15 days,Beijing to Hong Kong

Explore Beijing's Forbidden City and hutongs, walk the Great Wall, trek through rice terraces, cycle old city walls and rural villages, watch kung fu monks

Explore a side of China you never knew existed on this eye-opening multi-activity adventure. Get a full dose of this land’s truly incredible history, culture, and geography using rural roads that wind through tiny villages and past seemingly endless rice fields. Tour the imperial tombs and palaces of the walled city of Xi’an both on two wheels and on foot. Study curious limestome karst formations in Yangshuo. Navigate the busy streets of Beijing and relax, secure in the knowledge that downtime is rightly earned.

What's Included

  • Entrance to the Great Wall and trek
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Forbidden City
  • Beijing hutong bicycle tour
  • Biking along the ancient city wall
  • Shaolin Monastery
  • Yangshuo cycling
  • Longsheng village to village trekking
  • Yangshuo and Hong Kong orientation walks
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch. (Allow USD275-375 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, plane, bicycle, walking.
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
  • Hotels (8 nts), simple guesthouses (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (2 nts).
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Places Visited


Day 1Beijing

Arrive in Beijing at any time.

Day 2Beijing

Enjoy a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Included is a bicycle tour through the historic Beijing hutongs.

Day 3Huairou/Beijing

Leave Beijing behind and transfer out to the Great Wall of China for two days of hiking.

Day 4Beijing/Luoyang(1B)

Continue to trek along the Great Wall.

Day 5Luoyang/Song Shan

Travel by train and arrive late in the morning. Visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu.

Day 6Song Shan

Spend the day at Song Shan and enjoy a hike in San Dengfeng Village.

Day 7Song Shan/Xi’an

Opt to visit to Longmen Grottoes. Return to Luoyang and travel to Xi'an by train.

Day 8Xi’an

Explore China's former capital and terminus of the Silk Road. Cycle the ancient city walls and discover the Muslim Quarter.

Day 9Xi’an/Yangshuo

Fly to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo.

Day 10Yangshuo

Take an orientation walk around Yangshuo. Opt to check out a local cooking school, practice tai chi, or see a light and sound show.

Day 11Yangshuo(1L)

Cycle over the flat(ish) landscape past rice paddies with local farmers and water buffalo. Marvel at the limestone karsts and hear the legends of how they came to be.

Day 12Yangshuo/Longsheng

Enjoy village to village trekking along rice terraces.

Day 13Longsheng

Continue trekking along rice terraces.

Day 14Longsheng/Hong Kong

Take the fast train to Shenzhen/Hong Kong.

Day 15Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

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