China Active Adventure China

China Active Adventure

China

Hiking
Biking
15 days
Medium
2020

Sat, Mar 07

Sat, Mar 21

€1,629

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Overview

Explore a side of China you never knew existed on this eye-opening multi-activity adventure. Get a full dose of this land’s truly incredible history, culture, and geography using rural roads that wind through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields. Tour the imperial tombs and palaces of the walled city of Xi’an on two wheels and on foot. Study curious limestone karst formations in Yangshuo. Navigate the busy streets of Beijing and relax, secure in the knowledge that downtime is rightly earned.

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Itinerary

Day 1Beijing
Arrive in Beijing at any time.
Day 2Beijing/Gubeikou
Leave Beijing behind for now as you transfer to Gubeikou and prepare a day of hiking. Stay overnight in a local farmhouse and interact with rural farmers over a traditional Chinese meal at a homestay.
Day 3Gubeikou/Beijing
Wake up and begin to tackle a second day of walking along the Jinshanling Great Wall. Hike along its rolling terrain and spot the 67 watchtowers along the way. The sparse crowds and incredible surrounding sights are bound to make for a great day of hiking. After, rest your feet on the drive back to Beijing.
Day 4Beijing
Discover the fascinating history of the Forbidden City on a guided tour, then join the throngs of locals to explore the city's ancient hutongs. Tonight, jump on the overnight train to Luoyang.
Day 5Luoyang
Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes. Enjoy time in Luoyang located in central China’s Henan province, widely recognized as the region where Chinese civilization originated. The city was China's ancient capital and is home to many Temples, and close by the Longmen Grottoes which contain thousands of Buddhist rock carvings dating back to the 5th century.
Day 6Luoyang
Travel to the holy mountain of Song Shan, best known as the home of the Shaolin Temple and birthplace of kung-fu . Take some time today to explore the historic Shaolin Temple with your CEO, and enjoy a hike in the surrounding countryside. Explore the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of China Zen Buddhism and UNESCO World Heritage site. Established in 495 AD, martial arts have been practiced here for 1500 years as a way to practice Zen Buddhism.
Day 7Luoyang/Xi'an
Travel by train to Xi'an and enjoy an orientation walk of the Muslim Quarter.
Day 8Xi'an
Enjoy an included visit to one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. Cycle the ancient city walls and discover the Muslim Quarter.
Day 9Xi'an/Yangshuo
Departing from Xi'an, take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the small countryside town of Yangshuo, where the Li River winds its way around thousands of limestone karst mountains. Take an orientation walk of Yangshuo.
Day 10Yangshuo
Have a full day to explore Yangshuo, where every turn in the road brings you to another picture perfect sight. Opt to take a boat ride along the stunning Li River, stop at markets and quaint villages along the way. Experience some of Yangshuo's famous nightlife or see the Liu San Jie, a 500 person show by Oscar winning director, Zhang Yi Mou -- he also directed the Beijing Olympic Ceremony. Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 11Yangshuo
See Yangshuo through a view that's unobstructed by car windows - take to the streets by bike today to discover more of this mountainous landscape. En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine. En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine.
Day 12Yangshuo/Longji
Enjoy village to village trekking along rice terraces. Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.
Day 13Longji
Continue trekking along rice terraces. Located 300-1000m above sea level, and nestled amongst the mountains, enjoy a hike on land cultivated over generations, stemming from the Yuan dynasty. Soak in the beautiful views and experience the harmony between humanity and nature.
Day 14Longji/Hong Kong
Leave the village in the morning and head back to Guilin. Take some time to explore the area before departing by bullet train to Hong Kong. Arrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon. Take an orientation walk around the hotel, then explore the city. Opt to walk to the harbour front and take in the astonishing city lights.
Day 15Hong Kong
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts), simple guesthouses (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Great Wall trek (2 days). Guided tour of the Forbidden City. Beijing hutong walking tour. Bike the ancient Xi'an city walls. Shaolin Monastery visit. Yangshuo cycling. Longsheng village-to-village trekking. Yangshuo and Hong Kong orientation walks. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so our general advice is to pack as lightly as possible. As this itinerary has a fairly active theme we suggest a good pair of shoes suitable for hiking and biking as well as sunglasses and a hat. Do not bring any knives or swords into China (gifts or otherwise). If they do make it into the country, they will not be permitted on trains. If you purchase a knife or sword while travelling elsewhere before arriving in China your best option is to post/mail it home before entering the country as no post/mail companies in China will accept it as a parcel.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Beijing
Arrive in Beijing at any time.
Day 2Beijing/Gubeikou
Leave Beijing behind for now as you transfer to Gubeikou and prepare a day of hiking. Stay overnight in a local farmhouse and interact with rural farmers over a traditional Chinese meal at a homestay.
Day 3Gubeikou/Beijing
Wake up and begin to tackle a second day of walking along the Jinshanling Great Wall. Hike along its rolling terrain and spot the 67 watchtowers along the way. The sparse crowds and incredible surrounding sights are bound to make for a great day of hiking. After, rest your feet on the drive back to Beijing.
Day 4Beijing
Discover the fascinating history of the Forbidden City on a guided tour, then join the throngs of locals to explore the city's ancient hutongs. Tonight, jump on the overnight train to Luoyang.
Day 5Luoyang
Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes. Enjoy time in Luoyang located in central China’s Henan province, widely recognized as the region where Chinese civilization originated. The city was China's ancient capital and is home to many Temples, and close by the Longmen Grottoes which contain thousands of Buddhist rock carvings dating back to the 5th century.
Day 6Luoyang
Travel to the holy mountain of Song Shan, best known as the home of the Shaolin Temple and birthplace of kung-fu . Take some time today to explore the historic Shaolin Temple with your CEO, and enjoy a hike in the surrounding countryside. Explore the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of China Zen Buddhism and UNESCO World Heritage site. Established in 495 AD, martial arts have been practiced here for 1500 years as a way to practice Zen Buddhism.
Day 7Luoyang/Xi'an
Travel by train to Xi'an and enjoy an orientation walk of the Muslim Quarter.
Day 8Xi'an
Enjoy an included visit to one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. Cycle the ancient city walls and discover the Muslim Quarter.
Day 9Xi'an/Yangshuo
Departing from Xi'an, take a flight to Guilin and transfer to the small countryside town of Yangshuo, where the Li River winds its way around thousands of limestone karst mountains. Take an orientation walk of Yangshuo.
Day 10Yangshuo
Have a full day to explore Yangshuo, where every turn in the road brings you to another picture perfect sight. Opt to take a boat ride along the stunning Li River, stop at markets and quaint villages along the way. Experience some of Yangshuo's famous nightlife or see the Liu San Jie, a 500 person show by Oscar winning director, Zhang Yi Mou -- he also directed the Beijing Olympic Ceremony. Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 11Yangshuo
See Yangshuo through a view that's unobstructed by car windows - take to the streets by bike today to discover more of this mountainous landscape. En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine. En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine.
Day 12Yangshuo/Longji
Enjoy village to village trekking along rice terraces. Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.
Day 13Longji
Continue trekking along rice terraces. Located 300-1000m above sea level, and nestled amongst the mountains, enjoy a hike on land cultivated over generations, stemming from the Yuan dynasty. Soak in the beautiful views and experience the harmony between humanity and nature.
Day 14Longji/Hong Kong
Leave the village in the morning and head back to Guilin. Take some time to explore the area before departing by bullet train to Hong Kong. Arrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon. Take an orientation walk around the hotel, then explore the city. Opt to walk to the harbour front and take in the astonishing city lights.
Day 15Hong Kong
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts), simple guesthouses (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Great Wall trek (2 days). Guided tour of the Forbidden City. Beijing hutong walking tour. Bike the ancient Xi'an city walls. Shaolin Monastery visit. Yangshuo cycling. Longsheng village-to-village trekking. Yangshuo and Hong Kong orientation walks. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

What to Take

You will be on the move a good deal, so our general advice is to pack as lightly as possible. As this itinerary has a fairly active theme we suggest a good pair of shoes suitable for hiking and biking as well as sunglasses and a hat. Do not bring any knives or swords into China (gifts or otherwise). If they do make it into the country, they will not be permitted on trains. If you purchase a knife or sword while travelling elsewhere before arriving in China your best option is to post/mail it home before entering the country as no post/mail companies in China will accept it as a parcel.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

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15 days
2020

Sat, Mar 07

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€1,629

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What to Take
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