Trip Type : Small Group Tour
China Family Adventure tour
Beijing Chengdu China Family Adventure Trip

China Family 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: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
From: $ 1,819 $ 130 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the great wall and beijing's monuments
  • Encounter terracotta warriors
  • Cycle through karst landscapes
  • Wander hong kong's vibrant streets
  • See pandas in chengdu

Short Description

China is that rare place that looks to the future while embracing its past. Come see where it’s been and where it’s headed on this incredible 14-day adventure through times both ancient and modern. Starting in Beijing, you’ll stop in at the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall before departing to Xi’an for a summit with the Terracotta Warriors. Later, enjoy three days in the rugged beauty of rural Yangshuo before winding it all up in bustling Hong Kong. In China, the future – and the past – is now.

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
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Beijing
End City Hong Kong

Travel Theme

Family Friendly

Destinations

China Hong Kong

Activities

Culture History

Age Requirement

Minimum age of 6 years for this trip.

No Single Supplement
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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: Jia Community Restaurant
  • Yangshuo Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Arrival transfer
  • Trip to the Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour
  • Temple of Heaven tour
  • Orientation walk of Xi'an
  • Cycling in Xi'an
  • Terracotta Warrior tour
  • Giant Panda Breeding Center visit
  • Town of Huanglongxi visit
  • Li River cruise
  • Victoria Peak
  • Orientation walk in Hong Kong

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Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing (1D)

Arrive in Beijing at any time today as there are no planned activities. The group will meet at 6pm. Please check for a notice from your Tour Leader. Following the meeting, we head out into the city to eat some delicious Beijing delights with your new group. Our dinner tonight is the traditional specialty, as we enjoy some delicious Peking Duck. If you'd like to fill your evening up, opt to pre-book the Beijing Acrobatics Performance Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Airport Transfer

Day 2 Beijing (1B, 1L)

Day 2 takes us exploring the Forbidden City and its corridors and buildings. Stand in the heart of Tiananmen square, and find out about the significance of these places to modern day Chinese. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is a refuge for Chinese retirees who practice water calligraphy, tai chi, or walk pet crickets here. Tour the temple itself and learn the history of this intricate structure, historically used only twice a year. Included Activities: Forbidden City Tour Tiananmen Square Hutong Walk Temple of Heaven

Day 3 Beijing (1B)

Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs. Opt to pre-book the Beijing Kung Fu Show and/or the Beijing Acrobatics Performance on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Great Wall Mutianyu Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an (1B)

After a free morning in Beijing, board a comfortable overnight sleeper that arrives into Xi'an early the following morning. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-15.00 hours)

Day 5 Xi'an (1B, 1L)

Arrive into Xi'an in the morning, and after taking time to refresh in the hotel, rent bikes and head out onto the city walls. Xi'an is surrounded by well-preserved walls, and because these are flat, its easy to cycle around them. After our trip, walk around the Muslim Quarter, packed with stalls and shops. Included Activities: Cycling Xi'an City Walls Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk

Day 6 Xi'an (1B, 1L)

Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors, built over 2,000 yrs ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, approximately 1 hr from town. Over 6,000 life-size warriors have been discovered. Spend half a day exploring this archaeological wonder before we return to Xi'an for the evening. Included Activities: Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 7 Xi'an/Chengdu (1B, 1D)

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is a city of almost 12 million people, which still manages to retain some of its older characteristics and traditions. One of these traditions is the Sichuan Opera. The singing, comedy, puppetry, and incredible 'changing faces' act performed as part of the opera are a feast for the eyes. Hotpot is a very local way to have a meal. We sit around a table with a pot built in the middle – the pot is divided into 2 halves (spicy vs. non-spicy usually). The restaurants flavoured soup is added and brought to a boil, then we can start adding our food in the pot to cook ( including vegetable, meat or fish). The table also offers various sorts of herbs, spices, oil etc so you can make your own soup to taste. Transport: Bullet train (3.50-4.00 hours)

Day 8 Chengdu (1B, 1L)

In the morning, visit the Giant Panda Breeding Center. In the afternoon, explore the historic town of Huanglongxi. The Qing dynasty buildings in the town have been preserved in their original style, and it retains the charm and style of years passed. Wandering around Huanglongxi can make you feel that you have gone back in time. Feeling hungry? Pre-book the Evening Foodie tour by Tuk-Tuk on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Included Activities: Giant Panda Breeding Center Town of Huanglongxi Visit

Day 9 Chengdu/Yangshuo (1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Chengdu before we fly to the city of Guilin. From the airport, transfer 2 hrs to the village town of Yangshuo. This will undoubtedly rate as one of your favorite spots in China. The scenery is spectacular, surrounded by limestone karsts with a river running through the rice fields. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

Day 10 Yangshuo (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a cruise along the Li River, which snakes its way through the region. The unique landscape, with karst peaks towering over the river and poking through the mist, makes for a beautiful ride. Along the way, keep a lookout for local fishermen, who use coromrants to catch fish. Additional Notes: We have included the services of a 2nd CEO here in Yangshuo to give parents and kids time to enjoy different activities. There will be something for all of you to talk about at the end of the day. Included Activities: Xing Ping Li River Bamboo Raft Jia Community Restaurant Transport: Ferry (0.50-1.00 hours)

Day 11 Yangshuo (1B)

There is lots of free time in Yangshuo as there are a wide variety of activities that you and your family might want to do. During free time do tai chi by the river, learn calligraphy and painting, shop in the local markets, walk along the river, swim, or just spend time soaking up the scenery in one of the many tempting cafes around town. If you want a bit more active option, take a cycle ride through the fields with a local guide, and be rewarded by a delicious local lunch. Try beer fish, garlic fried water spinach, and stuffed aubergine! 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 12 Yangshuo/Hong Kong (1B)

Relax in Yangshuo before transferring to Guilin and across the border to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, enjoy an orientation walk around town. Included Activities: Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong) Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Local train (3.50 hour(s))

Day 13 Hong Kong (1B)

Take the Star Ferry across the water to climb Victoria Peak, and admire the spectacular views over the whole city. In the evening, head down to the harbour front to watch the incredible lightshow -- it illuminates the entire skyline of Kowloon. Included Activities: Star Ferry Victoria Peak with Tram

Day 14 Hong Kong (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Sleeper train, bullet train, plane, private and public bus, bicycle, walking, boat. This trip combines a variety of transportation types. At G Adventures, we believe that getting there is half the fun. When it comes to getting around, public transport is often the best and most colourful way to go. You'll be using a combination of local transport and train to get from here to there.

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: 20

Max 20, Avg 12

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 (13 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)

Accommodation for family trips has been chosen to give the best location and facilities for your family. They may vary depending on the location and destination, but designed to give the most comfortable experience while travelling. You and your family will generally be sharing rooms on a twin or triple share basis. These rooms will be either adjoining or located at close proximity to each other. Families will be roomed together and not with other families everywhere we stay. If you have any special hotel requests at the time of booking, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate them. The accommodation level on our Family tours is comfortable, in mid-range hotels, motels, lodges, guest houses, etc. You'll often enjoy air-conditioned rooms, complete with en suite bathrooms and some amenities. Accommodation and amenities can vary by hotel to hotel and can be different from what you are used to in your home country, which is part of the appeal of adventure travel. This trip also includes one night on a soft sleeper train.

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 6 years for this trip.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.

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.

Dossier Disclaimer

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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