18-to-Thirtysomethings: Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring (ACRB)
Countries Visited: China, Hong Kong Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
Meals Included: No meals included
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Meet some furry friends at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Visit the Shaolin Temple on the holy mountain of Song Shan, Experience the hustle and bustle of Beijing, Soak in Chinese culture
Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong and walk the Great Wall with others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy 13 days of access to Chinas major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Get familiar with bustling Hong Kong, have close encounters with pandas in Chengdu, say hello to Leshan's giant Buddha, and learn about kung fu while staying overnight at a Shaolin monastery. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to come back home.
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|Day 1||Hong Kong||Day 1 Hong Kong|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Yangshuo||Day 2 Hong Kong/Yangshuo|
Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafEs. The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China) Transport: Metro (1.00 hour(s)) Local train (3.50-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 3||Yangshuo||Day 3 Yangshuo|
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
|Day 4||Yangshuo||Day 4 Yangshuo|
Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
|Day 5||Yangshuo||Day 5 Yangshuo|
Transfer to Guilin and board an overnight train to Chengdu. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (25.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Chengdu||Day 6 Chengdu|
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
|Day 7||Chengdu||Day 7 Chengdu|
Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
|Day 8||Luoyang||Day 8 Chengdu/Luoyang|
Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Shaolin||Day 9 Shaolin|
Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse. Included Activities: Shaolin Temple Visit Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 10||Song Shan||Day 10 Song Shan|
Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
|Day 11||Song Shan||Day 11 Song Shan|
Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing. Transport: Local bus Basic overnight train (beds) (10.50 hour(s))
|Day 12||Beijing||Day 12 Beijing|
Arrive in bustling Beijing this morning and opt to visit the famous Great Wall with free time.
|Day 13||Beijing||Day 13 Beijing|
Depart at anytime. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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