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Hong Kong to Beijing on a Shoestring

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.


Duration: 13 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 162841
Starts: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Finishes: Beijing, China
You will visit
  • Hong Kong
  • Beijing

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Hong Kong

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Hong Kong/Yangshuo

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.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Hong Kong - China)

Transport:
Metro (1.00 hour(s))
Local train (3.50-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

03

Day 3: Yangshuo

Enjoy free time in Yangshuo.

04

Day 4: Yangshuo

Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.

05

Day 5: Yangshuo

Transfer to Guilin and board an overnight train to Chengdu.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Overnight train (beds) (25.00 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Chengdu

Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.

07

Day 7: Chengdu

Opt for a day trip to Leshan and see the giant Buddha, or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.

08

Day 8: Chengdu/Luoyang

Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang.

Transport:
Overnight train (beds) (16.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Shaolin

Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Opt to hike up the mountain. Spend the night in a local guesthouse.

Included Activities:
Shaolin Temple Visit

Transport:
Local bus (2.00 hour(s))

10

Day 10: Song Shan

Enjoy another day near Mount Song Shan.

11

Day 11: Song Shan

Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing.

Transport:
Local bus
Overnight train (beds) (10.50 hour(s))

12

Day 12: Beijing

Arrive in bustling Beijing this morning and opt to visit the famous Great Wall with free time.

13

Day 13: Beijing

Depart at anytime.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • No meals included
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