Highlights
  • Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces
  • Visit Tiananmen Square
  • Visit Sacred Way
  • Visit the Forbidden City
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Xian city wall bike ride
  • Street eats dinner in Beijing
  • Visit the Panda Conservation Centre
  • Great Wall of China (including toboggan ride)
  • Visit the world-famous teahouses in People's Park

Oh my China! Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure and sample the best that this country has to offer. We’re talking all the sights – The Great Wall of China (obvs), see the the Terracotta Warriors and visit Tiananmen Square but that’s just the start! Did we mention pandas? Yep, it’s happenning! Next up, prepare your bellies for a feast of treats. It wouldn’t be China without baskets of dim sum, so dig in and work that chopstick magic. Filled with whatever your little foodie heart desires, think pork, prawns or veg, whatever! China is calling, so better get those bags packed. And, GO!

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Itinerary

Day 1

Ni Hao! Welcome to China. After checking in, tonight you'll get acquainted with your trip peeps at the welcome dinner. Dig in and work that chopstick magic - be quick or miss out. Soak up those incredible city vibes, it's going to be a great trip.

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

After brekkie, start checking off your Beijing bucket list with a trip to the Great Wall of China - mega tick! Best part? The toboggan down - Google it and say 'wow'. Next we're off to the Sacred Way and the biggest stone archway in China. How to make this day more epic? Hit up the optional Peking duck dinner on Ghost Street. Umm, yum! You had us at Peking.

Included activity:
-Visit the Great Wall of China
-Chairlift and toboggan ride
-Visit Sacred Way

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Peking duck dinner on Ghost Street

Day 3

Today is gonna rock: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Seriously, unreal. Oh, and let us take care of all your meals too. Tonight we're travelling to Xian by sleeper train.

Included today:
-Visit Tiananmen Square
-Visit the Forbidden City
-Visit the Summer Palace

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4

Jump off in Xian. You're in the land of the Terracotta Warriors, and guess what - you'll see them today! Get those legs moving with a bike ride around the city wall to roll in style. Duck off to lunch at the terracotta warriors. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter. What. A. Day!

Included today:
-Visit the Terracotta Warriors
-City Wall bike ride
-Visit the Muslim Quarter

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Night tour

Day 5

Today we're heading south to Chengdu. Flash your boarding pass and check in together - we're flyin'! Later, feast on a hot pot dinner. Just what you want post-flight.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 6

Wake up and get ready, it's exploring time. Pinch yourself, because today we roll with a visit to the Panda Conservation Centre. Cue cuteness overload: these guys are adorable. Show your love for the balls of fluff. Next up, a visit to Jinli Street. Part of the Temple of Marquis, you'll get a taste of ancient Qing culture. Finish off with a teahouse visit in People's Park. Another awesome day: check!

Included today:
-Visit the panda conservation centre
-Visit Jinli Street
-Teahouse visit in People's Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Say zài jiàn to Chengdu, today we're flying to Yangshuo. Try and score a window seat if you can - you'll wanna see the mountains. Cue hot new Instagram post.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 8

On the activity menu today: an optional cooking class, rafting on the Yulong River or the Liu San Jie show with the river as the stage.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Cooking class
-Rafting on the Yulong River
-Liu San Jie Show

Day 9

After brekkie, pack your bags, we're travelling to Longsheng - land of the rice terraces. Snap your heart out on the included day tour. Check out the Dragon's Backbone and spot rice paddies for days.

Included today:
-Full day tour including Dragon's backbone rice terraces

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 10

Today, it's Hong Kong time. Get those walking shoes on ready for an city tour as we hit up the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Clock Tower as well as Victoria Peak and lookout. Tonight, why not try some street food at the Temple Street night market?

Included today:
-Hong Kong city tour
-Night market visit

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 11

Today is all yours to explore before we reconvene in the evening for our final dinner together. Start swapping numbers and feast the night away. Cue hugs and sad faces.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 12

Make sure you've added your new buddies on Facebook 'cos the trip ends here. The question is, where to next?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Dates & Pricing
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$ 264 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 10 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night overnight sleeper train.
  • Internal flights
  • Overnight train ticket
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Local Trip Leader + Local Guides
Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document.

We aim to make sure that breakfasts are included every morning in the accommodation (except on the first morning). They are usually 'continental breakfasts', which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia. Though, on some occasions, there may be some hot food available as well. Please bear in mind that food varies across each country we visit in Asia.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or in the included accommodation. In most cases, table water is provided with the meals and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements, we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Customer Service Consultant when you book. You can also make note of your requirements in the Topdeck app when you check in (refer below). Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we eat in will be able to cater to all of your dietary needs, particularly in Asia. Also, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Accomodations

We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels, hostels and guesthouses (where you actually stay will depend on your trip) that reflects the character of the local area. The accommodation is also as centrally located as possible. We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.

Your trip will stay in a range of accommodation. Hotels are three and four-star quality. Guesthouses are basic, yet comfortable, and hostels are clean and modern.

Please be aware that some rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

Rooms are en-suite and twin where possible and will depend on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex.

If you are travelling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with your travel agent or Topdeck Customer Service Consultant. We never presume that two people travelling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

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