China Real Food Adventure

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Chengdu, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Embrace the tastes of four of China's most important food regions – from the imperial cuisine of Beijing, to the Musliminfluenced food of Xi'an, the spicy Sichuan flavours of Chengdu and the international melting pot of Shanghai.
  • Nothing beats the flavour of Peking Duck in the city where this iconic dish was born, so treat yourself to a feast with your group in Beijing.
  • Savour the spicy flavours of Sichuan, like the fiery, tingling, tonguenumbing sensation of the famous Sichuan Pepper at Chengu’s spice market.
  • Get a handson experience with everyone’s favourite Chinese specialties – dumplings – as you learn to make them in Shanghai, China's unofficial dumpling capital.
The China Real Food Adventure tour starts in Chengdu and ends in Shanghai. It is a food tour that takes 12 days taking you through Emei Shan, Chengdu and Beijing in China. China Real Food Adventure is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Visit enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. Taste the peppery treats of Sichuan in Chengdu, then enjoy a visit to a small tea-farming village to discover the secrets of this most famous of Chinese beverages. Stay in a monastery in the lofty heights of Emei Shan, and travel to Xi’an to be struck by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and to learn the art of noodle-making. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food, discovering Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Wander along the Great Wall of China, then board a train to Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Michael's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
“What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.”
Anahita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anahita
  • From USA
  • On Dec 06 2018
“It was such a beautiful experience. Very cold but so amazing!! The trek was a bit challenging at times especially with the extreme weather conditions but what can you expect it is patagonia. Camping out in tents was a fun experience. Overall a very good trip!”
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4 - Very Good
  • Jeroen
  • From Netherlands
  • On Dec 14 2019
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Chengdu
  • Day 2: Chengdu
  • Day 3: Emeishan
  • Day 4: Overnight Train
  • Day 5: Xi'an
  • Day 6: Xi'an
  • Day 7: Overnight Train
  • Day 8: Beijing
  • Day 9: Beijing
  • Day 10: Shanghai
  • Day 11: Shanghai
  • Day 12: Shanghai
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (8 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nights)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport
  • Train , Private vehicle , Public Bus , Subway , Overnight Sleeper Train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Chengdu - Market Visit and Sichuan Cooking Class
  • Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Emeishan - Tea Farm Visit
  • Xi'an - Leader-led Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi'an - Noodle-making demonstration
  • Beijing - Forbidden City (entrance fee included)
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing - Hutong Tour
  • Beijing - Traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall (entransce fee, transfer included)
  • Shanghai - Leader-led walking tour
  • Shanghai - Dumpling cooking class
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Chengdu and from Shanghai 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 Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this China Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 10 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 February 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

China Real Food Adventure 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 Real Food Adventure 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:
  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. In many countries, dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, please advise your agent at time of booking to receive information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed.
  • This trip travels on overnight hard sleeper trains on two parts of the journey (Chengdu-Xi'an and Xi'an-Beijing). Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious, but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people. It's the main form of transport for locals, so take the chance to interact. An optional upgrade to a soft sleeper berth (4 travellers per compartment with a lockable door) may be available at additional cost at the time of booking.
  • We suggest packing relatively lightly for this trip, as you’ll need to be able to comfortably carry your own luggage for the duration of the trip. This includes to and from accommodation, and on and off trains.
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 protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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