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ACNB - Classic Hong Kong to Beijing Adventure

There may be two sides to every coin, but there sure are a heck of a lot more to China. This staggering adventure gets you to as many of those sides as we can possibly fit into 20 days (wow!). Bright-lights-big-city Hong Kong? Check. Terracotta warrior staring contest? Check. Giant panda ogling? Remote village cycling? Mountain monasteries and Forbidden City? Oh yes and so much more. Don't just get to China; get inside what makes it drive the 21st century, starting right here, right now.

Inclusions

Hands-On: Calligraphy Class, Pingyao
Yangshuo countryside bike ride with local lunch (full-day)
Bird and flower market visit (Kunming)
Orientation walk in Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek (2 days)
Panda Breeding Center excursion (Chengdu)
Calligraphy class (Pingyao)
Forbidden City visit
Great Wall Mutianyu excursion
Hanging Temple visit
Yungang Grottoes visit
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
20
Price From
AUD $3,143
Start Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
End Location
Beijing, Hong Kong
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
28 May 201816 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,143 
11 Jun 201830 Jun 20189AUD $3,143
25 Jun 201814 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,143 
09 Jul 201828 Jul 201813AUD $3,340
16 Jul 201804 Aug 201813AUD $3,340
30 Jul 201818 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,143 
06 Aug 201825 Aug 201812AUD $3,340
13 Aug 201801 Sep 201811AUD $3,340
27 Aug 201815 Sep 201812AUD $3,340
10 Sep 201829 Sep 20188AUD $3,929
17 Sep 201806 Oct 201812AUD $3,929
01 Oct 201820 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,143 
08 Oct 201827 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,143 
15 Oct 201803 Nov 20182AUD $3,799
29 Oct 201817 Nov 201816AUD $3,799
11 Mar 201930 Mar 201914AUD $3,799
25 Mar 201913 Apr 201916AUD $3,799
15 Apr 201904 May 201916AUD $3,799
22 Apr 201911 May 201914AUD $3,799
29 Apr 201918 May 201916AUD $4,049
13 May 201901 Jun 201915AUD $3,929
10 Jun 201929 Jun 201916AUD $3,929
24 Jun 201913 Jul 201916AUD $3,929
08 Jul 201927 Jul 201916AUD $3,929
15 Jul 201903 Aug 201914AUD $3,929
29 Jul 201917 Aug 201916AUD $3,929
12 Aug 201931 Aug 201916AUD $3,929
26 Aug 201914 Sep 201916AUD $3,929
09 Sep 201928 Sep 201916AUD $3,929
16 Sep 201905 Oct 201914AUD $3,929
30 Sep 201919 Oct 201916AUD $4,049
07 Oct 201926 Oct 201916AUD $4,049
14 Oct 201902 Nov 201916AUD $3,799
28 Oct 201916 Nov 201916AUD $3,799
Itinerary
Day 1 - Hong Kong
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Hong Kong/Yangshuo
Cross the border to Shenzhen for the fast train to Guilin, then transfer to Yangshuo, nestled amongst the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River.
Day 3 - Yangshuo
Take a full-day bike ride through the surrounding countryside with a local guide to gain insight into rural Chinese life. Enjoy lunch at a local family's home.
Day 4 - Yangshuo/Kunming
After a free morning in Yangshuo, transfer to Guilin and fly to Kunming, capital city of Yunnan.
Day 5 - Kunming/Dali
Enjoy a walk around the Bird and Flower Market in Kunming before boarding an express bus to Dali. With free time, opt to visit the old town, take a boat around Lake Erhai, or ride a bike to Xizhou.
Day 6 - Dali
Enjoy a free day to continue exploring this scenic town.
Day 7 - Dali/Lijiang
Travel by bus to Lijiang and take an orientation walk before free time to explore on your own.
Day 8 - Lijiang/Yongsheng County
Take a bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge and start on the famous hike. The route follows the stunning scenery of the Yangtze as it cuts through the gorge.
Day 9 - Yongsheng County/Lijiang
Continue the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge. After completing the trek, drive back to Lijiang.
Day 18 - Datong/Beijing
Arrive in bustling Beijing early and enjoy a visit to the famed Forbidden City.
Day 17 - Datong
Set eyes on the gorgeous Hanging Monastery and visit the Yungang Grotts to see the thousands of Buddha statues. Later, board an overnight train to Beijing.
Day 16 - Pingyao/Datong
Hop on a train to Datong after a free morning in Pingyao.
Day 15 - Pingyao
Try your hand at calligraphy with an included lesson and explore the ancient city of Pingyao with free time.
Day 10 - Lijiang
Enjoy a day to discover Lijiang. Opt to explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town or visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.
Day 13 - Xi'an
Full day to see Xi'an.
Day 12 - Chengdu
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre for an up-close experience with these gentle giants. Later, board an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 11 - Lijiang/Chengdu
Fly from Lijiang to the vibrant, modern city of Chengdu. Opt to watch a Sichuan opera.
Day 19 - Beijing
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.
Day 14 - Xi'an/Pingyao
Discover Xi'an with some free time before boarding an evening fast train to Pingyao.
Day 20 - Beijing
Depart at any time.