Walk the Great Wall of China and trek through stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stare down Terracotta Warriors and commune with giant pandas. For those seeking a unique adventure that balances China’s highlights with a look at its ‘wild’ side, this 3-week tour gives you the classics before taking you further afield to the hidden gems. Best of all, you get the free time you need to explore at your own pace. Whether wandering mountain monasteries or cycling through the region’s watercolor scenery, this tour will take you down the road less traveled.
Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Xia’an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors excursion. Panda Breeding Center visit (Chengdu). Leshan sitting Buddha stop. Emei Shan hike. Lijiang UNESCO World Heritage site orientation walk. Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. Dali orientation walk. Kunming city tour. Li River cruise (Yangshuo).
1 lunch. (Allow USD315-450 for meals not included.)
Simple hotels (11 nts), guesthouses (4 nts), basic monastery (2 nts), sleeper train (3 nts).
Train, plane, air-con bus, public bus, walking.
English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12