This short but intensive trip, a fantastic blend of active adventure and cultural sites, combines many of China’s highlights with some of its hidden gems. So, you’ll see the Terracotta Warriors, trek the Great Wall, catch up on the glories of Chengde’s Imperial past and be treated to a guided tour of the Forbidden City. But you’ll also be stopping to visit the charming town of Pingyao which is packed with Qing dynasty architecture and the Yungang grottoes near Datong. All in all, a comprehensive but fascinating introduction to China!
Overland expedition vehicle.
From 4 star hotels to small guesthouses with limited camping to keep the itinerary flexible.
2 Dragoman crew and 1 Chinese crew
Luxury in Xi'an: civilisation, a great hotel and guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors
Visit the Revolution museum and Headquarters site.
Pingyao old town.
wander around the Black Dragon temple
Visit temples in the area known as the Taihuai Temple Cluster. There are many opportunities for Hiking in the area.
2 nights to explore Datong's Hanging Monastery and the stunning Yungang Caves
Journey through the remarkable industrial heartland of the north, the powerhouse of modern China
Explore the awe inspiring Great Wall of China at Jinshanling.
Explore the Imperial city of Chengde, summer home to the Emperor's family
Guided visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing
Bell and Drum towers, Xian
Bicycle rental on city wall, Xian
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian
Shaanxi History Museum, Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian
Great Mosque, Xian
Folk house, Xian
Bike hire in Pingyao.
Beijing Opera, Beijing
Acrobat show, Beijing
Beijing Zoo (including Aquarium), Beijing
Hutong cycle tour.
Kung fu show.
Temple of Heaven.