Great Wall Trek

I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.

C. Strohmeier | United Kingdom

China Encompassed

Our journey begins in Beijing where we explore the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace and the wonder of the Great Wall away from the tourist hordes. By train we arrive in historic Xian where the Terracotta Warriors lie in wait. In Sichuan Province we stay in Chengdu, visit the Panda Sanctuary and experience it's grotto art and spicy cuisine. The famous Three Gorges on the Yangtze River are our next stop and the site of the largest construction project in China since the building of the Great Wall. In Shanghai, modern China continues to impress, where fast paced contemporary architecture co-exists alongside ancient temples. South of Shanghai we marvel at the soaring peaks of Huangshan and the picture book landscape of Yangshuo, near Guilin. Our final week is spent exploring colourful Yunnan Province. We head to the Tibetan influenced frontier town of Zhongdian, also known as Shangri La, before marvelling at the dramatic natural beauty of Tiger Leaping Gorge. We complete our journey discovering the Dongba culture and Naxi people of Dali and Lijiang.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Beijing
DAYS 2/3 In Beijing, full day at Great Wall
DAY 4 In Beijing, train to Xian
DAYS 5/6 In Xian, overnight train to Chengdu
DAY 7 In Chengdu, afternoon sightseeing
DAY 8 Transfer to Chongqing, Three Gorges
DAYS 9/10 Three Gorges cruise
DAY 11 Arrive Yichang, fly to Shanghai
DAYS 12/13 In Shanghai, overnight train to Huangshan
DAYS 14/15 Huangshan
DAY 16 In Huangshan, fly to Guilin, transfer to Yangshuo
DAYS 17/18 In Yangshuo
DAY 19 Transfer to Guilin, fly to Zhongdian
DAY 20 In Zhongdian
DAY 21 Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge
DAY 22 In Tiger Leaping Gorge, transfer to Lijiang
DAYS 23/24 In Lijiang
DAY 25 Drive to Dali
DAY 26 In Dali
DAY 27 In Dali, fly to Kunming, trip concludes

traveller reviews

We went with you on a wonderful trip in May/June China Encompassed the best trip we have ever done it was fantastic. It certainly is very tempting to go back.

Robyn & Peter Australia

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Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  27 days
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