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Kowloon street

Day 1: Hong Kong

Upon arrival into Hong Kong, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Lamma Island

Day 2: Hong Kong

Day at leisure in Hong Kong.

Lantau Buddha

Day 3: Hong Kong

Day at leisure in Hong Kong.

Skyline at night

Day 4: Hong Kong - Guangzhou

Transfer to from hotel to the hydrofoil - Hongkong to Guangzhou. Met by guide and visit to the Chen Clan Ancestor Temple and the Pedestrian street where you can enjoy the traditional Chinese architectures and shopping. Overnight Jovenstars Hotel

Buddha

Day 5: Guangzhou

Whole day excursion to Nanyue King’s Tomb, Yuexiu Park, Liurong Temple, Xinghai Musical Hall, Zhongshan Square. Overnight Jovenstars Hotel 3 star

Shamian Island statue

Day 6: Guangzhou - Guilin

Transfer to airport and fly to Guilin. Welcome to Guilin, Guangxi Province! Airport arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 7: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning drive onwards (approx 1.5hrs) to Yangshuo. Renowned for its striking, if bizarre scenery, vast areas of karst limestone outcrops which rise up from flat rice paddy fields. From Yangshuo it is possible to take a relaxing cruise by simple bamboo raft or motorised long boat along the River Li passing an endless procession of peaks and remote villages. The local fishermen use trained cormorants to catch fish and local village boys paddle out to the river boats with all manner of curios.

Day 8: Yangshuo

Choose to go boating along the Li or Yu Long rivers, cycling, hiking, rafting or rock climbing or simply spend the day exploring this charming village laden with quirky shops, tea shops, antiques, art t-shirt designers and souvenir curios. Maybe take a calligraphers or beginners art class with a local painter or enjoy a morning class at the ‘Cloud 9’ cooking school.

Day 9: Yangshuo - Kunming

Returning to Guilin we tour the enormous Reed Flute Caves. Take an afternoon stroll along the picturesque riverside foot bridges and paths before our overnight train journey to Kunming.

Day 10: Kunming

Capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming lies 2000m above sea level. Its gentle weather and abundance of flowers have earned it the name ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Arriving mid morning, hotel check in and free time. Visit the stunning Western Hills or the Dragon Gate Grotto if you choose. Overnight Kunming Daguan Hotel

Day 11: Kunming - Lijiang

Visit the petrified Stone Forest, before flying onward to Lijiang.

Day 12: Lijiang - Weihai

Seeing the reflection of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain on the surface of a picturesque lake, is the highlight of the 3 - 4 hour hike toward Wenhai Eco lodge. Upon arrival explore the village and drink tea with a local family. Overnight Ecofarm Guesthouse

Day 13: Weihai - Tiger Leaping Gorge

This morning you visit Yi Village before embarking on a 4 hour hike to visit the Lashishai community. Here, you’ll meet and stay overnight with a traditional Naxi indigenous family. Overnight Lashihai Homestay

Day 14: Tiger Leaping Gorge

En route to Liming (approx 3 hour drive) visit the town of Shigu, located on the first bend of the Yangtze River. Here you undertake a 3 hour hike (or pony ride if you choose) to the 3000m summit of the Thousand Tortoise Mountain. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views continue your walk (downhill) to Liming. Overnight Liming Qianlizhiwai (Far away) Guesthouse

Day 15: Tiger Leaping Gorge - Dali

After breakfast head to the excitingly named Tiger leaping gorge on the Yangtze River. Some 16km long and up to 3000m deep, it is the world’s deepest canyon. The gorge is so narrow at various points that legend has it a tiger once escaped pursuit by leaping across. Visiting the gorge, you’ll have a chance to walk a section and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery. After lunch return to Lijiang for your onward onward train to Dali, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Fountains in Dali

Day 16: Dali

Day at leisure in Dali.

Looking down on Lake Erhai

Day 17: Dali - Beijing

Transfer to Dali airport for flight to Kunming, then connecting flight to Beijing. You will be met and transferred to you hotel.

Great Wall

Day 18: Beijing

Day at leisure in Beijing.

Forbidden City

Day 19: Beijing

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