- Explore Shanghai's mix of modern trends and historic sites
- Trek along rice terraces through different villages
- Travel along the famous Li River
- Discover scenic Yangshuo
Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, China is a land with one foot in the present and the other striding into the future. This eight-day adventure connects them both, beginning with Shanghai’s sleek skyscrapered skyline. Then, you’ll strap on your boots and hike into the countryside around Longji to wander the picturesque rice paddies. (Depending on the season, you may even get to help out with the harvest.) See the limestone karsts of Guilin before you return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.
Day 1 - Shanghai
After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.
Day 2 - Shanghai
Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Yangshuo.
Day 3 - Yangshuo
Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés. 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 4 - Yangshuo
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 5 - Yangshuo
Enjoy a morning float down the Li River, then enjoy a traditional lunch at the Jia Community Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time.
Day 6 - 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.
Day 7 - Longji
Transfer to Guilin and board a train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.
Day 8 - Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
- Hotels (4 nts)
- guesthouse (2 nts)
- sleeper train (1 nt).
- Hong Kong
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