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Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring

Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring
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13 Days

Highlights

Meet some furry friends at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Visit the Shaolin Temple on the holy mountain of Song Shan, Experience the hustle and bustle of Beijing, Soak in Chinese culture

What's included

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Soak in the vibrant pulse of China 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 Beijing, have close encounters with pandas in Chengdu, say hello to Leshan’s giant Buddha, and learn about kung fu at the Shaolin Temple. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to come back home.
Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring
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Hong Kong
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13 Days
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Beijing

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. For your first night out, head down to Kowloon and experience the spectacular light show at Victoria Harbour. Get to know your fellow travellers and snap that iconic photo with the neon city backdrop. Afterward, opt for a traditional Cantonese dinner in a local restaurant and share stories over some Dim Sum.
  • Board a bullet train and enjoy the scenic ride to Guilin, then transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo. The Li River and limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region, and a backpacker haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at cafés.
  • Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, visit a women-run Community Restaurant, take a cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
  • Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
  • Today, take the bullet train from Yangshuo to Chengdu. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of your day free to explore Chengdu.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
  • Opt to see the Giant Pandas or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
  • Say goodbye to Chengdu and its Giant Pandas and travel to Luoyang.
  • Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes.
  • Catch the public bus with an overnight pack to Song Shan, a beautiful Mountain area best known as the home of the Shaolin Temple and birthplace of kung-fu. One of the five sacred Daoist Mountains of China, Dengfeng Shan, or Mount Song is a unique rock mountain containing many valleys, caves, pools, waterfalls, and steep cliffs. Hike the surrounding areas and get a glimpse into this scared natural area.
  • Visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Transfer by private vehicle to Luoyang then board the bullet train to Beijing.
  • Arrive in bustling Beijing this morning and opt to visit the famous Great Wall with free time.
  • Depart at anytime.