Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong and walk the Great Wall with others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy 13 days of access to China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Get familiar with bustling Hong Kong, have close encounters with pandas in Chengdu, say hello to Leshans giant Buddha, and learn about kung fu while staying overnight at a Shaolin monastery. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to come back home.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés.
The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region.
Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China)
Metro (1.00 hour(s))
Local train (3.50-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
Transfer to Guilin and board an overnight train to Chengdu.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (25.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang.
Basic overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))
Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Shaolin Temple Visit
Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing.
Basic overnight train (beds) (10.50 hour(s))
Arrive in bustling Beijing this morning and opt to visit the famous Great Wall with free time.
Depart at anytime.
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Trip Name: Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring
Duration: 13 Days
From Price: 1729
Trip Code: 162841
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