Tailor-made Tour 18 days from £5100 per person
Places Visited: Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longji, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Kaili, Guiyang
Travelling on one of the most scenic and culturally diverse overland journeys in China you will meet the colourful ethnic groups of two stunning provinces as well as explore the picturesque countryside along the Li River.
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Fly from the UK to Shanghai.
Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to your hotel. Stay at the first class period Ruijin Hotel, Shanghai , for two nights. (Upgrade to the Four Seasons for a supplement.) The remainder of your day is at leisure to rest and refresh after your long flight. Enjoy a guided visit to the famous Bund in the evening.
Morning visit the fascinating Shanghai Museum and Urban Planning Hall. Afterwards visit the Yu Gardens, its surrounding market area and the Children’s Palace. Finish your day with a performance by Chinese Acrobats.
Take a morning flight to Guilin and transfer to the standard grade Bravo Hotel for the night. Visit Reed Flute Cave in the afternoon.
Transfer to Guilin docks to board your cruise down the picturesque Li River to Yangshuo. Stay at the Magnolia hotel, a standard grade character property for two nights. In the evening enjoy the fabulous ‘Liu San Jie’ show, set on the river.
Start your day with a Tai Chi initiation class with a local master, followed by a guided bicycle ride through the countryside to Moon Hill. You can pay a visit to a local farmer’s home. Enjoy a Bamboo raft ride on Yulong river and visit Xingping fishing village.
A three hour drive brings you to Longji, where you stay at the Li-An Lodge, Longji , a first class boutique property for two nights. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the area and take walks in the surrounding rice terraces.
You have the day at leisure today to explore the surrounds. Known as the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces for the rice terraces on the flanks of a mountain, this area is populated by three ethnic minorities and is one of the scenic and cultural highlights of this part of China.
Continue by car to Sanjiang to visit Maan Drum Tower and the colourful inhabitants of Dong ethnic villages. Stay at the standard grade Sanjiang Fengyuqiao International Hotel for the night.
Drive to Zhaoxing village today, visiting Wind and Rain bridge at Chengyang en-route. Stay at the tourist grade Zhaoxing hotel for two nights. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy a walk to the nearby village of Jitang. Visit a local family home and have lunch with them. Return to Zhaoxing for the remainder of the day at leisure.
A long, 8 hours drive brings you to Kaili today. Stay at the standard grade Kaili Heaven-sent Dragon hotel for three nights.
Enjoy a guided tour today to see more of the countryside and do some birdwatching.
Day is at leisure to explore the surrounding area, inhabited by the Miao ethnic minority.
Drive to Guiyang city today. Stay at the first class Guiyang Sheraton for two nights. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy a full day visit to the Huangguoshu Falls and Longgong caves today.
Morning is at leisure. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Stay at the the first class Jinjiang Hotel for the night.
Fly to London today arriving the same evening.
Tailor-made Tour 18 days from £5100 per person
Places and Experiences in this tour
At the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai became the hub of European imperial ambitions in mainland China after the Opium Wars, and today is the powerhouse of a dramatic economic…
Guilin & the Li River
Featured on ancient scroll paintings, Ming porcelain vases and the modern 20-Yuan note, the karst mountains of Guangxi province rise at surreal gradients from the limpid green wate…
Yangshuo (Li River)
The main hub for the Li River is Yangshuo (‘Bright Moon’), a lively riverside village with a crop of Ming-era houses and bustling market area where you can stock up on local souven…
Longji & the 'Dragon's Backbone' Rice Terraces
Around 95 miles (150km) north of Guilin city in Longsheng county, the slopes below Longji Titian (‘Dragon’s Backbone’) mountain have been molded across the centuries into narrow ri…
This was one of the first Dong villages to embrace tourism and is showing signs of over-commercialization, but still deserves a visit for its superb wooden architecture, which incl…
Kaili, in the southeast of Guizhou Province, is capital city of the Miao (aka H’mong) minority. A large, modern city, it holds little of more than passing interest in itself, but i…
The city of Guiyang accommodates all travellers as there is plenty to see and do. Great for relaxing in is the riverside area and the local teahouses. In terms of shopping, there a…
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