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China Active Adventure tour
Beijing Guilin China Active Adventure Trip

China Active Adventure

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
From: $ 1,699 $ 113 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore beijing's forbidden city and hutongs
  • Walk the great wall
  • Trek through rice terraces
  • Cycle old city walls and rural villages
  • Watch kung fu monks

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Beijing
End City Hong Kong

Travel Theme

High Adventure

Destinations

China Hong Kong

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • 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

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Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing at any time. Additional Notes: Peak season notice: Golden Week falls between October 1st and 7th, 2019/2020/2021. Please note that Golden Week is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday for the people of China. This is a very busy time of the year for domestic tourists, so expect some crowding at major attractions. We recommend booking these dates well in advance as accommodations and transportation availability is extremely limited. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Beijing/Gubeikou (1D)

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. Additional Notes: The homes along the Great Wall have simple but good bathing and shower facilities. Each family can host 4-6 travellers, so our group may be split among 2 or 3 different homes. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Gubeikou Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Gubeikou/Beijing (1B)

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. Additional Notes: Please note that due to restoration and maintenance of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, portions of the trek may be altered. Included Activities: Great Wall Trek: Jinshanling Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)

Day 4 Beijing

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. Included Activities: Forbidden City Tour Hutong Walk Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (11.00 hour(s))

Day 5 Luoyang

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 6 Luoyang

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. Included Activities: Shaolin Temple Visit Song Shan Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Local bus (2.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Luoyang/Xi'an

Travel by train to Xi'an and enjoy an orientation walk of the Muslim Quarter. Included Activities: Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk Transport: Bullet train Metro (0.75-0.80 hours)

Day 8 Xi'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. Included Activities: Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour Cycling Xi'an City Walls

Day 9 Xi'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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.75-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 10 Yangshuo

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 11 Yangshuo (1L)

En route, enjoy a delicious local lunch with options like the local beer fish, garlic fried water spinach and stuffed aubergine. Included Activities: Yangshuo Guided Cycle Tour

Day 12 Yangshuo/Longji

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. Included Activities: Longji Rice Terraces Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 13 Longji

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. Included Activities: Longji Rice Terraces Trek Day 2

Day 14 Longji/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. Included Activities: Hong Kong Orientation Walk Transport: Bullet train

Day 15 Hong Kong

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: You may wish to arrange extra nights' accommodation in this exciting city.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Train, local bus, plane, bicycle, walking.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Max 16, Avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

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

Guides

English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport and at times travel by foor please note backpacks are required for this trip (not suticases). Peak season notice: Golden Week falls between October 1st and 7th, 2019/2020/2021. Please note that Golden Week is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday for the people of China. This is a very busy time of the year for domestic tourists, so expect some crowding at major attractions. We recommend booking these dates well in advance as accommodations and transportation availability is extremely limited.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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The information in this trip details document 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. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. 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. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

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