China Experience

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • City sightseeing
  • Cruise
  • Mountains
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • This is one of our most comprehensive trips in China, taking in key destinations from north to south with plenty of variety in experiences and sights along the way 
  • Travel by overnight train to get a sense of the vastness of this country, as well as zip between cities on this highspeed rail network
  • Take through the iconic scenery of the Yangzi River as you meander through the dramatic Three Gorges on a threeday cruise
  • No matter how many guide books you have read, nothing truly prepares you for the grandeur and immensity of historic sights like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Leshan Big Buddha and the Terracotta Army. However, the country's modern manmade sights refuse to be outdone, and you can see the modern equivalence of those ancient feats in the skyline of Hong Kong and the Yangzi River's Three Gorges Hydroelectric dam 
Start in Beijing and end in Hong Kong, the tour "China Experience" is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 19 days. You will be traveling through Yangshuo, Hong Kong, Yangtze River and 7 other destinations in China and Hong Kong. "China Experience" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Experience the breadth of cultures, flavours and landscapes that make up the vast Middle Kingdom on one our most popular tours through China. Marvel at iconic attractions like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, then find a quieter side of the country with a cruise along the Yangzi River and a stay in a Buddhist monastery tucked into the mountains of Emei Shan. Discover a land of epic history, vibrant cultures and dramatic vistas on this 19-day China Experience.  
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Andy
  • From USA
  • On May 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Andy's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Had a great tour. Itinerary was very well laid out and the guide was exceptional. We were fortunate to be part of a great group as well.”
  • Ago
  • From Estonia
  • On Feb 10 2020
4 - Very Good
Ago's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 06 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“India can be a very nice place to visit but definitely not for the faint hearted. It is not a clean place. Everywhere you go you can smell cow shit ( cow dung ) littered all over the roads and streets. Roads are small and narrow with potholes all over the place unrepaired. Traffic are in a state of chaos with no regard to rules or regulations. Weather has been an unbearable hot and smelly affair. Cows are considered sacred and are free to roam in the streets and roads. Very filthy on every streets and roads. Toilets in trains are stinky and of very poor standards. But you have to know....this is India ! Things are not what you expect ! Security is tight on all places we visited. And moving around is not easy with large bags and luggages. Electricity is a problem in India. It keeps cutting off every now and then. Many small to medium hotels and motels are not very well maintained and air conditioners are not working properly at times. A third world country experience. If that is what you are looking for !.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing
  • Day 3: Great Wall - Beijing
  • Day 4: Xi'an
  • Day 5: Xi'an
  • Day 6: Chengdu
  • Day 7: Chengdu
  • Day 8: Leshan - Emei Shan
  • Day 9: Emei Shan
  • Day 10: Emei Shan
  • Day 11: Chongqing - Yangzi River
  • Day 12-13: Yangzi River
  • Day 14: Yichang - Overnight train
  • Day 15: Yangshuo
  • Day 16: Yangshuo
  • Day 17: Yangshuo
  • Day 18: Hong Kong
  • Day 19: Hong Kong
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights), Guesthouse/Monastery (3 nights), Overnight Riverboat (3 nights), Overnight Soft Sleeper Train (1 night)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Overnight Soft Sleeper Train , Private Bus , Public Bus , High-Speed Train , Overnight Riverboat , Subway , Taxi , Bicycle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall (entransce fee, transfer included)
  • Xi'an - Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Chengdu - Leader-led walking tour
  • Chengdu - People's Park & Tianfu Square
  • Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Leshan - Giant Buddha (boat ticket & transport included)
  • Emei Shan - Scenic Area Hiking
  • Emei Shan - Cable car & Golden Summit visit
  • Yichang - Guided Three Gorges Dam Project tour
  • Yangshuo - Cycling tour (local guide & bike hire included)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Hong Kong are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this China Experience tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this China Experience tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

China Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this China Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • The overnight train travel included on this trip is in “soft sleeper” class – carriages sectioned off into 2 tier/4 berth compartments with lockable doors. If you would prefer a trip without overnight train travel, check out our trips Explore China, China: Great Wall Hike, Bike & Kung Fu (CBXGC) or Beijing to Hong Kong Adventure (CBSJ).
  • This trip is a true journey in the sense that we are covering huge distances and visiting many destinations along the way. Be prepared for long days of travel in between days packed with sightseeing. 
  • With walks on the Great Wall and up Emei Shan (both which have many steps!), you'll need a good level of fitness to get the most out of these activities. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of more relaxing days too, such as on the Yangzi River cruise or in the picturesque town of Yangshuo.
  • There is a variety of accommodation on this trip including hotels, guesthouses, monasteries, riverboats and overnight trains. They might not always be as comfortable as home, but each accommodation site will give you a different perspective on China.
  • While we finish in Hong Kong, due to our late afternoon arrival we do not include much free time or activities here. We highly recommend staying a few extra days post trip to make the most of this exciting city. Here's some tips to get you started: intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-do-in-hong-kong
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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