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Day 1: Shenzhen - Guilin

Today your On the Go arrangements begin as you board your train to Guilin (Shenzhen/Guilin T38/39 1751/0701+1).

Day 2: Guilin

Welcome to Guilin, Guangxi Province! We will collect you from the train station and transfer you to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Guilin - Yangshuo

This morning drive on 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.

Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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.

Day 7: Kunming - Lijiang

Today we visit the petrified Stone Forest, before flying onward to Lijiang.

Day 8: Lijiang - Wenhai and Lashihai

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.

Day 9: Wenhai and Lashihai

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.

Day 10: Wenhai and Lashihai

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.

Day 11: Wenhai and Lashihai - Lijiang

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.

Day 12: Lijiang - Hong Kong

Today you will be transferred to the airport fo your flight to Kunming, then connection flight to Hong kong. Here please make your way to your hotel.

Kowloon street

Day 13: Hong Kong

Enjoy breakfast and the morning sightseeing if you wish. Our tour concludes upon hotel check out at approximately 12 noon. For reference, Hong Kong International airport is a quick 24min journey on the Airport Express train, running at 12 minute intervals.

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last updated - 22 Sep 2014 9:05 PM