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Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure
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2019 Itinerary Until Dec 19

Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, China is a land with one foot in the present and the other striding into the future. This eight-day adventure connects them both, beginning with Shanghai’s sleek skyscrapered skyline. Then, you’ll strap on your boots and hike into the countryside around Longji to wander the picturesque rice paddies. (Depending on the season, you may even get to help out with the harvest.) See the limestone karsts of Guilin before you return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: ACSL.A/254619
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Shanghai, China
  • Finishes: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Shanghai
  • Guilin
  • Longji
  • Yangshuo
  • Hong Kong



Day 1: Shanghai

Arrive at any time.
After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.


Day 2: Shanghai

Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Guilin.


Day 3: Longji

Arrive in Guilin, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time.
Luggage Storage: You have the option of storing your larger luggage at the entrance - we recommend bringing a 2-day pack and all valuables. From last stop of bus ride to the guesthouse it takes approx. 20 minutes of walking uphill.


Day 4: Longji

Enjoy village to village trekking along the rice terraces.

Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.


Day 5: Longji/Yangshuo

Transfer to Yangshuo home of the world-famous Li River. Get to know the town on an orientation walk before free time to explore.
Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.


Day 6: Yangshuo

Discover more of scenic Yangshuo with a free day.
Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.


Day 7: Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Transfer to Guilin and board a train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.


Day 8: Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

    • Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
    • Longji Terraces half day trek
    • Orientation walk in Yangshuo
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (4 nts), guesthouse (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    • Train, private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Shanghai's mix of modern trends and historic sites
  • Trek along rice terraces through different villages
  • Travel along the famous Li River
  • Discover scenic Yangshuo