Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China’s cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Shanghai Museum entrance. Xi’an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors excursion and tour. Panda Breeding Center excursion (Chengdu). Emei Shan entrance. Overnight stay in a monastery. Leshan Giant Buddha visit. Three Gorges boat trip with tributary excursion. Yangshuo countryside bike ride with local lunch (full-day). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD350-420 for meals not included.)
Hotels (11 nts), basic monastery (2 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).
Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, walking, bicycle, plane, taxi.
English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12