Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure

  • Hong Kong
  • China

Explore the mix of Shanghai's modern and historic, Trek along rice terraces through different villages, Travel along the famous Li River, Discover scenic Yangshuo,

Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, modern China is a land with one foot in the present and the other striding into the future. This eight-day adventure connects them both, beginning with Shanghai’s sleek skyscrapered skyline and a train to the limestone karsts of Guilin. Next, you’ll strap on your boots and hike into the countryside around Longji to wander the picturesque rice paddies. (Depending on the season, you may even get to help out with the harvest.) Finally, you’ll return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.

was €9998 days from €809

(€101.13 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
ACSL
Travel Style
Classic
Service Level
Standard
Physical Grading
3 - Average
Trip Type
Small Group
Group Size
Max 16, avg 12.
Transport
Train, private vehicle.
Accommodation
Hotels (4 nights), guesthouse (2 nights), sleeper train (1 night).
Meals
No meals included
Other
  • Longji Terraces half day trek
  • Orientation walk in Yangshuo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure itinerary
  • Day 1Shanghai

    Arrive at any time.

    After the group meeting, head out for an optional group dinner and go for a stroll along the Bund, taking in Shanghai's futuristic skyline.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

    accommodation

    Kingtown Hotel Hongkou

  • Day 2Shanghai

    Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Guilin.

    Basic overnight train (beds)

    Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

    free time

    Head out and discover energetic Shanghai.

    Optional Activities:

    • Shanghai Museum

      Visit Shanghai Museum, home to a world-class collection of ancient Chinese art. Tour individual galleries devoted to such items as sculpture, bronze, ceramics, jade, coins, Ming and Qing Dynasty furniture, paintings, and calligraphy. Stop at the gift shop on your way out.

    • Shanghai Acrobatic Performance

      Enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show with tumbling, balancing and plate-spinning. There are amazing contortionists and high-wire walkers— truly not to be missed!

      Transport to the show takes between 30-40min by taxi.

    • Oriental Pearl Tower

      The Oriental Pearl Tower is an iconic building of Shanghai. Check out the city view from the highest sightseeing level of 350 m!

  • Day 3Guilin / Longji

    Arrive in Guilin, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    free time

    Enjoy some free time to explore Longji.

  • Day 4Longji

    Enjoy village to village trekking along the rice terraces.

    Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.

    Longji Terraces Half Day Trek

    Enjoy an included half-day trek along hills and terraces, and admire the rice paddies that this area is famous for. Stop for lunch along the way. Longji means "Dragon-backed Mountain", due to the appearance of what look like scales on the mountains when the rice paddies are filled with water in the spring.

  • Day 5Longji / Yangshuo

    Transfer to Yangshuo on the world-famous Li River. Get to know the town on an orientation walk before free time to explore.

    Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include trying your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school, dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Orientation Walk

    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    free time

    Get out and explore scenic Yangshuo.

    Optional Activities:

    • Calligraphy Yangshuo

      Classes are available throughout the day and last 1 hr.

      Watch and learn how to do calligraphy, a traditional form of writing Chinese characters using a brush and ink. See how calligraphers have evolved a richly varied tradition of calligraphic styles, which have been handed down from generation to generation.

    • Yangshuo Tai Chi Lesson

      Learn how to do Tai Chi, the local exercise regimen. Practice in any park around sunrise, and be sure to have company from locals.

    • Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo

      Calling all foodies! Get an inside look at real Chinese food with a tour of the Yangshuo market to learn about the ingredients used in the Yangshuo area. Afterward, learn to cook Chinese food in a traditional Chinese farmhouse in the beautiful countryside just outside Yangshuo. After the cooking class you can sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have prepared.

    • Chinese Language Lesson

      Enjoy a lesson in basic Mandarin and practice what you've learned with the locals.

  • Day 6Yangshuo

    Discover more of scenic Yangshuo with a free day.

    free time

    Head out and explore all Yangshuo has to offer.

    Optional Activities:

    • Yangshuo Tai Chi Lesson

      Learn how to do Tai Chi, the local exercise regimen. Practice in any park around sunrise, and be sure to have company from locals.

    • Calligraphy Yangshuo

      Classes are available throughout the day and last 1 hr.

      Watch and learn how to do calligraphy, a traditional form of writing Chinese characters using a brush and ink. See how calligraphers have evolved a richly varied tradition of calligraphic styles, which have been handed down from generation to generation.

    • Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo

      Calling all foodies! Get an inside look at real Chinese food with a tour of the Yangshuo market to learn about the ingredients used in the Yangshuo area. Afterward, learn to cook Chinese food in a traditional Chinese farmhouse in the beautiful countryside just outside Yangshuo. After the cooking class you can sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have prepared.

    • Chinese Language Lesson

      Enjoy a lesson in basic Mandarin and practice what you've learned with the locals.

    • Kung Fu Lesson

      Pick up some basic skills of Kung Fu and learn a bit of the history behind this ancient martial art form.

    • Moon Hill Entrance and Hike

      Enjoy a hike up to Moon Hill, one of Yangshuo's most popular attractions. This karst hill has a huge hole through the middle that's shaped like the moon, hence its name. The views of the surrounding countryside from the hill are spectacular -- it's worth the climb!

  • Day 7Yangshuo / Hong Kong

    Transfer to Guilin and board a train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Local train

    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong)

    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Metro

    Get around underground via public transit.

    accommodation

    Pentahotel

    Optional Activities:

    • The Symphony of Lights - Victoria Harbour

      A Symphony of Lights is a daily (20:00-20:14) light and sound show in Hong Kong. It is the world's largest permanent light and sound show according to Guinness World Records.Take a stroll to the harbour for amazing view of the light show!

    • Temple Street Night Market

      Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon is a fantastic place to sample some local food. Explore the area, search for the perfect place to eat, and chow down.

  • Day 8Hong Kong

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day

    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

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