Classic Shanghai to Hong Kong Adventure

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Overview

Ultramodern and resolutely traditional, 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. Then, 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.) See the limestone karsts of Guilin before you return to modern times with a two-day stint in always-on Hong Kong. Nature and modernity, in perfect balance.

Itinerary

Day 1: Shanghai

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.

Day 2: Shanghai/Yangshuo

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

Day 3: Yangshuo

Transfer to Yangshuo home of the world-famous Li River.

Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include 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.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 4: Yangshuo

With an entire free day, Yangshuo is yours to discover.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 5: Yangshuo/Longji

Enjoy a morning float down the Li River, then enjoy a traditional lunch at the Jia Community Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time.

Includes: Lunch

Day 6: Longji

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.

Day 7: Longji/Hong Kong

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

Day 8: Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

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