The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesFrom: R 37,710.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From13th of May 2018 (Sunday)
Valid To28th of June 2018 (Thursday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Experience China like you’ve never seen it before.
Oh my China! Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure and sample the best that this country has to offer. We’re talking all the sights – The Great Wall of China (obvs), see the the Terracotta Warriors and visit Tiananmen Square but that’s just the start! Did we mention pandas? Yep, it’s happenning! Next up, prepare your bellies for a feast of treats. It wouldn’t be China without baskets of dim sum, so dig in and work that chopstick magic. Filled with whatever your little foodie heart desires, think pork, prawns or veg, whatever! China is calling, so better get those bags packed. And, GO!
About the Holiday
Day 1: Beijing, China
Ni Hao! Welcome to China. After checking in, tonight you'll get acquainted with your trip peeps at the welcome dinner. Dig in and work that chopstick magic - be quick or miss out. Soak up those incredible city vibes, it's going to be a great trip.
Day 2: Beijing
After brekkie, start checking off your Beijing bucket list with a trip to the Great Wall of China - mega tick! Best part? The toboggan down - Google it and say 'wow'. Next we're off to the Sacred Way and the biggest stone archway in China. How to make this day more epic? Hit up the optional Peking duck dinner on Ghost Street. Umm, yum! You had us at Peking.
-Visit the Great Wall of China
-Chairlift and toboggan ride
-Visit Sacred Way
-Peking duck dinner on Ghost Street
Day 3: Beijing to Xian
Today is gonna rock: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Seriously, unreal. Oh, and let us take care of all your meals too. Tonight we're travelling to Xian by sleeper train.
-Visit Tiananmen Square
-Visit the Forbidden City
-Visit the Summer Palace
Day 4: Xian
Jump off in Xian. You're in the land of the Terracotta Warriors, and guess what - you'll see them today! Get those legs moving with a bike ride around the city wall to roll in style. Duck off to lunch at the terracotta warriors. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter. What. A. Day!
-Visit the Terracotta Warriors
-City Wall bike ride
-Visit the Muslim Quarter
Day 5: Xian to Chengdu
Today we're heading south to Chengdu. Flash your boarding pass and check in together - we're flyin'! Later, feast on a hot pot dinner. Just what you want post-flight.
Day 6: Chengdu
Wake up and get ready, it's exploring time. Pinch yourself, because today we roll with a visit to the Panda Conservation Centre. Cue cuteness overload: these guys are adorable. Show your love for the balls of fluff. Next up, a visit to Jinli Street. Part of the Temple of Marquis, you'll get a taste of ancient Qing culture. Finish off with a teahouse visit in People's Park. Another awesome day: check!
-Visit the panda conservation centre
-Visit Jinli Street
-Teahouse visit in People's Park
Day 7: Chengdu to Yangshuo
Say zài jiàn to Chengdu, today we're flying to Yangshuo. Try and score a window seat if you can - you'll wanna see the mountains. Cue hot new Instagram post.
Day 8: Yangshuo
On the activity menu today: an optional cooking class, rafting on the Yulong River or the Liu San Jie show with the river as the stage.
-Rafting on the Yulong River
-Liu San Jie Show
Day 9: Yangshuo to Longsheng
After brekkie, pack your bags, we're travelling to Longsheng - land of the rice terraces. Snap your heart out on the included day tour. Check out the Dragon's Backbone and spot rice paddies for days.
-Full day tour including Dragon's backbone rice terraces Meals:
Day 10: Longsheng to Hong Kong
Today, it's Hong Kong time. Get those walking shoes on ready for an city tour as we hit up the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Clock Tower as well as Victoria Peak and lookout. Tonight, why not try some street food at the Temple Street night market? Included today:
-Hong Kong city tour
-Night market visit
Day 11: Hong Kong
Today is all yours to explore before we reconvene in the evening for our final dinner together. Start swapping numbers and feast the night away. Cue hugs and sad faces.
ay 12: Hong Kong
Make sure you've added your new buddies on Facebook 'cos the trip ends here. The question is, where to next?
Includes & Excludes
- 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
- 10 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night overnight sleeper train.
- Internal flights
- Overnight train ticket
- Modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Guided tours of all major cities
- Awesome Local Trip Leader + Local Guides
- Explore the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces
- Visit Tiananmen Square
- Visit Sacred Way
- Visit the Forbidden City
- Terracotta Warriors
- Xian city wall bike ride
- Street eats dinner in Beijing
- Visit the Panda Conservation Centre
- Great Wall of China (including toboggan ride)
- Visit the world-famous teahouses in People's Park
Trip is based on two set departures 13 May and 17 June 2018
Trip is limited to travellers 18-39 years only
Book and pay 31 January to get 20% OFF. Discount included onto rate.
- International flights
- Visa cost
- Travel and medical insurance
- Meals not mentioned
- Items of personal nature
BeijingBeijing a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It was formerly known in English as Peking. Beijing is China's third largest city in terms of population, after Chongqing and Shanghai.
Beijing is situated at the northern tip, of the roughly triangular North China Plain which opens to the south and east of the city. Mountains to the north, northwest and west shield the city and northern China's agricultural heartland from the encroaching desert steppes. The northwestern part of the municipality, especially Yanqing County and Huairou District, are dominated by the Jundu Mountains, while the western part of the municipality is framed by the Xishan Mountains. The Great Wall of China, which stretches across the northern part of Beijing Municipality, made use of this rugged topography to defend against nomadic incursions from the steppes.
Mandarin cuisine is the local style of cooking in Beijing. Peking Roast Duck is perhaps the most well-known dish. Teahouses are also common in Beijing. Chinese tea comes in many varieties and some rather expensive types of Chinese tea are said to cure an ailing body extraordinarily well.
Beijing is at its best in late spring and, particularly, autumn when crisp, sunny days are accompanied by tree leaves turning glorious shades of red and gold. The searing heat of summer and the biting winds in winter can be extreme.