In Beijing, capital of China, you can explore the crowded streets and marvel at the Forbidden City, before heading north to wander along the snake-like Great Wall of China and hear stories of horsemen invading from the north.Song Shan is the spiritual home of Kung Fu. You will be amazed at the strength and agility of the Shaolin monks - who can balance on one finger. You continue your trip to the thousands of statues at the Longmen Caves. From Xian you'll visit the amazing Terracotta Warriors, whose serried ranks served Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China over 2000 years ago. Seeing the warriors lined up is truly awe-inspiring.You fly to Chengdu and visit the Panda Breeding and Research Centre, vital to the survival of this endangered animal. Your trip continues to Guilin and Yangshuo, set amongst spectacular limestone scenery and dramatic rice terraces and where you can enjoy many different activities. Finish with a visit to two different rural communities - enjoy wonderful views of mountain rice terraces and experience the traditions of Chinese minority groups.Read a detailed account of what this trip is really like on our blog page. See photos and find about the highlights of hte trip and what makes it such a memorable experience for your family.
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What to Expect:
Tours operate in March, April, May, July, August and October.
Hotels (10nts), guesthouse (2nts), sleeper train (1nt) You will stay in hotels with en suite rooms; your guesthouse may be basic but will have private facilities. On the overnight train, you’ll generally have a soft sleeper carriage with shared facilities. Meals included- 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners.
From £2099 per adult and £1999 per child including flights, accommodation and some meals (reduced price for children). Minimum age: 7 years This is a busy and varied itinerary. The heat and humidity in summer can make the walks and biking tiring, but any family in good health should be able to take part.
Beijing; free afternoon
Beijing; Forbidden City; Temple of Heaven
Beijing; Great Wall
Luoyang; Shaolin Temple
Visit Longmen Caves; transfer to Xian
Xian; city walk
Terracotta Warriors; travel to Chengdu
Panda Breeding & Research Centre; travel to Yangshuo
Yangshuo; bike ride into countryside
Longji Terraces; ethnic minority village
Mah An Zhai Village
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