sandra Ingelson Wendell - September 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(7/10)
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Great sights, got to see a lot in little time and amazing activities

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What were the highlights of your trip?

That I could see so many places. Especially the rural things. i do not think I would have got the possibility or thinking about it if I would have went myself.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

One more day in Shanghai

Any other comments?

I Think The Group Was Way Too Big. This Is The Reason Why I Would Not Go Again. It Made A Negative Impact On My Experience.

Would you travel with our company again?

no

Would you recommend us?

No

China Ultimate Adventure2013-09-06

Laura Bourke - August 2013

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(8/10)
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Made amazing friends and saw an absolutely beautiful and fascinating country! China is definitely worth seeing!!

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(9/10)
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(2/10)
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(1/10)
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(8/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Bambo rafting in yangshou/vue bar in shanghai/shanghai pub crawl/ muslim quarter xi an/ westlake

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. Prepare to spend over 24 hours travelling straight 2. Prepare for things to be unorganized and stressful, just go with the flow and enjoy it despite the chaos at time 3. Bring more money than suggested by real gap and be aware that in certain areas your atm will not work

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

dont thinkso

Any other comments?

Very Good Choice Of Places In Ithenary And Good Variety Of Optional Activities Available. However Nothing Is Included In The Price Only Transport So Make The Most Of Each Place You Vist!

Would you travel with our company again?

no

Would you recommend us?

No

China Ultimate Adventure2013-08-23

Scott Thorley - July 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Epic trip through fascinating & stunning China

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(10/10)
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(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Visiting 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Shanghai and Yangshuo

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Pack light, Bring Amodium tablets and definitely go to sallys house.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Extend the length of the trip and then we could visit even more places of interest in China. But China is massive. You could spend years travelling throughout China!

Any other comments?

By Far The Best Out Of The 4 Trips I Booked Through Real Gap.

Would you travel with our company again?

no

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-07-19

Beth Pearman - July 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
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It was like being in a dream world - absolutely incredible!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(8/10)
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(10/10)
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(6/10)
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(8/10)
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(5/10)
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(9/10)
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(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The countryside places, especially Yangshuo, the bamboo rafting, mud baths, the lodge, the roundhouses, drinking tea, the food.. There's plenty more!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. Do everything and completely embrace the experiences you have. 2. Bring very light and loose fitting clothes if you come in the summer months or even just wait until you get there and buy it out there because it's so much cheaper and they have much more practical clothing. 3. Takes LOTS of photos and bring multiple memory cards so if you lose one, you still have many photos!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

I would have liked to stay longer in the countryside places as we barely got to stay there for longer than a day and they were beautiful.

Any other comments?

The Organisation Of The Guides Could DEFINITELY Be Improved.

Would you travel with our company again?

no

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-07-19

Melantha Chittenden - July 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(9/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

All of the trip was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed the home stays in rural areas the most. All of the group leaders were absolutely wonderful.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Take more money than recommended just so you're not worried about it. Remember to take warm clothes if you're going in the colder months.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Nope.

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-07-09

Nina Scheijbeler - June 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
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Great way to see China within a month.

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(7/10)
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(6/10)
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(8/10)
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(8/10)
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(5/10)
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(6/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

I absolutely loved seeing the Panda's in Chengdu, and the great wall of China was incredible as well. The most beautiful place we visited must have been Yangshuo with it's crazy mountains.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1. Try to learn some chinese 2. Only pack stuff you are going to need :p 3. Bring a raincoat.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

I would have liked more chinese lessons, we didn't really get any.

Any other comments?

The In-country Team Is Great, Good Organization And Has Very Nice Guides.

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-06-10

Suzie Pass - May 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Big cities, stunning scenery,beautiful rural countryside - real China experience.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(10/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(9/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

Sipping champagne in hot tub overlooking Shanghai's incredible skyline, bamboo rafting along the river in Yangshuo, Chinese cooking school, nightclub in Macau

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Pack lots of underwear as you don't have much time for washing. Wear really loose fitting clothes as its extremely humid and hot. Bring outfits for clubbing and casino - chinese nightclubs are amazing!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Leshan Giant Buddha

Any other comments?

Trip Of A Lifetime And You See And Do So Much. Do Not Hesitate To Book! Amazing Value - A Lot Cheaper Than Other Companies When Comparing Trips.

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2013-05-13

Genevieve Allcroft - August 2012

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

the trip is fantastically run- the itinerary could not be better, the guides were exceptional and the whole trip was very well organised

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(4/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(7/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

hiking in yangshuo, monkey janes hostel bar, learning kung fu, great wall, going out in shanghai, staying at the farm, staying in the roundhouse

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

try everything
dont pack too much stuff, light bags are always best
expect to get ill

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2012-08-22

Elinor Chisholm - August 2012

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Really fun, lovely people, learnt a lot, overall a great experience. 

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(7/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The trip combined all the things I think most people want to see in China so I enjoyed it all.
I couldn't pick specific events as the whole trip was a highlight really.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Prepare for lots of hikes.
Budget more than £100 a week.
Learn how to use chopsticks.

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

China Ultimate Adventure2012-08-22

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