Tailor-made Tour 18 days from £5100 per person

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  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.

Holiday Types

Cultural Tours Walks, Hikes and Rides


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Shanghai.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Take a morning flight to Guilin and transfer to the standard grade Bravo Hotel for the night. Visit Reed Flute Cave in the afternoon.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

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.

Day 10

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.

Day 11

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.

Day 12

A long, 8 hours drive brings you to Kaili today. Stay at the standard grade Kaili Heaven-sent Dragon hotel for three nights.

Day 13

Enjoy a guided tour today to see more of the countryside and do some birdwatching.

Day 14

Day is at leisure to explore the surrounding area, inhabited by the Miao ethnic minority.

Day 15

Drive to Guiyang city today. Stay at the first class Guiyang Sheraton for two nights. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 16

Enjoy a full day visit to the Huangguoshu Falls and Longgong caves today.

Day 17

Morning is at leisure. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Stay at the the first class Jinjiang Hotel for the night.

Day 18
Shanghai, UK

Fly to London today arriving the same evening.

Tailor-made Tour 18 days from £5100 per person

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