Splendours of China

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 26 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
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  • Starts Kunming, China
  • Ends Shanghai
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the memorable limestone karst scenery of Yangshuo, immortalised in countless traditional Chinese paintings
  • Spend the night in a guesthouse in the lovingly restored town of Shaxi, visit the dizzying Friday Market and be transported back to when it was a significant stop on the Tea Horse Trail
  • Enjoy two days to hike around the dramatic scenery of Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Wander through a Tibetan village in the dreamy Shangrila pasture lands. Learn about Tibetan culture over a steaming cup of yak butter tea.
Start in Kunming and end in Shanghai, the Splendours Of China tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 26 days. You will travel through Tibet, Xian, Chongqing and 9 other destinations in China. Splendours Of China is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Take a journey into a land overflowing with ancient history, myth and legend but heading fast into the modern world. Step back in time with the painterly scenery of the Yunnan provinces, where the Yangtze River crash through the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge and travel to the mythed Shangrila, meander through the peaceful pasture dotted with Tibetan villages and join the pilgrims in the sacred Sumtseling Monastery. Wake up from the misty dreams of Yunnan and delve into the journey from historical Beijing to neon lit Shanghai. Experience wonders both manmade and natural, see the imperial highlights of Beijing and the enigmatic faces of the Terracotta Warriors, the engendered pandas of Chengdu and the serene surrounds of the Three Gorges and the beauty of endless stretches of the Great Wall set in rolling hills. Spend time with locals as you cook Chinese dishes, learn Tai Chi, stroll through minority tribe towns, and absorb the culture in a central square or at a local show. Take memorable hikes through rural landscapes with stunning views of ancient villages and temples, before heading north-east to Shanghai, where the bright lights, fevered trade and frenetic pace provide a glimpse into the dazzling global future of China.
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  • From Canada
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  • Matthew
  • From Australia
  • On Sep 19 2019
“An excellent tour with good organization and wise kind and strong guide Peter who deserves an excellent overall rating.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kunming
  • Day 2: Dali
  • Day 3: Xizhou/Dali
  • Day 4: Shaxi
  • Day 5: Shaxi
  • Day 6: Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Day 7: Shangrila
  • Day 8: Shangrila
  • Day 9: Kunming
  • Day 10: Beijing
  • Day 11: Beijing
  • Day 12: Beijing
  • Day 13: Xi'an
  • Day 14: Xi'an
  • Day 15: Chengdu
  • Day 16: Chengdu
  • Day 17-19: Yangzi River Cruise
  • Day 20: Yichang/Wuhan
  • Day 21: Yangshuo
  • Day 22: Yangshuo
  • Day 23: Yangshuo
  • Day 24: Shanghai
  • Day 25: Shanghai
  • Day 26: Shanghai
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (23 nights), Boat (3 nights)
Meals
  • 24 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 3 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public Bus , Cruise boat , High Speed Train , Plane , metro
Included Activities
  • Dali - Ancient Town walking tour
  • Xizhou - Cheese making
  • Xizhou - Home-cooked Bai lunch
  • Shibaoshan - Hike to Shizong Temple
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge - Guided trek
  • Shangrila - Sumtseling Monastery
  • Xiao Zhongdian - Tibetan family visit
  • Beijing - Temple of Heaven Park
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Beijing - Summer Palace
  • Xi'an - Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors
  • Xi'an - Hanyangling Mausoleum
  • Xi'an - Home-cooked lunch
  • Chengdu - Tea Tasting
  • Chengdu - People's Park & Tianfu Square
  • Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
  • Yichang - Three Gorges Dam Project
  • Yangshuo - Cooking School & Market Tour
  • Yangshuo - Tai Chi/Kung Fu class
  • Shanghai - Acrobat Show
  • Shanghai - Walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kunming 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 Splendours of China tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 30 January 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Splendours of China 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 Splendours of China 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Splendours of China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.
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