This 16-day walking holiday provides leisure walking on the rigid Jinshanling Great Wall, through the terraced fields and little villages in Longsheng, along the most beautiful part of Li River and countryside Yangshuo…Not only natural scenery like Yellow mountain been included, the thriving city Shanghai but also waits your exploration on foot.

Duration: 16 days & 15 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - Hangzhou - Huangshan - Shanghai

Travel type: Private walking tour

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After arrival in Beijing, you will be met at the airport for the transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Today, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Then pay a visit to Jingshan Park, covering an area of more than 230,000m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Later, take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong (Beijing’s traditional alleyways) to see the local people's life and this tour will actually show old Beijing’s timeless best to you.

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

Drive to the Jinshanling Great Wall of China, a less visited section which is justifiably famous and breathtaking. It connects to the Simatai section of the wall in the east and Gubeikou section in the west.  

Meal: B, L

In the morning, proceed to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, it is well-preserved Altars buildings. Then transfer and fly to Xian. Be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Temple of Heaven

Transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. Then go to local Herbal Medicine Market to know better about Chinese medicine. Later, stroll at local Muslim quarter and get close to Muslim people.

Meal: B, L

Fly to Guilin and transfer to Longji Ping’An Village. Explore the Longji Rice Terraces-- the terraces look like great chains or ribbons winding from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Overnight at local guesthouse.

Meal: B, L, D

Longji Rice Terraces

Further explore the minority Zhuang and Yao village, and hike 4-5 hours to see Jinkeng Rice Terraces. Then drive back to Guilin. Visit Reed Flute Cave, inside which is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Meal: B, L

Drive to Yangdi, and start a fantastic day of your walking trip. Walk along the Li River (20km) with stunning landscape, which has inspired Chinese artists for thousands of years. After arrival in Xingping, you will be picked up and transferred to Yangshuo.

Meal: B, L

Today, we transfer to Yulong Bridge for a lovely walk alongside the Yulong River. We follow the trail through the Yangshuo countryside to the Outside Inn café for lunch. After lunch, return to Yangshuo for free time to explore the town.

Meal: B, L

Yulong River

Transfer to the airport and fly to Hangzhou. 

Meal: B

A boat cruise on West Lake, and walk on Su Causeway and Bai Causeway, enjoying the breathtaking view along the lake. Then transfer to walk from Longjing Village, where the well-know Longjing Green Tea is produced, finally arrive at Jiuxi Scenic Area (1 hour).

Meal: B

West Lake

A private transfer to Huangshan. Visit Hongcun and Xidi Village, where the Oscar Winner "Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was filmed. Overnight at local featured hotel.

Meal: B, L, D

Drive to take a cable car up to Yellow Mountain, visit West Sea Grand Canyon, and explore other scenic spots on the mountain. Then go down the mountain by cable car, visit an old street at Tunxi, and transfer to fly to Shanghai by evening flight.

Meal: B, L, D

Yellow Mountain

After breakfast, visit Yu Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai which inaugurated in the Ming dynasty. Numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, walls and bridges separating various garden areas and pavilions are its features. Then go to Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma. Later, walk along the Bund to see the old and new Shanghai at the each side of Huangpu River.

Meal: B, L

Yu Garden

Visit the former French Concession in Shanghai on foot, including Xintiandi, Fuxing Park, Tianzifang, etc. Free time at the rest of the day.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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