Essential China

06/03/2020 through 12/16/2021
06/03/2020 through 01/08/2022
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Essential China
Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity – climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this three-week tour of China’s cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert Chief Experience Officers, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.

Highlights
Bargain in bustling markets, Walk the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden City, stand face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors, visit a panda sanctuary, cruise the Yangtze, ride a bamboo raft through Yangshuo’s karst landscape

Accommodation
Hotels (13 nts), basic monastery (2 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).

Group Leader
English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12

Meals Included
1 lunch, 1 dinner

What’s Included
Your G for Good Moment: Jia Community Restaurant, Yangshuo
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Great Wall excursion. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Shanghai Museum entrance. Xi’an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors tour. Emei Shan entrance. Leshan Giant Buddha visit. Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Yangtze River boat trip through the Three Gorges with tributary excursion. Li River bamboo raft ride. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
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Day 2 Beijing
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Day 3 Beijing
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Day 4 Beijing/Shanghai
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Day 5 Shanghai
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Day 6 Shanghai/Xi'an
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Day 7 Xi'an
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Day 8 Xi'an
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Day 9 Xi'an/Chengdu
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Day 10 Chengdu
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Day 11 Chengdu/Emei Shan
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Day 12 Emei Shan
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Day 13 Emei Shan/Yangtze River
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Day 14 Yangtze River
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Day 15 Yangtze River
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Day 16 Yangtze River/Liujiang
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Day 17 Liujiang/Yangshuo
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Day 18 Yangshuo
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Day 19 Yangshuo
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Day 20 Yangshuo/Hong Kong
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Day 21 Hong Kong
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