China Real Food Adventure

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  • COVID-19protected
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  • Food tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Chengdu, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
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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
  • 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.
Start in Chengdu and end in Shanghai, the "China Real Food Adventure" trip is a guided food tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Emei Shan, Chengdu and Beijing in China. "China Real Food Adventure" is a small group trip which 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
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Piyumi
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Piyumi's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“I had an amazing time. Highlights were Kruger national park and the Delta and the nighlty camp fires under the stars. It was a well planned trip mainly due to our tour leader Thabang, Lizzie our cook and Vincent our driver. There were long drives as per the itinerary but it was the only way to see the beautiful southern africa in a timely manner. Thank you for a great trip!”
  • Suvi
  • From Finland
  • On Feb 04 2019
4 - Very Good
Suvi's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Kelly
  • From Canada
  • On Dec 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Kelly's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Lots of opportunity to understand how people live in Rajistan. Our leader was very insightful.”
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 - Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi'an - Noodle-making demonstration
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • 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 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 22 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 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 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 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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